Patricia Benesh

San Diego, California

Writing Your Memoir in 28 Days

Overview

Patricia provides an overview of the 7 Memories method for writing your memoir in 28 days. Based on her book, the method is designed to create a first draft of your memoir in only 20 minutes a day … regardless of your writing skill. 

What will I learn in 20 minutes?

- How to focus your memoir on your significant memories to avoid false starts that waste time.

- How to expand a word or phrase to full-blown descriptive paragraphs.

- How to add sizzle to your memoir.

What will I need?

- Bring your favorite note-taking device.

- Bring your questions about memoir writing.

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Patricia Benesh, is the visionary behind 7Memories.com and AuthorAssist.com, drawing English-speaking writers from around the world. Since 1999, Patricia has helped writers succeed based on their realistic goals and expectations. Among her clients was Thomas Steinbeck (son of John Steinbeck). Her services address fiction, nonfiction, and memoir writing and include manuscript development, review, editing, publishing, and marketing.

7Memories.com offers a suite of memoir-writing materials including 7 Memories: How to Write a Memoir in 28 Days; 7 Memories: Partnering to Write a Memoir; 7 Memories: Write Your Awesome Obituary, available at Amazon, and the online program, MemoirMagicTM. Her guides show individuals, step-by-step, how to write their own memoirs or obituaries. Family, friends, activity directors, and caregivers learn how to help others create memoirs or obituaries. Her books and workshops are based on Reminiscence Therapy to spark memories for those whose recall may be fading. Her book, 7 Memories: Partnering to Write a Memoir, is a required text by UCSD in its intergenerational Life Course Scholars program.

A former professor at The Johns Hopkins University, Patricia holds a doctorate from Johns Hopkins. She has spoken at numerous US and international conferences and is recognized in Who's Who in Education. She has published extensively in books, journals, and business periodicals and has written for the Huffington Post, American Chronicle, Examiner.com, EzineArticles, and Suite 101.

Patricia lives in San Diego, CA with her life partner and enjoys the sunny SOCAL life.