NAMW members can now access the audio recording from today’s Member-only Tele-seminar with Adair Lara. Adair is the author of 10 plus Books including Naked, Drunk & Writing: Shed Your Inhibitions and Craft a Compelling Memoir or Personal Essay & Writing Instructor.
Visit the Member Dashboard and simply look for the Audio Download Icon to either stream or download an mp3 of the Tele-seminar!
In this teleseminar, you will learn:
* How to single out one idea –the most surprising one — to focus the essay on.
* How to use topical, seasonal ,and local angles to make editors eager to buy your pieces
* How to shape your essay so that it exactly fits the needs of the editor you send it to, yet is faithful to your original vision
Adair started her career by writing for local magazines—first as managing editor of San Francisco Focus, the city magazine, and then as executive editor of SF, a design magazine. She wrote a column every Tuesday and Thursday for the San Francisco Chronicle for twelve years, winning the Associated Press Award for Best Columnist in California, and was a reporter in the paper’s books and feature department for an additional four years. She has published more than ten books and is a contributor to magazines such as MORE, Reader’s Digest, Glamour, and Ladies’ Home Journal. Lara leads sold-out writing workshops and conducts private memoir consulting in the San Francisco Bay Area. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and is available for interviews. For more information, visit Adairlara.com.