Are You Writing A Memoir Or Autobiography? How To Tell – by Derek Haines…

on Just Publishing Advice:

A memoir and autobiography are similar genres that detail a life story.

In literary circles, the definition between the two is sometimes a little fuzzy.

Both record the life story of the author and are written in the first-person point of view. That is, I was born, I lived, and I married the man/woman of my dreams.

Perhaps the only way to define each genre is to say that one is a factual biography. The other is a memory of a certain time.

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