The Hero's Journey

The 12-stage Hero's Journey is a compelling story structure to write your memoir, learn how to use it to write your first draft and edit your story with these…
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Let go of the story to find the truth in this free memoir writing class from published memoir author Louisa Deasey.
The Art of Memoir writing...
More than ever, readers want honesty in storytelling, so if you're writing a personal narrative, you need to be brave and look for the truth of your story, past content and facts and into narrative. Learn the art of memoir writing in this free writing class from twice-published bestselling memoir author Louisa Deasey. #memoir #writing #story #literarylife #autobiographicalwriting #narrative #personalnarrative #nonfiction
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Use the Hero's Journey to write your memoir
Click to read a simple guide to use a structure favoured by scriptwriters to write your story! #writing #memoir #nonfiction #storytelling #herosguide #bibliophile #books #publishing #querytips #josephcampbell
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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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 - Louisa Deasey Author
The term and concept I’m going to share with you is something that you need to understand so that you both write a more compelling story to a wider readership, AND position it effectively for a book deal. #travelmemoir #bookpublishing #memoir
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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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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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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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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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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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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!
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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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.