Should I pursue my idea?

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Registered: 11-20-2006
Should I pursue my idea?
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Sun, 05-30-2010 - 9:18pm
I have been writing in a journal since I started High school.
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Mon, 05-31-2010 - 7:34am

It'd be called a memoir. Up front, it'd be a tough sell. Everyone wants to sell a memoir of their life. Despite big events that happen to us, not all of them make for the kind of reading that perfect strangers want to plunk down money for. Usually the ones that get picked up having a selling slant, like Shoshanna Johnson's recent book (i.e., woman prisoner of war). Before you do anything else, visit the library and do research into other memoirs and see if yours has a marketing slant that will appeal to agents.

Another option is to turn some of those real-life events into fiction, or to perhaps do them as articles for various publications, where you could write them slanted for that audience.

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Mon, 05-31-2010 - 9:29am

Linda gave you some great advice, chick2006!


Could you turn your journal into a page-turner that thousands of people would pay to read? If so, would you be a one-hit wonder? Turning your journal into fiction might prove more successful.


Have you written anything else you've considered trying to publish?


Bet you thought you had an easy question!

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Wed, 06-02-2010 - 1:42pm

Judy B-

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Wed, 06-02-2010 - 4:29pm
You're welcome. I wish you the best whatever you decide to do.

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Tue, 06-22-2010 - 8:32pm
It would be hard to accomplished this but yeah I say you can pursue this if you want to. Just don't get discouraged because every writer has gotten rejected regardless of her or his type of craft.