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Maya Van Zinsser Memoir

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In Zinsser’s “How to write a Memoir” it gives very specific advice for a memoir writers. He gives great suggestions such as “Be yourself, “Tell your own story,” and think small” (2,4,6). These suggestions encourage writers to think about how they would want to tell their story as much as they want to say. Some of his memoirs seem to follow his guidelines and some of the books don’t. In her memoir popular. Maya Van Wagenen supports Zinsser’s writing ideas throughout her use of a child’s point of view, an honest storytelling, and a structure of small memoires. Zinsser said “The best memoirs are written from the point of view from a child. Maya Wagenen, memoir says,” because I was five, my sister died.(62). This means she was writing
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