Author to share tips on writing at seminar
by Sally Litchfield
February 18, 2014 10:28 PM | 2282 views | 2 2 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Author and columnist Lauretta Hannon will be offering two writing seminars this spring. The classes will be on March 15 and April 19 at the Marietta Museum of History. Some of the “hot” topics include how to deal with the opinions and reactions of family and friends; how to handle painful subject matter; how to begin, organize and frame your story; and how to navigate the shark-infested waters of the publishing business.


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Author and columnist Lauretta Hannon will be offering two writing seminars this spring. The classes will be on March 15 and April 19 at the Marietta Museum of History. Some of the “hot” topics include how to deal with the opinions and reactions of family and friends; how to handle painful subject matter; how to begin, organize and frame your story; and how to navigate the shark-infested waters of the publishing business.
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Marietta Daily Journal columnist and bestselling author Lauretta Hannon will be offering two writing seminars this spring. Fresh from being featured on C-SPAN last weekend, she sat down with us to talk about her Down Home Writing School seminars.

MDJ: Next month you are presenting a memoir workshop. How did that come about?

LH: Well, so many folks have a story to tell, especially related in some way to their own lives or experience. Having written a memoir, I know that the process is a powerful, life-changing act, whether you ever publish it or not. I love helping guide others in the process.

MDJ: What can attendees expect from your workshops?

LH: Whether they are a beginning writer or a seasoned veteran, they can expect to be informed, energized and inspired. There are so many unique considerations when writing a memoir. We’ll cover all of them.

MDJ: Can you give some examples of those topics?

LH: Some of the “hot” topics include how to deal with the opinions and reactions of family and friends; how to handle painful subject matter; how to begin, organize, and frame your story; and how to navigate the shark-infested waters of the publishing business.

MDJ: You’re offering a different seminar in April. Can you share some of the details?

LH: The April seminar, titled “The Seven Questions That Will Revolutionize Your Writing,” is designed for folks who are writing in any genre, not just memoir or life story. Based on my more than 20 years as an author and teacher, this workshop explores the most critical lessons, strategies and solutions for any writing project.

MDJ: As a very busy writer and columnist, how do you find the time to teach these seminars?

LH: I make the time because it is such a joy to support and encourage other writers in their dreams. It’s part of my mission, and I’ll do it until people begin to refer to me in the past tense, if you know what I mean!

UPCOMING SEMINARS

WHAT: Don’t Wait for ‘Em to Die: A Master Class in Memoir

WHEN: March 15 from 1 to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot St., Suite 200

INFO: Registration at memoir

masterclass.brownpapertickets.com. Space is limited. Register by March 1 and get the early bird discount.

WHAT: The Seven Questions That Will Revolutionize Your Writing

WHEN: April 19 from 1 to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot St., Suite 200

INFO: Info and registration at sevenquestions.brownpapertickets.com.

Attendees of each seminar will receive a workbook, resource packet and list of recommended readings. Each seminar is limited to 23 participants, so early registration is advised. Hannon can be contacted at thecrackerqueen.com.

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Everett Koop
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February 22, 2014
Her teeth seem to have a tint of yellow. Is she a smoker or former smoker?
Lauretta
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February 24, 2014
Now YOU are funny! Thanks for reading.
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