Kelli Sallman has freelanced as an editor, writer, and mentor since 2001, specializing in memoir, theological nonfiction, and literary fiction. She earned her ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary and taught creative writing there as an adjunct. A poet, she also publishes a bimonthly arts-and-theology mini journal, Inklings and Inspiration. Learn more at Sallman Editing.
Developing Memoir with Newer Authors
How many times have you received a potentially powerful memoir told poorly? Inexperienced authors frequently struggle to maintain tension, pace, and focus. In this workshop, we’ll discover the two best memoir types to recommend for newer authors and the four foundations for solving their memoir structure problems.
Some books are built entirely on logical fallacies because certain tropes turn a quick buck. But these books are transient fluff and not what most of your authors are aiming to write. In this workshop, we’ll review the more common fallacies to watch for. We’ll also learn techniques to untangle even the most hard-to-follow arguments so you can quickly point out to the author what is missing and how to fix it.