Betty Auchard will talk will be about writing memoirs. Auchard says the challenges of a page-turning memoir require the same tools used for fiction, so a memoir should read like a novel. Point of view, internal thoughts, feelings, dialogue and dramatic scenes must be addressed.
Skill develops with repeatedly reading your work aloud, listening, revising, and letting it rest for a while. The joy of memoir writing comes when you pick it up later, read it and laugh or cry because your own words have moved you. That’s when you know you’ve captured it. Showing and not telling always applies.