Have you ever thought of writing your own memoir? Or preserving your family’s history by recording your relatives’ life stories? Many of us have, but so few of us do it. Why? Maybe we think we’re not “good enough” at writing. Or perhaps we’re scared to reveal family secrets. You might have started and somehow … Continue reading Make a Plan to Start—and Finish!—Your Memoir
Inspired by the @WrknOnMyNovel Twitter account, we thought we’d do a search on the phrase “Working On My Memoir” to see what’s being tweeted about memoir writing. Turns out, it’s an entertaining mix of legit memoirists at work and folks offering tongue-in-cheek summations of their lives. We saved the Twitter search. Check it out here. … Continue reading Working On My Memoir (Or So They Say)
Ready to flex those memoir-writing muscles? To celebrate the release of Writing the Hawai‘i Memoir: Advice and Exercises to Help You Tell Your Story by Darien Gee, we’re giving away three sets of memoir books, including the new how-to guide, plus a 15% discount credit on a Legacy Isle Publishing package. All you have to … Continue reading Writing the Six-Word Hawaii Memoir
At some point in the process, frustrated by writer’s block or the editing process, you may find yourself asking this question. But that’s not the existential dilemma we want to address here. We want to point out that before you start, and throughout the writing and editing process, “Why am I writing this?” is a … Continue reading Why Am I Writing This?
Recently, we’ve been finding ourselves having conversations with our authors about author websites. “Should I do a website? Can YOU do a website FOR me?” We get that a lot. Here are a few bits of advice on whether a website is appropriate for you, as an author, and if so, what you should include. … Continue reading Considering an Author Website?
Last weekend at the Hawaii Book & Music Festival, a friend stopped by our booth and mentioned that she had a pet project that she would love to see turned into a book. When we handed her a brochure on Legacy Isle’s services, she said, “Oh, I wish we had the money to do this.” … Continue reading Funding Your Book — A Community Fundraiser Project
“Well, he wrote the book on that!” Can you think of another phrase that so readily conveys the message that someone is at the top of their game in their field of expertise? A well-written, properly designed book makes an elegant calling card for your business — in one attractive package, you can share the … Continue reading Using a Book to Enhance Your Business Brand
If you have no idea where to start, now that you’ve decided you want to publish a book, don’t worry — you’re not alone. We field a lot of inquiries that begin, “I/my dad/my mom/my friend has a really amazing life story…I want to make it a book. How do I do that?” (And the … Continue reading Where Do I Start With Publishing My Book?
Legacy Isle Publishing is a division of Watermark Publishing devoted to providing self-publishing services for aspiring non-fiction authors — particularly in the personal memoir, business biography and family history genres. At Watermark, we began to receive so many inquiries from clients interested in self-financing their own book projects, we came to realize that we were … Continue reading The Beginnings of Legacy Isle Publishing