Advice for Memoirists on Making Their Stories More Universal

The adage “less is more” does not apply to memoir writing, explains author, goal coach, and project catalyst Debra Eckerling. Instead, include as much information and details as you can. The more you include, the more you’ll have to work with during the editing stage. It is much easier to edit away words instead of having to add more in. Another advantage to this approach is that by describing your experiences as in-depth as possible, more readers will be able to relate to your story – you never know how many people are experiencing life in the same way that you did!

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