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How To Edit, Publish and Promote Your Memoir

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How To Edit, Publish and Promote Your Memoir
Seven-week online course

Do you have a draft memoir on the boil? If the answer is yes, and you want to navigate the road ahead—get published and noticed out there—this seven-week intensive is for you.

The course is specifically tailored for memoir writers and covers editing, publishing and promoting your memoir. However it’s equally apt for those with simply a memoir underway; it’s never too early to develop good editing habits.

It begins with the three stages of editing from structural to proofreading, offering tips on how to sculpt and hone your draft MS to transform it into a publishable work. It then introduces your publishing options, be they for traditional or self-publishing. Finally, we invite you to explore some practical, cost-free ways to promote your book and attract more readers, either working with a publishing house team or solo.

Course convenors are memoirists Mike Cavanagh (One of Its Legs Are Both the Same and A Pocket Full of Days) and Anne Howell (All That I Forgot) who bring their extensive writing, editing, teaching and industry experience along. Sessions come with videos, notes and exercises.

Course highlights include: ways to gain objectivity while editing, how to approach and track your publisher liaison process and how to create a promotional campaign that suits your memoir and personal style.

There are no course pre-requisites, however, this course offers a perfect follow-up for participants of Mike’s former ‘Go Write Yourself’ courses via the SCWC.

The course also offers:

  • Additional online support
  • Full course documentation, available at the end of the course; and,
  • A free PDF of the Go Write Yourself Guide to Memoir Writing.

Note: In addition to a course discount, SCWC members can join our current SCWC Memoir Writing Group which offers ongoing support.

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