May 24, 2015

THE MAGIC OF MEMOIR—A Weekend of Craft, Process, and Publishing: Oct 17 & 18 in Berkeley, CA


Memoirists, join Linda Joy and Brooke for their first-ever in-person event—MAGIC OF MEMOIR 2015—this October 17 & 18 in Berkeley, California.

We are jazzed about this 2-day event in celebration of memoir, in which we'll be covering craft, process, and publishing. In addition to diving deep into craft points every memoirist must master, we will also be doing guided writing exercises and be hosting two panels, with some exciting guest participants. Check out the details and we'll see you in Berkeley in October!


MV5BMTczNzI2MDc1Ml5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwOTU5NTYxMjE@._V1_SY317_CR0,0,214,317_AL_Wild is everywhere! With the release of the movie over the holidays, people everywhere are having a renewed opportunity to enter into Cheryl Strayed's experience on the Pacific Crest Trail, and to witness the power of personal transformation.

Wild was the first best-selling memoir we taught for our best-selling memoir series, and it's been an inspiration for us in our teaching. After seeing the movie, we each wrote posts about our impressions. Read Brooke's post about FLASHBACKS in Wild, and Linda Joy's post about TRANSFORMATION in Wild.

BreakingGround-hires-FinalAs a special treat to memoirists and aspiring memoirists, we're offering our class, "What Made Wild a Best-selling Memoir?" as a FREE BONUS when you buy our new ebook, Breaking Ground on Your Memoir. (Get the book for $5.99 and you can access the class—value of $29.95—on the OFFER page at the end of the book).

Please sign up for our newsletter to get updates about our memoir classes. And if you have a beloved memoir you'd like us to teach, let us know. We want to hear from you!

DISCOVER OUR BEST-SELLING MEMOIR SERIES We have now taught three best-selling memoirs in this series, with more on the way. Understanding what other memoirists did right will deepen your memoir writing and open up new possibilities in your process.

Previous courses for sale include:
Wild, by Cheryl Strayed (free download included in our new ebook.)
Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls