Writing

How to Know if Your Story is a Memoir or a Novel

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Aug 19, 2021 • 3 min read

If you want to share the true events of your own life story with readers, you can write about them in a memoir or fictionalize the events in a novel. Whichever you decide, it’s important to figure out the differences between a memoir and a novel before you begin the writing process.