What is a memoir? It is a true story based on real life experiences and written by the person involved in that slice of life. Memoirs are continually acclaimed and top bestseller lists. People love to read about real life experiences.
Do you have a story to tell? The short answer is: Yes!
The long answer is that everyone has a life story worthy of telling. Whatever your life experiences, you can turn them into a memoir. Have you experienced a life-changing event? Do you have a foundational friendship, an amazing job or career, or a family story? Are you a survivor. Do you have deep convictions? We all have stories to tell. Even the ordinary can become extraordinary when you put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard).
WriterSpark's Writing Your Memoir Master Class is a self-paced WriterSpark Course designed to help you dive into the process of writing your memoir.
Through the modules, you will unlock memories, brainstorm, organize your ideas, delve into writing in first person, and explore the process of developing a relationship with the reader, and so much more. The focus is not on completing a full length memoir, but on developing a collection of ideas that will form the foundation for a full length memoir.
During this course, we will explore what makes a compelling story, how to turn memories and experiences into narrative nonfiction, and we will examine characterization, plot, dialogue, and showing versus telling within the context of memoir-writing. Specific writing assignments are aimed at practicing these elements.
Start writing your memoir today!