Christina Haag, author of Come to the Edge about her childhood friendship and five-year love affair with John F. Kennedy Jr., was profiled on her writing process in January 14th’s Wall Street Journal.
She said, “The real question for me as a writer was not so much how to remember but what to leave out. I once heard writing fiction described as planting a garden in the desert, and memoir as weeding in the jungle.”
Great article. Lacking time to summarize more for you, I urge you to follow the link, read, and think about how your experience in writing memoir compares to Haag’s.