Be sure to stay on topic. Write a phrase or sentence of what your memoir is most deeply about, for instance: connection makes us human. Write a phrases or sentence of what the chapter you’re writing is about: losing connection to myself makes me lose connection to others.
As you write, check these two phrases and see if what you are writing is stayingon topic. If not, take the auxiliary material out. Maybe it isn’t needed at all or perhaps it can be used elsewhere by blending it in with other writings. Perhapsyou have subplots and will track those topics too which will make your book all the more interesting, for example: care of animals on winter farm and what the freedom of movement (body) gives your protagonist once you move away from the city. Continue reading “Remember the Purpose of Your Memoir” »