The Craft of Memoir: “Wild” as a Guide to Becoming a Better Writer

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 CD + transcript (four hours of content) — $29.95 + shipping & handling  

Linda Joy Myers and Brooke Warner both fell in love with Cheryl Strayed’s Wild when we read it, and we immediately saw its value as a teaching tool for all of the skills the author brings to the memoir. Strayed uses what’s called a framed structure, meaning that she writes the story of her life, but uses her limited time on the Pacific Crest Trail as a means to contain her story.

The Craft of Memoir: Wild as a Guide to Becoming a Better Writer is a four-session CD (transcript included) showcases some of the things Strayed does brilliantly—structure, transitions, flashbacks vs. memory, and reflection—so that you can begin to use these skills in your own writing. In this course we provide specific chapters and scenes to pinpoint the skill sets used by this bestselling author.



Five Secrets to Writing a Publishable Memoir–CD and transcript package



5 Secrets of Memoir Writing 

Linda Joy Myers and Brooke Warner


Linda Joy and Brooke share their top five secrets of memoir writing in this hour-long conversation, which includes important information about what publishers are looking for, how to write a great scene, and creating structure.

Whether you’re an aspiring memoirist or have a complete draft, you want to understand these skills and connections and leverage them in your own memoir. Agents and editors are looking to see if you know these skills when they evaluate your work.

This conversation will leave you inspired, and also with some clear ideas about how to effect some powerful changes in your memoir to create a successful manuscript!