I’m working on my first book. It’s a memoir because I am a total sucker for memoirs. I started a Substack newsletter Memoir Junkie Wannabe Author, where I share my journey to authorship. I’m not a published author yet, but once I am, you’ll be the first to know about how I did it and my struggles along the way.
Check it out here: Memoir Junkie Wannabe Author.
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You’ll get stuff like:
- Book recs: My favorite picks for the latest and greatest memoirs
- Resources: Helpful and not-so-helpful podcasts and YouTube channels
- Learning to write better: Writing classes, and writing groups—are they worth it?
- Writing life: Setting up a writing schedule that works for me
I’m aiming for once a week
I try and publish once a week, but sometimes my writing schedule is demanding and stressful and it’s hard to get my laptop open in the evenings.
Growing your audience as a writer
I’m new to substack and TBH, I’ve never given a lot of thought to growing an audience. I’ve always wanted to write just to do it, but that doesn’t fly in the book publishing world.
Publishers want non-famous writers to have an audience, so I thought, why not document my journey to authorship through Substack and share with other aspiring writers what I’m learning along the way?
So, stay in touch and hopefully, you like what I create.
I have a second Subtack called Inmate 9023: Stories About My Brother.
It’s sort of a spin-off of stories that I couldn’t include in my memoir manuscript (because it would be way too long). So, I decided to start another newsletter. If you’d like to find out more about why I started it, go to the About page.