Deciding If to Edit Memoir

A memoir just came across my desk that has an interesting discussion of gender. The s/he or girl as boy et al.  I found it interesting. Really wonderful poetic language. S/he, an author with a book for a prize I once judged so she has a good, beginning platform. In the end, I didn’t feel it had substance enough and couldn’t decide why since I so much liked what she was exploring. I have finally decided that she needs to be “more in the story” with her own experiences and reach a conclusion even if the conclusion is that gender is fluid and there is no defining it.

Need her experience and point of view or it is an essay of questions and ideas. Will edit it if I feel, in the future, it is “memoir-like” enough to pull a reader into her questioning and world. Hope this helps others exploring new ideas through self identity.

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