Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Unique idea to give yourself distance

Novelist Darin Strauss shared a unique tip to writing a memoir. Change the I and me to he or she.

I found that tidbit on a GalleyCat report on Monday. 

Strauss is a novelist, who recently completed his memoir Half a Life about a fatal accident that changed his life.

His point about changing the pronouns is:
"That distance can help you tell the story. I know it sounds silly, but that little trick of distance can add a lot of perspective.”
Makes sense to me. Maybe I (she) will try this technique for a piece and see how it works.

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