Dear Pamela

“Dear Pamela” is back to answer all your questions about memoir writing and publishing!
If you have questions about memoir writing that you need answered, please email Be sure to use the Subject Line: DEAR PAMELA.

March 2017

How to use various tenses in a memoir
Advice for self-publishing a memoir

November 2016

How long is the process, and do I need help along the way?
How do I get a memoir published if I don’t want to self-publish?

September 2016

Pamela shares tips about writing a great memoir synopsis.

August 2016

Help! I feel hopeless about writing a memoir book proposal!

July 2016

How do I describe my mother in my memoir?
Help with multiple points of view in memoir.

June 2016

A color-coded guide to constructing a novel or memoir narrative.
How do I know what my story is really about?

May 2016

Is it vital to have a support group?
How do I manage critiques in our memoir writing group?

March 2016

Pamela gives tips about the use of tense in memoir, and addresses whether or not to self-publish.
Worries that offering memoir class will bring up too many strong emotions.
Hung up on what to leave in and what to leave out of my memoir.

January 2016

Advice about chronology and pseudonyms in memoirs