ONLINE Beyond The Yawn: How to Overcome 6 Common Memoir Writing Mistakes
Just because you’re writing a memoir doesn’t mean your book has to be a dry and boring recounting of facts and events. Writing about real people and true events can be just as compelling as fiction if you apply a little imagination to your stories, construct a storyline that maintains reader interest and develop characters with whom they can identify. Whether you’re stuck at the beginning of your life story, or struggling to finish, these four, 2-hour ZOOM classes can help you write an enticing memoir by teaching you how to avoid the six most common memoir writing mistakes. We’ll use a variety of writing exercises focused on theme, plot, setting, characters, conflict and theme to help you reach “beyond the yawn.”
This is an interactive online class using the Zoom web platform.
Sharon McLeay, MA, is the author of three memoirs as well as newspaper and magazine articles and creative non-fiction that has been published in various anthologies. She has a master’s degree in life writing and has taught memoir and creativity at AWCS for several years. Her current efforts are focused on her own memoir, developing a series of memoir courses to be delivered in the US and on a book to help memoir writers compose authentic life stories.