Here’s your 15 seconds of inspiration,
your Tuesday Tidbit:
Matilda Butler at Women’s Memoirs encourages memoir writers to read lots of memoirs, to “read broadly and think deeply.”
“Even memoirs that aren’t particularly good
can teach lessons.
You can ask yourself:
What do in like in this book?
What is off-putting?
How would I handle the story differently
if I were writing this book?
Is the opening weak?
What ideas do I have
to make the opening stronger?
Thinking about a memoir,
questioning a memoir,
even rewriting a few paragraphs
of a memoir
will make you a stronger writer.”
Thanks to Matilda for these helpful tips.
If you’re not a regular reader of Women’s Memoirs’ blog, do check into it.