Writing a memoir can be very challenging. Besides all that goes with the writing process of getting your story down on paper, there are also challenges such as where to start your story, how to tell your story in an engaging way, and which writing techniques to use so you can express yourself effectively.
Partnering with an experienced memoirist will help you articulate, strategize, and make significant gains in your memoir writing goals. Working with a writing coach, specifically a memoir writing coach, can be a very rewarding experience!
Before you partner with someone to help you get your memoir planned and drafted, ask yourself a few questions:
1. Do I have writing goals that I can’t seem to get accomplished?
2. Do I have great ideas, yearning to be placed on paper, but become overwhelmed at the thought of moving forward or getting started?
3. Do I need to develop a stronger voice, more consistent writing style, or a more structured schedule for my writing life?
4. Do I need to overcome my “writing past?”
5. Could I benefit from the help of someone who has already written and published a memoir, who will provide honest, structured and thoughtful feedback such as intended audience and story format and pacing?
Find Shannon online:
Breaking the Silence: http://myfinal40days.com/
The Writing Whisperer: http://www.thewritingwhisperer.com/
A memoir coach can help you in a number of ways. When I work with my clients, we often tackle many issues that arise--from scheduling writing time (and teaching family members how to respect that sacred writing time) to more book-specific tasks such as choosing a structure for your memoir.
Here are just a few of the ways a memoir coach can help you:
• Identify, analyze, and prioritize your memoir writing goals
• Develop a writing schedule that works for you
• Set and reach your individual memoir writing goals
• Maintain focus on your memoir writing project
• Understand the memoir writing process, providing useful tools for making it work for you
Shannon's Podcast: Transforming Public Education: Creating REAL Reform Through Compassion, Love, and Gratitude: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/transforming-public-education/id971779647
Other Stops on the Blog Tour
Stop by for an interview and book giveaway!
Tuesday, March 10 @ Create Write Now
"Reinventing Your Life, One Journal Entry at a Time"
Wednesday, March 11 @ Writers on the Move
Hernandez shares the story of how she went from a school teacher to a business owner in 4 months flat.
Thursday, March 12 @ Renee's Pages
Find out why you should read Breaking the Silence in this review by Renee Roberson.
Tuesday, March 17 @ All Things Audry
Hernandez shares some of the feedback she's received since the publication of Breaking the Silence.
Thursday, March 19 @ Margo L. Dill, Children's and YA Author: Be Unique. Be Strong. Be Yourself.
Do you want the courage to live a truly audacious life?
Friday, March 20 @ Choices
You can write a life-changing memoir. Hernandez, author of Breaking the Silence, reveals her tips in this guest post.
Monday, March 23 @ Women's Writing Circle
M. Shannon Hernandez discusses how her life improved after 15 days of saying "no."
TODAY - Thursday, March 26 @ One Sister's Journey
M. Shannon Hernandez shares "5 Signs You Should Invest in a Memoir Writing Coach"
Monday, March 30 @ Sioux's Page
Sioux Roslawski shares her review of Breaking the Silence: My Final Forty Days as a Public School Teacher.
Tuesday, March 31 @ Kristine Meldrum Denholm
M. Shannon Hernandez offers five tips for writing about your passion.
Thursday, April 2 @ Giving Voice to Your Story
Learn all about what it takes to create a memoir with movement.
Friday, April 3 @ Lisa Hasleton's Reviews and Interviews
Get a glimpse of the woman behind the book in this interview with Lisa Haselton.