Brenda Smit-James ~ Writer, Memoirist, Instructor

Write Your Story

Do you want to write your story? Are you an aspiring writer? Do you have that one book in you that you want to get out onto the page and into the world?

Are you a little stuck in the writing process? Or even in knowing how to get started? Then, boy, am I glad that you are here. 

I have been there; I am that person. I wasn't sure how to start. Then I got stuck. But, thankfully, I got writing again.

Believe me then when I say, you can write that book - the one that you've often thought about. 

I'd love to show you how. Read on...

Memoir Writing 101

Writing is rewarding.

Writing your story is life-giving, it stirs your soul.

It is also challenging: perseverance and endurance will become your intimate acquaintances. But don't let that deter you, not now, not ever.

This is why - there are clues to the craft of writing that, if followed, will set you up for success. I share those clues in my FREE eBook 7 Key Ingredients to Writing a Great Memoir, One that Others will Want to Read.

I used these key writing ingredients in my own memoir. They worked for me, I know that they will work for you!

Get your FREE copy HERE

"All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know."

Ernest Hemingway

Looking for some writing buddies to hang out with?

Being a writer can feel rather lonely at times. That's because it is. It's you and your keyboard. Or it's you, your pen and a piece of paper.

But that doesn't mean you shouldn't have some buddies to hang out with, and talk writing. In fact, that is exactly what you should have.

I know the feeling. I needed a writing community too, and so I created a solution.


"May your choices reflect your hopes not your fears."

Nelson Mandela

My Memoir

WHEN GOD SAYS NO: My Journey Through Grief to Acceptance

By Brenda Smit-James

I never expected to write this story. To be honest, I didn't really think I would ever write a book. It was just one of those things I would sometimes dream about.

I didn't for a moment think that it would come true, and I would never have dreamt that it would be on the subject of deep grief, my spiritual questioning, and my personal transformation.

Update On My Memoir

My soul dream has come true.

My manuscript is done and is in the process of being published with Word Alive Press.

The editing is complete, the cover design is decided, and we are now working on the interior layout.

It should go to press in the New Year! 2019 is shaping up to be another milestone year.

Psssst my book was SHORTLISTED. Take a Look HERE