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Learn to:

  • Mine your past for great stories
  • Choose the best structure to highlight your story
  • Get your memoir published
  • Market your finished memoir

Expert tips and strategies to help you craft your life story andget it published!

Memoir writing is a growing phenomenon - and it's not justfor celebrities and politicians. Everyone has a story to tell, andMemoir Writing For Dummies provides you with the tools youneed to share your life story with the world. With easy-to-follow,step-by-step instructions - along with helpful tips and adviceon how to get published - Memoir Writing For Dummiesshows you how to put pen to paper and hone the craft of writing atruly compelling memoir. You'll get advice on how to explore yourmemories, map out your story, perfect your plot, and so much more.Packed with proven tips and writing tricks of the trade, MemoirWriting For Dummies gives you everything you need to ensureyour life story is never forgotten.

  • Remember the past - put on your research cap and uncoveryour memories
  • Get over writer's block - find out how to deal withdistractions and focus on the task
  • Write your first draft - develop your structure, setting,characters, and dialogue
  • Edit your work - explore ways to push your story to thenext level and make revisions like the pros
  • Get published - understand the publishing process anddecide which route is right for you
  • Market your memoir - develop strategies to get the wordout about your memoir

Open the book and find:

  • Ways to unlock your memories
  • Writing exercises in each chapter to improve yourmanuscript
  • How to use metaphor and figurative language
  • Strategies for fine-tuning your story
  • Tips for editing your work
  • How to find a literary agent
  • Understanding the difference between traditional publishing andself-publishing
  • Ways to promote your finished product

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