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A note from Denis Ledoux and The Memoir Network Team

Dreaming doesn’t get your memoir written.

Get support to write!

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.

You’ve been successful at other challenges.

I’m sure you’ve decided at one point to do something that challenged you. Perhaps it was enrolling in a dance class. You and your partner registered, but felt perhaps 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 perhaps—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 them—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 writer begins as a beginner.

You can succeed at writing a memoir. Every accomplished writer was once a beginning writer.

Join us in this rewarding adventure of Writing Your First Memoir Draft Program and get over being a beginner.

Be a memoir writer!

Denis and The Memoir Network Team

Write Your First Memoir Draft Program

Write Your First Memoir Draft Program will take you

  • from where you are today as a beginning writer
  • to a more sophisticated level of writing accomplishment.

Write Your First Memoir Draft Program is

  • individualized,
  • self-paced

In the Write Your First Memoir Draft Program, you will learn to:

  • relax your doubts about writing. 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. (Module 1)
  • learn which pre-writing tasks are the most effective and what prep work is not to be put off. (Module 2)
  • make sense of the multitude of information you have gathered for your  memoir. And then confidently start to write! (Module 3)
  • recognize and manipulate the building blocks of a memoir narrative. These are fundamental to generating an interesting memoir. (Module 4)
  • master some of writing’s “best practices.” (Module 5)
  • sharpen your text’s presentation. (Module 6)
  • work your way through muddle facts, impressions, false memories, and what you wish were true. (Module 7)
  • work with painful memories so you can write about them. There are strategies to explore painful times without to re-traumatizing yourself. (Module 8)
  • see writer’s block for what it is: a cop out. (Module 9)
  • recognize the end of the first draft stage 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.

Denis Ledoux

All of This with your Write Your First Memoir Draft Program enrollment:

  1. Instructional Modules (11). Instruction is presented in both audio and print formats. (See content outline.) Download the modules and learn to write at your pace in the format you prefer.
  2. Action Steps. Numerous hands-on applications offer practice and writing extensions.
  3. Memoir Writing Assignments (11). Each module ends with a generous list of valuable writing topics—5 to 10 suggestions—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.
  4. Affirmations (11). Affirmations address hesitations and reluctance at every step of the process.
  5. 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 offered throughout the program.
  6. 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.
  7. Master classes (4). In these interviews, master writers share their secrets of success with you. These are offered every other module.
  8. The Mastermind Group (monthly). Connect regularly with a mentor and with fellow writers via phone to get your questions answered before they overwhelm you. Or, just connect with you mentor and fellow writers for fellowship.

Interested in sitting in on a mastermind group tele-conference? Be our guest and sample how much you receive when you mastermind with others.

  1. The Writer’s Symposium (on-going). In this Forum, connect digitally with writers you will have met in the monthly phone Mastermind Group. The Forum collects a solid stream of questions-and-answers so that, unlike Facebook, you are not left wondering where went what-you-now-need-but-didn’t-need-then. The Writer’s Symposium generates and offers a catalog of valuable info as you need it—and it is retrievable.
  2. The Writer’s Café (on-going). This is a Facebook group where you can socialize with other writers and relax a bit. A great way to form friendships with other writers and let off steam after an intense memoir-writing session.

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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