Tag Archives: memoir publishing

July Roundtable Webinar- FREE to All – July 6, 2017

How I Wrote My Memoir: One Sentence a Day

Thais Derich

July 6, 2017 

4 PM PDT  5 PM MDT  6 PM CDT  7 PM EDT

We are grateful that Thais Derich can join us for this FREE Roundtable Discussion teleseminar. She will discuss how she wrote her book, hired an agent by the hour, and found her publisher. Thais will surprise you when you learn about her unconventional path to publishing, her entrepreneurial spirit, and her passion for social justice in our writing.

Thais Nye Derich, in her memoir, Second Chance: A Mother’s Quest for a Natural Birth After a Cesarean, falls under the power of clinician-directed medical birth rather than one guided by the body’s own intuitive knowledge.

Derich’s story telling is empowering and she gains strength and healing through her vulnerability on the page. However, she writes her story, too, in solidarity with other women and their birth stories, refusing to whitewash the difficulties while still celebrating the moments of joy. It is fitting that she ends her memoir balanced between these difficulties and the joys.

You will learn:

  • How Derich wrote her book using this mantra: “one sentence a day.”
  • The ways that your memoir picks you.
  • How your story is bigger than yourself.
  • Learn how writing and speaking about a cause are different.
  • How to be a writer with young children.
  • How to balance family, work, and the art of writing.

Derich speaks about her story and the intersection between birth and social justice. Derich’s past work has been published in Salon, BlogHer, BabyCenter, Literary Mama, Wild Violet Literary Magazine, Forge Journal, SFGate, the San Francisco Examiner, among others and performed live at the Listen to Your Mother show. A chapter of Second Chance was a finalist out of 500 entries for the Creative Non-Fiction Magazine’s baby anthology. She now lives in beautiful Marin County, where she is writing her second book.

 

Listen to the recording below:

You’ve Written Your Memoir—Now What? | Steps on the Path to Publishing

Sam Barry

Member Teleseminar

February 21 2014 with Sam Barry

11 AM PST   12 PM MST   1 PM  CST  2 PM EST

 

With the publishing world changing every day, your head must be spinning with the choices you have to make. You ask, “Should I find an agent or should I self-publish? How do I know when my manuscript is ready? What are the best publishing choices for my book and theme?”

 

Sam Barry, director of the Book Passage Path to Publishing Program, is our guest for this member teleseminar. We will talk about what you need to know in 2014 to get your book from manuscript to finished book—up-to-date information about the publishing industry and how you can make informed choices.

 

Join us for an all-you-need-to-know conversation.

 

  1. Why you need an editor.
  2. Hiring a mentor or coach—what you need to know.
  3. What’s next: traditional publishing, alternative publishing, or self-publishing?
  4. Finding an agent and selling your manuscript
  5. What you need to know about book design and production
  6. Marketing, publicity, and distribution

 

Sam Barry heads the Path to Publishing Program at Book Passage. He is editor of and a contributor to “Hard Listening: The Greatest Rock Band Ever (of Authors) Tells All ” by the Rock Bottom Remainders. He is the author of How to Play the Harmonica and Other Life Lessons and co-author of Write That Book Already! The Tough Love You Need to Get Published Now. You can find Sam on Facebook and on Twitter @sambarry.

 

http://www.bookpassage.com/path-publishing

http://redroom.com/member/sam-barry

 

 

Your Strategic Roadmap to Getting Published | Free Roundtable Discussion for October

  Free Roundtable Discussion October 11, 2012

Brooke Warner

4 PM PDT  5 PM MDT  6 PM CDT  7 PM EDT

We’re pleased to have Brooke Warner speak with us about publishing for this October Free Roundtable Discussion. Most of you want to get your book into the world, right? Please sign up to get on the list for your free audio of this discussion and join us on Oct. 11 to ask questions about your publishing path.

Brooke Warner, a veteran of the book publishing industry, offers up an invaluable roadmap to getting published in this Roundtable Discussion. According to Brooke, there are three paths you can take on the journey toward publication: Agents Way; Publishers Row; and Self-Publishing Boulevard. Join Brooke to hear about all three, and why you can’t pursue more than one road at a time.

Your Strategic Roadmap includes:

•How to shop to an agent and what they’re looking for;

•The difference between shopping your book to an agency vs. directly to a press;

•The pros and cons of each of these paths and how to figure out what’s right for you;

•The value of a marketing plan, no matter which path you pursue.

 

Brooke Warner, Publisher, is the founder and president of Warner Coaching Inc., where she specializes in helping writers get published. In her thirteen years in the publishing industry, including seven-and-a-half years as Executive Editor at Seal Press, Brooke shepherded over 500 books through the publication process. Brooke’s expertise is in traditional and new publishing, and she is a champion of all writers committed to making their dream of publishing a book a reality. Brooke’s website recently won an award from the Association of Independent Authors for Best Website for Independent Authors. She co-mentors memoirists in her biannual course, Write Your Memoir in Six Months, and sits on the board of the National Association of Memoir Writers and She Writes.com. She is the author of What’s Your Book? A Step-by-Step Guide to Get You from Inspiration to Published Author.






October 11 Roundtable with Brooke Warner

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Testimonials

Myers makes a compelling case for the power of words as a form of healing and growth.

James W. Pennebaker, Ph.D. professor of psychology, The University of Texas at Austin and author, Opening Up and Writing To Heal

...the NAMW memoir classes with Linda Joy Myers are wonderful

Kathy Pooler