Everyone is invited to join Denis LeDoux & Nina Amir at this FREE Memoir Writing Tele-conversation
To celebrate National LifeWriting Month and Write Nonfiction in November, a parallel to the National Novel Writing Month event that draws writers from all over the world, we want to bring our own experts to NAMW to talk about how to write quickly, freely, and A LOT to celebrate our lifestories, memoirs, and nonfiction.
We are pleased to have Nina and Denis talk with us about their methods of getting a lot of writing done—as a parallel to the November National Novel Writing Month that thousands all over the world participate in online.
Nina offers this invitation: “In November you can join nonfiction writers all over the world by participating in Write Nonfiction in November and start and finish your memoir in 30 days. Each month have a deadline of finishing some aspect or part of your memoir. Maybe you write two chapters, for example. You can choose to have a deadline a week rather than a deadline per month, or you can chunk it down further to a daily deadline, such as writing 500 words. This will keep you moving forward towards getting your memoir written quickly.”
Denis adds, “I started November is Lifewriting Month as a way to celebrate all the writers who are committing themselves to the task of writing their lives. There are several tools I use to speed up writing a memoir. The first is the MemoryList—a list of everything you remember about a person or an event. With this list in hand (download the free MemoryList Question Book before the roundtable), you always know there is something to write about. No more writer’s block!
The second is to allow yourself to start writing for the day at any point in the story you feel like writing from. Joining your vignettes will be a task to be tackled later. Thirdly, of course, is to write regularly, even at the same time of day. If you “show up” faithfully, you will be astonished at how much you can write.”
Denis Ledoux began offering lifewriting workshop in 1989. His flagship book Turning Memories Into Memoirs / A Handbook for Writing Lifestories which has gone into three editions and seven printings. Denis won the Maine Fiction Award for his short story collection What Became of Them and Other Stories from FrancoAmerica, Heoffers tele-classes, coaching, editing, ghostwriting and book production through his company, the Soleil Lifestory Network.
Nina hosts the popular Write Nonfiction in November, and is the author of the forthcoming book, How to Blog a Book: How to Write, Publish and Promote Your Work One Post at a Time (Writer’s Digest Books, April 2012) and the workbook How to Evaluate Your Book For Success. Amir is a seasoned journalist, nonfiction editor, consultant, and writing, book, blogging, and author coach with more than 33 years of experience in the publishing field. She writes four other blogs, including Write Nonfiction NOW! and How to Blog a Book
Event Title: Celebrate National LifeWriting Month and Write Nonfiction in November
Date: Thursday November 10, 2011
Time: 4 PM PDT |5 PM MDT | 6 PM CDT | 7 PM EDT, for an hour
Cost: FREE FOR EVERYONE–[popup url=”https://www.namw.org/wp-content/uploads/event_sign_up1.html”] Click Here to SIGN UP & we will send you the phone number the week of the event–with two reminders. [/popup]
AUDIO AVAILABLE AFTER THE EVENT FOR 30 DAYS
If you sign up, you will receive the audio link which is FREE for 30 days. After that time, the audio will be available for sale.
The ROUNDTABLE is different from our Monthly Member-only Teleseminars –it’s an informal discussion where you exchange ideas with experts and other writers on the line in a casual sharing environment.
At the ROUNDTABLE you receive a direct connection with experts — which helps you to develop your ideas and hone your skills as you write and publish your memoir. And we have fun on the call, talking about our own challenges in writing a memoir and connecting with others who are doing the same.