The Secrets of First Person Writing
Featuring Susan Shapiro and editors from the top markets for essays and memoirs
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Telling first person stories is an American phenomenon expanding by the minute. With all the competition from well-known writers, Iraq war survivors, and celebrities, how does an unknown novice stand a chance? Our panel of expert writers, agents, and magazine and book editors reveals everything you always wanted to know about first person work but were afraid to ask. They cover the worst mistakes budding confessors make, the reason why mining your obsessions often leads to book deals, the best way to break into the crowded field, the inside scoop on how to write and sell a great memoir, and the tricks to disclosing racy secrets without getting disowned, divorced, arrested, sued, or humiliated on national television. Moderated by Susan Shapiro.
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