The key to writing a good first draft of a memoir, which is the challenge that face most writers, is to navigate the chunky and uncertain terrain of feedback that can subsequently lead to thoughtful or cloudy revision steps.
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"No matter what you're doing, if words aren't appearing on the page, you're not writing yet. Don't worry about people's reactions during the first draft. Just get it down."
McCain didn't even write his memoir. And the book reads like it was written by the captain of the football team who had the smart kid do it for him.
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