Posted on 09/03/2019 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Writing coach Tanja Pajevic wants to be clear: Don’t start your memoir thinking you’ll include everything.

That’s called an autobiography — so you need to clarify the scope in order to make it a memoir.

Narrowing your focus down to that particular time, theme, or event will help illustrate what to leave out and keep your memoir nice and tight.

Check out the next four steps for creating a compelling narrative arc for your memoir in Pajevic’s guest post on Jane Friedman’s blog.

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