Winner of the Hawai‘i Book Publishers 2015 Ka Palapala Po‘okela Award for Excellence in Special Interest Books.
“Practical tips and tools to take a wannabe author from, ‘You ought to write a book about that’ to getting words down on paper to share with family, friends and generations to come.”
Hawai‘i is a thriving, multicultural community rich with stories, legends, and family histories.
Published by Watermark Publishing, Writing the Hawai‘i Memoir: Advice and Exercises to Help You Tell Your Story is packed with information on how to write your memoir from start to finish. You’ll find lots of writing exercises and tons of tips to help you get your memoir project off the ground. The book was inspired by 25+ years of teaching memoir writing to writers across the country.
“Writing about real-life events can be daunting, but Gee helps you to tell your story in the clearest and best way possible.”
Hawaiʻi Book Blog
Inside, you’ll find wisdom from prominent Hawai‘i-based authors, writers and storytellers who share their best tips and advice on the craft of writing and the importance of sharing these stories with others: Bill Bergin, Pamela Varma Brown, Bob Buss, Lee Cataluna, Benjamin Cayetano (Gov!), Stuart Holmes Coleman, Craig Howes, Patricia Jennings, Frances Kakugawa, Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl, Beth-Ann Kozlovich, Leslie Lang, Gail Miyasaki, Warren Nishimoto, Mark Panek, Laurie Rubin, Phil Slott, Christine Thomas, David Ulrich, Chris Vandercook and Cedric Yamanaka. The foreword was written by Pamela Young and Danny Akaka Jr wrote the pule–the Hawaiian blessing–to encourage and guide you as you begin to tell your story.
“Everyone has a story to tell. Darien Gee instills the confidence every new author needs to let the words fly.”
Pamela Young, KITV news reporter
I’m proud to have partnered with Watermark Publishing to shepherd this book into the work. A local publisher, Watermark has been producing top-quality, award-winning biographies, memoirs and autobiographies for more than two decades. They continue to help authors through their imprint, Legacy Isle Publishing, which offers professional publishing services for those looking to publish life stories on their own.
>> Peruse a list of possible memoir themes.
>> Download a blank bento box or pua petal worksheet.
>> Contact Dawn Sakamoto at Watermark Publishing, to schedule a workshop or talk story about publishing your memoir.
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