The National Association of Memoir Writers‘ recent teleconference on travel writing got some gears turning in my head — so I figure it might be useful for you, too. More than 300 people signed up to listen live or get this audio after the event! If you missed it, here’s the audio for when you need some inspiration.
The podcast features NAMW’s Linda Joy Myers, literary agent Elizabeth Evans and me talking about the genre. We go over essential elements of a travel memoir, why it’s difficult to sell a travel memoir right now and hints for turning your ideas into a manuscript.
If you have additional questions, I’m happy to answer them in the comments.
Travel Writing Teleconference:
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Just listened to this, thanks for sharing it. It’s interesting to hear that travel memoir is difficult to sell at the moment but then again, it all comes back to story and voice.
So true. I think we could make that argument for every genre — but if your story and voice is fabulous, it will sell.
Finally got a chance to listen to this. Great insights and advice and tricks! Really liked your comments about taking notes while still taking in the scene. And I totally agree that figuring out what NOT to include is a key (and tricky) part of the memoir-writing process. Definitely one of my biggest challenges.
And, um … wow, thanks to both of you for the nice comments about my book! Totally made my day. 🙂