New! Retainer Program
Get personalized help with your writing project
"My work has grown exponentially. Your comments were right on point." " You opened up for me a whole new realm of possibility that I couldn't seem to figure out!"--past retainer clients
Two months of private coaching with weekly check-ins by email, customized assignments, and evaluation of up to 250 d/s pages of your book-in-progress. Email Mary for details: mary (at) marycarrollmoore.com. Now booking for summer and fall.
Summer Writing Retreat and Independent Study
at Madeline Island School of the Arts, Lake Superior
July 18-22 or July 25-29, 2016
Spend a week with your book and Mary's expert coaching on a serene island off the Wisconsin coast in Lake Superior. Daily class time, plenty of writing time, one-to-one coaching on your book project at any stage. For those at intermediate and advanced levels, use the week for Independent Study with a customized program from Mary and daily checkins. Find out more>.
at the Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis
Saturday, July 16, 10:30-4:30
Whether you are trying to write the story of your life for publication or as a family legacy, this workshop by the author of two memoirs will show you how to organize your stories into a readable, interesting work. You will be introduced to a simple formula that successful authors use to plan, organize, and write a book, and you will learn book-writing techniques such as what not to include, the value of themes, and how action and reflection must balance one another in memoir and creative nonfiction. Bring a bag lunch or take advantage of the coffeeshop in Open Book; we'll eat while we write and break as needed! Find out more >
"How to bake a book: Start with a big love of words, add a generous helping of Mary Carroll Moore, mix with leavening from your peers, knead vigorously for twelve weeks, and voila! Your book has risen!"
-- Eric Utne, founder of Utne Reader