Writing My Memoir
A beautiful part of the most southern part of Croatia called Konavle
How should I write my Memoir?
I had the idea of writing my memoir about my true events experienced over the years living in a foreign country.
Another challenge and know I will get over this one too. I enjoy taking on challenges it shows the strong person I have become in a foreign country.
Should I write my memoir?
I am clear about writing my memoir just finding it difficult to find a title, and a sub-title.
I have to improve on getting the word out.
Who will read my memoir?
I know my friends, and family would be interested in reading about my experiences in a foreign country.
People who can relate to my true stories,
The curious people who enjoy reading about other such experiences.
If the memoir is well-written, and satisfies the reader there could be more interest in my memoir.
I want to gain the attention of many people reading about my experiences, from one country to another, also from one continent to another.
A great change it has been for me!
Do you think strangers would be interested in reading my memoir?
Most people enjoy reading about others, and this is an option to read about me. To escape from life read about another individual.
An informative memoir that many people could relate to is a great way to allow for more readers.
A reader wants their needs fulfilled and what better way to enlighten readers of a well crafted story.
I try to write my best here and writing my memoir is a goal I would like to achieve, and to express my true feelings from and through my experiences.
It is never too late to write a memoir. I am not too old or too young to get my word out there.
I want to share my struggles and how I coped with a different life.
For years i wrote about my experiences from one country to another. I have increased words daily to write about me and what changed me.
Writing a memoir is sure one for me.
In learning how to market my memoir to make it a lasting effort; this time I need to do it the right way.
Targeting the right audiences and in using the correct keywords is an effort I have to put in to get positive results.
More research on the same genre is acquired of me to present my memoir in the correct market is another important fact.
Living in Croatia, in the most southern part makes it difficult to market my English written books. Going to book signings and conventions is not an easy task for me.
In regards to all the negative points I chose to promote my work online. A convenient way for me.
I chose to write articles about my memoir and to further promote from that article.
Modern technology has served me right!
Viral marketing works best for me.
I share what is related to my book on many writing sites to get more publicity. Each time I shared a part of my experience I shared information uniquely.
Ever heard of Kindle Scout?
I recently discovered Kindle Scout and that encourages me to write something different.
Unfortunately, Kindle Scout don't have a genre on publishing memoirs, but would expand on that soon.
Marketing is the key to increasing sales on books, or any product. The proper approach is most necessary.
I sometimes am impatient, or too late for the promoting process.
Promoting myself as an author is a challenging experience.
The title, a synopsis, the goal of the written memoir, and the benefits from the memoir written is crucial.
All the above to be written in order for presentation.
A memoir is about the reader not much about the author.
I need a title to grab the attention of the reader.
Any reader would buy a book if the title, and cover gets their attention as in other books promoted.
The reader who has struggled with pain, an illness, or from a tragedy would be interested in reading a memoir that relates to that experience.
My memoir is about me as the many other memoirs are about a certain person, the story could be captivating and catchy too.
I need to spend time and energy writing my memoir about my experience. The back story is not necessary right away.
As I write about my experiences in a foreign country I have to stick with that point. The backstory can be written at some point in the memoir, and I need to fit that story where it belongs.
I am working on the grammar check at the moment and still have lots more to accomplish.
Writing the memoir got me to open up even more in sharing my true feelings about my experiences.
I didn't think much of how that would affect me. It is a good start for me to get it all out in this way.
Sometimes writing can make you feel at your best and at other times writing can take it all out of you.
I feel better after putting pen to paper in revealing my experiences with an open mind.
When I started writing my first line, every detail just came back to me and it it all felt like a yesterday's event.
I enjoyed going further on each line to continue expressing how my life was affected in a new country.
People don't know unless they have actually walked in my shoes.
The times I went through when I didn't know how to express my feelings on paper, or to anyone will remain a memory to me.
A memoir was a great idea and a thought for me. I feel free in writing about myself.
My episodes allowed me to be this person, a positive and true being.
People are different every where in this world but shouldn't be treated differently.
I learned that when I came to live in a foreign country. I am treated the same and feel so good about that.
My experiences helped me focus on life in a positive way.
A friend is someone who stands by you through all times, and I had and still do have that friend in my life.
I was treated different in South Africa because of my skin color. I know what that felt like. I don't regret leaving South Africa, I regret meeting people who don't know how to treat people the same.
My life changed for the best.I am not using my memoir as therapy I have passed that stage. I am not hurting anyone in the process of writing memoir.
I know what I got myself into and will show my readers a part of me they had no idea of.
My specific target is to audience who have walked in my shoes. My focus is on my experience from one place to another. A true sense of reality which I had ignored in my past life.
Mostly about how I coped with change, a new culture, the different people, a new language, and of the many more events that changed my life in a foreign country.
I had to cope with difficult people, and envious people, that I chose to deal with in my own way. I did not walk away without making myself heard.
Am I on the right path here?
Overall, how would you have coped in a foreign country?
Do you think any barriers in a foreign country would have led you back home?
Achieve your goals
Living in a foreign country
How would you have coped in a foreign country?
© 2015 Devika Primić