How You Show Up in Your Novel or Memoir: An exercise to deepen your work

Let’s talk about you for a moment.
In relation to your book, you’ve probably spent far more time thinking about your characters than yourself.
And with good reason. It’s hard work to develop situations, setting, and characters that feel real. Memoirists have the same difficult job. Actual people and past situations still have to be crafted on the page.

The Five Phases

Why five phases?
Because writing a book takes more than just … writing.
There are phases to crafting a successful novel or memoir. One of the biggest mistakes aspiring authors can make is to let the weight of this entire pyramid rest on a single draft, or two.