How To Stay Involved in the Memoir Writing Conversation
Keeping The Conversation Going Can Be Helpful Unless You keep Yourself Motivated
I hope you’ll find these suggestions helpful.
1. I read professional journals. Poets and Writers from cover to cover. Other people read The Writer’s Digest or The Writer. I receive the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance e-newsletter weekly. It’s a membership newsletter and comes chock full of news about what other writers are doing, readings schedules, and announcements of book publications. Do you have a favorite publication?
2. I like to read memoirs. (Surprise! What else is new?) I find that reading a memoir stimulates me to emulate.
3. I listen to a ton of MP3s on memoir writing and writing in general. The National Association of Memoir Writers offers many free downloads as well as for ones to purchase. www. NAMW.org — a must see site.
4. Rereading my manuscript also stimulates me. The same goes for reviewing my journal.
5. I go to many writing blogs. There are too many to name but Jerry Waxler’s is a fine one (memorywriters network.com/blog). So is Wayne Groner’s (http://www.waynegroner.com/).
6. For readers such as yourself, I hope my e-newsletter, The Lifewriter’s Digest, helps you to stay in the conversation. Suggestions for change or additions? Please drop me a line at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have helped many people whose lives demanded to be recorded but who themselves were not writers to create interesting and well-written memoirs.
We listen to you speak your story. We ask you a multitude of questions. Then we get to work writing. We come back to you with text and you make lots of corrective comments and we ask you a whole lot of new questions. Then, we go back to writing again.
Over time, your story develops into a memoir—one that you have shaped at every stage of the writing process.
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