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Writing Nonfiction in November Kicks off with Pre-Challenge Teleseminar
Nina Amir -- Best Transformation Coach Nina Amir -- Best Transformation Coach
Los Gatos, CA
Friday, October 16, 2009

Date: October 16, 2009

Times: 11 am Pacific | 12 noon Mountain | 1 pm Central | 2 pm Eastern

Cost: Free for NAMW Members; Become A Member of NAMW Today to take part in this teleseminar! (See below for details on NAMW.)

Nina Amir, an author, journalist, nonfiction editor/coach/consultant and founder of Write Nonfiction in November, will chat with National Association of Memoir Writers (NAMW) members tomorrow about her yearly blog and challenge, which begins next month. Called "Write Nonfiction in November" (www.writenonfictioninnovember.wordpress.com), it is her response to National Novel Writing Month (NANOWRIMO), a contest that has fiction writers writing 50,000 words in 30 days during November. Her blog challenges nonfiction writers to spend the month of November writing and completing a work of nonfiction. No word count. No contest. Just a challenge.

While participants write, Amir's blog provides nonfiction writing, promotion and marketing information to help them sell themselves and their writing to publishing companies and readers. Like last year, she has put together an premier list of guest bloggers—experts in every area of nonfiction writing from e-books to promotion to literary representation. Additionally, via the blog comments, Write Nonfiction in November provides a forum for nonfiction writers to comment on their writing experiences during November each year.

During the NAMW teleseminar, Nina will discuss different types of nonfiction, including:

? journalistic articles

? personal essays

? inspirational essays

? booklets

? books

If time allows, she'll also discuss:

? the difference between personal essay and memoir

? platform building on the Internet

? how to use your nonfiction skills to write articles to generate publicity for yourself as a writer

? how the business of writing can be a spiritual endeavor

Nina Amir is a seasoned journalist, nonfiction editor, author, consultant, and writing coach with more than 30 years of experience in the publishing field. She has edited or written for more than 45 local, national and international magazines, newspapers, e-zines, and newsletters on a full-time or freelance basis. Her essays have been published in five anthologies and can be found in numerous e-zines and Internet article directories. An award winning journalist, she also has a proven track record as a book editor; one of her client's books was self-published and then purchased and re-released verbatim by Simon & Schuster (Fireside) and another won the 1998 Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Award (Inspirational category), received a contract from William Morrow but remained self-published and went on to sell over 115,000 copies. Another of her client's books recently was purchased by O-Books, a fast-growing British publisher.

Amir holds a BA in magazine journalism from Syracuse University's S.I Newhouse Schoolof Public Communication with a concentration in psychology. In addition, she is aninspirational speaker, spiritual and conscious creation coach, teacher, and the regular holiday and spirituality expert on Conversations with Mrs. Claus, a weekly podcast heard in more than 90 countries and downloaded by 110,000 listeners per month (www.thefamilyyak.com). Through her writing and speaking, Amir offers human potential, personal growth and practical spiritual tools from a Jewish perspective, although her work spans religious lines and is pertinent to people of all faiths and spiritual traditions.

To know more about her, visit www.copywrightcommunications.com.

The National Association of Memoir Writers (NAMW) invites memoir writers from all over the world to connect, learn, and become inspired about writing their stories. The goal of our organization is to help memoir writers feel empowered with purpose and energy to begin and develop their life stories into a publishable memoir, whether in essay form, a book, a family legacy, or to create a blog.

Many memoir writers want to use writing as means for healing and transformation, so we assist in this goal by offering workshops, teleseminars, and interviews with writers and experts in the area of memoir, writing skills, therapeutic writing, spiritual autobiography, and healing through writing personal, authentic stories.

Linda Joy Myers, president of NAMW, has been a therapist for thirty years, and is the author of three books, a prize-winning memoir Don't Call Me Mother, about three generations of mothers who abandoned their daughters, and two books on the ways that writing helps to heal emotionally and physically. Her new book The Power of Memoir—How to Write Your Healing Story will be released in January, 2010, through Jossey Bass publishers in San Francisco. She teaches writing workshops nationally, online, and in the San Francisco Bay Area.

To learn more about NAMW, contact us at info@namw.org or visit our website at http://www.namw.org

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