Friday, September 13 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Finessing the Memoir

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In this interactive workshop, we’ll separate the myths about memoirs from the facts. A memoir's job is to preserve a period in a person’s history. And, when done right, it can draw readers in like any other good story should, with engaging characters, a well-developed plot, and a point. 
We’ll discuss the different kinds of memoirs, from transformational to travel, and share some tips on how to decide which approach to take. We’ll also talk about how to get started, from finding purpose, to deciding on form, to creating a timeline. All along the way, we’ll keep the discussion going so attendees can discuss their own (possible) projects.

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Clare Wood

Editorial Director, Self Publishing Services, LLC.
Clare Wood is an award-winning journalist who most recently worked at the Austin American-Statesman and at MSN.com. After more than 30 years in journalism, she chose to share her vast editorial knowledge with authors pursuing independent publishing. She serves as Editorial Director... Read More →

Melanie Calahan

Self Publishing Services, LLC.
Melanie Calahan combines a lifelong passion for reading and writing with a fifteen-year career in marketing and copywriting, including a stint as Marketing Director for a community development non-profit, Account Manager for an ad agency, and Lead Copywriter for an online electronics... Read More →

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