Is this you? You’re writing a memoir — or you want to write one — but you’re holding back out of fear of revealing yourself and others in it. You feel exposed and worry about exposing others without their consent.

How do you include details that reveal parts of yourself you usually keep private?

How do you manage long-kept family secrets that play an important part in your story?

What can you do about names of real people?

And what about the emotional challenges you face telling some of the stories of your life? How do you get the guts to do it?

In this webinar you’ll have a chance to see how successful memoir authors have done it.

          • Roxane Gay wrote her best-selling memoir Hunger, a story that involves a traumatic, pivotal truth she’d kept secret until publication.

          • In The Glass Castle, author Jeannette Walls wrote of growing up with two eccentric and dysfunctional parents. Her book touched the hearts of millions.

          • Cheryl Strayed (author of Wild) included details she considered important to her story, details some might question including—she has children.


How to Handle Self-Exposure and Exposure of Others

Instead of a signing up for a webinar where you have to be available at a particular date and time for the online event, here is a way to learn in the comfort of your home at whatever time you like.

You’ll have continuing access to this 50-minute video after purchase along with a helpful handout of tips to keep by your side when you’re writing.

In the recorded webinar I dive deep into the subject of self-exposure and the exposure of others and give you good information to help you keep writing and stay on course. 

Some of what you’ll learn:

• accepted methods for protecting the privacy of people you write about

• practices by published memoir authors to overcome their concerns about exposure

how to determine what needs to be included

• the legalities of slander and liable

The 50-minute video is yours for only $69. You’ll also receive this BONUS handout, “10 Tips for Managing Exposure.”

Learn in the privacy of your own home on the day and time of your choice.

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I have attended several of Suzanne’s writing workshops — navigating the emotional territory of memoir, planning a memoir, and a weekly writing workshop.  Each was constructive and very inspirational and provided the tools I needed to expand my thinking and incorporate new ideas and concepts into my memoir writing.  I appreciate Suzanne’s ability to encourage deeper self-reflection in a safe and supportive environment.  I am forever grateful to her for all that she has given me. — Paula Girolo

Suzanne’s webinar answered so many of my questions about exposing the lives of other people in my memoir. She presented the material in a concise, logical manner that was easy to understand and really put my mind at ease. It’s amazing how much information she packed into this class. I feel free to write my full story now, knowing how to protect myself and others.  — Susan Hagen

Suzanne draws from personal experience and demonstrates how successful authors have told difficult stories.  She brings her deep knowledge of the craft to encourage and inspire the writer in everyone.  I came away newly energized and eager to apply what I learned to my own memoir writing.  — Mary Jane Elliot


EXPOSURE IN MEMOIR December 15, 2017