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A literary memoir in a regional marketplace: Distilling and selling an Idea Nancy Baxter, Senior Editor Hawthorne Publishing

What makes a memoir that enters the marketplace, which will appeal to readers and be sold in bookstores and to libraries a success? We should clarify the definition of a memoir which is intended to be sold. It’s not the
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Is your memoir publishable? How? Nancy Baxter discusses the possibilities of putting pen to paper and letting your life flow out. . .

We have talked about some of the essentials of memoir writing: first, including some scenery and history or chronology to set the stage of your memory story(ies). Then, focusing on a few key scenes in the life you are writing
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Memoir: Endless variety! And an age of Electronic media to furnish material

We’ve said that a memoir needs honesty but also creativity. It should recapture memories of a life and let them live with vivid description and also create specific scenes which let us see, feel, hear and even smell the scene
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Envisioning: What pops into your mind?

We’ve explored the motivations and basic extent of memoir writing in general; now we should get specific. Lyn Jones has advised would-be memoir writers to involve emotional content in creating scenes, and to achieve that, to focus on specific scenes
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