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NAMW Member Teleseminar February 22, 2013 |The Ghost in the Memoir

  11 AM PST   12 PM MST    1 PM CST   2 PM ESTKim Pearson

Please join us for this informative teleseminar on ghost writing. Whether you want a ghostwriter for your memoir, or want to learn to ghostwrite for others, you will find useful information in this presentation by ghostwriting expert, Kim Pearson. Read what Kim has to say about this teleseminar.

 

 

It’s the nature of memoir to be full of ghosts from the past. But this discussion is about a ghost in the present. Ghostwriter, that is.

You, your family, or your ancestors have a great story, one that will resonate with many people. Yet you know that writing a book is tough, and you’re not sure you can do it. You probably have good reasons for this belief, such as:

  • You are not a writer. Maybe you are inexperienced, or simply not confident in your writing skills.
  • You hate to write. You would rather clean the toilet than write.
  • You haven’t got the time to write a whole book. After all, you have a job, a family, a life.

But that story is screaming to be told! What can you do? Answer: Hire a ghost.

 

In this one-hour discussion you will learn:

  • How a ghostwriter does what she/he does – the ghostwriting process.
  • What your role is in this process.
  • How a ghostwriter can “sound” like you. (A ghostwriter is rather like an actor, just on the page instead of the stage.)
  • What a ghostwriter might cost you, and how long it might take her/him to write your book.
  • Who owns the book/copyright, and how to make sure it’s you.

 

Along the way, I’ll share some tips on writing memoir, such as:

  • How to identify likely readers, and then grab them.
  • How to choose a theme for the memoir.
  • What to include in your memoir, and what to leave out

 

Ghostwriter Kim Pearson has been a full-time ghostwriter, editor, and author for 15 years. She has ghostwritten over 40 books (over 20 of them memoirs) and ebooks, plus articles and blogs, and authored 6 books of her own, including one on how to write a memoir based on historical events. Her website is www.primary-sources.com. You can also check out one of her blog posts on The Blood Red Pencil titled “The Grateful Ghost” in which she writes about her wonderful job. http://tinyurl.com/clcpecd.

 

Comments

  1. Mary McIntosh says:

    I’d like to register for the teleseminar: The Ghost in the Memoir. How do I do it?

  2. Denis says:

    are he public roundtables available after the fact?

    • Yes, they will appear on the site at some point soon after the Roundtable is over. You can listen to it there. If you sign up, you get the download link through and email. You can still sign up until the form is taken down, which should happen in a day or so. If it’s a member teleseminar, you have to be an NAMW member in order to get the audio or listen to it.