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The Inspired Memoir Writer

a five-month writing transformation

We are no longer accepting registrations for the Inspired Memoir Writer for fall 2022. If you would like to be placed on a wait list for the 2023 spring program, contact: i[email protected].

It’s time to turn your memories into a memoir, to stop putting writing off, to stop doubting yourself.

It’s time for you to write your memoir, to preserve the story you’ve been wanting to pass on.

Here’s what we have for you in the Inspired Memoir Writer.

  • a five-month group coaching program and
  • a ten part university-level tutorial, The Memorable Story / Write Your Memoir.

In The Inspired Memoir Writer program, you will find a community that is filled with cheerleaders and helpers. Writing your memoir will become possible—and often easy—when you are part of The Inspired Memoir Writer because of:

  • collaboration between writers and coach and between writers and writers,
  • stimulation from seeing each other’s transformation from meeting to meeting as your pages—and theirs—add up and memoirs take shape all around you,
  • your relationships with your fellow writers deepen and you want to do as well as others (a gentle competition can hasten your progress!),
  • maximum learning as you benefit from everyone’s experience and insight. Multiple points of view can be a significant contribution to turning your manuscript into a multi-layered, inspired memoir.
  • the writing savvy of an experienced writing coach to direct you to your completion.
  • the incredible resource that comes your way with the ten-part tutorial that is The Memorable Story. Click here to read all you get in this full-coverage home study course.

I remember your wonderful teaching very fondly.

— Mara Kirk Hart, author of the memoir So Many Lovely Days

How the transformation will come about:

  • 10 live bi-weekly, 75-minute sessions conveniently allocated over 5 months for maximum writing development.
  • Recordings of each session. Have to miss a call? Listen to it at your leisure. No sure you got everything the first time around? Listen again!
  • The Memorable Story / Write Your Memoir (a $199 value). The easy-to-access tutorials included in The Memorable Story program is super-packed. You can read how extensive the offerings are by clicking here. (The Memorable Story may be purchased separately for $199, but there is no reduction in the cost of the Inspired Memoir Writer if you do so.)
  • The hard copy versions of Turning Memories Into Memoirs / A Handbook for Writing Lifestories (a $24.95 value), if you live in the US, and e-copies for those living elsewhere.
  • E-copy of The Lifewriter’s Memory Binder (a $6.95 value).
  • A community of active and insightful fellow writers. You may even find a writing buddy!
  • The proven content of Turning Memories Into Memoirs workshops for succeeding at your memoir project with confidence and skill.
  • Many print and audio bonuses (mostly in The Memorable Story / Write Your Memoir Program) to help you learn more about memoir writing. The more you learn the better writer you’ll be.

how to write a successful memoir

With Denis’ coaching, I was able to turn my compulsive research into a well-written manuscript and then into a handsome book.

— Jean Crichton, author, Digging for Treasure

Here are the nuts and bolts of what you get in The Inspired Memoir Writer:

  • the feedback of a coach and a group (“Finally, someone to a answer my questions!”) Bring your questions about technique, concerns about your character portrayals, fears of how people in your memoir will react and successes to each coaching session. We will be there for you. 
  • the development of core knowledge of what goes into writing a successful memoir. Ignorance is never on your side! Learn what successful writers know. Learn to write with the confidence that comes from understanding and practice. (The Memorable Story is loaded with Action Steps.)

In our bi-weekly calls which begin on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, you work within a community of sympathetic writers. Instead of hearing demoralizing downers like, “Why are you doing this?” “Why do you think anyone will read your story?” when you inform group mates about your memoir, you’ll be told, “This is wonderful!” “You’re an inspiration!” “You just modeled a breakthrough!” This support session after session will transform your memories into a memoir manuscript that is on its way to publication.

Our biweekly calls are also the time when you get to ask your questions about any point of the tutorial program. After all, everyone else will be going through The Memorable Story also. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about or make comments on each Memorable Story module which you will have reviewed before the group session.

The Inspired Memoir Writer combines the two strong features that lead to writing success:

A writing coach can help you at every step of the process. Having “been there and done that”—and being able to talk clearly about it, a memoir-writing coach can point you in the right direction and gently correct your course.The Memoir Network Ghostwriting Services

A coach is a teacher, a cheerleader, a critic, a motivator, a writing buddy, a person who holds you accountable for meeting your goals, a good listener, and sometimes an editor—and a coach can be more if you need more.

For a free consult, call 207-353-5454 today to make an appointment.

Click here to read more about coaching.


Expect to write a lot—and better—during the five months you have the benefit of The Inspired Memoir Writer!

Questions? Email us at: i[email protected]

The Inspired Memoir Writer is available at $449.

Monthly payments of $99/mo are available.

Your Inspired Memoir Writer Guarantee

  • If after the first session you feel this is not the right group for you, I will return your fee in full—no questions asked. You have nothing to lose.