Your Life is a Book: How to Craft & Publish Your Memoir

Whether you’re writing your memoir for self-exploration, to leave a legacy, or for publication, Your Life Is A Book takes you on a step-by-step journey from concept to completion. This writer’s guide to the memoir is rich with insight, advice, storytelling, and encouragement. Memoirist Brenda Peterson and New York literary agent, Sarah Jane Freymann team up to share with you their expertise in writing and publishing your life story. Your Life Is A Book offers accessible and inspiring writing techniques, exercises, publishing tips, and real-life stories of other authors whose memoirs have transformed their life and work. The book is also a practical guide to both traditional and indie publishing, including interviews with professional editors, publishers, critics, and memoirists. Every life is remarkable in its own way, but this book shows you how to write a book that others will want to read and share.

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  1. Everyone should write a memoir – and this book tells us how to get started. Whenever I tell my friends some stories from my life, many say, you should write a book! A memoir. But it takes courage and introspection to write a memoir. It’s a journey toward self-realization and I haven’t been certain where to begin. 

  2. Find Your Life Story by Writing a Memoir Memoirs come in a variety of flavors: travel, spiritual, food, legacy, and others. Although each has a unique focus, they share the need for story. Vignettes can be sad, funny, or poignant, but they need the structure of story to captivate the reader. 

  3. The definitive memoir writing guide If you are considering writing a memoir or know anyone who thinks they have “a book in them” this wise and well written guide by Sarah Jane Freymann and Brenda Peterson is not to be missed. Heck, if you enjoy reading memoirs pick up a copy. You won’t be disappointed by Freymann and Peterson’s common sense approaches to everything from getting started, to finding your “voice” to locating time and place, to creating the character of “self”, to keeping your story alive for…

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