FROM TRUTH TO ART:
LEARN THE CRAFT OF MEMOIR WRITING
In short, memoir — a literary genre popular for several decades now — is a story from a life, not the story of a life. With memoir there are qualities fiction writing uses as well as important aspects unique to the genre. Learn some of the essentials and get a chance to practice them in this info-packed online memoir course. The 6-week course gives you structure for getting new writing done, provides a sense of accountability, and gives you guidance as you create short memoirs and draft new portions of a book.
On Sundays by noon PST you’ll receive a PDF lesson of approximately four pages and including related writing exercises you can apply to whatever you are working on. By the end of the six weeks you can have a book planned and a portion of your first draft of a book written.
Week 1: Build the Foundation: Identifying Theme, Narrative Arc
Week 2: How to Write Convincing Characters
Week 3: What Makes Engaging Prose
Week 4: Writing Scenes
Week 5: Dialog That Delivers
Week 6: Truth, Fact, Perspective
Who Is the Class For?
New and experienced writers interested in writing a book or short memoirs.
Will You Get Critique of Your Writing?
If you want feedback, choose the “Get Feedback” option, described below.
When Does the Class Start?
The online memoir class begins the first Sunday of any month and continues for 6 consecutive weeks.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SPECIAL PRICE! ($50 savings)
6-Week Class: $395
Feedback on Your Writings: Add $195 for the Get Feedback Option: Email your piece of up to 2,000 words as a Word or Pages doc by noon on Sundays. Within 48 hours you’ll have it back with helpful notes. Your writing exercises—detailed character descriptions or dialog practices, for example—can be submitted for feedback.