Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Tuesday Tidbit: On vulnerability, success, failure, and hope

Let's read that last part again. "Editors don't want [and I add: readers don't want] stories of our great triumphs and success. Readers identify with failure and find hope in rising above mistakes."

Let's remember this while we write our memoirs.

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  1. Easier to say than to do, but Amen to this thought. Be brave y'all. Write the real story.

    1. You're right, Sharon. It's hard to be vulnerable with our readers, hard write about our shortcomings and failures. It's usually even harder to re-live those experiences in order to write them. But that's where the gold is, that's where we and our readers see that we've changed, we've become different people. That's what memoir is about--transformation. Thanks for stopping by, Sharon. I'm always happy to see your sweet smile here at SM 101. :)