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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 Teach Memoir Writing—When you want to prepare yourself as best you can to do memoir work in your community. You can be complete your training sooner than you think to earn an income as a memoir professional.

Our most recent Memoir Writer’s Blog publications…

how to market your memoir

How to Market Your Memoir Through KDP Select

Writing a memoir can be a pretty arduous task — dredging up old memories, mining complex emotions, and trying to frame your experiences in a way that will engage and provide value to readers. It’s no wonder that most authors, having finished their memoirs, feel like the hard part is over and they can finally […]

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8 Tips for a Fast Way to Start Writing Your Memoir  

To help you to get a fast start writing and 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. They are tried and true tips that bear repeating and repeating.

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Writing Process Steps–Linger With Your Story

Many, and perhaps most, people write too fast. I don’t mean that they end up with a text characterized by sloppy grammar, spelling problems and chronology issues. No, what I mean is that they push through the process of writing their stories much too quickly. They end up with only a part of the story […]

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How Is Learning to Write Memoir Like Learning to Swim?

We often see people who are not comfortable swimming flail about in the water, their heads reaching up high, desperately, to catch a breath of air. This awkward gesture soon tires them. Try as they might there is not enough air for them as they constrict their ribs, twist their heads, contort their jaws. Writing […]

developmental editing

What Is Developmental Editing?

Every memoir, during its preparation stage, needs to have these three functions filled by an appropriate professional. No book ought to go out into the world without having these three tasks implemented. Developmental editing is somewhat different. It has to do, as the name implies, with developing a manuscript to its full potential, and a […]

First paragraph

The First Paragraph Can Make or Break a Memoir for the Reader

Is first paragraph of a memoir really important? Yes. The first paragraph of a memoir sets the tone. Writers sometimes struggle with how to begin a story and will not write the story until they have the beginning—the first paragraph. This is not a good way to proceed.

Labor Union Memoir

A Life of Labor and Love – Excerpt

“From A Blind Date to A Matchless Marriage” Editor: The following is an excerpt from Walter Linder’s memoir, A Life of Labor and Love, A Red Memoir. When I reached my early twenties, I was convinced I was too shy to ever get married. Although I had gone out on dates with various women, nothing […]

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