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Memoir Writing: Beginner Lessons to an Inspirational Book

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About This Class

These lessons will help you transform your story into an inspirational book.

Discover how to confidently outline, write, edit and publish your personal stories and/or memoir.

Do you have a compelling life story that you want to share with others?

Are you a beginning writer who wants to write a memoir book but doesn’t know where to start?

My name is Valeria Teles and as a published author and I know what it is like to overcome the daunting challenge of creating your book when it comes to building your outline to writing your message to editing and ultimately publishing your creation.

Why Take This Course?

When you enroll in “Memoir Writing: Beginner Lessons to an Inspirational Book” you will discover how writing your own memoir and inspirational stories can become a creative and life-changing experience.

This course is well-presented and enjoyable with clear and easy-to-follow lessons and supporting PDFs for easy reference.

It will show you how your personal stories, when combined with self-knowledge, can lead to develop compelling topics to deliver an inspirational message.

Writing to Inspire

It’s simple, clear and engaging! This course will make you rethink the idea that writing a book is too difficult for you.

With the straightforward and relevant question approach, you’ll discover quickly what is the most captivating topic to write about.

Thus, giving you a clear path to walk in the fields of writing as a life transforming method, for both you and the reader.

“Memoir Writing: Beginner Lessons to an Inspirational Book” breaks the rules that writing a memoir is for older people or just for those who are masters of language skills.

As I say...“If you can talk, you can write. If you can write from the heart, you can change and inspire.”

What Others Say About This Instructor's Work

"I have finished your absolutely wonderful book. Beautifully written, with such emotional depth, your words honestly had me in tears too many times to count throughout my read of the book. So many lessons I've learned too.”    ~ Shahenaj - MindElate


"A raw and emotional story that is told from the heart of Teles. She takes you along for the journey she faced including all the highs and lows. Her writing is full of reflection and relatable struggles that many people deal with daily. A really inspiring read."  ~ Patti Loveday ~ Blogger - Author, Lovely Loveday


"An inspiring look at a journey that aims to set the foundations of healthy living through a mindset of healing the inner-world."   ~ April Pfender, Bestselling Author and Meditation Instructor


“The story is raw, real and from the very depth of her soul. I’m sure many of us in the business of fitness can relate to parts of her journey.  Reminding us we are more than our bodies, we are souls having experiences in our body, in search of our true JOY”.   ~ Tamilee Webb  ~ Buns of Steel and Abs of Steel


"It goes beyond advocating a belief or charting a path: it surveys the barriers to achievement which are created by both self and other influences. The treasure of Teles' exploration and clear discussion of a process that can be duplicated by others, avoiding the common pitfalls too many may experience." ~ Diane Donovan, Senior Reviewer - MidWest Book Review


By The End Of This Course, You Will Be Able To:

  • Understand what a memoir is and how to easily write your memoir and stories.

  • Understand the key elements of what your memoir covers.

  • Discover and develop your core message.

  • Choose the right topic for your memoir.

  • Create the perfect outline to begin writing your memoir.

  • Edit your story and/or memoir correctly.

  • Understand how to publish and market your book.

What are the requirements?

  • Basic understanding of English

  • The desire to write a memoir, self-help, or an inspirational book

  • An aspiration to become a nonfiction writer or blogger


What am I going to get from this course?

  • Gain confidence to become the writer of a meaningful and inspiring book.

  • Learn how to identify the right reasons to write your book.

  • Take your own ideas and life experiences and turn them into a compelling topic for a book.

  • Write about what meaningful topics that matter to you the most and to tell compelling stories of transformation.

  • To find an inspiring and powerful message for your book.

  • To build an outline without compromising the creative process.

  • To protect yourself from lawsuits when writing about other people.

  • Write about painful events without being hurt twice.

  • Write your first book even if you have no experience in writing.

  • Discover the confident voice within you that has been silenced for too long.

  • Become a nonfiction writer.

  • Edit and publish your book with confidence.


This course was created for:

  • Anyone who wishes to write a book that inspires, teaches, and transforms

  • For aspiring writers in the creative writing, nonfiction category, specifically: self-help, inspirational, spiritual, and motivational

  • Those who want to learn how to write stories about life lessons

  • Beginner nonfiction writers

  • People who have a message to deliver and something meaningful to say based on their experiences or deep reflections

  • For those with little or no experience in writing

  • People who want to discover a new skill

  • Those who are new to nonfiction and/or creative writing

  • Anyone who wants help to become a published author

  • For those who want to transition from being a beginner writer to a published author

How to Get Started

I encourage you to preview the introduction video and the video lesson on “Why Write a Memoir” to better understand how this unique course can help you quickly gain the confidence to become a writer of a meaningful and inspiring book!

Much love,
Valeria Teles

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1. Introduction: Hi, My name is violated Status. I published offer on Inspirational Rider and the Creator off the Fit for joy. In this course, I'll show you the foundation for riding an inspirational memoir. Whatever the reasons, you have to drive into share the stories of your life. Know that the process alone it's more than worth it. Every day could be our last. So you feel you have a message in new from life experiences. You start writing the stories today. Your stories can become with the topic of an inspiring book that can deliver a meaningful message of love, hope, courage, forgiveness, wisdom. One of the saddest things in life is to have our own truth silenced, isn't it? Most people around you will ever know who you really are. They won't understand or care about how you became the person that you are today. Only you know what it took to get the dream job. To forgive your mother to marry their wonderful partner, to buy the lovely house to raise those healthy Children Onley. You know what it felt like to be abused? What was the cost of living for others or how strong you wore when you lost that person. If you have ever felt like sherry stories about your life experiences or thought about writing a memoir, then this course is for you and it doesn't matter how old you are. Well, how strong your language skills are. You can ride simply to feel good, or you can become a published author. Either way, this course will help you to get started. In this course, you will discover how to identify the right reasons to write your stories or your book. How much easier it is to write a memoir, then on autobiography. How to find an inspiring, powerful message for your book. How to Build a Mount Line without compromising the creative process. How to ride about painful events without Be hurt twice. How to protect yourself from lawsuits when telling a story that includes writing about other people. It will also learn the different kinds of editing, publishing options, basic marketing and promotion tips. Writing a great memoir. It's all about the message, the lessons you have learned and how you learn them. This course can be of great help whether you're ready to walk the path of writing your life stories or whether you're ready to deliver an inspirational message by riding your first book. I look forward to sharing my knowledge with you. Bye for now. 2. LessonOne: Hello, I am violated. Tellis. Welcome to memoir writing for beginners. Key Lessons for Riding on Inspirational Book In this lesson, we were explore the right and the wrong reasons to write your book. There are many good reasons to write a book inspired by your own personal experiences, but they're also wrong reasons to become a writer. Writing a memoir can be about capturing unforgettable memories, sharing a life changing experience, revealing a secret, well, rediscovering oneself. By having your experiences on paper, your book might have a positive impact to someone else. Life, too. With this course, you will also developed a new craft or improve your writing skills. So let's get started here. Some of the right reasons to write memoir South Discovery What would you like to learn about yourself that you feel is a mystery? What core believes in life? Do you feel need validation? What patterns in re occurring events would you like to understand? For example, there may have been times in your life for when you became a vegetarian and then reverted to eating meat. Writing can help you explore the topic. The cause for this and decision and how we managed to stick with one particular diet, and that can become the message of your book to reveal a side of you know, Owen knows if you are an introvert and inquisitive or reflective person, you may keep to yourself because you believe no one will listen to you. Or perhaps you have tried to talk, but your words fell on bath years. You probably have a lot to say. There is not fame a positive with a writing about something you feel strongly about, especially when you feel that you have not been heard. Your deepest thoughts and feelings about certain subjects can transform into meaningful conversation with yourself that later on, others can enjoy. Perhaps they can even apply your words that their own life as a learning experience to examine questionable past choices and their connection to your life. Today, Figuring out which bed decisions have led to your current life situation is priceless. When you understand that your choices have led to straw bowls and pain, chances are you will not make the same mistakes again. Writing a book about how your life changed based on choices bad or good can be an interesting topic. Others can benefit from to remember the best shared moments. You want to feel grateful for the gift that live has presented to you. Writing a book about these moments can turn into another meaningful gift to yourself, your family and friends to share a life changing experience. This could be one of the most powerful themes for a memoir. How, certainly bends were people have healed. Transformed to your life is a subject off tremendous value in any inspirational book to reveal your emotional truth. More often than not, family members and people close to you will remember shared events very differently. However, it's your emotional truth that really matters. Writing about your feelings, the word particular moments in your life and how these feelings shaped the person that you are. Besides being inspiring and meaningful, it's a courageous and honorable act. Teoh Hell from your childhood traumas releasing old pain from the past. Writing can be a self healing experience. It wants from me, so healing. My even happened within the first few pages of writing her book to see your own words on paper describing an experience came somehow make us feel like we've been heard and even understood in the process of completing the book, The pay My melt into forgiveness and compassion in these virtues acquired through writing can become the message over your book to show appreciation to someone in your life. You can write about someone you dearly loved, admired and respected someone who changed your life and turned to you into the person that you are today. For your book, focus on the events and stories about him, her that directly related, shaping your personality, character and values to teach what you have learned. Your memoir could be about any particulate knowledge, skill value or a spiritual understanding that you have mastered through your own personal experiences. You want to your book to be both inspirational on illustrative when you can teach someone by showing them instead of telling them your book gains much more credibility on authenticity. To share your perspective about life, you can ride about the way it feels to be in your own skin. What is like to grow up in a particle town around certain people. Your feelings and perceptions are unique, and you can frame them into short and interesting stories. Of course. Don't forget your core message what those feelings and perceptions have taught you and how they have shaped your own life riding for your family and future generations, you can write about your family history selecting the moments most significant to you as stories. These particular moments will become a creative legacy that you can pass on to future generations. You feel you have an important message to deliver, whether something a new the shouts out for expression, the best thing you can do for yourself is to give a voice to wait. If you feel that your heart is so a craving to tell a story that carries a meaningful message, do yourself a big favour. Write a book or start blogging about the particular subject. It is important to understand that beyond the feeling of liberation that writing can provide for doing the right thing is your desire to help others to connect with people who share the same life, experiences or perspective, sharing your experiences and ideas with others. My have a similar mindset is another good reason to write a book about yourself and your life. This can result in creating great new friendships and meaningful relationships to feel good writing is a fantastic method for practicing concentration and self healing. Writing positively effects your well being on a cognitive, physical, emotional and spiritual level. In addition, riding as if there is no tomorrow is a great way to induce peace of mind and clarity of thought two qualities required for well, lift and meaningful existence. Remember, you simply want to feel good about yourself. Here are some of the wrong reasons to write a memoir. Revenge Although strong negative emotions my feel, your writing at the start, these feelings can change throughout the writing process. I wouldn't recommend publishing a book. If your main message is a negative one, your stories might be paying for sad and mired in injustice and betrayal. But if you challenge yourself to go beyond blame accusations, hatred and victimizing to reveal the strong, forgiving and compassionate person that you are, your stories can turn into a wonderful book that others can appreciate and can learn from Wish for fame. Write in a book with hopes that Oprah will interview you isn't a good idea. Having high spect ations is the first big mistake when writing a memoir. This is a book that should mean more to you than worldwide recognition and acknowledgment. The South discovery joy meant self fulfillment that comes from the writing process is what makes the whole experience worth it west. For fortune, money is not a good reason to write about your personal experiences. Writing your memoir is an act of so searching discovery, emotional truth, inspiration, self discovery and sharing heartfelt stories. These elements alone fulfilled the heart of a writer. Heavy money is the primary reason to write a book, can hand capped your creative power in your enjoyment off the process and will most likely lead you down a path of disappointment and frustration writing for others. Let's say there is someone in your family who wishes for you to become a writer and in order to please them, you choose to do so. This is another negative reason to write a book, especially a memoir. Or maybe you choose the right because there was a large market for a certain type of book. You can definitely do that, however, you will be missing out on what matters to you the most, and you will lose the natural writing flow that comes when you have an authentic inner motive in a message to share with others to show that you are smart and worth it. It takes a lot more than smart to write an inspirational book. What makes people interest in an inspiring is their ability to accept themselves, to be authentic, to show over in their ability to truly love, to be generous, among other admire herbal qualities. Of course, there are plenty of smart writers out there who no one cares about, simply because they have set up themselves to show that they are better than others. My rule off thumb is first you right for you. Then, if you decide to publish your work, tailor your message to the public. There are professionals who can help you at that stage. So here's the practice for this last figure out the most heartfelt and significant reasons to write stories about you and your life. You might have different reasons from the list in this lesson, and that's okay, but wants to have discovered which reasons resonate with you the most. My advise that you take some time to think and reflect on them. The stronger the reason you choose to begin to write your book, the more you will feel motivated to finish it. So now that we have reached the end of why write a memoir lesson, don't forget to include the practice in this last In this part of your to do list. The next lesson will discuss the importance of understanding what is covered in the memoir . I'll talk to yourself bye for now. 3. LessonTwo: Hello and welcome to this less. Here we will investigate the differences between writing a memoir and autobiography. Way will also discuss how much easier it is to write a memoir wants. You understand his differences? What does your memoir cover? Writing about what is relevant to your story. What ISS. An autobiography or biography? This type of book presents a revealing account of a person's entire life, their personal history, their birth, youth and adulthood, ending with old age, their secrets, education, conflicts and achievements, their personal history recounted in chronological order. Also, a biography or autobiography is usually written at the end of someone's life. A biography can also be written about someone else, such as a celebrity, important historical figure, famous athlete, politician or spiritual leader, among others. What is a memoir, any significant event or serious of moments? In one's life? A memoir is a piece or time frame off one's life, though it can be about anything. A memoir usually features an event or serious of events turned into stories that reveal a message. For example, it can be about the death of someone you loved habits off your older brother. A trip to era spiritually site becoming a writer Finding true love or life on the beach. A memoir focuses on particular events that relate to each other in order to reveal a life lesson. Remember, a memoir should be interested in itself and should be about your intimate personal experiences. Uninspiring memoir is written like a novel and should include these important elements. Characters, location, conflict structure, point of view, conclusion and message characters. There is a main character and supporting characters. For example, you are the protagonist and the supporting characters of those who in some way influenced you. Location. It's simply when and where the story took place. For example, it's 1998. You're young and living with your parents, who are poor and uneducated in a small town in India. I'm sorry. Fewer man taken discourse, this example The woman, some using you, but it's a woman. Max is conflict conflicts to show what kind of external and internal problems are involved in this situation, And the problem would be that you have a strong desire to leave the town to move to the big city and to study medicine. So now we're gonna move on to instructor and structures are the stories that demonstrate how the conflict developed, trials encountered and the attempts to address that conflict and also successes and failures. For example, continue with that story here. Your parents have other plans. Arranged marriage. So now you're marrying a man ho you don't love, but you don't see any other choice. How can you leave the town to pursue your dreams? Your parents will never support you, and you have no friends in the big city. No money. But on the day before your wedding, everything changed. You ask your parents for money to go to the big city, to buy a special gift for your soon to be husband, and then you never returned. Point of view. Your memoir can be presented in the first person I and me or in the third person she and her or he or him First person example. I left the front door at 4 a.m. Walking into the dark toward the train station. My emotions walked all over May, Then translating this into the third person example would be she left the front door at 4 a.m. Walking into the dark. The word the train station her emotions walked all over her. This is a very good way of writing a memoir. If you are recounting painful events in your life, that's what I did. It's easier to write in the third person, then in the first person. So as a tip conclusion, your memoir should include the resolution that explain how the problem will conflict is solved. For example, if you are that woman who wanted to leave the town and then the parents had the arranged marriage. But she managed to leave the town anyway, so the conclusion would be years later. You are working in one off the main hospitals in the country, and now you're married to someone you love, and you have to healthy, beautiful Children. So this would be the conclusion. The message. The message is the main point of your story, which is to reveal the statement you want your readers to understand and acknowledge. For example, in our story here, this would be the statements. One courage Is the mother off everything worth pursuing in life to follow your dreams in your all heart, regardless off disapproval of others. Three. You are the designer off your own destiny floor take responsibility for your own happiness and success in life, so this would be the message. As you can see, a memoir is not just the recording off your past, the effects. It is about the ener and or external personal conflicts, you encountering life and the realization that there is a deeper meaning behind everything . That's key. Another key point to remember when writing your memoirs that you're focused on parts of your life rather than on everything within it. When writing a memoir, it would be a big mistake to mention areas of your life that don't relate to the main message. So always remember the reason you're writing your story on stay true to that. The greatest thing about writing memoirs is that you can write a number of them throughout your life as long as they are about different events that make you a person that you are today. Now that you know the difference between an autobiography and memoir, you know that you can write many books about events in moments of your life. Let's investigate how to identify a powerful message for your book. I'll see yourself 4. LessonThree: Hello and welcome to this lesson. I'm not going to help you to find the main message for your book. You need to remember that the message is not about you. It is about your book. It is the resolution off all of your stories. Your message is what will make your book inspirational. What is your message? Find in the most compelling statements for your book. What is your message? My message is my life, said Gandhi when a reporter asked him this question. So ask yourself this. If you could replace your name with the life lesson for virtue on accomplishment, a merit, what would it be? Courage, patience, determination, compassion, change. Faith, respect, wealth, Wisdom. Let's say, for example, that you're sad courage to make sure the definition you give yourself is accurate. Asking yourself the following questions. Do you feel that courageous is also how other people think of you? Did they reach out to you for this quality? Do others admire and respect to you for these reasons, if the answer is yes, then there you have it. Your books. Inspirational message is about courage. With this message in mind, you now need to find the most relevant events in your life that led you to become that courageous person. Another example. Your name message is forgiveness. How many people in your life have you forgiven? You ask that question to yourself? Want to have they done to impact to your life That makes your forgiveness so powerful? So your memoir is all about the message. Therefore, you should ensure every story. A tale relates to that message. Another example off my own that growing up in Brazil in a sad home, my name, my message. Waas acceptance When I started writing my own book so accepting my painful past waas a theme one aspect of my life that related directly to this message. Acceptance was the mistreatment I received from my parents, especially my mother. So my first draft about this particular topic was written in the form of a letter to her in that ladder. I asked her why for this and why for that in another 1000 lies and I detailed how her actions and behavior made me feel it was a very long letter. So after rioting, lots of drafts concerning this specific topic, I realized that I only needed one So I asked myself, What waas? The most dramatic moment in my life that involved my mother and a few memories came to me right away. I rolled them down, and in the end I chose to explore one particle event that I late shared in my book. It's titled Working for Hug. So please refer to these two downloadable PdF in this lesson. The passage. Working for a hug to better understand this writing concept on discussing here in this example, I describe the moment when I was cooking and I experienced feelings of anxiety, sadness, strong feelings. This message of acceptance was also connected to forgiveness, since forgiving my mother meant accepting the challenge of my past and overcoming them. So it's important to remember that after you find a solid message, your next step is to write an outline off all of the events in Siris of moments in your life that connect directly to that message in case you're still wandering. Considering reflecting on what your message might be, let's explore method using questions to find some topics that my lead to an inspirational message for your book. Finding a strong topic for your inspirational memoir what is a meaningful subject to you. It can be something that happened a long time ago, something that is happening in your life right now, or war is about events that might or may not happen in the future. Here is some questions to ask yourself that will help to identify a meaningful theme for your book about me. What do I admire most about the person that I have become? What makes me feel proud of myself? What are the core values off my life? What do I love to do, even if others disapprove of it? My past? Who am I not forgiving what happened to me in my childhood, teenage or adult years that I have not yet accepted? What do I miss for my past? What memories would I like to write about? What past events hurt me so deeply that I would never want to wish them on anyone? What painful personal challenges have I overcome, and how did I overcome them? My work? Am I doing what I love? What would I do for free? Am I honestly expressing my feelings to my bus or co workers? Am I afraid I might lose my job If I express myself, Am I making the money? I deserve to make in my helping others with water currently do. What do I do that makes me feel like time doesn't exist? What can I teach others? My intimate relationships? Do I really love him? Her? Do I feel and know that he or she truly loves me? How much of my unhappiness comes from my relationship? How am I contributing to my relationship? Success or failure? Is my partner happy with me? What would be my ideal relationship? What would I like to change my physical house? Why am I not exercising at least three times a week? What is getting in the way? If I am exercising, Do I really enjoyed the physical activities and practicing now? Or am I doing it for others? What is my purpose for exercising? What would I like to change in my body? How would I like to improve my house? My diet? Am I eating healthy? If the answer to this question is no, then why am I not committed to improving my own health by making better choices with what I eat and drink? Why am I eating late at night. Why do I often eat out? Why do I drink alcohol? What would I like to change my family? What do I need to express to my parents? Son, daughter, brother or sister that I haven't yet. Why am I keeping this inside of me? Do I love and feel loved by my family? Explain why on both topics my social life. How many of my friends do I really trust? Why do I trust or not trust them? Do I need more friends? Do I feel sad at times? Because I'm lonely? My spiritual health Water on my poor believes about life. How is my faith in God? Why do I need more spirituality in my life? What daily spiritual practices y value most? How did I become a nay theist? How did I become a spiritual seeker or religious person? My dream life? Where would I love to live? What would I love to do for work? How much money would I like to make a year? How would I like my partner to be? How would I like my Children to be? What would I like to do for enjoyment? General reflective questions What am I afraid off? What would I like to do if I only had a few months to live? Think about, reflect on carefully. Will write out the answers for the questions you feel the most interested in and connected with which ever topic you find yourself feeling the most emotional about is the one you should explore in depth. Sometimes the message becomes clear. Once you start writing your stories about the particular topic that you feel strong about, I recommend that you return to this lesson from time to time. During your book outline process, you might find more specks of your life that will help at further death to your inspirational story. So don't forget it's really important that you take your time to do a full assessment of your life and walk through all of these questions in order to discover what resonates with you the most. What speaks to your heart in the next lesson will delve deeply into your main story and book topic so we'll talk to you soon. 5. LessonFour: How do you choose your topic? Finding a Siris of events that are connected to your message is essential for creating a great May more. These events can become interesting stories that can lead to an inspirational message, and that's what we want. It is great if you can specify a clear message before you explore all of your topics and stories. However, sometimes simply by riding the most memorable, insignificant events over your life can reveal that massive to you. Keep that in mind when looking to find an interesting topic for your book. It's important that you make this transitional connection. For example, think about the beginning of something and then the end. What waas the initials ST off that person off that something. And then what is now the final state of that. For example, you come from poverty to wealth and then resentment to forgiveness. Depression, happiness, fear, courage, self abused, self love, disbelieve to acceptance, anger, kindness, greed, contentment, hatred, compassion, betrayal to honesty, ignorance to wisdom, intolerance. Patients discouragement to joy, stagnation to transformation, shamed grace, confusion through understanding. This is the way you must think when trying to find that topic that interesting topic for your book. Let's explore one topic from list and that will be coming from poverty to wealth. So your stories around the stop IQ need to relate to one another so that your and statement delivers a clear message. This stop ICS. They don't necessarily need to be in chronological order. They don't have to be about you either. For instance, you could write about the person who assisted you through your transition from poverty to wealth. Let's say that person is your uncle, so you could describe your uncle's behavior, habits and teachings. How he's influenced positively contributed to your success. I could tell a story of how one single day you spend working with him changed the course of your life. You could describe from morning to late afternoon and how each hour off that day became a profound lesson taught by your uncle about making money, say vain and accumulating wealth these moments that you walked with your uncle on that particular day, my have been interrupted by his engagement with customers from which your observations became valuable lessons. You learned about how to get rich so you could begin your book with the most meaningful story about that day. This is just an example. So the richer your stories are, the more inspirational they will be. And, of course, remember, they must be true stories. This is very important when looking to find an interesting topic for your book. Focus on your emotional truth, the strong feelings in your perception about the events over your life in around that topic . I'm gonna give you an example. Let's say we're talking about a town, any town, and I could simply write something like this. The town was very small, poor and simple. There was plenty of vegetation surrounding it, and everything seemed to be where it belonged. But the drought wouldn't let it stay green for very long. So as you can see here, I have no emotional connection with this town whatsoever. No feelings. I'm just describing the space as pretty much as it ISS. But let's see now when I write with feelings with emotions about this town, the town is not on any tourist maps, and even today there are no recommended places to eat or sites to see. Its narrow, unpaved streets didn't want it to be more than what they wore the vegetation was grateful when the season of rains revived the landscape. Even the grass, which died before this glorious bath didn't complain about how hard it was to live. It was simply living the life that was meant to live, neither happy nor unhappy but alive. Do you notice the difference? So now the second example? I describe that same town with a lot more emotional truth. They are feelings. So those details about the town they are described through the unique lens of my own perception that makes a huge difference when riding an inspiration of book. So this example of the 2nd 1 will make your stories much more compelling. Engage, inspirational. But for that you need to be connected with your emotional truth. How you truly feel about something As a practice, I suggest that you describe a place or person that you know well, but go beyond the facts, as I showed here with the town example. So let your feelings do the riding for you and that can I fail? It's a sure thing to work when writing an inspirational book. I also encourage you to go back to that list that I provided in this lesson about that transition from one state to another, from an initial state to finally state from poverty to wealth, from depression to happiness, from fear to courage and etcetera. Try to understand also that concept when thinking about your entire book next out. Did you how to write and crafty your outline? And this is where you take all the elements off. Previous lessons combined them so you can start designing your inspirational book. I'll talk to you soon. 6. LessonFive: the power off the outline. In this lesson, you will discover how to build a basic outline without compromising the creative process. Three Outline of a book, even if it's temporary, provides a sense of clarity and direction. It is the math to your destination. Before you start writing, you need to organize your ideas. Using amount Line outlines are essential because they assist you with visualize in the plan . Establish what you're goes, are helped. Finalize your many script faster, remind you to stay centered. Make sure your stories link to each other. Organize your story is the whole beginning. Middle and end. Inspire and motivate you to finish the work. Keep you focused on details you could easily miss when working with amount line. Remember to be free during the writing process. Your outline will enable you to write with creativity and freedom, but also with a sense of clarity and direction. Everything in your first outline can be changed or replace, so don't worry about making a mess. This is your brain storming face, so have fun. Once you have all the titles and or a short description for your stories written in the outline, it is time to tell each story. At this stage, you can allow yourself to be creative three. Messy, as I said before. But when we riding comes, however, you need to pay a lot more attention, making sure your stories of faithful to the topic and that they connect directly to your message. Practicing with an outline. Let's explore what this process would look like. Step one example. Outline. Please read and study this extensive outline for a moment. This is actually, um, outline from my finished and published book. So by using that as a model to create your own first outline, you will find yourself on the right path. Riding a whale ratan Look, Step two. Analyzing the outline. Let's explore the introduction. This section contains the most powerful words you put together in your book. This is because it is the readers first impression of your work, their first exposure to your riding on a specific topic. This experience can easily interest or disappoint the reader. Readers will have never heard of you in your work. Will Onley continue to read your book if it engaged them within the first few pages? An introduction is most often needed for nonfiction books such as Memoirs. The purpose of an introduction is to explain the wise or the reason you wrote the book and why it is worth the readers time. The introduction is sometimes reading by a different person in often praises the recommends Your work, I recommend write in the introduction last. This is what I did with my book. Here is a sample with a few paragraphs, parts and chapters. You can divide your book into parts or sections. The parts are optional. It is a good way to arrange your books content. The idea is to organize your content by topic and then arranged them according to their logical development. Next were classified each part or subsection into chapters. This is how our sample outline here is structured. This arrangement parts and chapters can follow a chronological order or a sequence of related events, providing readers with much more enjoyable and interesting experience. While parts and chapters are usually similar in length, this not a rule note and the simple outline that parts contain different amounts of content in relation to one another. But as long as they have a Claire and logical consistency, you'll be fine parts and chapters should flow. In other words, the end of each part and or chapter connects to the beginning off each new chapter apart. Let's explore our outline sample more deeply. This is the story of a woman who lived almost 40 years of her life, hiding her unhappiness behind a fit and healthy looking body, social accomplishments and relationships. However, finding joy was a secret she never gave up on Part one. So not one contains three chapters that following logical sickness of events, describing the circumstances that gave rise the reasons she became obsessed with physical fitness and health. Chapter one covers the early events over her childhood when she's in a hopeless state. Chapter two covers her teenage years and the moments when she finds hope and loses it again . Chapter three covers her adulthood when they are major chains in her life, and yet she finds herself in the same situation off finding and losing Hope. Park two contains three chapters. This section describes the most successful moments of her life in her attempts to connect physical activities to spirituality. Chapter four covers her new, successful career and describes her unsuccessful attempts to truly connect with her clients , and Chapter five covers her reflections on conventional fitness and how they did help her find happiness. It also covers the process off participating in and winning a fitness competition. Part three contains three chapters. This section describes the moments of grace change that inspired her to walk in the path off Joy. Chapter six covers how she finally finds the courage to break away from the old mindset to live the life she always wished for. Chapter seven shows how she integrates fitness and spirituality. Chapter eight Chapter eight covers the mindset of someone who is on the path of true happiness and discusses how to recognize when you are on the right path. Conclusion. It covers important lessons she learned throughout life about finding joy here. Each lesson is organized by a specific theme. Off course. You can choose a different ending to your book. You don't have to list what you've learned from the most significant people or moments in your life. In this particular case, it works well because the story is not ending there. I knew I would be writing a second book that picks up from where the 1st 1 left off final reflections. This is completely optional. I decided to include this in my book because I had written some inspirational pieces for magazines, and they wore directly related to my journey on the path of finding happiness acknowledgements In this part, you will thank the people who have inspired, encouraged or support you in writing your book. You will also thank those who made your aspiration possible. My advice is to be sincere and creative to when writing about them, a pendant ces included. They section because I wanted to share some specific math. It's training and diet for achieving physical fitness. However, I didn't want these methods to appear as relevant as the other content. My book, The End there's Awarding, simply stays this way, although you my right a phrase or personal quote below it. And I did. Here is a summary for this structure. When building the content of your outline title each chapter bride, your main idea. Ideas for each chapter list the events facts story. Each chapter covers Title your parts, lest if you choose to destructive this way, I strongly recommend that you try this outline structure as a model for organizing your ideas. This will help you a ton when working with your outline. Always keep in mind your books message. This is doing sure that your topics events, the facts and stories for each section are connected to the main message. Thank you for taking this course. It's my deepest wish that it has planted a new a seed. There was sprout into this enjoyable when transformative experience that one day could give birth to an inspirational memoir. Thank you again and much love to you. 7. Writing: Here are some important tips when rioting. Your memoir. Tip one. To avoid getting hurt twice when writing about painful events, my advice to you is to write your stories in the third person. By using the third person point of view, you can create enough distance between new and the subject. This math. It is especially useful when riding your first draft the first time you write your stories . For example, instead of riding, he broke my heart. You will write. He broke her heart or she broke his heart. Tip number two Using metaphors Metaphors can be a creative and interesting tool to help you transform facts into images in the reader's mind. For example, instead of riding, he broke my heart, you would write something like He broke the red glass and used to serve my love to him. You see the difference. Metaphors give more depth to your stories, and they also came rich. The readers experience Tip three to protect yourself from potential lawsuits from telling a story that features other people do not use their real names. Also try as much as possible to reinvent their physical appearances. Did number four right, right and keep writing in the beginning. Try to ride at least 500 words a day, then increased that number to up to 2000 words. Um, average nonfiction book runs about 50,000 words. The first draft of my book had about 100 and 20,000 words. After revising it, it made the bookstores at 71,000 words, which means that almost half of that was not publishable for that book. Dipper Number five. You can start your book with the Anting off your story and then describe how you achieved that point in your life. For example, you are at your book signing band in New York City. The place is crowded and you couldn't be happier. You are now a successful rider at the age of 40 and you have DRAMS off this day. Since you're 11 years old. Temper number six. Rewrite to your entire many script before given it to Annette ITER. To revise it, you will have to pay more if editors feel there are too many issues to address in your work . Remember, good riding comes from rewriting 8. Editing: you have decided to get your book published. What is next editing? Once you have finished writing rewriting in revising your manuscript, it is time to hire um, editor. There are many kinds of editing, but if this is your first book, I suggest you submit your manuscript toe all of the editing stages added a stage one critic or evaluation. This consists of detailed feedback from Annette editor about your entire many script. They will analyze your overall story for consistency, flow, structure and writing style. They will advise you on what improve upon what is messing, what is not clear, among other issues. They will also let you know about the overall good and strong points within your story. These editors don't make any direct chains to your work. I consider the critique or evaluation process a creative and artistic face editing stage to developmental editing. This kind of editing focuses on making your story the best it can be. The editor helps your story to succeed in communicating your message to the readers. Consider developmental editors as experienced riding consultants. Who will give you Claire is sound advice. Plus they will work closely with you and contribute to chapter content passages. Overall storytelling solutions. This is another creative and artistic face. Added a Stage three Substantive editing. Once your manuscript has been through the developmental editing phase, it is time for polishing. This is what substantial editing should provide to you. This editor points out all the issues with your work and assist you in the process of improving changing rewriting if necessary, or replacing parts of your men. Script also addresses problematic sections that went undetected by earlier editors. It is always important to have a fresh set of eyes reading through your work. This editor doesn't we ride to your work? Rather here, she gives you a specific notes and how you can improve it yourself. This face can also be creative and artistic editing stage for line editing. This type of editor will refine your sentences and paragraphs. This editor helps you to express yourself the best way possible to effectively convey your message. The main focal point of this type of editing is to improve war choices, avoid repetitious words and sentences. We work any unclear phrasing and other technical details at the sentence level line editors will point out and instruct you on how to make improvements. This editor makes direct technical changes to your manuscript without changing your style, a way of expression. This can be a creative and artistic phase as well. At a Stage five copy editing, this editor deals with making corrections at the language level, such as grammar, punctuation and flow. Here, she will also look out for consistency in your stories to ensure that you didn't change your mother's hair color in the middle of the book. Details like these are found and corrected. This editor will also make all the necessary changes to your work. I don't consider this a creative or artistic face. Edit a state. Six Prove reading. This editor focuses on identifying and correcting arrows at the phrase punctuation and word level. They make sure the copy editor didn't miss anything. This is not a creative and artistic face. Keep in mind to achieve a well written book. Editing is necessary, and different editors should be hired for different pass and at different stages, As I have described here 9. Publishing&Marketing: publishing your book. There are different ways you can publish to your new book here. Some of the options traditional publishing, self publishing, hybrid publishing blogged traditional publishing. You need a literary agent to represent you and to take your manuscript or book proposal to publishing houses. You don't need to invest any money up front and you might receive in advance. You have a professional team working with you. You have little or no control throughout the creative process. Regarding the book, cover interior design and Final Addicts, you still do the marketing yourself, and not all authors get marketing assistance from polisher. You gain credibility. Your royalty is low, usually in the 10 to 25% range. Usually takes. Want two years or more to publish your book. When using the traditional publisher Self publishing, you don't need a literary agent. You pay for all the expenses you can choose a professional team to work with. You have complete control throughout the creative process. You do all the promotion and marketing yourself. You're I ity is much higher than with the traditional publisher. In the 70 to 85% range. You can publish your book whenever it's ready. Hybrid publishing. You don't need a literary agent, but you do need a polished, incomplete many script. You were split some of the expenses. You can't have a professional team working with you. You can share the creative process, such as recover, interior design and final ad. It's you do most of the promotion and marketing yourself. The riot is usually in the 50% range. Publishing this way is faster than with traditional publishing, and you gain credibility as a writer. Log as you're right and added your stories. You can also publish them on your blogged. Additionally, you can decide later to publish your stories in the book format. Marketing Lost To ensure that you have a well written book with stories that deliver an inspirational message, you need to create an eye catching cover and have an interesting title for your book. If you're decided to self publish, then the recommended they hire professional to design the cover. All these elements, such as a well written book with inspirational message that features a capturing cover in an interesting title, will greatly help you to promote and market your book. But of course, you also need some basic additional marketing to like a website Social Media Engagement. You can give your book away or create special promotions. Have a mailing list you have to know and also build your audience. You can also be a marketing person Owen Agency to help you to get started.