Every ordinary life story is extraordinary!

Every ordinary life story is extraordinary!

A Common Question at Write My Memoirs

Write My Memoirs is free for members to keep their work safe online.
A Common Question at Write My Memoirs
All Write My Memoirs members should have received an email recently that lists some of the newer services we’ve added. If you need help writing your memoirs or if you’ve finished writing and you would like to publish your book, we now have both writing and publishing services available.
Our email prompted some members to write back to us, with one question consistently dominating our mailbox: “Why is this site free???? Perhaps people feel that there must be some catch. Why would we permit everyone and anyone to write a memoir on our site and use our own resources to keep it safe here, online, so that the writer can return to it day or night, month after month, no matter how long it takes to complete?
We answer every legitimate email we receive. In response to those who ask that question, we explain that the founder of Write My Memoirs was looking for a website to help him write his own life story. Not satisfied with the meager efforts available at the time, he launched writemymemoirs.com to help others who had the same goal in mind. So there’s no catch! Our new writing help and publishing services, which are fee-based, help us to maintain the rest of the site so that there’s never a charge to join, write a memoir and keep it online at Write My Memoirs.

All Write My Memoirs members should have received an email recently that lists some of the newer services we’ve added. If you need help writing your memoirs or if you’ve finished writing and you would like to publish your book, we now have both writing and publishing services available.

Our email prompted some members to write back to us, with one question consistently dominating our mailbox: “Why is this site free???? Perhaps people feel that there must be some catch. Why would we permit everyone and anyone to write a memoir on our site and use our resources to keep it safe here, online, so that the writer can return to it day or night, month after month, no matter how long it takes to complete?

We answer every legitimate email we receive. In response to those who ask that question, we explain that the founder of Write My Memoirs was looking for a website to help him write his own life story. Not satisfied with the meager efforts available at the time, he launched writemymemoirs.com to help others who had the same goal in mind. So there’s no catch! Our new writing help and publishing services, which are fee-based, help us to maintain the rest of the site so that there’s never a charge to join, write a memoir and keep it online at Write My Memoirs.

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Then just set up a chapter and start writing your memoir. Don’t worry about rules. There are no rules to writing your memoir; there are only trends. These trends are based on techniques and features identified in current top-selling memoirs. At best, they’re the flavor of the month. If you’re capturing your life in print for your family, for your own gratification or to inspire readers, rather than aiming to set off Hollywood screenplay bidding wars, these trends don’t even apply to you. You’ll write the memoir that suits you best, and it will be timeless, not trend-driven.There are no rules, but there are four steps:

1. Theme/framework
2. Writing
3. Editing/polishing
4. Self-publishing

You’ve researched this, too, and you’ve been shocked at the price for getting help with any one of those steps, much less all four. That’s because most memoir sites promise to commercialize your work. They’ll follow a formula based on current memoir trends, because they want to convince you that they can turn your memoir into a best-seller. These sites overwhelm you with unnecessary information not to help you, the memoir author, but to address Search Engine Optimization (SEO) algorithms so they can sell more.

That’s not what we do at Write My Memoirs. Our small community of coaches, writers and editors are every bit as skilled as any you’ll find, and we charge appropriately for their expertise and the time they’ll spend helping you craft a compelling, enjoyable read. But you won’t pay an upcharge for other websites’ commercialization, the marketing that follows, and the pages of intimidating “advice.” You can sell your book if you like—we have ISBNs available for you—but our organic process of capturing your story takes a noncommercial path.

If you want help with any or all of the four steps above, choose from our services or save money by selecting one of our packages. If you’d like to talk about what’s right for you, schedule a call. One year from now, you can be holding your published memoir in your hand. And at that point, it will be a big deal!