For Friday, January 6, 2017:
As you start out in rough drafts [of your memoir], setting down stories as clearly as you can, there begins to burble up onto the page what’s exclusively yours both as a writer and a human being. If you trust the truth enough to keep unveiling yourself on the page … the book will naturally structure itself to maximize what you’re best at. You’re best at it because it sits at the core of your passions.
Mary Karr, THE ART OF MEMOIR