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Learn to write memoir in a daily journal in the best way to fuel a published essay or book with these diary writing prompts for your journals.
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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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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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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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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!
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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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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!
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The ultimate point of bestselling memoirs
Learn what bestselling literary memoirs have in common in this video from author Louisa Deasey. If you're writing an autobiography that you want to get published, this will help you see how to structure the story in a compelling way.
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Annual Journaling Ritual
Reflecting on the year that was is so important before you set creative or business goals for the year to come! Here's my annual journaling ritual that helps me see how far I've come (even when it may not feel that way!) #writing #journal #creativeinspiration #goalsetting #annualplanning
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Journal Writing Prompts
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Using the Hero's Journey for your memoir
If you’re attempting the brave feat of writing a true story based on your life or experiences, you’re probably overwhelmed by the options of where and how and what to write. The Hero's Journey is a great structure to use for personal storytelling - here's why...
The Hero's Journey for Memoir
The hero's journey works so well as a storytelling structure for personal writing. If you’re attempting the brave feat of writing a true story based on your life or experiences, you’re probably overwhelmed by the options of where and how and what to write. Read on for how to use this 12 stage structure for your memoir...
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Start a memoir journal
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Make your memoir compelling to a reader
Learn the 5 steps to check your memoir is compelling to a reader in this free on-demand author masterclass for nonfiction writers, autobiographical writers and travel writers.
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How to keep a memoir journal
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Writing the enemy in your memoir
No matter what your memoir topic or sub-theme, there will always be an enemy or shadow aspect who blocks you, causes you pain, challenges you, threatens your survival or causes you to doubt yourself as you’re working to achieve the goal of your story.
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Callie Khouri quote
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Writing and selling your memoir
Most writers think that writing and selling your memoir to a top Publisher is all about the manuscript, so i want to bust a few myths here.I shared a pie chart for the Fast-Track Your Book Deal Webinar and I want to give you the breakdown here.This is what writing and selling your memoir really takes, OK? The sooner you start working on the missing pieces in the pie, the better for you and your book deal.
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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
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
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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Create an at-home writing retreat
You don't need to go to an expensive retreat to write your book. Here's a step-by-step guide to creating your own at-home writing retreat, no matter what your writing goal. #fiction #story #non-fiction #writing #memoir #retreat
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Memoir writing quote
“I feel like an idiot who had been obediently digging up pieces of coal in an immense mine and has just realized that there is no need to do this, but that one can fly all day and night on great wings in clear blue air through brightly colored magic and weird worlds.” - Sylvia Plath
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Isak Dinesen quote
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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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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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!
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What's your story hook?
Follow the lead of bestselling literary memoirs written by complete unknowns to learn how to make YOUR story compelling! Learn transformational and therapeutic writing techniques which are MUCH more empowering than getting feedback and workshopping your draft
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Author Masterclass on Writing Memoir (watch on demand)
Follow a proven process to finish your first draft (or your final one!) no matter how overwhelmed you feel right now Follow the lead of bestselling literary memoirs written by complete unknowns to learn how to make YOUR story compelling!