How do memoirists deal with exposure of themselves and others in the books they write?
Best-selling author Roxane Gay wrote Hunger, including a traumatic, pivotal, revealing truth she’d kept secret from her parents until publication.
In The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls recounted her unconventional youth living with two eccentric and dysfunctional parents. Wells includes a hard-to-shake image of happening upon her mother dumpster-diving while she watches through a taxi cab window on a busy New York street, herself coiffed and dressed for her job at a prominent publishing company. The dumpster scene was a stunning hook to start a memoir that would touch millions.
There can be issues to iron out and tough decisions to make, but you can do it too.
Learn tested methods to manage self-exposure and exposure of others as you write your important story. Find out what successful memoirists have done to overcome their own fears of exposure and to protect the privacy of people they include in their book. Get the facts about the legalities and some great tips on how to make it work well for everyone.
EXPOSURE IN MEMOIR
The webinar is 60 minutes. The Zoom link will be sent to you two days ahead. You’ll also receive a Tips sheet with methods for managing uncomfortable feelings of exposure, something to keep on hand while you’re writing.
Tuesday August 11, 2020
1:00 PST/4:00 EST
Suzanne’s webinar was inspirational. It gave me the tools I needed. I appreciate her ability to encourage deeper self-reflection and am forever grateful. — Paula Girolo
Suzanne has a deep knowledge of the craft and encourages and inspires the writer in everyone. I came away newly energized and eager to apply what I had learned to my own memoir writing. — Marianna Marlowe