Write a memoir that’s unputdownable
If not now, when?
You’ve lived through a pandemic, but that’s nothing compared to everything else you’ve been through, everything you’ve achieved, and all the ways you’ve grown as a person. The time has come to write that memoir you’ve been thinking about. It’s an ambitious project for seasoned writers and amateurs alike. Some hire a ghostwriter, but you want to do it yourself. With professional guidance, you can do it.
Developmental Editing Helps Writers … FAST
Working with a developmental editor is the best thing writers can do to improve their work with alacrity. This is kind of like your own private graduate school. A seasoned, professional writer examines everything from story structure to sentence structure to your unique creative writing style. She can tell you how to make the most of your strengths and how to fix the parts of the story that are lagging.
If you currently share your work with an amateur writing group, you’ll soon see how much more helpful it is to work with a professional. Members of a writer’s group can often point out your errors but don’t know how to fix them, whereas a professional like Ruby Peru can take one look at your work and pinpoint exactly what you can do to manifest your creative ideas.
As some wise but confused person once said, “It’s not rocket surgery!” Writing is definitely something you can learn. It’s a combination of your own creativity with a lot of technical know-how. After all, a musician doesn’t learn to wail on the guitar from a group of amateur musician friends, she learns skills from a professional teacher, then practices those skills with her friends. As a writer, you also need a teacher who is well-versed in the skill, art, and science of creative writing.
A Pro Helps with an Existing Manuscript
If you already have a manuscript written and would prefer to have a pro writer comment in the margins of your page, then also discuss those comments via Zoom or telephone, that’s another way to do the intensive work of developmental editing, one-on-one. A private developmental editing session is a great way to get a full novel or memoir manuscript examined for its strengths as well as the areas that could be boosted. Ruby will be able to identify where suspense lags or where character development could improve and tell you just how to fix the problem. At the end of your developmental editing session, you’ll have a clear direction as to what to do to take your manuscript to a publishable level.