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How to Write a Memoir in 30 Days

June 1

 

Are you a writer?

I’ve never considered myself one, yet I find great satisfaction in sharing what’s on my mind and heart.  That’s why I blog.  Yet, my blog has been on the boring side.  I tend to write just the happy perfect stuff, which is limited in this place called life. Reading the book shared below, I applied it’s steps in what I want to share in my blog.  I know have a sense of direction, instead of just writing bits and pieces that do no come together for a central theme or niche.  The 30 day method is doable for a procrastinator with time restraints.  You, the writer, are encouraged to write daily to create that perfect piece, or memoir, in 30 short days.  This method makes writing even more enjoyable. I haven’t written mine yet, but I already have memoir ideas in a few areas of my life: marriage and it’s rocky beginning, parenting then and now, and a battle to keep a career I’ve had for nearly two decades.  Now I just have to decide which one I want to write about first. The book also includes grammar and spelling tips throughout the book. I received this book from FSB Associates in exchange for my honest review.   I’ve reviewed several of their books and have been pleased (and educated on interesting topics) so far!

About the Book

how to write a memoir in 30 days “You should write a book.” Everyone has a story to tell. If you’ve ever thought of sharing yours but don’t know where to begin, How to Write a Memoir in 30 Daysgives you the perfect framework. Step-by-step techniques, culled from writers’ workshops taught by the author are presented in a series of fun writing exercises, including:

  • crafting your three-sentence memoir
  • identifying an incident that changed your life
  • creating stirring scenes

You’ll figure out the major themes of your life, mine your memory for dramatic incidents, stitch your assignments (and diary entries, blog posts, and other writings) together into a compelling plot, and polish your prose into believable dialogue and exciting action. The book also includes quick “clear communication” lessons about spelling and grammar, plus information and advice about different publishing paths. Simply follow the daily directions and in just one month you will have a memoir ready to submit for publishing. Whether you’re a seasoned writer or a novice, dream of hitting the bestseller lists or just want to pass a little wisdom on to your grandkids, How to Write a Memoir in 30 Days is a fun, easy guide to writing the Next Great Memoir — yours.

Tell me:  Are you a writer?   If so, do you author books, a blog, or something other?

9 Comments

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    Bernadyn @ B is For...
    July 29 at 9:33 am

    This would be a great project to work on! I love your idea of talking about your marriage, parenting and career. I’ve been working on an e-book for my parenting experiences mixed in with cooking recipes to tie it all together somehow. Found you through Pinterest Promotion for Bloggers on FB! Sharing this post on Twitter & FB today. 🙂
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    Chirleen
    July 29 at 9:59 am

    I’ve had this idea in my head for nearly 3 years… I just don’t know where to start. I’m going to check this book out for sure. Thank you!
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    Chirleen
    July 29 at 9:59 am

    One question… where can I get a copy?
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      Tami
      August 3 at 9:02 am

      You can get a copy from Amazon or most anywhere online.

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    Angie Bailey (Precisely Mine)
    November 28 at 7:03 am

    I love writing and I’ve always wanted to write a book. Never thought about a memoir though…until now. 🙂
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    Bethany
    November 28 at 8:46 am

    I think we all are writers no matter what others have to say. We all have feelings and a different way of expressing them through writing or other techniques.
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    Farrah
    November 28 at 2:51 pm

    My blog is pretty much like my memoir, but I always thought it’d be pretty awesome to write my own book. :]
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    Joely Smith
    November 28 at 3:02 pm

    I plan to do this in my “retirement” lol if that day ever comes 🙂 I have written books when I was younger, one published. I will check this out. Thank you!
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    Ronda
    November 29 at 12:08 pm

    Wow, never thought about writing a memoir

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