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Five Secrets to Writing an Enduring Memoir – Member Teleseminar | Theo Pauline Nestor

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Join us for this NAMW Member Teleseminar November 22, 2013

11 PM PST  12 PM MST  1 PM CST  2 PM EST


Writing a memoir is a complex task that asks us to weave truth, story, craft, and our own vulnerability as writers. And not only that, we have to learn how to reach out to the reader, we need to create a narrator that is relatable and real so the reader can identify with the us as narrators, and learns a universal message from our memoir. When all this is done with the right balance, we create a story that is personal, true, and marketable.

 In this teleseminar, memoirist and award-winning instructor, Theo Pauline Nestor will walk you through five essential secrets of writing a marketable memoir.

  • Finding and defining your true material
  • Making yourself vulnerable on the page
  • Underscoring the drama of your story
  • Sharing wisdom
  • Illuminating the universal story in your individual experience.

Theo Pauline Nestor is the author of Writing Is My Drink: A Writer’s Story of Finding Her Voice (And a Guide to How You Can Too) (Simon & Schuster, 2013) and How to Sleep Alone in a King-Size Bed: A Memoir of Starting Over (Crown, 2008), which was selected by Kirkus Reviews as a 2008 Top Pick for Reading Groups and as a Target “Breakout Book.” An award-winning instructor, Nestor has taught the memoir certificate course for the University of Washington’s Professional & Continuing Education program since 2006. Nestor also produces events for writers such as the Wild Mountain Memoir Retreat and the Black Mesa Writers’ Intensive, featuring talks by literary leaders such as Cheryl Strayed, Julia Cameron, and Natalie Goldberg.



  1. Julie Luek says:

    Oh this sounds amazing. Having a hard time justifying it in the midst of my son’s chemo, but maybe next year! Enjoy! Sounds very enriching.

  2. Betty Kuhn says:

    I would like to sign up for your webinar.

  3. Lilly Gwilliam says:

    This program looks great! Sign me up!

  4. Lilly Gwilliam says:

    Is the above seminar on the 22 nd of
    November at 11am or 11pm??

    I cannot listen to this teleseminar on the 22nd due
    To being in a conference from 9 am- 9pm.
    Will I be able to listen to a taped version after the program
    Is finished?
    Thank you,
    Lilly Gwilliam

  5. I would like to attend the Nov. 22nd webinar. How do I register? Thanks, Phyllis

  6. Sandi Somers says:

    Sign me up. It looks great!

  7. Rachel Goodman says:

    I will be listening :)

  8. Dale Dingledine says:

    I would like to sign up for the seminar too! I will need to listen to the taped version due to extenuating circumstances. Many thanks–Dale

    • Hi Dale,

      All members are invited to the teleseminar. If you can’t make it, the recording will be send out next week via email as well as available in the Members Area.

      Kind Regards,

  9. Indu says:

    Sounds great! Sadly, I already have plans. Will it be recorded and available afterwards?:

  10. Paula Wagner says:

    I think I’ve already signed up but haven’t yet received the call in number. Hope you send it soon!

    Happy Holidays!


  11. Skye Blaine says:

    Please sign me up!

  12. Indu says:

    I can attend, but I’m not seeing how to.

  13. Indu says:

    OH! I just found the email with details how to join Friday teleseminar. Thanks!

  14. Laura says:

    I missed this one. Any possibility of getting the recording sent to me? Thanks so much.

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