Writing the memoir you’ve been dreaming of can be an overwhelming project. For one thing, it takes a long time to write a memoir and, for another, it takes much patience and skill. To get you through this work, a memoir writing coach offers you organizational help, technical instruction as you need it, useful feedback for every stage of the process and emotional support as your energy flags.
A memoir writing coach will help you to express yourself effectively using all the techniques of good writing. He or she will guide you in shaping each element of your story so that it reads well and tells the whole story you want to share.
For many writers, their relationship with a memoir writing coach will prove to be one of the biggest factors in their success. Call us today at 207-353-5454 to schedule a free session to talk about your writing.
Next year, your memoir could be published and in the hands of your readers. It’s up to you.
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Our Memoir Writing Coaches Work with Memoir Writers of All Sorts:
- first-time writers. Many have always wanted to write a book and see a memoir as their entry into print.
- one-time writers who feel compelled to tell their story and know they will not be writing another book.
- experienced writers—usually in other genres so, technically, they are first time writers!
A memoir-writing coach is a skilled professional who helps you to articulate, strategize, and reach your memoir-writing goals. A writing coach offers a “just in time” solution of encouragement, guidance, teaching, prompting, counseling and planning.
- Some writers come to us bemoaning, “I want to write a book but I don’t even know what I want to say.” No need to feel bad about that! We will help you to articulate your theme and then bring your theme to life in the details of your story.
- Other writers have already outlined their stories and we spend time asking them to put the outline aside and to spend time simply exploring vignettes and scenes. It’s a way to get their story to come to life.
Your input, questions, and suggestions have moved me to a deeper level in writing the truth. Your honesty and compassion has helped me to trust you as a memoir writing coach.
—Joe Duncan, Memoir Coaching Client
Why Should You Work With a Memoir Writing Coach?
A memoir writing coach is someone you can learn from: you wouldn’t train to run a marathon or decide to rewire your house without how-to advice from someone who knows what there is to know. (When you’re new to any art form, you usually don’t even know what you don’t know.) How much truth should you, can you, tell? How do you start writing and keep going? You coach will help you with this and much more—”just in time.”
A memoir writing coach is someone you can lean on: the personal attention of an experienced memoir writing coach will support you through the creative project of writing your book. Your coach knows the weight of painful memories can hold you back. Do you question whether you even have the right to tell your story? Your coach can help you with that. (See You Deserve a Memoir—free in our Member Area.)
A memoir writing coach is an expert: lifestories are our specialty.
I want to thank you for pushing me the way you so nicely do during my telephone sessions with you. It feels as if I’ve had a session with my therapist instead of a memoir writing coach. Everything takes on a new slant and makes me want to be so much better. I can see things so easily I didn’t see before. How did you get so smart?
—Melanie Caouette, Memoir Coaching Client