Speaking and Writing From the Heart

Posts made in February, 2017

The Good, The Bad, and the Memoir

Posted by on Feb 6, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

The Good, The Bad, and the Memoir

“I have a memoir.” An excited conferee said sitting across from an acquisitions editor. An awkward silence seeped across the table. The editor tinkered with the manuscript. “We aren’t looking for memoirs.” “But your site says you publish them.” “We publish memoirs if you’re Brad Pitt, or George Clooney or you have a platform of millions.” “But we have a story about how my mother overcame cancer.” The editor smiled. “Thousands overcome cancer. It’s an over done topic.” Why are memoirs so...

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