Leave a comment

5 Starter Tips On Writing A Memoir

WordServe Water Cooler

Two weeks ago I was invited to speak to my daughter Zoya’s fifth grade class about writing memoir.

Tip #1: Don’t do it!

If you want to write a memoir, be forewarned: readers love them but publishing houses are hard pressed to sign them. Of course, that doesn’t mean that memoirs don’t sell, but it does mean that memoir writers must work on platform building, and strengthening tribe readership, as they write. It can be daunting but it is essential. When you get to the book proposal part of your journey, you need to prove to publishers that your story will sell.

Tip #2: Don’t lie!

Possibly one of the reasons why publishers don’t want to buy and publish more memoirs is because several books deemed “memoir” in the past few years have been found out to be more fictional. Lying to create a good memoir taints the whole industry. You…

View original post 283 more words


Got something to say?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Attila Ovari

Loving Life and Inspiring Others


Current & Breaking News | National & World Updates

Graduation Cap Decoration Ideas and Styles

Graduation Cap Decoration Ideas and Styles in One Stop

Not Sweating The Small Stuff

An application of the tips on how to lead a happier life from the book, "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff" and then some.


Writing, Publishing, and Marketing Ideas

Creative Writing with the Crimson League

Creative Writing Tips and Authorial Support from Fantasy Writer Victoria Grefer

Two on a Rant

Rants, humor, sarcasm, and a haiku-like substance? It's hard to know what's going to come out of our minds next.

Broken Mirrors

Version 0.1 - Notes, Thoughts, and Ideas

Cult of Racewood

write, defiant

Hiking Photography

Beautiful photos of hiking and other outdoor adventures.

Cult of Racewood

write, defiant


an adventure in reading, writing & publishing

TechChucker's Brain Blast

Garbage IN | Garbage Out

Elizabeth Jamison's PhD Journey

A Daily Journal of my Comp/Rhet Dissertation: I'll share every day of my dissertation journey until I finish.

freaky folk tales

A haunting we will go...

Break Room Stories

Service Industry Stories and More Since 2012

The Ramblings of a Young Writer

Just Some Thoughts, Opinions, Etc.

%d bloggers like this: