WRITE YOUR MEMOIR RETREAT

0CTOBER 2 - 4, 2015

Water’s Edge Resort & Spa, Westbrook, Connecticut

 

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Have you promised yourself to finish your memoir this year?

Have you always wanted to write your story?

NOT SURE HOW TO BEGIN?

Do you have wisdom to share from your life experience?

Have you tapped in to the universal messages in your personal story?

HAVE YOU STRUGGLED WITH YOUR INNER CRITIC?

Are you switching from writing fiction to memoir?

Are looking for structure, voice and theme in your memoir?

DO YOU HAVE 200+ PAGES AND ARE STUCK?

Many people have the talent to write excellent sentences; few have the understanding of how to structure a marketable book. This weekend intensive will address the issue of how to shape your memoir, where to start and where to end. Another crucial issue is how to get past the problems of truth versus fiction; how to attain equitability in addressing painful topics; how to get around problems of time sequencing and still remain true to facts; and how to achieve originality and emotional balance in the work.

We will focus on your individual writing goals, whether you are only just beginning, or you are stuck in the middle of your project.

Learn from acclaimed fiction and memoir writer Kaylie Jones and award-winning memoir writer Judy L. Mandel, and discuss your writing with them in one-on-one sessions.

Sessions will include:

  1. How to jump start your memoir

  2. Perspective and the narrator’s role

  3. Structuring your content

  4. Elements of writing scenes

  5. Trouble Shooting Your Memoir

  6. Ethical questions

  7. Family concerns

  8. Publishing options and issues

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Water’s Edge Resort & Spa

Westbrook, CT


Set along the graceful Long Island Sound, this premier

New England beach resort offers luxurious accommodations, fine dining and a full-service spa.

Geared to both experienced and emerging memoir writers, the weekend includes:

  1. 15-minute mentoring sessions with an instructor to discuss your individual writing

  2. Specific instruction and writing exercises to help you progress with your memoir

  3. Workshop and discussion of your work

  4. Time to write


Come find new inspiration and stimulation to write, learn new tools and brush up on the tools in your writing toolbox within a community of supportive writers.

Kaylie Jones

Judy L. Mandel

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This retreat is not affiliated with The National Association of Memoir Writers