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Turn your true story into a compelling book manuscript
Learn an author's process to turning your true story and life experiences into a compelling story with this free author masterclass from bestselling memoirist Louisa Deasey. #literarymemoir #authoradvice #publishingadvice #memoir #nonfiction #bibliophile #writingtips
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Write your memoir in months
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Write your story with the Hero's Journey
Using the storytelling structure of the Hero's Journey is a great way to better your travel memoir and craft a compelling manuscript. If you want to write a book that will keep people turning pages til the end, download your free guidebook to this classic story structure framework for free by bestselling author Louisa Deasey here.
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souls & salts on Instagram: “Our minds are already sailing into summer 𓂃 captured by @maryrogacevich . . . #sealandscape #blueseaview #cristalclearwater…”
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How to keep a memoir journal
Download your free guide to keeping a memoir journal so you can start writing your book based on your unique life experiences... #firstdraft #writingtips #writingprompts #journalwritingprompts #journalingformemoir #journaling #creativeinspiration #authoradvice
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The key to good chapter structure
When you're writing a book, it's crucial to make your chapters flow. So how do you turn your manuscript into a well-structured narrative with chapters that flow seamlessly from beginning to end and keep the reader turning the pages? Read the full post for four keys to structuring your chapters. #writingtips #story #publishing #writing advice
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How to write a travel journal
Writing every day taps you into your powers of observation, inner guidance, writing voice and more. Learn the simple steps to keeping a daily journal you can then use for book-length manuscripts in this free guide from bestselling nonfiction author Louisa Deasey. #travelmemoir #travelwriting #writingtips #writinginspiration #journaling #memoirtips #nonfiction #authoradvice #writing
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How to write a travel memoir
Keeping a daily writing practise is important for your travel writing skills and deepening and strengthening your narrative voice. Download your free guide to keeping a daily journal to learn some techniques for writing every day in a way that boosts your creative practise.
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Learn the 3 steps to writing a literary memoir
Here’s what you’re going to learn in this on-demand masterclass from author Louisa Deasey: The REAL reason you get writer’s block while working on a memoir, and how to solve it! How to write a compelling true story with a 3-step framework used in bestsellers like WILD, EDUCATED & MAID Why writing memoir is GOOD for you (no-one ever talks about this!)
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how to get your nonfiction book traditionally published - Louisa Deasey Author
The second thing that you need to get a publisher to even read your email, because they’re being pitched so many things at the moment, is you need a strong hook.The hook to your book is so important, particularly for memoir.But having a hook or a unique angle is totally relevant for non-fiction for self-help, for business, for every other type of non-fiction that you could be pitching. You need a strong hook.
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3 archetypes in every true story - Louisa Deasey Author
There are (at least) three character archetypes you meet in every true story. In Jungian theory, archetypes are characters who represent certain forces and play a symbolic role in the story arc. If you combine this with Joseph Campbell’s 12 stage Hero’s Journey, I’ve found that when I analyse literary memoirs that sell well, they do seem to share these key archetypes!
Writing for Publication
Learn how a professional author writes, revises and submits a book-length memoir to a literary agent or publisher in this free video series from author Louisa Deasey.
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Write your story in 90 days
Knowing how to write the manuscript AND approach your writing routine can save you time and confusion in the memoir process. If you'd like to learn my method for drafting a memoir with clarity and confidence and in an efficient time-frame, I made a free masterclass to take you through my unique method. In the 90 minute class, I take you through exactly how I've written (and revised) my own memoir drafts in 90 days.
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How to draft a non-fiction manuscript in months
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Write your memoir first draft
Author Masterclass
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Structure your story with a map
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The hero's journey and your memoir
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Writing a bestselling memoir pitch
why you need to write a bestselling memoir pitch even if you haven’t started the drafting process yet and you’re not ready to pitch your memoir.AND – I have a new resource to help you succeed: 4 Steps to a Bestselling Memoir Pitch [these are my own memoir pitch writing shortcuts!].
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3 archetypes in every true story - Louisa Deasey Author
There are (at least) three character archetypes you meet in every true story. In Jungian theory, archetypes are characters who represent certain forces and play a symbolic role in the narrative arc of a story – whether it’s real or fictional... If you combine this with Joseph Campbell’s 12 stage Hero’s Journey, I’ve found that when I analyse literary memoirs that sell well, they do seem to share these key archetypes!
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How book advances work in traditional publishing - Louisa Deasey Author
Read the post to learn how book advances work in traditional publishing, when to expect your book advance, how authors receive ‘royalties’ and why getting a six figure advance may NOT be in your best interests, as a first-time author.
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How Book Advances Work
Do you want a nonfiction publishing deal? Read on to learn how book advances work in traditional publishing, when to expect your book advance, how authors receive ‘royalties’ and why getting a six figure advance may NOT be in your best interests, as a first-time author.
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How book advances work in traditional publishing
Do you want a nonfiction publishing deal? Read on to learn how book advances work in traditional publishing, when to expect your book advance, how authors receive ‘royalties’ and why getting a six figure advance may NOT be in your best interests, as a first-time author.
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Publishing Model pros and cons
Some #authors choose to self #publish because they think it's easier or quicker - here's the cost & timeline pros and cons of #selfpublishing Vs #traditionalpublishing your #nonfiction book.
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Create your own writing retreat
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Memoir Proposal Checklist
Download your memoir proposal writing guide to learn what goes into a book proposal to sell your manuscript to a traditional publisher!
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The key stage in every good memoir
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The writing technique that will unlock your memoir
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The two worlds in every good memoir
There are two worlds in you inhabit in every true story. Do you know what they are? Learn how to write the two worlds into your book with this blog post on writing craft and story structure. #memoir #nonfiction #creativewriting #storytelling #publishing #querytip #truestory #authoradvice #screenwriting #writingadvice
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Keep writing, have faith, build it and they will come.
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I am a part of all that I have met
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From memory to memoir step by step
Is it time to break up with your artist? If you're a creative professional who wants more balance and prosperity, here's what you might not know about the artist archetype and how it sneaks into your belief systems to block you from success. Book Marketing, Business Strategy, Digital Business
Creative Business and the artist archetype
Is it time to break up with your artist? If you're a creative professional who wants more balance and prosperity, here's what you might not know about the artist archetype and how it sneaks into your belief systems to block you from success.
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The Artist Archetype
If you’re a professional creative who takes pride in your work, you probably relate to the artist archetype. Whether you’re a book coach, an editor, an author, a freelance writer or some other creative professional reading this blog, relating to the unconscious archetype of the artist could be holding you back in terms of your income, your sales, and the consistency you see in your professional success. Let me explain…
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Write your memoir outline
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The Traditional Book Publishing process - Louisa Deasey Author
The traditional book publishing process is different to self-publishing your nonfiction book - learn what an author should expect in the publishing process from Louisa Deasey. #nonfiction #publishingadvice #memoir #travelmemoir #authorinterview
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How to get a traditional nonfiction deal
If you’re trying to get a book deal for your memoir or other style of nonfiction, you need to learn what authors do to get a book deal BEFORE writing the book. Now – this does come with a caveat – if this is your first book (or first traditionally published book), you DO need to write the manuscript, or a fair whack of it! But if you’ve done that and you’re about to start querying publishers, this is the MOST important thing you need to do to get a book deal for your nonfiction.
Memoir Writing Masterclass - Louisa Deasey Author
The REAL reason you get writer’s block while working on a memoir, and how to solve it! How to write a compelling true story with a 3-step framework used in bestsellers like WILD, EDUCATED & MAID Why writing memoir is GOOD for you (no-one ever talks about this!) #writing #writingprompts #writinginspiration #travelwritingbook #nonfictionwriting #creativewriting
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Three memoir journal prompts
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3 steps to your book deal
Learn 3 steps to a nonfiction book deal with a traditional publishing in this free masterclass by author Louisa Deasey.
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How to keep a memoir journal
Start your daily writing practise with this free guide from author Louisa Deasey. #writing #book #nonfiction #publishing #autobiographical #pubtip #writingtips #books #bibliophile #writingprompts #authorquote #journalprompts #creativewriting #writinginspiration #qotd #editingtips #querytip #firstdraft #storytelling #bookquote #storystructure #herosjourney #memoir #journal #authoradvice
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90-day-roadmap - Louisa Deasey Author
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Writing through the messy middle
Somewhere in between the excitement of the beginning and the glamour of the finish line lies the murky messy middle. A term used by writers to refer to the middle part of a book where it can difficult to sustain momentum, I wrote this post during Melbourne’s interminable lockdown in 2020. Read the full post for tips to make it through the Messy Middle, what it is, and how to survive and thrive, finishing whatever creative project it is that you’re doing.
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Three memoir journal prompts - Louisa Deasey Author
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Fast-Track your Book Deal
Learn the 3 step process to fast-track a non-fiction book deal with a traditional publisher in this free masterclass from author Louisa Deasey.
Memoir Writing Masterclass - Louisa Deasey Author
Watch this author masterclass to learn how to write a compelling true story with a 3-step framework used in bestsellers like WILD, EDUCATED & MAID - free to sign up via the link... #authoradvice #writingadvice #memoir
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Memoir Writing Masterclass
Learn the 3-step framework to writing a compelling literary memoir in this free on demand video class from author Louisa Deasey. #memoirwritingprompts #memoir #personalstory #nonfiction #writingtips
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What makes a good author website?
Learn how to prime your author website for launch (and what not to do) in this epic blog post from author Louisa Deasey.
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What makes a good author website? - Louisa Deasey Author
When you’re getting ready to launch your non-fiction book into the world, the most important thing you can focus on is ensuring your website is primed for launch. You need a good author website, and if you don’t have a website that shows people who you are and what you do and most importantly how it is relevant to them it will impact sales of your upcoming book.
Book marketing checklist
Learn what to do in each phase of your book launch timeline with your book marketing checklist!
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Your Book Launch Timeline
When you sign a book deal with a traditional publisher, it’s important to get your head around the 3 key phases of your book launch timeline. These phases include the pre-launch, the launch itself (and yes, this is more than just the book launch event itself!), and post-launch.The reason you need to have a rough idea of your book launch timeline is so you can do what needs to be done in each phase, for maximum book sales both before, during, and after your book launch!
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Book marketing checklist
Your book marketing checklist will give you all you need to focus on in your book launch timeline.
Draft your memoir manuscript in months, not years
I'll show you exactly how I drafted my memoir manuscript in months, not years, with this free author masterclass. #creativewriting #writingtips #writinginspiration #writingprompts #nonfiction
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Using the Hero's Journey to write your story
If you've ever been curious about writing your story with the Hero's Journey framework you'll love my free memoir writing masterclass. Follow the lead of bestselling literary memoirs written by complete unknowns to learn how to make YOUR story compelling!