The Write Your First Memoir Draft Program
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Perhaps you are, or you were, a nurse or a businessman or a housewife, whatever—and you’ve felt a stirring within—or perhaps it’s more of an avalanche—to write about something in your life, about some aspect that was perhaps unique or something that you handled well and would like to share with someone—even with the world.
You can write your memoir!
Thousands of people—just like you—have stood where you now stand and have wondered if they could write a memoir that would be interesting and meaningful, that would pull the reader through to the end and provide a glimpse of a life well lived—or at least well redeemed.
Writing a memoir won’t always be easy but you can learn to navigate the ups and the downs successfully. You can learn to write an interesting and meaningful memoir to be proud of—and I’m here also to tell you that you don’t have to do it alone.
I’ve written many memoirs—both for myself or for others. I’ve helped many people, people just like you, and I’ve now designed a self-paced writing program to help you succeed. It’s called Write Your First Memoir Draft Program, and you can register today.
Get your memoir written—more quickly, more expertly and with more satisfaction.
You’ve been successful at other challenges.
I’m sure you’ve decided at one point to undertake something that challenged you—or even frightened you. Perhaps it was enrolling in a dance class. You and your partner registered, but felt that the reality was you couldn’t do it, that perhaps you could not learn to dance.
You dragged yourself to the first class and you and your partner stood—a bit apprehensive—in the hallway leading to the classroom. Perhaps you were a bit late. Music was already playing from within. Hesitant to enter the dance studio, you looked at each other for support. Then you opened the door.
You could see there was not, at that moment, a Fred Astaire among the dancers—as you had feared. They were all beginners. You thought, “Everyone has to begin as a beginner. Everyone starts out without much skill. We can do this.”
In the same way, every memoir writer begins as a beginner.
Every accomplished writer was once a beginning writer.
You can succeed at writing a memoir. Join us in this rewarding adventure of Writing Your First Memoir Draft Program and get over being a beginner
Be the best memoir writer you can be!
Denis Ledoux and The Memoir Network Team
The Write Your First Memoir Draft Program will
- relax your doubts about writing. Wouldn’t you love to stop approaching creating a memoir as an overwhelming task? (Orientation Module)
- make conscious the inner blocks that are slowing you down and work through them. They waste your time and stop you from writing as well as you could. Your inner blocks needn’t rule you! (Module 1)
- learn which pre-writing tasks are the most effective and what prep work is not to be put off. Write efficiently. (Module 2)
- make sense of the multitude of information you have gathered for your memoir. And then confidently start to write since you’ll now have an approach that is sound! (Module 3)
- recognize and manipulate the first of the six building basics of a memoir narrative. Wouldn’t you love to portray more vivid characters? It is fundamental to generating an interesting memoir. (Module 4)
- recognize and manipulate the next of the six building basics of a memoir narrative. A narrative with strong dramatic development is fundamental to generating a memoir that keeps readers reading. (Module 5)
- add setting to your memoir as your third building basic. Would you like to ground your story in time and place and assure your reader about the authenticity of your tale? Great setting does this (Module 6)
- work your way to expressing the fourth building basic : theme. Theme is the soul of your story. Don’t write a story without soul to entice the reader. Without theme, your story is a chronology and not a memoir. (Module 7)
- listen to the voice of your characters and make judicious use of dialog. This is your fifth building basic. Your reader needs to hear your characters speak, but you must know the difference between what to put into dialog and what to put into the narrative. (Module 8)
- write your story in scenes for your sixth building Basic. Learn to bring your reader along with this basic tool! Too many memoir writers skip scene building. Don’t do that! (Module 9)
- review your stories to organize them effectively, learn basic self-editing techniques and get ready for polishing your story. (Module 10)
One day, writing techniques that were awkward at first for you to learn will have led to interesting vignettes and insights, and…
These vignettes and insights have culminated in stories and ultimately in what reads like a real memoir.
The Write Your First Memoir Draft Program contains:
- Instructional Modules (11). Instruction is presented in both audio and print formats. (See content outline.) When you download the modules, you learn to write at your pace in two formats you can choose from.
- Action Steps. Numerous hands-on applications offer practice and writing extensions in every module of the program. What you do you master!
- Memoir Writing Assignments (10). Each module contains a generous list of valuable writing topics to stimulate your writing. Time and again, you will return to these assignments as you flesh out your memoir. Just these assignments are worth the price of the program. Many of these assignments will fit into your finished memoir.
- Affirmation Lists (11). Affirmations address hesitations and reluctance at every step of the process. The Affirmation Lists are available in print and audio formats. Affirmations get you on your side.
- The Memoir Reference Library. Books and e-books that elaborate on knowledge and skills you need to master. Write Your First Memoir Draft is continuing writing education at its best. As my high-school history teacher used to tell us: “The more you know the better.” The library is “open” to you throughout the program.
- The Memoir Lyceum. A growing collection of presentations offered you as MP3s. The Memoir Lyceum presents “just in time” memoir-writing instruction beyond the modules. Learn while you drive or while you are poking around.
- The Mastermind Coaching Call (monthly). Connect regularly with Denis Ledoux and with fellow writers via phone to get your questions answered before they overwhelm you. Or, just connect with Denis and fellow writers for fellowship. These are offered once a month. Sit in on a recorded mastermind group tele-conference as our guest and sample how much you receive when you mastermind with others. You will understand how valuable these monthly meetings will become in your writing journey.
Click here for the protocol and schedule.
I remember your delightful teaching fondly. Thanks for all the help. It made such a difference!
—Mara Kirk Hart, MFA, author of So Many Lovely Days / The Greenwich Village Years
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One day, sooner than you now think possible, you will be holding an interesting and meaningful memoir in hand.
Registration is just $299.
The Introductory Module for the Write Your First Memoir Draft Program will be available upon registration. Module #1 will arrive in 7 days and subsequent modules will be available every other week.
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There is nothing to lose when you purchase the Write Your First Memoir Draft Program. If you feel you aren’t getting your money’s worth, let us know within 28 days of your purchase, and we will see to it that your money is refunded. No questions asked.
This is a risk free opportunity to begin writing your first memoir draft with the support and guidance you deserve.
We are confident you will find the materials extremely useful as you launch your memoir writing.