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 Judy Mandel


Join us for our October Member Teleseminar with Judy Mandel!

October 25, 2013

11 AM PDT  12 PM MDT   1 PM CDT  2 PM EDT

Memoir writers often find themselves stuck with questions about how to structure their memoir. Some questions:

When should you start thinking about the structure of your memoir? Will an outline help? What are some tips to help you organize the memories of your lifetime into a coherent story that keeps the reader wanting to turn the page?

Judy L. Mandel, author of Replacement Child – A Memoir (Seal Press) will discuss her unique method of structuring her memoir, as well as other techniques you may want to try.

Judy will discuss:

  • Tips to help you organize your memoir
  • How to look objectively at your story structure
  • Some references for memoir story structure
  • Deciding what to leave in and what to leave out of your book
  • What is your memoir ABOUT?

 When you have clearer ideas about how to think about your memoir structure and learn how to make decisions about the structure that can work for your story, you can proceed writing all the way to “The End!”

Judy L. Mandel is the author of Replacement Child – a memoir (Seal Press).

Her writing life began as a reporter. She later worked in public relations and advertising and somehow found herself in corporate communications at various insurance companies, where she earned a living for 20 years. Her memoir, Replacement Child, grew out of early essays and the promise she made to her family to tell the story.


Judy now balances her business writing for clients with writing fiction, nonfiction and articles from her home in Connecticut. She has a wonderful son, and an incredible husband who brought three fantastic stepsons into her life. She also has a very large orange cat that sometimes types long lines of zzzzzz’s by lying across her computer keyboard.





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