Each day of our lives is truly a page in a book. We fill them never ending struggles and accomplishments; some memorable, some typical, and some life changing. Every individual has their own collection, many are exposed, many are concealed. Praised authors write fictional stories that appeal to wide audiences; they succeed generally because they are relatable to all human beings. Most find inspiration in their personal lives and relationships with others (characters are often crafted identical to friends of the writer).
On the contrary frequent readers find that real life accounts (memoirs) are the best form of literature because they capture raw emotion that only a real person can feel. Authors find memoirs challenging because they cannot fictionalize an actual experience like a typical novel. However they find solace in such writing because it allows them to describe an instance that they know absolutely everything about and can put in their own words. Memoirs are generally very original. The lessons learned are all very realistic and relatable and the laughs and pains are felt equally. A powerful story is one coming straight from the heart; memoirs succeed.