Happy New Year!
I’ve been thinking a lot about what specifically I want to accomplish with my writing this year. My Burnside Writers Collective friend Adam P. Newton recently posted Brooke Warner‘s piece “52 Things Ideas for Writers for 2015.” I’ve read a lot of generic lists, but this list had some great ideas on it.
Since I tend toward the stream of conscious, I particularly thought this idea would be helpful for improving the structure of my memoir:
Map a book you love. It will teach you a lot to outline a book you’ve read more than once to see how another author thinks about structure, scenes, and narrative arc.
I guess I better get to work!