“The goal of National Life Writing Month is to encourage people to write about themselves and their life as they have experienced it thus far (it’s sometimes known as Memoir Writing Month.) Now is the time for you to dedicate yourself to writing personal and family stories, memories, traditions, significant events, and anything else you feel is worth adding to your life story.”


Everyone knows by now that November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Few realize it is National Life Writing Month, which is also known as Memoir Writing Month.

“What’s the difference between these two observations?”


Novel Writing encourages both professional and amateur writers to do just that – write novels, particularly fiction. Where as, Life Writing, or Lifewriting Month, encourages memoirs, biographies, and autobiographies. Stories about one’s life.

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