[Video] How to Write Tension in a Memoir video resource Feb 28, 2024

Writing a memoir is more than just recounting events. It's about bringing your story to life in a way that captivates readers. 

One key element that can elevate your memoir from a series of...

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[Video] How to Structure a Commercially Viable Memoir video resource Feb 21, 2024

Writing a memoir is a personal journey. But when it comes to creating a commercially viable memoir, there are key structural elements to consider.

Award-winning ghostwriter and publishing...

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[Podcast] How to Capture and Preserve Your Family Story podcast post Feb 19, 2024

In the most recent episode of "The Family Business Podcast," Melissa Parks and Dave Goetz offer tips and strategies on how to capture and preserve your family story.

In this episode, you'll learn...

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[Video] Determining The "Why" of Your Memoir video resource Feb 14, 2024

Memoirists often believe a memoir is all about them. It's their story, after all.

However, crafting a memoir isn't just about telling your story. It's about what your readers take...

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[Podcast] Virginia Frischkorn on Hosting Successful Book Launch Events 5 promoting your writing podcast post Feb 10, 2024

An author’s book launch is a significant—and memorable—step in the writing and publishing journey.

The book launch event is an opportunity for the author to introduce their work...

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[Video] The Key Tenets to Writing a Commercially Viable Memoir video resource Jan 31, 2024

Crafting a captivating memoir is all about structuring pivotal moments, embracing vulnerability, and ditching binary narratives. Join award-winning ghostwriter Cristen Iris as she...

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[Tipster] Lessons about Nonfiction Writing from Martin Luther King Jr. tipster post Jan 18, 2024

By: Allison Parks

“What does Martin Luther King Jr. mean to you?”

I was in seventh grade when my English teacher asked us to respond to the prompt above.

Obviously, I knew who Martin...

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[Podcast] Jordan Rosenfeld on Storytelling Techniques to Use in Nonfiction Writing 3 honing the writing craft podcast post Jan 16, 2024

Remember those college lectures where you struggled to stay awake?

Maybe your professor spoke in a monotonous voice. Or maybe the professor relied on text-heavy slides that made their point...

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[Podcast] Jordan Rosenfeld on Strategies for Creating a Page Turner in Nonfiction 3 honing the writing craft podcast post Jan 16, 2024

Do you remember the last book you put down and never picked up?

Do you remember why you gave up on it?

The most likely reason is that the narrative failed to engage you. It was probably boring....

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[Video] How to Write a Memoir: Legacy vs. Commercially Viable video resource Jan 10, 2024

Are you writing a memoir?

Do you know what type of memoir you're writing?

Some writers are writing a memoir to share their family history. Their book is intended for family members and close...

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[Tipster] Manifesting a Productive Writing Life tipster post Jan 05, 2024

By: Melissa Parks

I’ve always hated the word “manifest.” It seemed like hocus-pocus New Age mumbo-jumbo. Passive. Like rubbing a genie bottle.

Recently, I’ve wondered,...

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[Podcast] How to Uncover the Thesis of Your Nonfiction Book podcast post Dec 21, 2023

Every nonfiction book needs a thesis. Why?

A thesis directs your book's narrative. It's the backbone of your work, offering readers a clear roadmap and ensuring your content stays focused and...

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