Write a Successful Memoir

Bookshelves are filled with bestselling memoirs. More good memoirs are available as ebooks and audiobooks. It’s inspiring—and dizzying. How can you join their ranks? Do you need to be a proficient writer to write a quality memoir that people want to read?

I have good news for you. You don’t need to be a seasoned writer to succeed at writing a memoir, but you do need to learn the essentials of the craft and put them into practice.

I give you the essentials and a chance to practice them in my info-packed online memoir course.


Get the skills you need.



I can’t imagine a writing class without the kind of knowledgable and sensitive guidance I have with Suzanne. I am often god-smacked by her insight.—Sharon Porter Moxley, Student/Author

Suzanne is incredibly bright and talented with an academic yet sensitive approach. —Frances Caballo, Social Media Strategist/Author

Suzanne taught me the basics of the craft and focused on the essence of my stories while giving me feedback honestly and tactfully. I have gained confidence in my writing and improved.—Laurie Jacobvitz, Student



About Suzanne

Suzanne Sherman is a veteran publishing professional, with thirty-five years in the field and a specialization in memoir and other nonfiction. Her clients have published with Wiley & Sons, Chronicle Books, Ten Speed Press, and a number of smaller publishers. She has also helped many authors successfully self-publish. Some of Suzanne’s memoir students and coaching clients prefer to write for personal pleasure or to create books for family, and they call her an invaluable guide.


Start Writing Right!

These 7 easy-to-follow essentials can get you started right or help you fine-tune your writing in progress. It’s a short, info-packed resource to help you improve on a good idea and give you the tools to build your exceptional story.