Join Adair Lara as She Teaches About Narrative Arc and the New Importance of this Literary Element in a Digital Era



Telling your stories with a compelling narrative arc has always been an important element in any writing effort.  But in our new digital era, this literary element is an even more important part of not only effective story telling, but also a key to attracting an audience–including agents and publishers.  Adair Lara, whom Anne Lamott (Bird by Bird) calls “San Francisco’s legendary writer and teacher,” is a renowned instructor in the world of teaching literary elements.  Join Adair on this call as she spends an hour teaching us not only about narrative arc, but its  importance in today’s competitive literary market.  It has been said that everyone with a blog is now a writer.  Let Adair guide you into differentiating your writing by becoming an artist through the proper use of narrative arc.

Join us as we welcome Adair to the NAMW Fall 2010 Memoir Writing Telesummit as we discuss Emerging Trends for Successful Writers in a Digital Era.

Speaker: Adair Lara, Award Winning Columnist, Author of 10 plus Books & Writing Instructor
Topic: How to Use Narrative Arc and Its Importance in a Digital Era
Date: Friday October 15, 2010
Start Time: 3:00 PM PDT | 4:00 PM MDT | 5:00 PM CDT | 6:00 PM EDT
Session Length: 1 Hour

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What you can expect to learn from Adair:

  • Why arc is as important as ever in our current digital era
  • How to build your narrative arc
  • How to come up with the “desire line” (what the narrator wanted)
  • How index cards can help
  • When to use flashback
  • Where to start the memoir
  • Why the experience you’re writing about has to end

About Adair Lara
Adair started her career by writing for local magazines—first as managing editor of San Francisco Focus, the city magazine, and then as executive editor of SF, a design magazine. She wrote a column every Tuesday and Thursday for the San Francisco Chronicle for twelve years, winning the Associated Press Award for Best Columnist in California, and was a reporter in the paper’s books and feature department for an additional four years. She has published more than ten books and is a contributor to magazines such as MORE, Reader’s Digest, Glamour, and Ladies’ Home Journal. Lara leads sold-out writing workshops and conducts private memoir consulting in the San Francisco Bay Area. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and is available for interviews. For more information, visit Adairlara.com.

NAMW Fall 2010 Day-Long Memoir Writing Telesummit

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