• Sally Collings

A Micro-Retreat for Memoir Writers


If you want to land a publishing deal for your memoir, there is one thing you need: a standout book proposal to submit to literary agents and editors.


Daunting, right?


You might be wondering:

Is my idea good enough for a book?

What story should my memoir tell?

How can I find a publisher for my memoir?

What even IS a book proposal?

Can’t I just send in my manuscript?

What are agents and editors looking for?

How can I make my book idea stand out?


With my fellow writer and memoirist Joanne Spataro, we’ll be answering all of these questions—and so much more—in a 2-hour webinar on June 29. We’ll cut through the confusion so that you can write a memoir that brings your unique story to life—and convince agents and editors to fall in love with your book idea.



Joanne and I hope this micro-retreat will give memoir writers a chance to step away from the daily grind and benefit from valuable industry insights that will bring them closer to landing the publishing deal of their dreams. It’ll be fun, too: we’ve called it a “micro-retreat” because it will be an intense yet energizing time to get a fresh perspective on your writing goals.


In this live Zoom event, you will be able to chat with Joanne and me and ask the writing-related questions that are on your mind.


Who should attend?

  • First-time memoir writers trying to figure out where to start

  • Writers with a partial memoir manuscript completed, wondering if they should write a book proposal

  • Memoirists who have a first draft completed, but are not sure what to do next

  • Writers who have started to create a memoir book proposal but need advice


How does it work?

The micro-retreat is accessed using Zoom on your computer or mobile device. The Q&A is managed through a chat-style submission system, with questions being read and answered by Joanne and Sally for the group to hear.


All you need is a computer or iOS device, and an internet connection.


The micro-retreat will be recorded, and you will receive a copy of the presentation via email in the week following the event.


When: June 29, 2021 at 12 noon PST / 2pm CT / 3pm ET

Where: Zoom (on signup we will send you an invitation to join the meeting) Pricing: $399



Sign Up Here!