Brooke Warner & Linda Joy Myers
August 17, 2012
11 AM PDT, 12 PM MDT, 1 PM CDT, 2 PM EDT
“Aargh” is the word that floats up from the bog of the Muddy Middle of your memoir. You wonder, How did I get here, and how do I get out? You hope that Gandalf or a fairy godmother will come along and work some magic, but what you really need are tools to help you finish your memoir.
During this informative teleseminar, Brooke Warner and Linda Joy Myers, memoir coaches and partners in the Write your Memoir in Six Months program, will talk about the stages of memoir writing and how to use theme, scenes, and plot to create the arc of your memoir.
In the Muddy Middle, you lose sight of the beginning and can’t see the end. Your inner critic rises up: “You’ll never finish, you don’t know how to write a book. Why bother?”
If you know what to expect, you can better endure the ups and downs of writing a book.
Brooke and Linda Joy will discuss:
- What’s the Muddy Middle looks like, how you know you’re there.
- How to maintain perspective during the process of writing your book.
- Stages of your memoir journey.
- Tools you need to get past the Muddy Middle and sail to “The End” of your story.
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. www.namw.org. Blog: http://memoriesandmemoirs.com
Brooke Warner is the founder of Warner Coaching Inc. and the publisher of She Writes Press, a new hybrid publishing option for women writers. Brooke is passionate about books and helping writers finish their books AND get published. Brooke has been in the publishing industry for thirteen years, including seven-and-a-half years as the Executive Editor of Seal Press. She’s guided hundreds of authors from idea to publication with her blend of upbeat encouragement and firm direction. Brooke has witnessed every form of procrastination, saboteur, and excuse that holds writers back from their goal of finishing their book and getting published. She is committed to the writing process and to helping writers become creative entrepreneurs and thought leaders. Brooke’s full of insider tips that demystify the publishing process. She just finished writing her own book (IN SIX MONTHS!). What’s Your Book? A Step-by-Step Guide to Get You from Idea to Published Author will be available in September 2012. Twitter: @brooke_warner