Writing

How to Write a Short Memoir: Tips for Writing an Essay-Length Memoir

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Aug 30, 2021 • 4 min read

Memoirs are intimate, first-person narratives that explore a theme in an author’s life. While many memoirs are book-length works of nonfiction, writers also craft short memoirs—essays that are focused on a very specific event or period of time in their lives.