The Year of the Memoir

Everybody’s doing it. Writing their memoirs. Whether to leave a lasting legacy for their families, or with visions of “New York  Times” best-seller status dancing in their heads, these would-be authors can use all the help they can get. Heck, I’ve been involved as a ghostwriter in half a dozen memoir projects and I’ve still got a lot to learn.

That’s why I’m looking forward to the day long workshop “Telling Your Story: The Craft & Business of Memoir Writing,” on Saturday, March 5 at the Gold Coast Casino here in Las Vegas. The organizers are bringing in five industry

heavyweights, including writers, journalists and a lit agent, to reveal their trade secrets and give the rest of us mortals a fighting chance.

Here’s a blurb I’ve stolen from their website:

  • Whether you are thinking about writing a memoir, you have already begun, or have a manuscript in hand, this one-day conference is for you. From the nuts and bolts of getting started to the ins and outs of finding a publisher, our distinguished faculty, which includes best-selling authors and a top literary agent, will provide what you need to know to find success as a memoirist in today’s market.•
  • Hope to see you there. I’ll be the guy taking lots of notes.