Do you want your memoir to be published and read by a wide audience? It has to be a great story. Not a biography. Learn the techniques of writing literary nonfiction. SEIZE readers with surprise on your first page. SELECT the most vivid characters from your story. KNOW your audience — readers who share your “wants” in life. THRILL them with obstacles that seem insurmountable, but in the end, are not. If your memoir is to succeed, it will not be exclusively about you. It also will be about the world you observe and have observed, feel and have felt, ponder and have pondered. All that lies outside you is inside you. Make us FEEL it as you feel it.