Your guide
to writing a memoir that
tells your story,
captivates audiences,
and inspires them
to the end!

Your Memoir Journey

Your life is a magnificent journey of tragedy and triumph.  You’ve learned many lessons along the way—about others, yourself and most importantly, your courageous, steadfast spirit. 

For many years, you’ve wanted to share your story in a book. People you know have said, “You should write a book,” or “Your life could be a movie.”   

You’ve been thinking about it for a long time, this dream of writing a book. Your memoir. Your story. 

Your life story spans a range of experiences, perhaps from chaos and despair to hope and wisdom. From terror and crisis to love and inspiration. 

You don’t want to write a how-to, self-help or business book. 

You want to write a memoir. 

A memoir is a powerful form that shares our human experiences in impactful, heartfelt and inspiring ways. As a memoir author, sharing your personal story can bring personal healing and completion, while resonating with and uplifting others. 

Your life has been a journey, and now you’d like to share it in a memoir. This is your next adventure—your memoir journey. 

Some of the top memoirs include: 

  • Becoming, by Michelle Obama 
  • Educated, by Tara Westover 
  • The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls 
  • Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance 
  • Wild, by Cheryl Strayed 

Our authors have also written bestselling memoirs.

What exactly is a memoir?

In short, a memoir is a book about a person’s life that covers a specific period of time, such as childhood to young adulthood, four summers in Italy, or captivity to escape. The story is primarily centered on that timeline but can include flashbacks to events before the story begins, or even flashforwards to the life that unfolds later.

How do you write a compelling memoir?

Your experiences are, of course, impactful to you, and maybe even your loved ones. But to a wider audience, your stories may cause yawns. Audiences may be briefly fascinated, but they quickly change the subject, the channel, or put down your book. 

Yes, your story is worthwhile. 

But a compelling memoir is not just about the story. It’s about the storytelling—how the story is told. 

Your story can be told in a way that makes readers politely say, “That’s interesting.” And yawn. 

Or your story can be told in a way that makes audiences ask, “What happens next?” They can’t wait to find out the rest of the story. That’s when you’ve got them hooked. And the impact you want to make can be fulfilled. 

These two storytelling approaches are what we call Conversational Memoir™ and Literary Memoir™. Each type has its place, depending on your book goals. 

How do you write a memoir?


You can either slog it out writing every memory of your past. Or you can plan your story arc and write based on the rough plan. 

You can also write it yourself, or engage a professional memoir ghostwriting team to write it for you. 

In our proprietary method of writing memoirs, we lead the authors through an experiential journey of discovering their Heart Message™ which serves as the universal message for the story. Then we plan the story arc and build the storytelling elements from there. 

If we are guiding you to write your memoir, we coach you through the process of writing. We serve as your trainer and cheerleader as you discipline yourself to write. 

If we are ghostwriting your memoir, we interview you and write the drafts, as you plan other aspects of your book. Your job is to ensure the book conveys your authentic voice, message and details of the story. Our job is to make sure the storytelling is compelling, that readers keep asking, “What happens next?”