Memoir and Fiction Writers' Services
Working with Coach Ina, you'll see the idea is to relax, open up and have fun while you hone your skills as a memoirist, or create flights of fancy!
Click the book to see a video of Ina in an interview. Click here to see the authors read video at our book launch party
Specific services to get you started, and keep going 'til you've got that book . . .
- Development:specially designed tools to help you recall your life stories in detail, and build each one, including the characters, scenes and emotions that shaped the events
- Style: find -- or retain -- your unique voice:: work with dialog to enhance readability and pacing; other special techniques to help you enrich your writing
- How to organize your stories: tools to help you figure out how to structure your book
- Avoid "Detail Derail" ™: learn how to know how much is enough, how much too much to include; how not to get bogged down or sidetracked by wisps of other memories that inevitably come up, but might slow down, or worse, turn off the reader
- Line editing:insuring your stories are written in proper grammar, and spelled correctly
- Content editing: avoiding repetition, establishing story lines, whether for individual stand-alone tales or a "through line" taking the reader from start to finish (this can include flashbacks and other time-shifting techniques)
- Publishing: if you fit into our Pawpress catalog, we can help you self-publish under our imprint, which offers advantages such as detailed Library of Congress catalog information, and of course makes the whole process easier for you
- Publishing under your own imprint: we can also help guide you through the process to create your own imprint
- Marketing: we can create press releases for you, and distribute them; help you figure out who your audience is; help you create query letters to reach agents
- Performance: Take a look at some of our students performing at a live show as they read excerpts from a book of their stories, "Stories From The Heart," vol. 2 Videos You'll also see that we are working on development of a TV series based on work in our classes.
New Memoir Writing classes and appearances by Ina
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Below are just two of the many books Coach Ina has helped authors with a wide range of stories to tell, develop and get into print.
Fun toys and useful thingies to aMUSE writers
Visit our online store to find mousepads, journals, clocks, T-shirts, caps and more for you and your writer friends to use as you convene with your muse.
Click the journal on the right to see what's hidden in this picture. It was taken on a point overlooking the truly inspiring Monterey Bay.