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Writing Your Truth: Memoir

You definitely have a story to tell. But how can you choose which memories will best showcase your story? This course will set you on the path to discovering your truth, highlighting your supporting cast of characters, and determining the urgency behind your own story. We will utilize myriad narrative writing techniques to add action, characters, conflict, dialogue, narrative momentum, scenes, setting and structure to create work that will be shared within the safe and trusted environment of our virtual classroom.

After this class, you will be able to:

  • Distinguish nuances between sub genres of nonfiction such as essays and creative nonfiction
  • Submit several chapters of a memoir in progress to revise based on feedback and editing by the instructor
  • Develop confidence in the power of your memoir’s narrative momentum to keep your chosen readers engaged.
  • Identify strengths in memoir
  • Possess knowledge of the driving force behind the narrative
  • Apply tools and techniques for continued writing after the course conclusion

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Course Content


**DUE TO SOCIAL DISTANCING RECOMMENDATIONS, THIS COURSE WILL MEET ONLINE**

Lesson 1: Mining Your Past

Lesson 2: The Event

Lesson 3: Ethics

Lesson 4: Narrative Elements

Lesson 5: Authenticity

Lesson 6: Defining Your Voice