Write Your Memoir

Is it time to tell your story? Is it time to explore what is simmering inside of you – and is about you – on the page?

To write your story is to give voice to your life and to your experiences. To write your memoir is to explore the events of your life, first for yourself, and then as an offering to your reader.

Don't think or believe for a moment that you don't have a story to tell, or that it isn't important and, besides which, who would want to read your memoir?

None of that is true,

I urge you, step into the life of a writer. It will change how you live and breathe, and see your world.

It did for me.

All About Story

Hello, I'm Brenda and I'm all about story - I live and love story. I have written and published my own story, I love to read other people's stories, and I'm enthralled that my life story is part of God's bigger story of healing for the world.

Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa said, "Any sorrow can be born if we put it into a story or tell a story about it." And that, right there, is the healing power of story. I know, I've experienced it for myself.

Are you longing to write your story? Do you have a fun story to tell, or an insightful one? Or are you wanting to heal? Perhaps you are longing to see how your story is part of God's story?

Whatever your reason, I'm so glad you are here.

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

Nelson Mandela

One Story At A Time

Do you know that we are always part of three stories? Our story, someone else's story, and God's story.

In my darkest days, I doubted God's story for my life. I doubted His goodness and His plans; I doubted that He even cared.

Through writing my story I came to see how my story is part of His great story. I saw how His story of love and redemption is woven through us, one story at a time.

In writing my story, I experienced the nearness of God and came to see that, not only would God redeem my heartbreak and broken dreams, but that they had purpose as part of His great story.

If it was true for me, it can also be true for you.

What is your story?

Write that Memoir!

The first step to write your memoir is to create your memoir blueprint, from premise to promise. My online course will help you to design your memoir step-by-step and from cover to cover. Its 33-page fillable workbook will also keep your blueprint in one place for easy reference.

Writing your memoir just got easier!


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

Ernest Hemingway

My Book, My Story

WHEN GOD SAYS NO: My Journey Through Grief to Acceptance

By Brenda Smit-James

Now available...

It has happened! My first book is launched and is available on Amazon and Chapters.Indigo.

If you are in North Vancouver, BC pick up a copy from the store African Breese at 1054 Marine Drive.

Or at the following Christian book stores: House of James in Abbotsford, BC and St. Andrew's Church Supply in Burnaby, BC, Canada.