Memoir- flash and shorts?

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CathleenT

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I had a thought about memoir writing. Given that much depends on execution, what do all of you out there think of a series of flash and short pieces to describe a life? It seems to get around the problem that real life is so poorly organized compared to fiction. I'll just share the interesting bits and not worry about linking them together.
 

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That should be fine...unless you want to do a book. Books need a narrative arc. Which can still be done with short/flash pieces, but you'd probably need some connective tissue.

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