How to Write a Memoir in 30 Days (Paperback)
Step-By-Step Instructions for Creating and Publishing Your Personal Story
Reader's Digest Association, 9781621451457, 182pp.
Publication Date: March 18, 2014
List Price: 14.99*
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A quick, fun and easy guide to writing a personal memoir in just one month Step-by-step techniques, culled from writers' workshops taught by the author, are presented in a welcoming, non-intimidating style. 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 Days gives 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.
About the Author
Roberta Temes, PhD, teaches memoir-writing classes in New York, New Jersey, and Florida, as well as online at www.memoirclassonline.com. An experienced psychotherapist, Dr. Roberta helps people access emotional memories, process powerful feelings, and make sense out of their past. Over the years, she's taught hundreds how to transfer those feelings from the mind to the page. She is the author of many nonfiction books, including The Complete Idiot's Guide to Hypnosis, The Tapping Cure, and the prize-winning Living With an Empty Chair.