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Writing quotes, classes and tips to turn your travels into a compelling non-fiction memoir manuscript
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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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Writing with The Hero's Journey...
Knowing the 12 stages of the Hero's Journey adds to the strength of your storytelling skills, because this is a story framework favoured by screenwriters, scriptwriters, bestselling authors and many travel memoirs use this structure. Learn what goes into each stage, so you can write a better book, with this free guidebook covering the hero's journey in depth by bestselling author Louisa Deasey. #storytelling #writing #writingguide #herosjourney #travelmemoir #narrative #storystructure
Write a travel journal
Learn how to write a daily journal in order to find your writing voice, develop stronger travel writing techniques, understand story structure and deepen your creative practises in this free guidebook from bestselling author Louisa Deasey.
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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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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 the first draft
If you’re brave enough to start writing your memoir first draft, I commend you! Staring down that blank page and putting something onto it is one of the most courageous things you can do (and the most magical). But if you’ve never written a manuscript before – short, or long – you might appreciate some dos and don’ts from my experience. #books #bibliophile #writingprompts #authorquote #editingtips #firstdraft #storytelling #bookquote #storystructure #herosjourney #nonfiction #firstdraft #editing
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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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Storytelling involves desire
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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
Write a Bestselling Memoir Pitch - Louisa Deasey Author
Successful writers need a bestselling memoir pitch even if they haven’t started the drafting process. Learn 4 Steps to a Bestselling Memoir Pitch used by a published author in the traditional book publishing industry.
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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
Write a Bestselling Memoir Pitch - Louisa Deasey Author
Successful writers need a bestselling memoir pitch even if they haven’t started the drafting process. Learn 4 Steps to a Bestselling Memoir Pitch used by a published author in the traditional book publishing industry.
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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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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!
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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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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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How do book advances work?
In this article from author Louisa Deasey you'll learn exactly how book deals work and what to expect financially as an author.
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Memoir Masterclass
Learn the 3 step framework to a true story that sells in this literary memoir masterclass from bestselling author Louisa Deasey. Sign up and watch the on demand training!
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Memoir Writing Class with Louisa Deasey
Louisa's writing class teaches the 3 pillars of a true story that sells to a traditional publisher. Literary Memoir is very different to writing fiction, sign up for the free replay and learn to master the memoir genre so you can get your book published.
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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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Literary Memoir Masterclass - Louisa Deasey Author
3 keys to writing a true story that sells to a publisher: Learn how writing memoir differs from novels & fiction, Learn Louisa's 5-step method for CLARITY & momentum (so you finish your draft in months, not years!) and also learn how to sequence your story with a structure used in bestselling memoirs like WILD, MAID & EDUCATED.
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Six styles of memoir essay
Getting an essay or article published around the central themes or topics of your memoir is one of the best ways to get a publishing deal and build your writing platform. Here's six different ways to write a story for publication!
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Your Memoir Proposal Checklist
Download your free memoir proposal checklist to learn the essential pieces in every good memoir book proposal.
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The Traditional Book Publishing process - Louisa Deasey Author
#nonfiction #publishing #pubtip #publishingadvice #authoradvice #querytip #nonfictionwriting #traditionalpublishing #bookdeal #nonfictionpublishing #bookdeals #literaryagent #authorplatform