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Patricia Benesh

San Diego, California

Writing Your Memoir in 28 Days
$80 - 60 minutes


Patricia knows it’s not easy to apply what you learn from books or classes to your specific writing needs. Working with a writing coach is the most effective way to get the help you need when you need it … to become a better memoir writer.

What will I learn?

During the Zoom session, you will get specific verbal feedback on your concerns and questions about your excerpt. This critique provides insight for applying the feedback to other sections of your memoir. (Written feedback is available at an additional cost.)(Add additional coaching sessions at the same fee.)

What will I need?

- Submit your memoir excerpt file (10 double-spaced pages) for Patricia to read and critique your writing.

- Submit your concerns and questions about the excerpt.

- Bring your favorite note-taking device to your session with Patricia.



Patricia Benesh, is the visionary behind and, 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. 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,, EzineArticles, and Suite 101.

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

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