You Should Really Write a Memoir: How to Write, Sell, and Market Your Memoir Video Download

You Should Really Write a Memoir: How to Write, Sell, and Market Your Memoir Video Download

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  • You are a writer who feels you have a personal story to tell and want to get it published
  • You are a writer who needs help developing a proposal for your memoir
  • You are a writer who will be pitching your concept at a conference
  • You are a writer "relatively unknown" and has been rejected because of your limited platform
  • You are a writer who wants to learn more about how to impress an agent or editor


If you've ever been told that "you should really write a book" and you've decide to give it a try --is presentation is for you! Instructor and literary agent Regina Brooks hones in on the three key measures necessary for aspiring authors to conceptualize and pitch their memoir to an agent or editor.


  • The six major memoir categories, and what works in each genre
  • The key elements of working with a ghost writer and/or collaborator
  • The key elements of a proposal for a memoir
  • How to strengthen your own memoir proposal
  • How to develop a strong hook for your memoir


Regina Brooks is the founder and president of Serendipity Literary Agency LLC. Her agency has represented and established a diverse base of award-winning clients in adult and young adult fiction, nonfiction, and children's literature. Her authors have appeared in USA TODAY, NY TIMES and the Washington Post as well as on Oprah, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, MSBNC, TV ONE, BET and a host of others.

She has held senior editorial positions at John Wiley and Sons and McGraw-Hill companies. Brooks is the author of the titles Writing Great Books For Young Adults (Source Books) and You Should Really Write A Book: How To Write, Sell And Market Your Memoir (St. Martin's Press). She has edited over 100 titles. She is on the faculty of Harvard University's publishing course. She has been highlighted in global media and TV outlets including ABC News, CW, Forbes, Poets and Writers, Publishers Weekly, The Writer, Media Bistro, Essence, Ebony, Writers Digest Magazine, The Writer, Jet, Uptown Magazine, and Rolling Out. She was named Woman of the Year by The National Association of Professional Women. Brooks is also the founder of Possibiliteas, a tea company that develops tea blends for creative minds. She is a pilot and a member of the Association of Author Representatives and New York Women in Film and Television.

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