How To Write a Beloved (and Bestselling) Memoir by Laura Bradbury
This week, I read Laura Bradbury’s How to Write a Beloved (And Bestselling) Memoir. I had a very specific purpose in reading it, but I thoroughly enjoyed it, despite the ulterior motive. 🙂
As I began editing the Weathering the Storm blog posts into a book, I quickly realized that I would need to add a lot more of my personal story into the book than I had in the blog posts. Which sent me off to figure the best way to weave my memoir-like-recounting into the non-fiction narrative.
This is an on-going project, of course, but that’s not really the purpose of this blog post today. Today is all about what I thought of this book. And first, I must confess something.
I don’t post reviews on books by authors I work for. I’ve stated that many times, and you can see it in my review disclaimer. And I haven’t broken that today.
However, Laura’s assistant…is my assistant. The amazing Trish Preston does excellent work for both Laura and I. And because she’s my best friend and walking partner, I often hear Trish talking about all the cool projects she does for Laura. Regardless…
I absolutely loved How to Write a Memoir. It was actually a really great primer introduction to publishing and having an author business for anyone, not just memoir writers. But then there were also lots of great chapters specifically on how best to write a memoir. I definitely walked away with a lot to consider.
If you’re thinking about writing a memoir at all, I definitely recommend this. If you are generally new to publishing and craft, I highly recommend this book.
I’m eager to learn more from Laura in the future.
You can watch my interview with Laura here.
I only post reviews for books I am not connected with. If I beta read or edited the book, or work as a virtual assistant for the author, I do not post a review. However, authors occasionally send me books to review.
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