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YOUR STORY AWAITS…

As a creative spirit having a physical experience, did you know there are multiple possibilities for how you tell your human story?

In the compelling and expansive version, you’re brave, unique and relatable… and those who read your tale will be both fascinated by and yet seeing themselves in your story, unconsciously rooting for you to achieve full culmination and realisation of your driving desire…!

This is how you write a page-turning memoir – one that’s gripping, exciting, and transformational… and ultimately, a story that millions of people can RELATE to. Stories show us who we are, and they bring us hope and a remembrance, that despite common fears, limitations and setbacks, we, too, are capable of extraordinary and heroic transformation in our lives.

The compelling version of your story is an adventure, a mystery, a quest, and a challenge. And writing your story with yourself as the central proactive force – human, yet striving for the impossible – fragile, yet taking leap after leap in the dark – is completely transformational on a psychological level.

It’s also a trademark of bestsellers.

THE TROUBLE WITH MEMOIR…

If you’ve ever tried to write about an intense or challenging experience (ie. LIFE!), you’ll know the intense physical feelings it can incite. It’s as though time has no meaning, and you’re right back in the moment – in the story and the fear and the chaos where the experience makes no sense and you have nowhere to go with all those feelings you’ve uncovered on the page. To be given the classic advice ‘just write’ is actually dangerous, for memoir. Studies show it can be physically and psychologically harmful to write a personal story with no narrative framework.

The good news is: the reverse is true. Short term AND long term health outcomes improved in multiple studies on patients given the task of writing about stressful experiences… when they wrote within certain parameters – by using a narrative framework.

A publication-standard memoir is a story created from a collection of personal memories.
And to make up a story means we must consciously assign meaning to events. We do this by looking at different perspectives, arranging information and revealing context, uncovering repeated motifs and patterns and scenes. To create a cohesive context around a personal event or experience that flows logically from start, to peak, to satisfying finish for a wide audience who know nothing about us, requires a detailed understanding of the structure of story.

Inside THE ART OF MEMOIR, you’ll learn how to turn your incredible tale into a publication-standard manuscript – and in doing so, transform your life.

RIGHT NOW, YOU MIGHT FEEL…

  • Confused by all the versions of your story or the events you could write

  • Miserable from working on the manuscript because parts of it make no sense

  • Overwhelmed by potential directions, themes and focal points: you feel to write one thing, but then you end up writing something else.

  • Frustrated by how long it’s taking when you know, deep down, you have a story that needs to be shared.

I’m Louisa, and here’s what I want you to know about my two published memoirs…

In 2016, I had a life-changing experience that I knew I had to turn into a book. I wanted it published, and I knew just how much work it would take to pull the whole thing off.

Because six years earlier, I’d published my first book – a travel memoir – and the writing process had not been simple.

I’d studied Professional Writing & Editing at University, and learnt snippets of techniques that applied to the craft of writing itself, but never had any real training on story structure. I wrote the first draft of my first memoir with no idea what I was doing, I focused on word count and ‘getting it out’, with no idea what to do to refine it into a publication-worthy story.

That first memoir took me almost two years – and WAY too many wrong turns – to finish. I had to re-write the whole thing from scratch after a particularly brutal rejection from a commercial publisher. But she taught me what nobody else had: That memoir is very different to any other genre, and more importantly, it needs a particular STRUCTURE to sell to a wide public.
So with A Letter From Paris – my second book, which was a very complex story that involved an enormous amount of research – I knew that I needed to find the structure to write it well enough to get it published, write it in a a shorter time frame, and more importantly, feel creatively fulfilled and expanded by the process.

I needed a map. I searched for a framework. But everything I read was related to novel writing, screenplays, or investigative journalism. Personal narrative is a unique genre of literature, and there was no clear process to take a writer from page one to finished draft of a publication-ready true story.

I studied the structure of bestselling memoirs like I was memorising directions. I researched the 3 act story structure, dual narratives, sequencing and chronology, as well as the psychology around the hero’s journey framework, character archetypes and narrative symbols, and researched Jungian theories around the collective unconscious and more.

And with this pathway cleared, I then wrote the first draft of A Letter From Paris in less than three months.

I revised and re-wrote the draft with a method I’d created, and had the full book to my publisher less than six months from starting.

The good news for you?
I documented my entire method, and I’ve turned it into a deeply transformational process that any memoir writer can follow to go from page one to finished draft, no matter how new you may be to the literary memoir genre.

Introducing…The Art of Memoir

Taking you from page one to finished draft of a publication-standard book-length true story…

WITHOUT critiques

WITHOUT spending years on the draft

And WITHOUT feeling miserable as you write!

Louisa Deasey is the real deal. She’ll save you time and offer solid lessons and inspiration in the memoir journey. I return to the trainings again and again. Writers would do well to chance upon you sooner than later! I will never write a book again the way I did before, I’ll follow Louisa’s steps from the start…
Alice Lundy, writer

Thank you for your encouragement, expertise and for pouring kerosene on my tiny aims. I finished my memoir in the first week, instead of the last week. Then, somehow, I reviewed all 20 chapters and reduced 1M+ words to a mere 285K. AND I have a hook, plot points outline/table, query and synopsis. I told my son how you changed my paradigm on what was possible and I will never forget it. Merci, Louisa!
Carolyn Barnabo, Writer

I’m happy to report that I’ve completed my first draft!!! I’ve completed the 12 phases of the Hero’s Journey and the 30 day journaling which I LOVED!
Using the Hero Journey’s framework has been eye-opening and revealing. Thank you!!

Susana Frioni, speaker, writer & coach

Your course is such a gift. I’m learning so much about writing, story structure and most importantly about myself. I love the exploration of my story and am walking into further healing as I write. I have been inspired, stretched and challenged by your course. You truly are with us every step of the way – you’ve done an amazing job of making things clear for a newbie such as myself, I am being transformed from your hard work.
Kem Stickl, Writer

If i hadn’t rejigged a few of the chapters and thus, my chapter summaries, I don’t think the narrative would feel as cohesive as it feels now. And that’s all due to 90 Day Memoir! I’ve just received an email to say that my essay won the non-fiction category and will be published… 
Tash Agafonoff, Writer

THE ART OF MEMOIR will bring you…

  • CLARITY – on your understanding of the unique literary memoir genre, story structure, patterns and narrative themes, how and when and where to write each day and each week, and exactly how to revise!

  • CONSISTENCY – in your writing process and keeping your head in the story, so you don’t go for long breaks and forget about the world you’ve built up on the page. Because writing a book is building a world – one that needs consistent attention if you want to finish it well in the better part of six months!

  • STRUCTURAL CHRONOLOGY – a sophisticated understanding of how to sequence the scenes, events and which experiences you need to include (and which to leave out) if you wish to retain a readers’ attention.

Here’s a snapshot of what’s included inside THE ART OF MEMOIR when you join today…

  • Immediate access to the FULL curriculum including future updates and live workshops!
    This includes 10 memoir-specific courses covering storytelling, narrative, character archetypes, writing, mindset, editing, structure, revision and publishing valued at over $30 000.

  • 6 months of email support, bonus content, encouragement, insights and reminders to keep you focused

  • Lifetime access to the private online platform where you can access the material & ask questions as you integrate the lessons

  • Memoir-specific templates, guides, cheatsheets, checklists, case studies which will save you time and money searching for specific examples for certain elements of the process…

  • Limited-time savings of up to $599 on the full programme fee

  • LIMITED-TIME BONUS Ace Your Memoir Query Course [$555 to purchase separately]

And here’s more details of each course and inclusion in the programme…

Louisa Deasey zoom calls
Mindset trainings on setting up your writing routine, mapping a deadline and maintaining motivation, and scheduled rewards

I know how important it is for a deadline to FEEL real and I also know how important it is to have a PROCESS that brings out our most creative work, and this looks different for every writer depending on your lifestyle. So I’ve included mindset trainings to identify your resistance points as well as a planning template you can use to calculate a realistic deadline. But the really important pieces here are the intention and values pieces I share, to help you clarify how this creative project will lead you to the highest version of yourself. Because this is where motivation comes from: identity.

Louisa Deasey zoom calls
Private Member Platform & Online Community [valued at $5000]

The programme is hosted inside a dedicated member platform (and we don’t encourage social media communities or anything else that can be a distraction to the deep work required), so you can ask questions as you work through the trainings and implement the material. Louisa is very ‘hands on’ inside the courses, so you can be sure if you have a question or insight to share, you’ll get a response.

Louisa Deasey zoom calls

TEMPLATES, GUIDES, CHECKLISTS, EXERCISES, CHEATSHEETS [value: $5000]

Need an example of a certain stage in the Hero’s Journey or a certain story archetype? There’s a guide for that. Want to write your focus sentence, your chapter breakdowns, or identify your midpoint reversal? There’s guides for those, too. Every step of the way, you have examples broken down for you and plug-and-play templates for the tough stuff (like the synopsis – no writer likes those!). I’ve broken down the principles of storytelling in detail, so you can master the structure, reach your deadline, and clarify all the little pieces of your story. The best thing? You can use these for years to come – they’re yours to keep!

Louisa Deasey zoom calls

INTRODUCTION TO THE ART OF MEMOIR [value: $1000]

Learn the framework that underpins this entire process and get a clear overview of what to expect and precisely how to succeed in this programme. With recent additions including a recorded presentation given to Special Forces soldiers on storytelling, tech walk-throughs for new students and more, this is where you’ll dive in as soon as you enrol and get a good overview of the adventure you’re about to undertake!

Louisa Deasey zoom calls

FOUNDATIONS FOR SUCCESS [value: $4000]

Clarity on the memoir genre – and what sells specifically in this category as well as your motivations for writing this manuscript – are crucial for success. In Foundations for Success you’ll learn the what, why, how, when and where of memoir. This module includes What is Memoir, the Why for your Memoir, Map Your Memoir, When & Where to Write, as well as important templates and checklists to use to set your deadline and set up a consistent writing practise.

JOURNALING FOR MEMOIR [value: $500]

If you need a break from story structure or thinking about your book on a linear level, this 30 day process will help you form a nourishing writing routine that has no big expectations except that you simply show up on the page each day. Some students have completed 50 000 words of their memoirs from this course alone!

Louisa Deasey zoom calls

90 DAY MEMOIR: YOUR HERO’S JOURNEY [value: $5000]

Most students come in with a basic understanding of the Hero’s Journey, but 90 Day Memoir is a 12 week deep-dive into every stage, using movies, bestselling memoirs and more to help you get the necessary perspective on this crucial structure, to uncover layers to your story you’ve never understood. Each week’s lesson includes a video presentation and a comprehensive volume for you to use as writing guide with specific prompts for you to gain insights into how you ARE the hero already.

Louisa Deasey zoom calls

CHARACTERS ARCHETYPES IN MEMOIR [value: $1000]

Characters have a particular function in story, so understanding the universal symbolism of archetypes from these trainings will help you uncover specific details that are going to make your narrative rich and relatable. It’s also a crucial step in knowing which pieces of your story to edit and revise – because you don’t need five characters who fulfil the same role.

Louisa Deasey zoom calls

STORY STRUCTURE [value: $3000]

The chronology in which you reveal your story is crucial to a page-turning narrative. This course will give you depth and insights into how the 3 Act Structure interplays with certain plot devices and can be adapted to the hero’s journey. Learn techniques to engage your reader to anchor in your mastery of narrative nonfiction so your story flows from beginning to end.

Louisa Deasey zoom calls

THE MESSY MIDDLE OF MEMOIR [value: $3000]

The simple truth is that most writers never become authors because they never make it past the middle of the writing process. This self-coaching framework will teach you a proven process to lead yourself through the messy middle of the creative process – so you can reach unchartered levels of personal success and fulfilment. Delivered as a group coaching retreat, the recording includes downloadable workbooks and a reading list which will serve you in your creative career which always includes a ‘messy middle’!

Louisa Deasey zoom calls

MANUSCRIPT FINISHING SCHOOL [value: $3000]

How do you ensure your draft is as good as you can get it before you start the submission process? Manuscript Finishing School walks you through Louisa’s six-stage process to revise your memoir as a professional editor. With clear video guidance, downloadable checklists and examples and a synopsis writing guide including a step-by-step template for you to follow, you’ll finish with a polished and revised draft and the skills to revise your own work as a professional.

Louisa Deasey zoom calls

GROUP COACHING REPLAYS [value: $3000]

The 12 group coaching replays will help you see that you’re not alone in your questions of the process. Literary Agent Anjanette Fennel was support coach in 2023 so you get to hear insights into memoir as a publishing genre. Also included are a year ahead visioning and reflection ritual, deep dives into elements of the memoir process and explorations of questions about structure, writing about real people, seeing yourself as the ‘hero’ and more. Learn from others’ insights and experiences writing and revising a memoir.

Louisa Deasey zoom calls

THE ART OF THE BOOK DEAL [value: $1000]

When you complete your memoir draft and want to go through the traditional book publication submission process, it’s important to get an overview of what goes into a traditional book deal for published nonfiction books. This 5-class training walks you through exactly what and how going for a traditional book publishing deal for memoir works, and how to shift from the writing process to the mindset for sales and pitching in the publishing world.

Louisa Deasey zoom calls

BONUS: ACE YOUR MEMOIR QUERY [value: $1000]

The memoir query is how you open the door to your publishing deal. Louisa delivered this workshop LIVE to all Art of Memoir students in January, sharing templates for writing a memoir query, with examples of both query letters that sold A Letter From Paris and more, as well as explaining the submissions process for memoir. Learn what goes into a memoir query letter line by line, write a compelling author bio, and gain a deeper understanding of exactly what it takes to sell your memoir to the traditional publishing market. Includes downloadable templates for your query letter and your author bio, as well as printable examples for you to keep.

YOUR INVESTMENT

 

The Art of Memoir is valued at over $30 000.

 Instead, pay $2997 $2497, or split your enrolment over multiple monthly payments.
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NEW EXTENDED PAYMENT PLAN FOR A LIMITED TIME

ONE PAYMENT OF $2497 [save $500!]

  • Immediate access to the complete programme [no content is ‘dripped’]

  • Student success survey, 6 months of email support, lifetime access to the courses, bonus content

  • Templates, checklists, case-studies and cheatsheets for every step of the process

  • Private Member Platform where you can ask questions & get Louisa’s insights as you implement the material.

  • Course 1: Introduction to the 3-Step Framework

  • Course 2: Foundations for Success

  • Course 3: Journaling for Memoir

  • Course 4: Your Hero’s Journey: 90 Day Memoir

  • Course 5: Character Archetypes in Memoir

  • Course 6: Memoir Story Structure

  • Course 7: The Messy Middle of Memoir

  • Course 8: Manuscript Finishing School

  • Course 9: Group Coaching Replays on Mindset & Writing

  • Course 10: The Art of the Book Deal Foundations

  • BONUS Course: ACE YOUR MEMOIR QUERY $555 free

  • BONUS: All content updates, live workshops added, lifetime access

  • 1 Payment of $2997 $2497 = save $500

5 monthly payments of $599 [usually 6]

  • Immediate access to the complete programme [no content is ‘dripped’]

  • Student success survey, 6 months of email support, lifetime access to the courses, bonus content

  • Templates, checklists, case-studies and cheatsheets for every step of the process

  • Private Member Platform where you can ask questions & get Louisa’s insights as you implement the material.

  • Course 1: Introduction to the 3-Step Framework

  • Course 2: Foundations for Success

  • Course 3: Journaling for Memoir

  • Course 4: Your Hero’s Journey: 90 Day Memoir

  • Course 5: Character Archetypes in Memoir

  • Course 6: Memoir Story Structure

  • Course 7: The Messy Middle of Memoir

  • Course 8: Manuscript Finishing School

  • Course 9: Group Coaching Replays on Mindset & Writing

  • Course 10: The Art of the Book Deal Foundations

  • BONUS Course: ACE YOUR MEMOIR QUERY $555 free

  • BONUS: All content updates, live workshops added, lifetime access

  • 5 Monthly Payments of $599 [usually 6!]

11 monthly payments of $299
  • Immediate access to the complete programme [no content is ‘dripped’]

  • Student success survey, 6 months of email support, lifetime access to the courses, bonus content

  • Templates, checklists, case-studies and cheatsheets for every step of the process

  • Private Member Platform where you can ask questions & get Louisa’s insights as you implement the material.

  • Course 1: Introduction to the 3-Step Framework

  • Course 2: Foundations for Success

  • Course 3: Journaling for Memoir

  • Course 4: Your Hero’s Journey: 90 Day Memoir

  • Course 5: Character Archetypes in Memoir

  • Course 6: Memoir Story Structure

  • Course 7: The Messy Middle of Memoir

  • Course 8: Manuscript Finishing School

  • Course 9: Group Coaching Replays on Mindset & Writing

  • Course 10: The Art of the Book Deal Foundations

  • BONUS Course: ACE YOUR MEMOIR QUERY $555 free

  • BONUS: All content updates, live workshops added, lifetime access

  • 11 monthly Payments of $299 

Due to the nature of the digital material provided, there are strictly no refunds. Please be intentional if you choose the extended payment plan, that you will honour the full payment schedule.

INSTEAD OF THE ART OF MEMOIR, YOU COULD TRY…

  • A creative writing degree or MFA = $100 000+

  • Generative 12 week Zoom workshops with no curriculum, coaching or replays: $3000+

  • Developmental editors, critiques, feedback reports = $5000+

  • Private 1:1 Book Coaching for 6 months = $20, 000+

  • A ghostwriter = $80 000+

  • Taking 10 separate classes on storytelling, literary memoir, writing routines, personal development, the hero’s journey, archetypes and more = $10 000+

  • Years of your life spent trying to do this without help = $$$$?

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Does this programme have a start and end date? How long do I have access?
Enrolment is only open for a limited time (indicated by the timer above this page.)
Once you join you receive IMMEDIATE access to the complete curriculum, the member site & material, your student success forms, and 6 months of email support and extra content.

How do you accept payment?
You can pay via credit card or paypal in the secure checkout.

What’s the difference between The Art of Memoir & The Book Deal Accelerator?
The Art of Memoir has the express outcome of you writing and revising a book-length manuscript with all the tools and techniques of a professional author. The Book Deal Accelerator has the express outcome of you selling your work to publishers and agents and works for all types of nonfiction (not just memoir). The two programmes complement each other but if you have no manuscript or one that needs finishing, revising, restructuring, The Art of Memoir will teach you how to get it ready for your sales process. A first-time author cannot get a book deal for a memoir manuscript if you have not written any or all of the draft, or a very detailed book proposal, which involves an overarching view of the narrative. The Art of Memoir teaches you how to develop the narrative.

Are there any refunds or guarantees?

No results are guaranteed and like everything in life, all results are ultimately up to you! There are strictly no refunds because of the enormous amount of digital material and content you access upon sign-up, so please be mindful when you choose to enrol and come into the programme willing to do the work to succeed.

WRITERS I’VE WORKED WITH…

I’ll never forget you simplifying my deadline for me when I was completely overwhelmed. Thanks to your brilliant plan, I got my first book to the publishers on time! 
Karina Machado, Hachette author & Who columnist

I really want to say thank you again for your fabulous guidance, reflecting on the year, doing your program was a major highlight… I’d highly recommend anyone to do your Memoir program, there is loads and loads of valuable content, from practical tools to broad stroke thinking…my relationship with my writing has transformed as a result, and I’ve been chipping away for 7 years!
Lani Theresa Rose, Writer

The Art of Memoir was created for you…

If you want…

To write your true story in flow, and develop creative habits and techniques you’ll be able to use again and again and again in your career…

To FINISH this book to a standard you can then send off on submission to a publisher, having a process to be able to know that you’ve hit the points editors and agents LOOK for in literary memoir

To be crystal clear on where to start your story, what to include, and how to finish in a way that will linger with readers long after they’ve read the last page…

To develop yourself as a writer and learn about the process of writing a personal story for professional publication

You can follow directions, commit to the work, log in to the platform and take responsibility for your own success

You really just want someone to give you the whole process laid out – no need to add a workshop or a critique or five other books on the process to help you. This is the complete start-to-finish process. You don’t need to fill in any gaps on your own!

My big promise to you:

You will see your story differently at the same time you transform internally through writing it with this process.
And – even though it’s deep, I guide you cheerfully. I use lots of movies and plots from different genres of memoirs to take you out of your head and give you the necessary spaciousness to see your unconscious patterns played out in stories other than yours.

And – if you EVER feel miserable from writing the story, just take a break, watch some of the mindset trainings included (the messy middle of memoir coaching retreat is my favourite), look at a different part of the story architecture, or return to the journaling process… This is why the programme is all available as soon as you join. I know writing – like all creative processes – is not linear!

It’s not about you whipping you into action, here. True creative growth doesn’t come from that kind of force. It comes from ease, expansion. Flow.

The only person you’re doing this for is you – and if you don’t meet your deadline because the story changed as you wrote it (this tends to happen) and you realised it needed to be a different story, then you can start from the beginning as many times as you need. This is why you have lifetime access to this curriculum.

Some students tell me they played just one masterclass lesson on the Hero’s Journey, or the overview of the 3 Acts – and it led them to a complete epiphany on the entire structure of their internal narrative (becoming aware of resistance and blocks they’d been carrying their entire lives!).

Because this is how story works. Often it’s when we’re not thinking consciously – just zooming out and getting some bigger picture perspective – that we give our minds and hearts enough space to release what needs to come out.

That’s writing. That’s flow. That’s how you reveal the true story that wants to come out, to be transformed into written form, by you, and only you… the story that pulls you out of bed like a secret friend, waiting to be met…and chase it onto the page, as fast as you can.

IS THIS FOR YOU? CHECK BELOW…

  • You’re working on a true story based on your lived experience…any kind of nonfiction with a narrative thread.

  • You have no draft OR a full draft that you know needs revision, but you’re unclear on the structure…

  • You’re ready to do the writing and just want to learn a clear, professional, proven process to structure your journey

  • You have an internet connection (this programme is all hosted online)

  • You’re interested in self-growth, the mindset of success, and writing the best story you can!

Choose a payment option that suits you

NEW EXTENDED PAYMENT PLAN FOR A LIMITED TIME

ONE PAYMENT OF $2497 [save $500!]

  • Immediate access to the complete programme [no content is ‘dripped’]

  • Student success survey, 6 months of email support, lifetime access to the courses, bonus content

  • Templates, checklists, case-studies and cheatsheets for every step of the process

  • Private Member Platform where you can ask questions & get Louisa’s insights as you implement the material.

  • Course 1: Introduction to the 3-Step Framework

  • Course 2: Foundations for Success

  • Course 3: Journaling for Memoir

  • Course 4: Your Hero’s Journey: 90 Day Memoir

  • Course 5: Character Archetypes in Memoir

  • Course 6: Memoir Story Structure

  • Course 7: The Messy Middle of Memoir

  • Course 8: Manuscript Finishing School

  • Course 9: Group Coaching Replays on Mindset & Writing

  • Course 10: The Art of the Book Deal Foundations

  • BONUS Course: ACE YOUR MEMOIR QUERY $555 free

  • BONUS: All content updates, live workshops added, lifetime access

  • 1 Payment of $2997 $2497 = save $500

5 monthly payments of $599 [usually 6]

  • Immediate access to the complete programme [no content is ‘dripped’]

  • Student success survey, 6 months of email support, lifetime access to the courses, bonus content

  • Templates, checklists, case-studies and cheatsheets for every step of the process

  • Private Member Platform where you can ask questions & get Louisa’s insights as you implement the material.

  • Course 1: Introduction to the 3-Step Framework

  • Course 2: Foundations for Success

  • Course 3: Journaling for Memoir

  • Course 4: Your Hero’s Journey: 90 Day Memoir

  • Course 5: Character Archetypes in Memoir

  • Course 6: Memoir Story Structure

  • Course 7: The Messy Middle of Memoir

  • Course 8: Manuscript Finishing School

  • Course 9: Group Coaching Replays on Mindset & Writing

  • Course 10: The Art of the Book Deal Foundations

  • BONUS Course: ACE YOUR MEMOIR QUERY $555 free

  • BONUS: All content updates, live workshops added, lifetime access

  • 5 Monthly Payments of $599 [usually 6!]

11 monthly payments of $299
  • Immediate access to the complete programme [no content is ‘dripped’]

  • Student success survey, 6 months of email support, lifetime access to the courses, bonus content

  • Templates, checklists, case-studies and cheatsheets for every step of the process

  • Private Member Platform where you can ask questions & get Louisa’s insights as you implement the material.

  • Course 1: Introduction to the 3-Step Framework

  • Course 2: Foundations for Success

  • Course 3: Journaling for Memoir

  • Course 4: Your Hero’s Journey: 90 Day Memoir

  • Course 5: Character Archetypes in Memoir

  • Course 6: Memoir Story Structure

  • Course 7: The Messy Middle of Memoir

  • Course 8: Manuscript Finishing School

  • Course 9: Group Coaching Replays on Mindset & Writing

  • Course 10: The Art of the Book Deal Foundations

  • BONUS Course: ACE YOUR MEMOIR QUERY $555 free

  • BONUS: All content updates, live workshops added, lifetime access

  • 11 monthly Payments of $299 

Please be mindful when you join, that all sales are final, and due to the nature of the digital material provided, there are no refunds.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

  1. Choose the payment option that works for you and make payment via card in the secure checkout
  2. You’ll receive a confirmation email with your login to the member platform
  3. You’ll receive a welcome email very soon after making payment, with all you need to get started straight away!
ABOUT LOUISA DEASEY

Louisa Deasey is a twice-published memoir author and book coach for memoir authors determined to succeed in the high standards world of traditional book publishing.

After studying writing and editing academically, Louisa went on to carve out a successful career as a freelance journalist, publishing widely in Australian and international print and digital publications.

In 2010, Louisa’s first memoir LOVE & OTHER U-TURNS was published by Allen & Unwin and nominated for two awards. Louisa retrained in digital marketing and communications strategy and worked in higher education, until her second memoir, A LETTER FROM PARIS appeared. Getting the book deal for A LETTER FROM PARIS took 8 months from blog post to query to offer to contract in 2016, and in 2017 she wrote the draft. A LETTER FROM PARIS was published in 2018 in Australia and the United Kingdom, released as an audio book by Blackstone in 2019, and in the United States as paperback. In 2020, Indigo Books reprinted A LETTER FROM PARIS in Canada, and it hit the bestseller list.

Louisa is passionate about educating first-time authors about the ins and outs of book sales and publishing so they can reach success in this complex industry.

AUTHOR TESTIMONIALS

If you’ve never experienced it before, publishing can seem like an enigma, the sort of industry that’s closed to all but insiders. Louisa knows traditional publishing, both as an author and from the back end where agents, editors and sales teams operate. She has a knack for coming up with new ways to ensure your manuscript gets in front of the right people.
Carrie Hutchinson, award-winning travel writer, ghostwriter & editor

Louisa can see possibilities for you that you can’t see because you’re too close to it all. 
Mary Adkins, HarperCollins author

I have known Louisa over 18 years. She’s an amazing writer and interviewer. That, teamed with her publishing know-how, makes her formidable.
Mystic Medusa, HarperCollins author


If you’ve made it this far down the page, chances are, you’re thinking deeply about joining. If you have questions about whether or not this is the right fit for you, send us an email hello@louisadeasey.com 

Louisa

“The object isn’t to make art, it’s to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable.”

Robert Henri, American artist and teacher