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Are You Paying Lip Service to Your Memoir?

By Ally Berthiaume | September 5, 2022

It’s time to stop paying lip service and talking about your memoir and take action to get your memoir written.

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How do you know the powerful story you want to tell?

By Ally Berthiaume | August 1, 2022

While you may have lots of stories to share, remember that you’re writing a memoir, not an autobiography. Narrowing your focus to your powerful story is critical.

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At the Heart of Memoir is Life’s Messes and You, But You Must Heal First

By Ally Berthiaume | July 4, 2022

What is at the heart of memoir? ‘He’ for heal first so that the ART will follow. The art is your story, your memoir.

Are You Ready to Wield Your Own Mighty Pen?

By Ally Berthiaume | June 6, 2022

Pick up your mighty pen and through the power of your words, change someone’s life; it just may be your own.

Rewrite Your Narrative – You Save Yourself in this One

By Ally Berthiaume | May 2, 2022

Writing a memoir is a way to rewrite your narrative and discover that you saved yourself.

Writing About Darkness: Why I’m Qualified to Help You Write Your Trauma

By Ally Berthiaume | April 4, 2022

I’m often asked, What makes you qualified to help me write about [insert horrible thing here]? This question isn’t really about my qualifications but about trauma.

Begin the Book On Your Bucket List. Part 5: Know Your Story

By Ally Berthiaume | March 8, 2022

Brave the path to the page and learn what steps to take in writing your book. Watch this video to understand the important step of knowing your story.

Expert Tip – Drain the Well of Your Mind and Discover Your Story

By Ally Berthiaume | March 1, 2022

If you can’t answer what your book is about without giving too much information or by giving too little it’s okay. You haven’t discovered your story yet.

Begin the Book On Your Bucket List. Part 4: Know Your Reader

By Ally Berthiaume | February 28, 2022

Watch this video to understand how your reader ISN’T everyone, why focusing on one reader is beneficial, and some ways to create their profile so you know who you’re writing your book to.

Begin the Book On Your Bucket List. Part 3: Know Your Why

By Ally Berthiaume | February 22, 2022

There is a lot to consider when you first get the idea to write a book, such as your motivations. What’s your ‘why’? Why do you want to write a book? What is your reason, or better, the deep mission or purpose for writing this book?