THE PROGRAM

Both writing days include lots of writing time, and every student gets one-on-one coaching time.

Friday night (7-9pm)
• Introduction and mingling event.

Saturday (9am-5pm)
• A Deep Dive into Your Themes and an Invitation to Think about Excavating Your Truths
• Turning Points and Scaffolding
• Harnessing the Elements of a Scene
• An Exploration of Character Development, • Characterization, and Writing Good Dialogue

Sunday (9am-5pm)
• Reflection and Takeaway
• Turning Points and Scaffolding
• Narration, Voice, and Transitions
• Tightening Up Your Scenes and Gaining Confidence in How You Tell Your Story

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THE BENEFITS

AT THE INTENSIVE YOU WILL LEARN:

• How to identify your theme and topic
• The components of a scene and what's necessary to execute great ones
• Tips for structuring and planning your memoir • How to create dialogue so your characters come alive on the page

BY SUNDAY EVENING YOU WILL HAVE:

• New craft skills to help you on your memoir journey
• Writing buddies and a bigger support system
• New writing that you can weave into your memoir
• Feedback from your one-on-one coaching session that will help you develop and deepen your story

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YOUR MENTORS

LINDA JOY MYERS, PhD
ljm-bio-photo_sm Linda Joy Myers is the president and founder of the National Association of Memoir Writers. She is the author of The Power of Memoir—How to Write Your Healing Story, Becoming Whole, and the award-winning memoir Don’t Call Me Mother, which won the BAPIA Gold Medal prize. Her workbook Journey of Memoir was published by She Writes Press in 2013.
BROOKE WARNER
warner-2016-squareBrooke Warner is publisher of She Writes Press, president of Warner Coaching Inc., and author of Green-Light Your Book, What's Your Book?, and How to Sell Your Memoir. She sits on three boards: the Independent Book Publishers Association; the National Association of Memoir Writers; and the Bay Area Book Festival. She blogs for Huffington Post and SheWrites.com.