WHEN IS THERE ENOUGH TENSION?

I’ve worked and worked on the chapter about my husband’s indecision regarding attending college and added as much tension as I dare.  I want to keep my writing as factual as possible but also make it interesting.  According to a writing coach I’ve met, she claims that if I ever want to publish my work, I’d have to embellish it a lot and really ramp up the tension in order to keep the reader engaged.  The question for me is, “What am I going to do with this?  Do I really want to publish it or just make it available for family?”

Another troubling decision to make.  I’ll think about that one later.

 

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About suesmemoir

I'm a retired business teacher with a new endeavor. I'm hooked on creating a memoir for my family. I've been reading books about writing and taking college classes in order to make my work come alive. This is my first attempt at creative non-fiction. Prior to becoming engrossed in the craft of writing, I wrote college term papers and business letters. Please join me as I share the process with you and continue on my journey of memoir writing.
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