Fiction has an obvious story arc, but memoirs and narrative nonfiction benefit from a structure that supports compelling storytelling too. Consider that your story, whether real or imagined, has a protagonist: you, if you’re writing a memoir, or a main character. Even a self-help book has a protagonist—the reader.
Maggie McReynolds has been writing ever since she was old enough to hold a crayon. Her first book was “published” in her elementary school library, and her most recent, Un-Settling, is available on Amazon. A longtime journalist, magazine columnist, and editor, she is the founder of Un-Settling Books, a collaborative book writing, editing, and self-publishing program for beginning and experienced writers. Maggie believes in the power of story and the magic of the changing narrative, both on the page and in real life, and is a fierce advocate for refusing to settle for the status quo.