A memoir is more than an autobiography or record of what you did or what happened to you over the course of your life. An autobiography is a broad look at your life. Think of a theme as “What this book is about,” or “What holds these stories together.
If you take note of when and how these different techniques are used, you can apply them to your writing.
This Thanksgiving I knew I was having some gluten free guests and I wanted everyone to eat the same dessert. So I did some searching and trial bakes and came up with these recipes.
Some of you asked for recipes for the cookies at our last class, so here goes. I will post the recipe in my file, and notes about what you can do to alter it to your taste. These are always on our Christmas trays. Hope you enjoy.
A great ending is all in the build-up.
The arc is the emotional or psychological growth, transformation and development of your character
Even if you are writing a memoir or biography, it is important that your work has a plot or spine that holds all the bones together.
What should a third chapter do?
A tiny child’s heart beats For the first time In the chill air of dusk, Beating away the seconds, Redemption Flowing through His veins.