Every book starts as a page…
Dear aspiring author: Stop sitting down to write your book, feeling overwhelmed, getting a few pages (or a few thousand words) in, sending it off for a critique (bad idea!) and giving up. Just stop!
If you’ve never written a book before, attempting a full manuscript without actually having a powerful and enjoyable daily writing routine in place is much like attempting to run a marathon when you can barely make it around the local park. You could stop midway through, collapse, injure yourself, or worse!
Perhaps you’ve been tinkering with the idea of writing a book for years, but you’re not even sure if you know, like or enjoy the memoir genre. Perhaps people have been telling you your story is fascinating and should be a book, but the idea of sitting down to write it completely overwhelms and confuses you.
Or perhaps you don’t even want to write a book (just yet), you merely want to get this extraordinary experience you’ve lived through down onto the page, in a way that feels good. What so many people don’t realise is that memoir writing is actually incredibly therapeutic: both physically and psychologically!
By developing a beautiful memoir journalling practise, you can experience the benefits of personal writing (there’s so many!) AND learn how to better write in the genre!
Both my published books started as pages from my journals and ideas that I couldn’t let go. By learning to write about my experiences – and my life -through a daily memoir journalling practise, I could see my story objectively and uncover threads and themes I later wove into my books.
Memoir journalling helps you become a better storyteller AND develop precious self-awareness skills. Both are essential if you want to write a true story about your life experiences.
And if you don’t want to publish a book, you just want to develop your skills and experience the remarkable benefits of memoir writing?
Daily memoir journalling is where you need to start!