Brooke Warner, Senior Editor at Seal Press, and Linda Joy Myers, President of NAMW are opening up a discussion about techniques that help you get unstuck–ways to conquer the walls that rise up to impede our memoir journey.
As memoirists, we know how writing is a long journey, with many different phases. Understanding these phases in the writing process is important—writing and creating an art form is all about process, not just the goal.
Most writers we work with in our coaching and teaching find themselves struggling to get writing on the page, to create a regular writing life, and to manage the voice of creativity vs. the inner critic. In this discussion, we will discuss these challenges and their solutions so you can start to get into a flow with your writing—and so you can finish the book you want to write!
Bring your questions and problems to the call!
We will discuss:
- Why you need to outline
- How freewriting helps you stay in the flow
- Reasons to write 500 words a day—and how you can do it
- How to keep the inner critic out of the way
- How to create a workable system for scene, narration, and themes
Brooke Warner is a Senior Editor at Seal Press and a writing coach and publishing consultant with thirteen years’ experience in book publishing. She helps writers through the completion of their book proposals and manuscripts. She offers writing coaching and professional publishing consulting to a broad range of clients who are looking to build their author platforms, better understand the complicated world of publishing, and get published. Brooke works with novelists, memoirists, screenplay writers, poets, and artists.
Read more about Brooke and Warner Coaching at www.warnercoaching.com
Linda Joy Myers, Ph.D., MFA, is the President and founder of the National Association of Memoir Writers, an Instructor at Writers Digest, Co-President of the Women’s National Book Association, San Francisco branch, and past president of the California Writers Club, Marin branch. Linda is the author of The Power of Memoir—How to Write Your Healing Story, Becoming Whole, and Don’t Call Me Mother, which won the BAIPA Gold Medal prize. Linda’s next book is Truth or Lie: On the Cusp of Memoir and Fiction. She gives workshops nationally, through NAMW, Story Circle, and the Therapeutic Writing Institute, and helps people capture their stories through coaching, editing, and online workshops. Blog: http://memoriesandmemoirs.com
Roundtable discussions are free to all! Please sign up below to receive the audio download link.
March 8, 2012
4 PM PST 5 PM MST 6 PM CST 7 PM EST
Conference Dial-in Number: (605) 475-4000
Participant Access Code: 225733#