1. Often times authors don’t realize that the biggest challenge with memoir is not to what to put in the memoir but what to leave out. They have to realize that a memoir is not a biography. You have a great site. We wish you well, Scott

    1. So true. I struggled with at in my memoir as well.

  2. Sometimes you have to start with an autobiography. As you progress with each re-write you get closer to a memoir and further from an autobiography. It takes time for the reflections and takeaways to be be revealed. Check out my latest post for my thoughts: https://nancychadwickauthor.com/blog/

    1. I so agree with you Nancy. I started out with an autobiography. And after the first draft, I started pruning. It took awhile before I could see my story. Then it took a while to develop it

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