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Next Meeting: 7:00 PM, Wednesday, July 14, 2021 via Zoom.us

How to Write a Memoir that Wins Over Readers and Publishers 

Presented by Nellwyn Lampert

Will anyone want to read my story?

This is a question most aspiring memoirists have asked themselves at one point or another, and it often leaves writers paralyzed, wondering if their story is worth telling.

In How to Write a Memoir that Wins Over Readers and Publishers, author and editor Nellwyn Lampert will outline the four-pillar framework for aspiring writers who seek to write memoirs with meaning and purpose. Nellwyn identifies the key points memoirists need to address in order to write reader-focused books that sell.

Everyone has a unique and powerful story to share; the key is in figuring out how to tell that story so it has a meaningful impact on readers. In this lecture, Nellwyn will identify the essential questions authors should ask themselves before they finish their first drafts. She will also explain two simple strategies writers can use to find clarity and confidence in their projects to prevent writer’s block and self-doubt. Each of the four pillars in this framework will achieve a twofold goal: they will help authors find ease in their writing process and will help them better position their stories for sale to a publisher.

Nellwyn Lampert is an author, book coach, and nonfiction editor at The Puritan literary magazine. Her memoir, Every Boy I Ever Kissed, was published by Dundurn Press in 2019. Nellwyn holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of King’s College and teaches online memoir writing classes at nellwynlampert.com. She is currently writing her second book.

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