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5 steps to writing a memoir journal
Learn to conquer your fear of the blank page by writing in a daily journal with this free guide to writing in a memoir journal. #writing #book #memoir #publishers #autobiographical #writing tips #publishing #books #bibliophile #writingprompts #authorquote #journalprompts #creativewriting #writinginspiration #qotd #editingtips #querytip #firstdraft #storytelling #bookquote #storystructure #herosjourney #nonfiction #journal
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Bestselling authors share their techniques
Have you ever wondered how some writers can be so productive, producing book after book, getting published so often and you're still midway through the draft you started years ago? Here's some techniques and tools shared by productive authors. #publishingadvice #authoradvice #writersadvice
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how to keep a travel journal
Writing authentic dialogue and travel anecdotes is grounded in observation and sense writing... learn how to keep a travel journal in a unique, simple, nourishing way with this free guide from bestselling travel author Louisa Deasey. #travelwriting #memoir #writinginspiration #writingtips #writing #travelinspiration #travelbook #creativeinspiration
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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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Writing a memoir is like moving house
I was talking with a friend yesterday about a biography she’s been invited to write for publication. “What is it that holds you back from starting the biography?” I asked her, knowing how passionate she is about the subject. An award-winning editor, she has the capacity to both hone in on the micro details required to be an excellent copy and proofreader and also completely restructure academic texts on complex technical subjects.
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3 archetypes in every true story - Louisa Deasey Author
Unconscious expectations of what purpose certain characters serve, is what makes for a satisfying story. And the only way to find what purpose certain characters serve in your story or experience… is to know what archetypal role they seem to be playing!
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The Traditional Book Publishing process - Louisa Deasey Author
The key difference between self-publishing and traditional publishing your memoir: when you sign a deal with a traditional publisher (either a Top 5 or an independent), they take care of book production costs and book distribution, the design, the catalogue listings, the finicky details like getting ISBNs listed and so much more.
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Secrets of Bestselling Memoir Authors
Hi, I’m Louisa. I’m an author and a book coach for memoir writers determined to succeed in the traditional publishing industry. In this post I’m going to share with you the 3 secrets of bestselling memoir authors that are ALSO the 3 secrets to getting a book deal with a traditional book publishing house.
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Why memoir sells
Memoir is the most complex and widely misunderstood genre in publishing, and without knowing this part of selling a memoir manuscript, it took much longer to both write AND sell my first memoir than it needed to. But this concept was never taught in any of my academic writing and editing courses and degrees, probably because memoir – and creative nonfiction, particularly, is a relatively new genre in traditional publishing. #travelmemoir #writingtips
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4 Steps to a Bestselling Memoir Pitch
Writing a pitch for your memoir helps you to get clear on the STORY you’re writing, not just the experiences, which of the 4 bestselling universal themes your memoir explores and exactly what will make this story sell! Download your pitch guide here.
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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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Writing a bestselling memoir pitch
With a captivating memoir pitch, people’s faces light up rather than glaze over when you summarise your story, and it’s also going to help you sell your story to a potential publisher! The hardest part of writing your memoir is knowing where to start the story, so writing your pitch before your manuscript is actually going to help!
three books with the title 3 character archetys in true stories that sell
3 archetypes in every true story - Louisa Deasey Author
Unconscious expectations of what purpose certain characters serve, is what makes for a satisfying story. And the only way to find what purpose certain characters serve in your story or experience… is to know what archetypal role they seem to be playing!