Adult Books

How to Write a Memoir in 30 Days
Step-by-Step Instructions for Creating and Publishing Your Personal Story

By Roberta Temes, PhD

Subject: Reference / Writing Skills
Paperback | 192 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
Publication Date: 2014-03-18
ISBN: 9781621451457
How to Write Your Memoir in 30 Days provides the framework for writers enthusiastic about telling their story, but wondering how to begin. Step-by-step techniques, culled from writers' workshops taught by the author, are presented in a welcoming, non-intimidating style. The prospect of writing a book is not daunting when compartmentalized into thirty discrete assignments:

Days 1 5 include exercises to identify major themes.

Days 6 10 include exercises about plot.

Days 11 15 include exercises about personalities.

Days 16 20 include exercises about experiences.

Days 21 25 include exercises that analyze responses to events.

Days 26 30 include exercises that structure the story of the memoir.

The book also includes information about publishers and literary agents, as well as information and resources about self-publishing. It also includes quick "clear communication" lessons about spelling and grammar.

Perfect for today's society, where we are all accustomed to celebrating each of life's passages with a blog post and comfortable sharing our innermost feelings, How to Write a Memoir in 30 Days is a fun, easy guide to writing the next great memoir.