October Member Teleseminar
October 21, 2016
11 AM PDT 12 PM MDT 1 PM CDT 2 PM EDT
As memoir writers, we know that not only do we have to find the threads of memory and truth, we also must master classic principles of story structure in order to capture and hold the reader’s attention. It’s a challenge to dig into our memory banks–we run into some surprises that we then have to process. And yet, learning story principles can help us with the healing and writing process in ways that may surprise you.
Pamela Jane’s presentation is designed to help you successfully integrate story principles into a powerful memoir to draw your readers into your story and keep them turning the pages.
What you will learn from the discussion:
- How to dig deep to find the bones (structure) of your story
- Ways to allow the theme to emerge (Clue: The big mess you’re trying to get through so you can write you story is the story.)
- Techniques to write your way through painful memories
- Tips to identify conflict in your story–and what to do about it
- Finding your voice (Clue: put on your mental pajamas!)
Pamela Jane is an essayist, writing coach, and author of over thirty books, from board books to memoir. Story Circle Review called her new memoir, An Incredible Talent for Existing: A Writer’s Odyssey, “A fine, five-star read.” You can read an excerpt in The Writer and more reviews here. She is also the author of Pride and Prejudice and Kitties: A Cat-Lover’s Romp Through Jane Austen’s Classic, which was featured in the NY Times The Huffington Post, the Wall Street Journal, among other places. She is an essayist, a columnist for womensmemoirs.com, and blogger for The Huffington Post.
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