Check out this great guest post from Cynthia Reyes from The Story Reading Ape Blog
(Or: The glue that holds your Memoir together)
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Not everyone writes their memoir in a chronological order. Often, we write as we remember. But once we’ve written some or all of the chapters of our lives, we find ourselves with a puzzle. What we have is a bunch of stories without a main thread tying them together into one journey.
How to put some order on the disorder? Make a single narrative out of the wonderful chaos of our memories?
Here are 6 tips to help you transform what you’ve written into one story — the powerful story of your remarkable life.
1: My first suggestion: Leave it, then Re-read it. This time, you’re looking for the theme/s and progression of your story. Try this process:
- Put the manuscript aside; leave it alone for some days.
- Now reread,
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