Instructor: Cait Reynolds
Price: $65.00 USD
Where: W.A.N.A. Digital Classroom
Date: Friday, January 26th, 2018. 7:00-9:00 p.m. EST
We all have a story to tell, something worth preserving or even sharing. This might be the tale of our own life, or the life of someone dear to us. Maybe we long to capture oral histories of relatives before the living past disappears forever.
Regardless, the memoir is a genre that requires an approach, voice, and technique vastly different from fiction.
Topics we cover in this class include:
- Developing the thematic frame of the memoir;
- Creating a compelling narrative structure out of facts and timelines;
- The art of the follow-up question: going beyond the generic questionnaires to dig deep and mine memories to get the extraordinary details and important information;
- Developing and refining your memoirist voice;
- Knowing when extra research is needed, what is needed, and how to find it;
- Filling in the gaps when no information exists;
- Understanding legal constraints (i.e. libel) and how to maneuver around them yet maintain story integrity;
- Recreating dialogue and excerpting from original documents (letters, journals, etc.);
- Positioning your memoir for multiple markets.
****As always a free recording is included with class purchase.
About the Instructor:
Cait Reynolds is a USA Today Bestselling Author and lives in the Boston area with her husband and four-legged fur child. She discovered her passion for writing early and has bugged her family and friends with it ever since. When she isn’t cooking, running, rock climbing, or enjoying the rooftop deck that brings her closer to the stars, she writes.
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