Today I welcome Karen Tyrrell who is answering some curious questions about writing and editing her memoir Me & Her: A Memoir of Madness..
Writing & Editing Process ME & HER: A Memoir of Madness
1. How did you go about reconstructing the scenes that took place during one of your later memory blanks?
2. Did you find it difficult to distance yourself from the material during the editing process?
3. How much, if at all, did you change the order or impact of events to make the story work AS a story?
4. How did you know when it was time to write a mental “finished!” on the Ms and go for publication?
I thought ME & HER was finished several times. After I received feedback from a publisher I would rewrite again and submit. I did this several times. Then, I added a present day epilogue and a short introduction to each chapter from the ME, recovered perspective. Finally I sought a professional assessment, editing and a final proof read.
Writing my own personal journey into and out of mental illness was one of the most difficult things to write about. I wanted the reader to understand the two points of view, the normal ME and the manic HER.
ANNOUNCING … ME & HER eBook
ME & HER: a Memoir of Madness launches this week on Amazon as an eBook. To find out more about Karen Tyrrell and where to purchase ME & HER please check out her website,
http://www.karentyrrell.com .Click on BUY BOOK to purchase an eBook!
Please comment here or ask Karen a question, to be in the draw for a FREE eBook. Two copies to be won!
ME & HER Blog Tour 14th - 20th May
14th May Kaz Delaney- Writing Inspiration http://kazdelaney.wordpress.com/
Prachi S.Vaish - Psychologist - Interview www.hopenetwork.in
15th May Tuesday Writing Tips- Writing Memoirs http://deescribewriting.wordpress.com/
Dr Happy – Happiness after the Gloom http://www.thehappinessinstitute.com/blog/
16th May Sally Odgers - Writing & Editing Process http://spinningpearls.blogspot.com.au/
17th May Gabrielle Sheppard, UK - Bipolar Recovery www.bi-polargirl.com/blog
18th May Natasha Tracy, Canada - Writing for Recovery http://natashatracy.com/
19th May Jill Smith- Book Review & Interview http://authorjillsmith.wordpress.com
Kids Book Review- Mental Health Books 4 Kids http://www.kids-bookreview.com/
20th May Ang Hall - ME & HER Book Review- http://bluedingonet.wordpress.com/