Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

I love to tell the story. Literally. All Southerners worth their sweet tea and grits know how to talk and talk well. I am available for speaking engagements on the following topics. Or suggest one and I’ll accommodate.

On Ghostwriting/Co-Writing Books

A Ghost Story: My Experience as a Co-Writer
The Business of Ghostwriting
Winning Work as a Ghostwriter
Co-Writing, Collaboration, and Collecting Your Fees
How Ghostwriting Can Build Your Business
To Make a Short Story Long…Stretching Anecdotes into a Life Narrative
Writing a Book by Phone and Email
Techniques for Capturing a Life Story/Memoir Ghostwriting Secrets: What To Do (and Not To Do) as a Co-Writer
Be a Memoir Guru
Can a Yellow Dog Democrat and an Arch-Conservative Republican Collaborate On a Book? (Or any other opposing pair): Getting Along With Your Expert/Celebrity
Demystifying Ghostwriting
The Fun Stuff: Book Titles, Backflap Bios, and Book and Brand Promotion

On Writing in General (book, magazines/newspapers, corporate, and web)

Techniques for Capturing a Personality
Words (Don’t) Escape Me
Word Nerd Herding … or Saying What You Want to Say

Sample description of a presentation:

Searching for new ways to make money as a writer? Want to write a book?

Learn tips when veteran writer Nancy Dorman-Hickson talks about her collaboration on Joanne King Herring’s memoir. Described as a “world-changer,” this Houston woman was portrayed by Julia Roberts in the movie Charlie Wilson’s War. Nancy will share how and why she was approached for the project; her “audition” for the job; the “anyway-that-works” method she followed to complete the manuscript (including the strangest places she took her laptop to write); how co-writing differs from other writing; and what she’s doing now to further her “brand” and expand her freelance opportunities.