How to Get Started on Your MEMOIR by Dennis Lowery

How to Get Started on Your Memoir: A 9-Point Guide (AVAILABLE AT AMAZON: Booknology)

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This guide is the equivalent of the following excellent advice for memoir writers:

“If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six sharpening my ax.” –Abraham Lincoln

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Written in a way that removes the two main obstacles that most people face when they want to write their memoir, this guide walks the reader through establishing the belief they can do it and then shows them exactly how. It’s important to understand that this IS NOT a guide to teach you how to become a writer. Countless books, courses, articles, and websites can help you with that. They can teach you proper grammar, structure and even how to format your manuscript for publication. This IS a guide to help you do what needs to come first, the most important steps you must take if you want to complete your memoir:

CREATING THE CORE COMPONENTS OF A ROUGH FIRST DRAFT

Intended—designed even—to change preconceived perceptions that form problems for most people new to a writing project of such scope, if followed, it removes the two largest barriers to getting started writing their memoir.

Table of Contents

YOU CAN DO IT—I’LL SHOW YOU HOW

  1. START WITH THIS IN MIND
  2. SUPERCHARGING YOUR TIME
  3. PREPARATION AND PLANNING TO CREATE & ORGANIZE YOUR CONTENT
  4. THE FOUR-WORD QUESTION YOU MUST ASK YOURSELF
  5. WHAT MAKES A COMPELLING STORY
  6. WORKING WITH WORDS
  7. IT’S OKAY IF YOUR DRAFT IS CRAP
  8. DEALING WITH THE BIGGEST FEAR
  9. FEW ARE BORN WRITERS (BUT YOU CAN BECOME ONE)

A RECAP: THE SIMPLE WAY TO GET STARTED

EXAMPLES OF CREATIVE NONFICTION (THREE MEMOIR VIGNETTES)

The author, Dennis Lowery, is a writer, ghostwriter and publisher who has worked with dozens of clients on their books, several of which were memoirs.

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