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NAMW Honors National Life Writing Month and Family Story Month with a Memoir Writing Mini-Workshop Teleseminar that includes a FREE PREVIEW Teleseminar

Join us for a  Memoir Writing Mini-Workshop Teleseminar, composed of two sessions, PLUS A FREE PREVIEW.

November is National Life Writing Month and Family Story Month!  This is a great time for you to get a head start on the memoir you’ve been planning to write. Memoir writers wrestle with two basic challenges:

  • How to find memories, organize them, and write about them.
  • How to write in story form vs. narrative and journaling style.

Tuesday November 3, 2009:  Preview Session (FREE to ALL)
Topic:  Top Three Reasons to Write Your Memoir as a Story

Tuesday November 10, 2009: Session 1
Topic:   Mining Your Memories and Creating Your Timeline

Tuesday November 17, 2009: Session 2
Topic:   Building Your Memoir One Scene at a Time

All Session Start Time: 3 PM PST |  4 PM MST | 5 PM CST | 6 PM EST

Not available for all class sessions?  You can still participate by registering for the preview or the actual mini-workshop.  After each  live class, all registered participants will receive downloadable audio recordings of the sessions for which they are registered.

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In this teleseminar lead by the Linda Joy Myers, President of the National Association of Memoir Writers in honor of this important month, you will learn the skills you need to find your memories, organize a running list, and learn the turning point and timeline technique. In session two, we turn our attention to the skill building aspects of writing a memoir—building your memoir one scene at a time. You will find out what agents and editors are looking for in your work, and how to use your chapters and vignettes as small publishable pieces. We will discuss elements of scene, how to use the turning points to find your plot, and how to structure a book length memoir.

You will learn:

  • The definition of what a memoir is
  • How you mine your memories—the right brain approach
  • The turning point and timeline tools and how to use them—the left brain approach
  • Why it is necessary to use scenes to write your story
  • Definition of story arc
  • Your memoir process journal: Tips to keep your memoir on track
  • You will receive the timeline and turning point PDF
  • List of requirements for a scene
  • Template for your memoir process journal
  • Memoir writing tips to keep handy
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