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Writing and Selling Your Memoir

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There’s a big difference between a memoir and an autobiography: an autobiography is a life story, a memoir is about an experience in a life. Something that happened during your life, and was important to you, can be the subject of a memoir. And, unless you are hugely famous, you stand no serious chance of selling your autobiography, but you just might find a market for a memoir. Of course, your memoir could be self-published just for family and friends, and there is nothing wrong with that.

Whatever market you are aiming at, if you are going to write a memoir you should do it as well as possible, which is what Paula Blazer’s book is all about. Paula is an American literary agent with several memoir authors among her clients and she has plenty of advice to offer. She shows you how to structure your memoir for maximum readability and how to turn your personal story into an engaging and compelling read.

 

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