All registrants are invited to submit a query letter and sample material (1,500 words). All submitted queries and samples will receive a written critique by Victoria Marini. Victoria reserves the right to request more writing from attendees by e-mail following the event, if she deems the writing excellent.
Please Note: Even if you can't attend the live webinar, registering for this live version will enable you to receive the On Demand webinar and a personal critique of your material. Purchasing the On Demand version after the live event will not include a critique.
About the webinar:
The memoir is one of the most sought-after genres in the market today, but it can also be the most difficult to write. Many authors struggle with developing a memoir that stands out in the crowded field of competition.
Victoria Marini is a literary agent with the Gelfman Schneider Literary Agency who has worked on and represented several memoirs over the past five years. She'll share insight into what makes readers engage in a memoir and what makes them stop reading.
Learn how to identify and develop the premise of your memoir, get tips on how to translate that idea from inception to execution, and discover common mistakes authors make when writing a memoir.
What you'll learn:
How to identify and focus on the premise of your memoir
How to construct an emotional and structural "arc" for your memoir
The importance of goals and obstacles in memoir-writing
How to translate memory into story
How to develop yourself as an active narrator
Tips to make your memoir stand out from others
Ways to achieve balance between summary and dramatization in your memoir