November 24 Activity: There may be stories missing in your memoir.
In some way, writing a memoir is like organizing an anthology of stories. In the method that I teach in my workshops, tele-classes, and coaching, writers write stories as stories come to them. I am not a great one for starting to write from the beginning and writing to the end. Instead, I encourage writers to write the stories they most feel impelled to write. The initial result is an often-chaotic collection of stories without links. This is not a problem. Writing without an outline is a much more soulful way of writing a memoir.
Today’s activity will help you to organize your memoir once you have many stories and help you to identify the linking stories missing in your memoir.