Breaking Ground on Your Memoir: Craft, Inspiration, and Motivation for Memoir Writers

Breaking Ground on Your Memoir: Craft, Inspiration, and Motivation for Memoir Writers

by Brooke Warner

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In Breaking Ground on Your Memoir, Linda Joy Myers (President of the National Association of Memoir Writers) and Brooke Warner (Publisher of She Writes Press) present from the ground up—from basic to advanced—the craft and skills memoirists can draw upon to write a powerful and moving story, as well as inspiration to write, finish, and polish their own story.

Full of rich insights and practical advice and strategies, Breaking Ground on Your Memoir offers all the tools writers need to write a powerful, publishable memoir.

In this book you will discover:

• how to get focused on what your memoir is about—your themes.

• how to build the structure of your story.

• techniques to make your memoir come alive.

• the secrets of craft: how to write a great scene, colorful and memorable descriptions, narration, and flashback.

• how to connect with your reader using through-threads and takeaway so they’ll keep turning the pages, and learn something about their own lives by reading your book.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631520853
Publisher: She Writes Press
Publication date: 09/22/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 148
Sales rank: 330,264
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Brooke Warner is the publisher of She Writes Press, president of Warner Coaching Inc., author of What's Your Book? and How to Sell Your Memoir, and co-author of Breaking Ground on Your Memoir. She is also a regular Huffington Post blogger and a master teacher of memoir who co-leads the popular course “Write Your Memoir in Six Months.” Her expertise is in traditional and new publishing. She sits on the boards of the Independent Book Publishers Association, the National Association of Memoir Writers, and the Bay Area Book Festival. Her website has been named by The Write Life as one of the Top 100 Best Websites for Writers. Warner lives and works in Berkeley, California.

Linda Joy Myers, PhD, is the president and founder of the National Association of Memoir Writers. She is the author of The Power of Memoir—How to Write Your Healing Story, Becoming Whole, Journey of Memoir, and the award-winning memoir Don’t Call Me Mother, which won the BAPIA Gold Medal prize. A memoir coach for the last sixteen years, she helps people capture their stories through speaking, coaching, editing, and online workshops.

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