Let me share some tactics you can use when pitching your autobiography or memoir. A difficult aspect of selling your autobiography is that you can lose perspective. Therefore, to have the best chance to get your autobiography published or produced, you need to be able to see the pluses and minuses of the project in a more objective way. How would they start?
How to Write a True-Life Story By Cathy Glass Inspirational memoirs as they are known, have enjoyed so much success in the last ten years that they have become a genre in their own right. According to the main publishers of this genre, the success of Inspirational memoirs is set to continue.
I have now published ten memoirs and have sold 1. My agent is talking to directors about turning these books into films.
I am therefore clearly doing something right when it comes to this genre, but what? Is there a formula for writing Inspirational Memoirs like there is for Mills and Boon romance, and one that I can pass on?
Not a formula as such, but having spent some time analyzing how I write these books, I have come up with a few suggestions which may be of use if you are about to embark on memoir writing.
If you are writing your own memoir, as opposed to ghostwriting for someone else, you will know the story better than anyone, and here lies your strength. Write straight from your heart. Think back and remember. When, and where did it all begin? What could you smell and hear?
What could you see through the window? What was going through your mind? Be there and relive it, although this may be very upsetting if you have suffered, but writing is cathartic and writing it out is a therapy in itself.
Have an aim for your book a remit — a message you want to impart to your readers. It may be one of courage, faith, hope, or sheer determination to survive. I have been completely overwhelmed by the thousands of emails I have received from readers who felt they knew me personally from reading my books, and knew how I felt.
Some of those emails are on my website. Write scenes, not a monologue. Write it as you would a gripping novel: There will be highs and lows in your story, so keep the reader on a roller coaster of emotion.
There will be some very sad scenes, some horrendous incidents, and also some funny incidents. If there is constant and unrelenting degradation and abuse the reader will soon become desensitized and lose empathy, and therefore interest.
Make your book episodic and describe in detail events that are of interest or highly poignant to your story. Leave out the mundane unless it is an intrinsic part of building the scene. You can kaleidoscope years into a couple of lines, or spread half an hour into two chapters as necessary.Reddit gives you the best of the internet in one place.
Don’t let yourself be pulled into someone’s misconception about the marketability of their life story. Unless this person, I’ll call him Survivor Sam, is a very well-known celebrity, you should not agree to write his story for only a portion of future royalties. It may seem silly to begin a list of steps on how to write a short story with a tip to “write the story,” but let me explain. There are really two different kinds of stories. There is the art form, “short stories,” which comes complete with characters, plot, description, and style. Use these 10 short story ideas to write your first 10 stories, one per week. I promise you're life will look totally different if you do. Let's Write a Short Story!
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Writing from personal life offers rich material. With a few cautions, permissions from yourself and sometimes others, you may write a story to be shared far beyond the few people who lived the moment. One thought on “ The New Way to Write Your Life Story: The 10 Themes of Legacy Writing ” Anthony Bergs March 30, at am.
Awesome tips you mentioned here. The way I do is stealing the others’ ideas.
By “ideas”, I mean the way people write. Don’t let yourself be pulled into someone’s misconception about the marketability of their life story. Unless this person, I’ll call him Survivor Sam, is a very well-known celebrity, you should not agree to write his story for only a portion of future royalties.
When I was writing my blog posts, I’d always let my husband (The Englishman) read them before I pressed ‘publish’. Of course if you are writing in the traditional way, and not a blogging the story, it’s easier.
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