Don’t Write Your MEmoir Without ME!

Don’t Write Your MEmoir Without ME!

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

$12.00

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“I like your book, Viga — it’s lively and very encouraging. And I”m happy to have my piece included in it. Barbara Turner Vesselago, author of “Writing without a Parachute”.

“Don’t Write Your MEmoir without ME!” is a motivational workbook and guide for those interested in writing memoir but who don’t know how and where to start. Written by Viga Boland, author of 4 memoirs, Viga takes an easy, conversational approach and speaks to readers as if they were sitting in one of her live workshops. She will inspire you with her humor and down to earth advice. She’ll show you how to think and write outside the box into which your earlier education dumped you. There are many books on memoir writing on the market but this is the one that will make you believe you too can write a memoir!

Kindle and ePub versions of this book will be available by September 1, 2016. But those who prefer a printed book can buy it now via the CREATE SPACE BOOKSTORE.

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Don’t Write Your MEmoir Without ME!

a motivational workbook for memoir writers

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“I like your book, Viga — it’s lively and very encouraging. And I”m happy to have my piece included in it. Barbara Turner Vesselago, author of “Writing without a Parachute”.

Don’t Write Your MEmoir without ME!” is a motivational workbook and guide for those interested in writing memoir but who don’t know how and where to start. Written by Viga Boland, author of 4 memoirs, Viga takes an easy, conversational approach and speaks to readers as if they were sitting in one of her live workshops. She will inspire you with her humor and down to earth advice. She’ll show you how to think and write outside the box into which your earlier education dumped you. There are many books on memoir writing on the market but this is the one that will make you believe you too can write a memoir!

Kindle and ePub versions of this book are both available directly from this website in our STORE. By purchasing your digital books from this site instead of via Amazon or the other online distributors, the proceeds of your purchase go directly to the author. So please support my efforts in making this book available to you from my website STORE.

If the PRINTED VERSION shows “sold out” on this page, you can buy it through this link:  CREATE SPACE BOOKSTORE.

What are readers already saying about “Don’t Write Your MEmoir without ME!“?

“Huge kudos to Viga for getting down her own four memoirs and for becoming of champion of getting others to do so. I love the title: Me in Memoir is at the heart of what a memoir should be and her book message. “A selfie in words” is sheer genius. Writing with abandon is a great idea and this writer clearly does it well. I read the first few pages and couldn’t wait to read the rest. The whole book didn’t fail to impress me.  I would recommend this book to anyone thinking about writing a memoir – especially those being pushed by others to do so because of their exceptional stories. It’s the meaning behind a life story that is important, and so if you have a life that you should share you should only be encouraged to write your memoir. This book just helps you find the words to tell it and Viga is proof it works.” Dr. Dawn Field, PhD and author

“I loved the way the whole thing reads and the information it contains. Your goal was to write a motivational , easy-to-read manual on memoir writing and without a doubt, you have done that. I can truly hear your voice, and there were spots in which I laughed out loud. It was such fun to read. I loved that you stopped the book several times for a writing exercise for the reader. Viga, you have another winner here!” Heather Lamb, writer & live workshop attendee.

Don’t Write Your MEmoir without ME! Available as a Printed  softcover book from this website’s store or from the CREATE SPACE BOOKSTORE for only $12.00 USD.

Additional information

Weight 0.2786 kg
Dimensions 23.0 x 15 x 1 cm

2 reviews for Don’t Write Your MEmoir Without ME!

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Karen Wood

    Don’t Write Your Memoir Without Me – by – Viga Boland

    What a great resource for memoir writers!
    As someone who attended Viga’s memoir writing workshop, I found it a great review as well as added information. She backs up all her teaching material by including excerpts from other writing gurus. These excerpts provide valuable instruction and ‘how to’. We know she’s on the right track.
    She walks us through the steps of writing. It’s important to write with complete abandon, honesty and personal perspective. Only after we’ve done this is it necessary for us to begin editing for correct grammar and style. She even has information about editors and publishing.
    Viga reminds us to consider our audience and our reason for writing. Reasons listed help us reflect and understand that the readership at large needs ‘a window into human nature’ as seen through the ‘lens of the story’.

    She guides us through exercises and emphasizes the importance of dialogue to ‘show not tell’ in order to stimulate the ‘mind movie’ of our readers.
    I like the way the book flows. The last sentence of a thought in a chapter becomes the title of the next chapter. There is no getting lost.

    Once again the exercises are important as well as the fermentation of the story. Knowing that events need a decade to sit before being told has influenced me greatly. My story happened nine years ago and I am beginning to see things from another perspective which will enrich the telling and assist in sorting things out. The story will gain a softer edge and provide valuable lessons learned.
    In the meantime, I’ll keep working on my vignettes and following Viga’s instructions.
    Thank you for this simple, informative and easy to follow guide to writing memoir.

    • Viga

      Thank you so much Karen for such a comprehensive review of my book, “Don’t Write Your MEmoir without ME!” I am honored and humbled by your praise. What pleases me most is that you have indicated I achieved what I set out to do in writing this book. I can only hope others who purchase it will feel likewise and let me know they do by leaving comments like this on the book page (as you did here) and especially at Amazon.com and Amazon.ca, along with Goodreads where it seems reviews are of greatest importance. Thanks again and see you at the book launch on Sept.13th, 7pm, Turner Park Library, Hamilton

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nancy Gustafson

    I found this book on memoir writing to ring with the author’s voice and with the truth of her life’s experiences. She guides writers with clarity, simplicity and humor. Each chapter leads the writer closer to discovering the heart of his or her own story and the confidence to put it on paper. I certainly recommend this book for anyone who wants to write a memoir.

    • Viga

      Thank you Nancy for posting your thoughts both here and on Amazon. With help from folks like you, I may yet have a winner in “Don’t Write Your MEmoir without ME!”

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