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For a variety of reasons I have decided to publish my several hundred blog posts plus other writings as a memoir, of sorts, but I am stymied as to its organization.
Based on my reading and research, I have discovered that three major ways of structuring a memoir exist: time, topic, and theme.
- The time organization seems to be the most common. The writer commences at time point A and progresses through time point B, usually chronologically.
- The topic organization centers on different aspects of the writer's life. For me, that would be something like the labels on the blog: husbands, homeschooling, femininity, recipes, etc.
- The theme organization allows the writer quite a bit of fluidity and may combine the time and the topic organization. I perceive that some of the themes would run along the lines of "Learning about Love" or "Becoming Beautiful", but I don't have anything firm theme-wise yet.