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Sign up for my "Be Fearless" Memoir Writing Course or one of my coaching packages and become a published memoirist in 100 days. When you choose Memoir Academy, you get expert writing and publishing advice from the best, most experienced book writing coach in the business. You will finally write and publish your book–and add the title "author" to your resume. When my clients publish their books, they get more leads, more income, and more opportunities to impact the world!

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Now more than ever the world needs you to show up strong with your stories and ideas. Together, we will change the world for the better. Contact me now, and let's get started! There's no better time than NOW to write and publish your memoir.

Do you dream of writing a memoir? Have you begun to write a memoir but haven't been able to finish? Would you like an expert's support to finally write and publish your memoir? Or, better yet, do you wish an experienced published author would write your memoir for you as your ghostwriter? 

Writing and publishing a memoir  heals your past, grows your influence and impact, and transforms your career and life. With the help of Memoir Academy, you will fulfill your dream of becoming a published author.

Memoir Academy with Brad Wetzler has helped hundreds of people write and publish their story. 

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Transform your memoir AND your life!

  • Elevate your life and career

  • Get guidance on how to bring out that memoir inside you

  • Share your stories and life lessons with the world

Why Choose Memoir Academy?

Are you overwhelmed trying to write your book? Do you feel stuck getting your ideas down on the page? Or are you confused about how to finish and publish your book? 

Through my "Be Fearless" Memoir Writing Course, I help writers of all abilities fulfill their dream of writing and publishing a memoir.

Who are we?

Memoir Academy was created by me, Brad Wetzler, an award-winning author, editor, and book-writing coach with more than two decades' experience at the highest levels of publishing. 


I've coached and edited hundreds of aspiring and established authors to tell their stories with more power and heart. As a staff editor, I've worked with some of America's finest  nonfiction writers, including Jon Krakauer, Peter Matthiessen, Ian Frazier, and many more. I conceived, assigned, and edited "Into Thin Air," Krakauer's award-winning work of longform nonfiction that was expanded into the book of the same title. 

When you sign up for my "Be Fearless" Memoir Writing Course or hire me for one-on-one memoir coaching, you, too, benefit from my expert knowledge and guidance. At Memoir Academy, we know how to remove the mental barriers that prevent aspiring writers from achieving the success they desire. Our mindful, competitive methods are proven and fool-proof. We are fueled by our passion for storytelling and turning clients’ big ideas into engaging prose that inspires readers to act, grow, and change.

Don't delay, let's get to work and write and publish your memoir!


How Can Memoir Academy Help You?

Through my "Be Fearless" Memoir Writing Course, I help aspiring authors write and publish thieir life stories. You benefit from our vast experience as editors and writing coaches. I have twenty-plus years in the writing and publishing industry. We can help you achieve the goal of adding "author" to your personal resume.

"Be Fearless" Memoir Writing Course

You don't have to write a memoir alone!

Are you feeling overwhelmed trying to write your book?  My "Be Fearless" Memoir Writing Course will guide you through all phases of writing a memoir: planning, writing, and publishing. You will write and publish your memoir in 40 days.  I provide the resources, knowledge, and experience to help you write the story only you can tell and add "author" to your resume!


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After your book is written, the next step is to polish the
edges of your story and get it ready to send to publishers.
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Did you know the average memoir has up to 90,000 words?
You can have it all, but you don't have to write it all!


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Your book transformation starts HERE:

Step 1: Free Call

We start by having a 30 minute call via phone or Zoom to talk about your goals. In that time I will be able to tell you if and how I will be able to help you.

Step 2: Pick the service that's best for you

If you only need help editing your proposal, or you haven't even started, we will know the best plan of action after our 30 minute call.

Step 3: Start the Transformation

You are ready to start the process and fulfilling your dream of becoming a published author!

"I was in a tough spot before I found Brad Wetzler. I'd been working on a manuscript for Penguin-Random House for two years and rewritten the entire text two times over. It was the sequel to a New York Times bestseller I had put out a couple years prior. However, the editor assigned to me by my publisher couldn't offer me any useful advice for how to fix i. With deadlines looming, I needed to get the book done. So I called up Brad and over the course of a month he helped me work the kinks out. He could see the forest for the trees, and gave me actionable advice that turned the book around. I'd highly recommend Brad to anyone looking for a structural or developmental edit. I'll definitely be using him again in the future."

Scott Carney
Author of What Doesn't Kill Us and The Wedge

"Working with Brad has been a transformative experience as he has been the catalyst for turning a solid and potent idea (but lacking structure and cohesiveness) into a real live book proposal. His ability to bring focus to something expansive without losing the heart of the content is one of my biggest appreciations. Brad helped me add sophistication and availability to my writing without changing the intention and message of my ideas. He has helped me put a vision into grounded reality and for that gift I am eternally grateful."

Alicia Patterson
Boulder, Colorado

"Through my work with Brad I have become a more direct and accessible writer, speaker, and therapist. He helped me loosen my adademic speech to uncover my true voice and purpose. While I thought I was just writing a book, I have emerged with a fully integrated vision of what I have to offer the world."

Melissa Walker
Broomfield, Colorado

"A few years ago I was referred to Brad when I started editing my memoir and I had no idea what I was doing. Brad took the mystery out of book writing and broke things down for me step by step and tailored his mentorship to my writing needs. He challenged me to get to the root of my emotions so that I could engage my readers authentically. He made me do the emotional work! He consistently asked me the right questions at the right time so that I could unclutter my narrative. It was like book therapy! I'm happy to tell you that Brad's work with me paid off! Just a few months into moving to New York City to option my book I picked up a book deal! If it weren't for Brad I would've been stuck on my storyline, unable to break my story free! Pick it up this fall and check for Brad's name in the acknowledgments! He's the real deal!"

Mimi Hayes
Author of Mimi's Brain

Brad Wetzler, Founder of Memoir Academy, Shares the 11 Steps Every Aspiring Writer Must Take to Become a Published Author

  1. Journal about your book and expertise. 
    In other words, write like crazy about your book idea and your expertise. Ask yourself, what gifts of knowledge and wisdom do I have to share with the world? 
  2. Locate your tribe. 
    Research your audience. Who are your readers? Where are they? What do they need? How can you help them with the problems they face? Can you help them increase their income or live a more fulfilling life? 
  3. Launch a blog. Publish once per week.
    Create a website with a blog--and then write weekly blog posts directed at the future readers of your book. In your blog posts, aim to solve your readers' pain points. Lead with an anecdote that shows how you or one of your customers faced and overcame a problem. Pivot to explain how your readers can overcome similar problems in their own lives. End with a call to action, i.e. to read more on your website, schedule a free consult with you, or buy a product or service.
  4. Start an email list and grow it. 
    Make sure your website has an opt-in mechanism for collecting visitor emails.  For example, offer a free e-book in exchange for their email address.
  5. Publish 10 articles and guest blog posts and promote them on social media. 
    Don't stop at blogging. Submit articles to magazines and websites that cover topics similar to yours. 
  6. Write an annotated table of contents.
    Now that you're building a following and collecting email addresses of potential book buyers, it's finally time to work on your book. Map out your book's structure and then write table of contents. Add brief one-paragraph chapter summaries.
  7. Write first 50 pages of book. You'll never know if you really want or can write your book unless you begin writing. So now's the time to try out being a writer for real. Don't stop till you get to page 50.
  8. Turn annotated table of contents into a full book proposal. Or, if you don't desire a traditional publisher, finish writing your book.
    If you want your book to be published by a traditional publisher, then you must write a book proposal. A book proposal is a complex sales document and business plan intended to persuade book publishers that there's a market for your book and that, if they publish it, they will make money. If you don't want to jump through traditional publishing's many hoops, then finish writing your book.
  9. If you do desire a traditional publisher, research publishers and agents. Gather names of agents who might be interested in your book by scanning the acknowledgements section of books you love that are similar in subject matter or voice. Create a dream list of agencies and publishers. 
  10. Submit your book proposal to your dream list of agents or publishers. Or, if you don't want a traditional publisher, finish your book and self-publish.
  11. Continue Growing Your Tribe. Keep up with your blog. Continue publishing articles and guest blog posts. Give speeches and talks to groups. Promote yourself, your book, and your ideas on social media. 
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