How to write a memoir that will sell

Everyone has interesting stories. Whether you have a series of short life stories or a whole memoir waiting to come out on paper, the big question is who will want to read it? Of course your stories will be important to your family, and maybe even your friends, but do you think strangers will shell out money to read your stories? Are you willing to poke your head above the comforting waters of anonymity and publicize your book to the masses?

The St. Louis Writers Guild published an article I wrote about this in their Winter 2013 edition of their quarterly journal, “The Scribe.” If you live in the St. Louis area, the SLWG is worth joining to learn how to write better and to just have fun networking with other writers – writing does not have to be lonely. “The Scribe” is a benefit for Guild members only, but the article I wrote is below (and now also under the Resources tab of this blog).

Writing a Memoir That Will Sell

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About moonbridgebooks

Co-author of Cherry Blossoms in Twilight, a WWII Japan memoir of her mother's childhood; author of Poems That Come to Mind, for caregivers of dementia patients; Co-author/Editor of Battlefield Doc, a medic's memoir of combat duty during the Korean War; life writing enthusiast; loves history and culture (especially Japan), poetry, and cats
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3 Responses to How to write a memoir that will sell

  1. Thanks for this great article. I’m writing a memoir, so this is valuable advice.

  2. Thanks for this very useful article. I’m writing a memoir, and have been trying to keep these points in mind.

  3. Pingback: I Wrote My Memoir Already | slashangiton

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