From Dennis Lowery:

Many personal stories deserve to be preserved in writing. My new guide (coming in May) will help those who want to write theirs. Email us to request your free copy (while available) and it will be delivered in May. Please put SYM-Free-Guide in the subject line of your email.

I didn’t write my first book until I was 48 years old. I’ve written a lot of nonfiction and fiction since then (2008). As of this writing: Over two million words published (includes 30 books ghostwritten for clients: 12 nonfiction, 9 memoirs, and 9 fiction). I’ve had two book-ghostwriting projects for clients—a creative nonfiction book and a novel—optioned for film or screenplay development. And I need to point out this is paid for story and book development work—not writing as a hobby or as an aspiring writer—with repeat business (some of my clients have worked with me on their second, third and fourth book). So, I’ve learned a lot about how to be both a good and productive writer.

One question I’m often asked is: “I have a story to tell (or people tell me I should write mine), but how do I get started?” Or they tell me this: “I’m stuck… I’ve got some of it, but I’m not a writer…” I always answer with an extremely abridged version of what’s included in the guide I mentioned above. Here’s what’s in it:

eBook Table of Contents

YOU CAN DO IT — I SHOW YOU HOW

  1. START WITH THIS IN MIND
  2. SUPERCHARGING YOUR TIME
  3. PREPARATION AND PLANNING TO CREATE & ORGANIZE YOUR CONTENT
  4. THE FOUR-WORD QUESTION YOU MUST ASK YOURSELF
  5. WHAT MAKES A COMPELLING STORY
  6. WORKING WITH WORDS
  7. IT’S OKAY IF YOUR DRAFT IS CRAP
  8. DEALING WITH THE BIGGEST FEAR
  9. FEW ARE BORN WRITERS (BUT YOU CAN BECOME ONE)

A RECAP: THE SIMPLE WAY TO GET STARTED

EXAMPLES OF CREATIVE NONFICTION (THREE MEMOIR VIGNETTES)