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Published on Nov 8, 2016
Takeaway refers to a particular element of memoir-writing craft in which the author turns the mirror outward, showcasing the universality of the human experience through the prose. In this session from the 2016 Magic of Memoir Conference in Oakland, CA, Brooke Warner does a deep dive into takeaway and its many variations: a shared connection (often using the second person); conveying a bigger-picture message; shared human experience; facts or statistics, personal philosophy; or as a teaching tool.