Writing a memoir or narrative nonfiction book requires a wide range of skills. You've got to be able to do it all: organize thoughts, structure chapters, report the facts, and, after all the big-picture stuff, you must also pay attention to the smallest of details such as grammar and punctuation. It's a big job, but it's very doable with focus, inspiration, hard work, and stamina.
That said, in book writing, one skill trumps all. If you want to draw an audience and make a splash in the world, you must tell great stories.
In today's blog post, I want to share a powerful tool that I use in my writing, which will help you write your very best memoir or nonfiction book. I call this tool The Magic Formula of Storytelling.
Here's what the Magic Formula looks like: V + C + S = A Great Story.
What in the world is that, you ask?
Let me break down the meaning behind all these letters and symbols.
V stands for vulnerability....