Writing Your Memoir
The most common request that I get is to write a client’s memoir. It is always an honor and privilege to help someone tell their story, so that others can learn and benefit from the book.
These clients are courageous. It isn’t easy to pour your personal stories out into a book for anyone to read. It takes a special person to be willing to share their intimate details.
The first step you will need to take is to decide the purpose for writing your memoir. Do you want to record a piece of history for your children’s children? Or do you want to share the obstacles you overcame to achieve your goals? Perhaps you made mistakes in your life and wish to share them with others to help them avoid making the same errors. All of these are admirable goals.
Writing a book that simply records one calamity after another is not a good idea. It’s depressing and can send the wrong message to readers, that life isn’t worth living.
As an author you do have a responsibility to help others through your writing. I’m not suggesting that you hit people over the head with strong messages, but do keep in mind that you may be influencing your reader. What would you like them to have learned by reading your book? How can they be enriched and bettered?
Most people need help writing and publishing a book, especially if it is about them. It isn’t easy to be objective for most and they need the help of a ghostwriter.
If you need help, please feel free to call me at 727 736 4436. I’ll give you a free consultation and help you take your first step!