16 Tips for Writing Your Debut Memoir & Getting It Published

Miriam Diaz-Gilbert
Gain Inspiration
Published in
6 min readMay 16, 2023

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The road is long. May these tips guide your writing journey.

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In 2019, I wrote an article for my Medium platform about my inspiration for writing my first book, a pharmacy communication textbook. I shared what it took to write a winning book proposal and to get a contract and an advance four months after I submitted my proposal. My book was published two years later.

In that 2019 article, I also shared my journey from a textbook author to a memoirist. I began writing my memoir in 2011. It was published in May 2023.

Writing my memoir took much longer, but getting a contract offer did not take long. Come What May; I Want to Run: A Memoir of the Saving Grace of Ultrarunning in Overwhelming Times, is published by Resource Publications, an imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers, and is available for purchase.

My memoir. Published May 2023.

This is what it took to write my memoir and to get it published. I hope these tips will inspire you to keep writing and help you to get published, whether you go the traditional or self-publishing route.

16 Tips

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Miriam Diaz-Gilbert
Gain Inspiration

My debut memoir Come What May, I Want to Run: A Memoir of the Saving Grace of Ultrarunning in Overwhelming Times is published. Website: miriamdiazgilbert.com