A sense of mission can be a vital part of a memoir. It obviously exists in the main character (the “I” in the story). And readers come to understand that sense of mission when the writer articulates the motivation, stakes, and desires behind the action.
What is often overlooked, however, are the powerful needs that drive the writer/narrator to commit memory to the page.When the storyteller’s meta mission is brought into focus for the reader an urgency arises in the work.
JJ Lee shows you how to introduce the meta mission to the early chapters of your memoir. He explains how and why it can transform your project into a gripping highwire act of self-discovery, one readers can’t ignore.