Join NAMW as Hyla Discusses Making Meaning with Memoir While Using the Latest Social Media Networking Tools
Widowed at 29, during her second pregnancy, Hyla Molander knew she had to make meaning out of her tragedy. Shortly after beginning her memoir, she began efforts to find a literary agent. As part of this process, Hyla turned to the writing community at http://www.Scribd.com and in a few short months, had over 33,000 reads. And through it all, she has learned how memoir can bring meaning to life’s difficulties. Learn directly from Hyla how writing her memoir has helped her and what building a following on Scribd and other social and writing networking sites has meant for her literary and life journey.
Join us as we welcome Hyla to the NAMW Fall 2010 Memoir Writing Telesummit as we discuss Emerging Trends for Successful Writers in a Digital Era.
Speaker: Hyla Molander, Author of Drop Dead Life: A Pregnant Widow’s Heartfelt and Often Comic Journey through Death, Birth, and Rebirth
Topic: Making Meaning with Memoir While Using the Latest Social Media Networking Tools
Date: Friday October 15, 2010
Start Time: 12:30 PM PDT | 1:30 PM MDT | 2:30 PM CDT | 3:30 PM EDT
Session Length: 1 Hour
Cost: FREE–[popup url=”http://www.namw.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/namwtssignup.html”]CLICK HERE TO REGISTER [/popup] and receive call in details via email. Not available for the live call? Be sure to register and we’ll send you a link to stream an audio recording of the mp3 shortly following the call. And if you are an NAMW Member, you’ll have access to each of the audio recordings for each session in mp3 format to download and listen to at your leisure on your computer or portable device!
What you can expect to learn from Hyla:
- How memoir writing can help make meaning out of the difficulties in our lives
- Why authors of memoir have an advantage in the world of social media networking
- How Hyla currently uses Scribd.com’s online writing community to promote her book, even before publication
- Why it’s important to pay close attention to the changes in the publishing industry
About Hyla Molander
Widowed at 29, during her second pregnancy, Hyla Molander knew she had to make meaning out of her tragedy. She now does this through speaking engagements, writing for blogs and magazines, moderating a widowed forum on Facebook, and embracing each moment with her new husband and four young children in the San Francisco Bay Area.
After receiving a B.A. in Creative Writing from FSU, Hyla started her photography business. Her combined words and images soon attained worldwide distribution in her “Wise Little Souls” line of cards and posters, sending the message that our children are both our students and our teachers. Through her most recently released photo book, Finding Light, she hopes others will be reminded to seek the light in their darkest times.
You can find Hyla’s writing in The Good Men Project Magazine, Writing Mamas, Life360, Scribd, Marin Magazine, and her own popular Drop Dead Life blog.
Currently, she is working on her forthcoming memoir, Drop Dead Life: A Pregnant Widow’s Heartfelt and Often Comic Journey through Death, Birth, and Rebirth. Due to the overwhelming response Hyla encountered when she uploaded the first chapter of Drop Dead Life on Scribd.com—7000 reads in one week—Hyla encourages all writers to keep their eyes wide open to the changes in the publishing industry.
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