You really should write a book …

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memoir / Uncategorized / Writing

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When I tell people about some of the places I have lived and things I have done and seen, many suggest that I should write a book. But would it really be of interest to anyone?

I have made a start and written around 10,000 wordsย – a very brief summary of my life up until now. I am unsure where to go from here. I decided to do some brain-storming to flesh it out a bit. It raised more questions than answers, such as:

  • who is included and who is excluded?
  • should I use real names and my real name?
  • what are the ‘touchstone’ events that really must be included?
  • do I bare all about my struggles and challenges or are some things too private?
  • should I seek ย professional guidance at this stage eg a literary agent or wait and see how it goes?
  • what is the secret of keeping it interesting?

I guess the easy road to take would be to keep writing the truth as I see it and perhaps make amendments down the track.ย 

It has been useful to put my thoughts down here to share with you as it now seems a bit clearer. I think I will start on the ‘touchstone’ events and see where that leads me.

THANKS FOR LISTENING ๐Ÿ™‚

13 Comments

  1. I suggest you write it for YOU first. I think we should all do that. Maybe you’ll find a theme or interesting section to think about for a memoir later. ๐Ÿ˜ Good luck!!

    • Thanks Nancy. I am sure there will be a few bumps along the way. I already had one nightmare after writing about my first marriage break-up!

  2. Sometimes you can only see what a book is about when you have written it… So write it all out, re-read it, and then go back and edit it. Then the writing really begins! Good luck. Neighbourly encouragement and basic editing is free!

    • Thanks Ted. I will keep in mind your offer for encouragement and editing. Much appreciated!

  3. I have written a book and it was top seller in marking niche
    But I get a lot more appreciation from doing my blog
    Alex Moses
    Awakened Business Coach

    • Thanks for sharing your experience Alex :). I can understand what you say about blogging. It certainly plays an important role in my life. Not just writing but keeping up with other bloggers as well.

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