Eventually, after you have written awhile, you will likely have amassed a number of vignettes, story segments, and stories. You will want to group them together to make a statement, a bigger picture. How will you do it?
It’s a quandary: where do you start writing your memoir? Many people may say: from the beginning. But, I don’t think that is the best place to start composing…
Below are prompts for the first week of November. To help you to write your memoirs more prolifically–and even bring them to a finish in the form of a published memoir–I offer these eight suggestions to help you succeed. They are tried and true tips that bear repeating and repeating. November 1: Ask someone in […]
A concept that I have found crucial in organizing my marketing efforts for Soleil Lifestory Network is that of “the pipeline.” As a business person, I–and you–ignore the pipeline to our great peril. We must always be aware of having the marketing pipeline full of prospects. This is an ongoing process. It is never done! […]
We all wear many hats as we go through our days. You know me as a writer, a memoirist, a teacher, a coach, an editor, a co-author, a book publisher, and finally, perhaps, as a small business person. I wear those hots with pride. One that you may not know is…
I have been immersed in The Lost by Daniel Mendelsohn. It is the story of his multi-year search for the details of the murder of six of his relatives during the Holocaust.
s they say, none of us are getting any younger and, this year, I (and each of my siblings) have seemed to help my mother take care of more things. At 89, she still lives alone but that is made possible by the support she receives. So, I realized that it was not too early […]
Over the years, I have worked with many writers to help them create and shape their memoirs. It’s my pleasure to bring to your attention one such writer: Peggy Kennedy from San Ramon, California, for whom I had the pleasure of providing coaching and editing help. After a number of years of preparation, her memoir of growing up in a family with a mentally-ill mother, Approaching Neverland, is now in print. (Ordering information below.) I am happy to report on her memoir success.
Peggy recently sent me news of her book in the months following publication.
“Approaching Neverland is doing well. I’m pleased to say that the Midwest Book Review gave it five stars. I’m also pleased to be losing my fear of speaking before an audience, and I’m almost to the point of looking forward to it! I was on ‘CBS 5 Bay Sunday,’ a Bay Area morning show, on August 2. [Free Membership required to read more. See below. ]