The way I am presenting things here — the fiction approach to memoir, the nonfiction approach to memoir — is an artificial conceit. When coaching memoir, I use all these tools.
If you are looking for something with definitive structure, however, then here are the best memoir structures to consider using to tell your story. #1. The Straightforward Structure. This is the memoir structure that you find used most often. It’s a straightforward journey through the events that occurred.