Write Your Memoir or Nonfiction Book in 4 Months

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In only 4 months, go from thinking about writing your memoir or nonfiction book to holding a completed first draft in your hands.

Get valuable support from your writing coach and editor, learn craft and strategy, gain invaluable writing skills, and stay focused and on track. This step-by-step process takes the guesswork out of writing your memoir or nonfiction book and guides you through each stage toward completion.

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Are you ready to write your memoir or nonfiction book but are unsure where or how to start? Our One Lit Place Write Your Memoir or Nonfiction Book in 4 Months is the perfect way to kick-start and sustain you and your writing.

Writers who attempt to get their first draft down without support often falter or quit entirely. Those who get regular, specific infrastructure, guidance, instruction, and the personal one-on-one help and accountability from a writing coach and editor see markedly greater productivity, confidence, and success. Your coach will ensure you’re generating pages and pushing toward your first draft.

By writing 3 pages a day for 5 days a week, after only 4 months, you’ll have the first draft of your book in your hands!

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Free Book Planning Worksheet & Consultation

1. Fill out our worksheet designed to show you your goals for writing a memoir or nonfiction book, what kind of coaching or editing support would benefit you most, and how to implement a strategy for approaching the writing process.

2. Schedule your FREE no-commitment consultation to discuss ways we can support you throughout the work, so your book makes it to publication!

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How It Works: Write Your Memoir or Nonfiction Book in 4 Months

You and your writing coach establish a working strategy, which involves implementing a schedule of accountability meetings and check-ins for advice, prompts, and resources.

Along with that regular support, you hunker down and get to work with 3-5-4:

  • Write 3 pages a day
  • 5 days a week
  • for 4 months

At the end, you will have 260 pages: a completed first draft of your memoir!


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The nonfiction book-writing process happens in three main phases: Early Drafting, Feedback and Editing, and Late Stage Proofreading & Publication Support.

Inception & Early Drafting

– Early stage guidance, support, and editorial assistance via chat, phone, and/or video conference
– Establish project purpose and structure
– Design infrastructure for writing process and writer’s schedule

Weekly or regular check-ins with your coach and editor suggested to maintain accountability and to discuss any issues or challenges that arise.

*By writing 3 pages per day, 5 days per week, in 4 months, you will have a completed first draft.

Mid-Stage Coaching & Editing

– Developmental feedback on early manuscript pages
– Continual support and instruction on writing craft

Your coach and editor is on hand to provide feedback and walk you through how to implement any changes, make editorial changes on your behalf, or teach you editorial skills so you can self-edit as well as have your editor’s eyes on the work for an outsider’s take on the manuscript from macro to micro.

Late-Stage Editing & Publication Support

– Collaboratively refine book purpose, structure, pacing, and flow
– Provide substantive editing, copyediting, and proofreading
– Assist with query, synopsis or proposal & publication support

Your editor will help refine the draft at the chapter, section, paragraph, and line level so it is lean, concise, purposeful and correct. A publication strategy can be determined to help you know whether to aim for self-publishing or traditional publishing and what steps you can take to achieve that publishing goal.

Many writers talk about wanting to write memoirs, but only those who sit down and make the writing happen are the ones whose books make it to the shelves, influence our thinking, and effect change. Memoirs and nonfiction books are our way of sharing our experiences with others who feel heard and understood and making the word more comprehensible and intimate.

It’s your time.

Ways We Help Writers:

Memoir & Nonfiction Editing & Publication Supportstack of white papers novel editing expert publication support at One Lit Place at onelitplace.comFor the writer who already has a memoir or nonfiction book draft and is ready to have it edited and get expert publication advice.

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Feel free to be in touch any time by email or phone- we offer a free, no-commitment consultation to all writers and are happy to answer questions any time. We’re always ready to see how we can help you reach your writing goals!

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