Every ordinary life story is extraordinary!

Every ordinary life story is extraordinary!

Why Your Life Is Interesting

Your life is worth writing about both because of its uniqueness and this exciting time in history.
Why Your Life Is Interesting
A common theme running through much of the email we receive at WriteMyMemoirs essentially asks: “Is my life interesting?” Typically, the email writer provides a synopsis of his or her life, or maybe just a few of the highlights, to help us determine whether this is a life worth documenting, a story someone would want to read. We believe in the power of the memoir, so it will come as no surprise that we respond to these emails with a resounding, “Yes!”
First, it’s our conviction that every life story is interesting. People are like snowflakes—no two of us are alike. Every personality is unique. Just as unique and unpredictable is the path we each take, the people we encounter along that path and our individual responses to the route’s scenery, delights and obstacles. Even identical twins, with the same parents and general upbringing, have vastly different tales to tell.
Second, you’re living in a fast-moving world. You’re an eyewitness to pivotal technological developments, monumental changes in global politics, devastating natural disasters and countless incidents of joy and triumph. As you were growing up, you couldn’t have imagined what might impact your life. Now that you have tackled the difficulties and enjoyed the pleasures, write about it! Your family will appreciate it, friends will cherish your words and your time here on earth will be remembered. Is your life interesting? You bet.

A common theme running through much of the email we receive at WriteMyMemoirs essentially asks: “Is my life interesting?” Typically, the email writer provides a synopsis of his or her life, or maybe just a few of the highlights, to help us determine whether this is a life worth documenting, a story someone would want to read. We believe in the power of the memoir, so it will come as no surprise that we respond to these emails with a resounding, “Yes!”

First, it’s our conviction that every life story is interesting. People are like snowflakes—no two of us are alike. Every personality is unique. Just as unique and unpredictable is the path we each take, the people we encounter along that path and our individual responses to the route’s scenery, delights and obstacles. Even identical twins, with the same parents and general upbringing, have vastly different tales to tell.

Second, you’re living in a fast-moving world. You’re an eyewitness to pivotal technological developments, monumental changes in global politics, devastating natural disasters and countless incidents of joy and triumph. As you were growing up, you couldn’t have imagined what might impact your life. Now that you have tackled the difficulties and enjoyed the pleasures, write about it! Your family will appreciate it, friends will cherish your words and your time here on earth will be remembered. Is your life interesting? You bet.

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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!