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Praise for Denis Ledoux:

You have the heart of a teacher, not just an editor, and I have become a much better writer because of your attention. A publishing professional who subsequently reviewed the manuscript told me that the writing was good and engaging. I have you to thank for that. You were very helpful.

—Denise Swasty

Click on the blue links below to learn how you can get a helping hand to facilitate your memoir writing:

  • Coaching—When you need to develop fundamental writing skills and techniques. There is much to learn, and much help is available.
  • Editing—When you want to tighten and polish your memoir before sending it out into the world. Sometimes this is called developmental editing. It gets your memoir polished.
  • Ghostwriting—When you need a professional writer to help you create your memoir. We can all be authors but we are not all writers.
  • Proofreading—When you want to be sure there are no technical mistakes littering your memoir.
  • Book Production—When you want your self-published book to look professional, as if it came from one of the big publishing houses.
  • Courses—When you want to learn at home on your own at your pace.
  • My Memoir Education—When you want to learn a much as you can from a free membership before asking for more help to write your best memoir.

Plus…

  • How to Become A Memoir Writing Professional—When you want to prepare yourself as best you can to do memoir work in your community. Lead workshops, coach, edit. You can be complete your training sooner than you think to earn an income as a memoir professional.

What sort of help is best for a memoir writer?

The answer to your question is necessarily an individual one. It might be coaching, editing, ghostwriting, proofreading or book production. Any reputable company will offer a free consultation to help you define the options and select the best one for you.

What is I have not begun to write and don’t know what to write about but still want to create a memoir?

This is a frequent challenge for new writers. Coaching will get you to explore possible topics. Writing memoir is a big commitment and ought to be focused on something important to you. You need to take the time it takes to discover your topic.

What if I have already done a lot of writing?

Editing is then probably your best choice. A developmental editor will both advise you on how to strengthen you manuscript if that is needed and will show you how. A content editor can help you polish your existing prose. A copy editor / proofreader will prepare your final draft for publication.

What if I don’t want to learn to write but still have a story I want told?

A ghostwriter can help you to create a manuscript that is told in your voice and reflects your personality.


Our most recent Memoir Writer’s Blog publications…

TO OZ? YES, TO OZ!

TO OZ? YES, TO OZ!

In this memoir excerpt which uses fiction technique to emphasize feeling, Sara Etgen Baker writes about a defining moment of her childhood as the Cuban Missile Crisis unfolded.

Using Precise Language

More on Using Precise Language

Many memoir writers are under the impression that you need to have an extensive vocabulary to write. An extensive vocabulary can only help you–if by “extensive” you mean many precise words—not just “big” ones. More important is using precise language.

November is Memoir Writing Month

Info about November is Memoir Writing Month

The November is Memoir Writing Month program will be back on November 1, 2020. Meanwhile, why not go to our overview of writing resources? It will direct you to the programs and materials—many are free—you can most use at this time in your memoir-writing journey.Whatever you do today, write a bit on your memoir. November […]

book publishing tips

Better Book Production is Possible — Book Publishing Tips

My most recent book, A Sugary Frosting / A Memoir of a Girlhood Spent in a Parsonage, made its way to publication. To launch it, as many readers know, I created an advanced reader community and was able to gather 90+ people who volunteered to write a review for Amazon.

Successful Book Launch

Preparing for A Successful Book Launch

I’m finished writing the text for my next book, A Sugary Frosting/A Memoir of A Girlhood Spent in a Parsonage. What follows is a synopsis of what I am doing to promote the book so that its natural audience is aware of it.

mechanics of writing

Mechanics of Writing a Memoir

Mechanics of writing a memoir – the work of writing a stories and how life can insert delays & provide contemplative times yet leave time left to write.

the memoir writing process

I Finish A Sugary Frosting: Notes on the Memoir Writing Process

I am in the very last days of the memoir writing process and polishing A Sugary Frosting / A Memoir of a Girlhood Spent in a Parsonage, the early lifestory of my deceased spouse, Martha Blowen. It’s a time to make sure I have written what I want to write and to check grammar and […]

book tour

Why a Book Tour Works

Why does a Book Tour Work? It does so because it allows people to know, like and trust you—essential characteristics of any selling and buying relationship. Why a Book Tour Works is an original contribution to LinkedIn’s Pulse. Pulse is a blog on LinkedIn for people to post on topics of their expertise. The post […]

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