What is a memoir, really? Why would you choose to write one? Does it have to be 100% factual and accurate? Will you get sued? Answers to these questions and more on Episode 21 of Writing Pursuits.
My guest, Valerie Ihsan, is a published author, a story analyst, podcaster, and coach. As a certified Three Story Method editor, she nurtures and empowers authors to create their best work. She specializes in helping writers find the core message of their memoirs; diagnosing underdeveloped areas in their fiction or non-fiction manuscripts with a story rubric; and taking writers through the process of writing a memoir from beginning to end. She hosts a summer writing retreat in Oregon, along the MacKenzie River, and is living the dream life with a Turkish husband, and three rescue dogs. She works in an independent bookstore, and plans a move to Costa Rica in two years.
Be sure to check out: Socially-distanced summer writing retreat outside of Eugene, Oregon along the MacKenzie River. August 11-14, 2022. All inclusive (lodging, meals, and instruction, plus three days and nights of gorgeous retreat space) for $840. Payment plans available. https://valerieihsan.com/retreat