Win A Writing Mentorship from Marni Seneker worth $2000. Marni is looking to coach the foundation of a book proposal for a memoirist or non-fiction manuscript. If you have a special and unique story to tell, Marni will help you prepare to write a book proposal for an agent review.
Marni is judging the Page Turner Writing Mentorship Award. Marni is an editor and book coach specializing in narrative non-fiction, prescriptive non-fiction and memoir.
Marni’s professional background in investment banking and marketing communications make her an excellent sounding board and guide for your non-fiction manuscript. With experience editing and coaching narrative non-fiction, such as Working Backwards: Insights, Stories, and Secrets from Inside Amazon, she can help you shape your unique journey into a seamless and compelling story.
Are you a writer looking to transform your readers through your professional experience? Marni can help you craft a structure and story that engages and guides your reader through your big brain. Narrative non-fiction such as The Grit Factor: Courage, Resilience and Leadership in the Most Male-Dominated Organization in the World, is an example of such work and one Marni had the privilege to support.
Finally, Marni’s deep knowledge of the memoir genre, combined with her insatiable curiosity about people and their stories, makes Marni an ideal mentor and coach to support you to capture the intense and most personal moment(s) of your life. She will help the hero/heroine of your story (you!) come to life on the page.
Marni is looking to coach the foundation of a book proposal (value $2,000) for a memoirist or non-fiction manuscript. If you have a special and unique story to tell, Marni will help you prepare to write a book proposal for an agent review.
Here Comes The Judge - Memoir
I have been slowly writing a memoir for quite a while. The title is "Here Comes The Judge." My story begins in Midland, Texas where I was born in 1952 just down the street from George W. Bush. My father was an independent oilman, a 'wildcatter.' He had drilled a hugely successful oil well and the times were good. Like many independent oilmen those good times did not last. We moved around Texas as my father worked in a variety of jobs. Finally in the 60's we settled on a small ranch outside of Marble Falls, Texas where the population was 1,500. I was an urban kid entering the 7th grade trying to fit into a school with 50 students per grade. I was a good athlete so that made the transition easier, but I was also a really smart student, which worked against me. My first job in high school was working as a projectionist at the Uptown Theater where I got hooked on movies. This started a lifelong love affair with Cinema. In high school and then in college in the 70's I had some problems with the law and almost went to jail. Hence the title of my memoir. After college I moved to Hollywood where I worked as an editor with filmmakers such as Hector Babenco, Joe Dante, Brian De Palma, William Friedkin, Tom Hanks, Willie Nelson, Jack Nicholson, Sidney Pollack, Meg Ryan, Meryl Streep, and William Wittliff. I am looking for a mentor to help me shape up my memoir. Let me know if my story is of interest and how to enter the contest.