I’m pleased to be offering a webinar with Writers Digest on How to Write a Memoir or Lifestory Oct. 21. This workshop will cover everything a memoir writer needs to know, from finding memories to creating a plot.
A successful memoir draws upon fictional tools such as scenes, interesting characters who grow and change, dialogue, and a hook that draws the reader into the writer’s world.
Most memoir writers don’t realize how important it is to have a story, to go beyond journaling and narration. Story gives shape and form to the chaos of “real life.”
In this dynamic memoir webinar, learn how to create a story, how to find your plot and theme, and find out how to paint the world of your memories during this workshop.
If you sign up for this week’s webinar, you receive a FREE download of my book thepowerofmemoir.com“>The Power of Memoir, and a free critique of your work. Join us this Thursday! 10 AM PDT.
Today, I was a webinar virgin … tonight, I’m a PRO thanks to your wonderful training today. As I make notes, I highlight, in red, what “speaks” to me. Think you’ll like the following:
“Focus of your memoir must be what you think about. What will the reader learn about how life is lived and what is your special message to the reader?”
“One of the most important exercises: Turning Point List — a way of organizing the memories so that you are clear about it. It is not chronological. One way to do this is to list the 10-20 most important events of your life that changed your life and changed you the MOST!”
“What does everyone want and what gets in the way of what they want, which involves conflict?”
“Showing how something HEALS is a fabulous reason to write a Memoir.”
The legal concerns question was mine. Thanks for the clear, succint answer. Got to run. I’ve got writin’ to do! Appreciate you!