The memoir is one of the most sought-after genres in the market today, but it can also bethe 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
- Common pitfalls to avoid