Plan Your Memoir In Six Weeks
Have you been working on your memoir for months (or even years), and feel completely stuck? Is your idea any good? How do you even structure a memoir…? How many words per week should you be writing?
Are you aching to be traditionally published, but don’t know how to break down your first draft so that you don’t waste time on something that may or may not be published, that may or may not need a complete re-write?
You need someone who can save you time, money and heartache with a clear, step-by-step guide.
By planning your memoir before you write it, you’ll be light years closer to your dream of being published.
Thanks to you, Louisa, I was able to plan writing my first book around a full-time job. The deadline was overwhelming, but having you break it down into a weekly routine gave me clarity to move forward so that i could get it to the publisher on time.
Karina Machado, bestselling author
The process of working with you has been fantastic, Louisa. You’re clear, reliable and have given me valuable feedback on my writing.
Justine Sless, Writer & Comedian
Let me give you the exact map I used so you can plan your memoir in six weeks.
I’ll give you feedback on your story idea (and what you’ve written so far), clarify where you need to start the book (so you don’t waste months drafting something you need to throw out), and show you exactly what you need to be on track to a marketable, bestselling book.
I’ve been there, and I’ve simplified the most complex and confusing of topics.
When I sat down to write my second memoir, A Letter From Paris, I panicked.
The story was huge. It’s the story of my dad, it’s the story of me, it was a journey to France and London and a whole cast of other famous and unknown characters. Everyone told me that diary entries shouldn’t go into memoirs, but I was determined to see my father’s words in print alongside mine.
How to ensure my memoir was good enough to be published? Was there a map I could use? I searched – nope. A formula? Again, nope. I had to break the process down, which I did, and now I’ve created a step-by-step process to map out the most seemingly complex of memoir topics into an outline you can then confidently start to draft.
Because of the step-by-step guide I made myself to plan my memoir, I wrote the first draft of A Letter From Paris in less than 2 months.
In our 1:1 sessions and weekly emails, I’ll break down the task for you step-by-step so that after 6 weeks, you’re confident and ready to write your memoir up to publication standard. Memoir is a unique field and you need expert help to ensure you get published. I’m a professional editor and I’ve also authored two memoirs, so I’m in a unique position to show you exactly what you need to do to give your book the best possible chance of publication.
Save yourself years of confusion and heartache by planning your memoir properly, so you can start 2019 closer to your dream of being published?
PLAN YOUR MEMOIR IN 6 WEEKS:
What we’ll cover:
Your writing voice and unique style (feedback on 5000 words of your draft)
Weekly step-by-step action plan to get your memoir moving forward
How to write a great synopsis
How to write a one-sentence memoir ‘nub’ summary
Finding your universal themes
The bestsellers in your memoir genre and sub-genre
The structure of story and necessity for conflict
Where your idea sets in the publishing marketplace
Your memoir’s inciting incident – i.e. where you should start the story
Where you’re at:
- You REALLY want to get your memoir published traditionally
- You’ve started to write your memoir but you’re unsure if the idea has legs, where your story sits in the marketplace, and how to map it out so that the draft is submittable to a publisher.
- You’re tired of wasting time and money on advice from people who’ve never been published or who don’t write or edit in your genre
What I’ll teach you:
How to write your memoir focus sentence
How to find the internal and external driving desires of your memoir
A time-frame and deadline for completion of your first draft based on your lifestyle and goals
Your memoir’s universal theme(s)
Your memoir synopsis (this is essential to staying on track with the first draft)
How to write your chapter summaries
Understanding of your personal story in the framework of the archetypal hero’s journey and the three act structure
How to research your memoir’s sub-genre and three bestsellers in that genre
When to focus on building a platform vs doing the actual writing
Where the conflict in your story needs to sit
My sure-fire strategies for blitzing writer’s block and how to meet your weekly and monthly word limit
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