We Are Your Memoir Coaching Help
The Memoir Network has assembled a professional stable of coaches and editors to provide you just-in-time memoir coaching help.
Denis Ledoux is the founder, director, and editor-in-chief of The Memoir Network with its plethora of memoir coaching help, and its predecessor, The Soleil Lifestory Network, and the author of the classic Turning Memories Into Memoirs, A Handbook for Writing Lifestories, and originator of the Turning Memories® Workshops.
He has worked with thousands of first-time and experienced writers through his workshops, as a writing editor, coach, and ghostwriter.
Denis holds a master’s degree in education and, in another life, taught English, creative writing, French, and Latin at both the high school and university levels. He especially enjoys the challenges of working with writers of all levels of accomplishment to craft insightful and well-written memoir out of personal and family histories.
I worked with Denis, wrote a lot on my memoir and have never again felt the same anguish as I did before putting my story on paper. It was a healing experience! He’s the best prose writing teacher I’ve ever had. Working with him changed my life.
— Kelly Flint
He was twice chosen for a Maine Individual Writing Fellowship and his collection of short stories, Mountain Dance, was selected for a Maine Fiction Award.
Denis Ledoux lives and works in his native Maine.
Associate Memoir Professional
Sarah Yuen is a 35-year veteran broadcast and print journalist as well as a writer, novelist and playwright. She has worked as reporter and editor for many global news outlets (Sky, ITV, CNN, BBC, etc.), has edited numerous books, and has her own books presently available online, ranging from comedy to drama. She has also co-written two off-Broadway plays.
Her own memoir, Making the Break, is about her ski business in the French Alps. Sarah has mentored writers to achieve their own writing ambitions and finds giving memoir writing help to others to get exactly what they want down on a page to be the most satisfying job of all.
“I am fascinated by everything and everyone. People have such amazing life stories and such innovative ways to tell them! I love the art of writing in all forms. It’s my passion. One of the most important things one learns as an editor is to spot the top line, and I believe that can help new writers identify the most interesting parts of their life stories. It’s at the core of memoir coaching help.”
Sarah splits her time between Spain and North America. She is happy to work with clients t to provide memoir coaching help in whatever way they find most comfortable, from a gentle guiding hand in memoir-writing help to full ghostwriting assistance.
To read a sample of Sarah’s work, click here.
Associate Memoir Professional
Steve Hrehovcik’s memoir, Rebel Without A Clue – A Way-Off Broadway Memoir, chronicles his dream of pursuing a career in the theater.
Among Steve’s successful writing projects were editing the memoir of a woman who had to overcome the long-held bias against women in the workplace and educational institutions, a book providing helpful tips and techniques for success in business, a memoir of a college athletic director—and much more.
“I realize so many people have a dream of producing a memoir, but don’t know how to really get going. My experience writing Rebel Without A Clue – A Way-Off Broadway Memoir provides me with a foundation to guide writers to succeed at writing their story with passion and clarity. As an coach and / or editor, I listen for ways I can help a writer to make a story to be vivid and meaningful. Often writers do not notice the thread that weaves through their life’s stories or are unable to organize the manuscript so it has an effective structure. I love to provide memoir coaching help.”
Steve is a versatile and accomplished writer. In addition to memoirs, he has written more than 750 features for newspapers, magazines and trade publications—from personal profiles, historical accounts and vacation highlights, to art exhibit openings and theater reviews. His writing credits also include movie, stage and television scripts, business reports, advertising and public relations pieces.
Steve lives with his wife Carol in Kennebunk, Maine. They are the parents of three grown children.
To read a sample of Steve’s work, click here.
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