Many of us have had fascinating lives, whether lived inwardly or outwardly, during childhood long ago or in the past decade. But when it comes to writing a memoir, where do we begin? The day of our birth? The day we left home? The beginning or end of a marriage? Memoir is most successful when it is not the "story of a life" but a focused part of that life: a dozen summers spent working on a grandfather's farm; a long relationship with a dying relative; the first year of law school. In this course we will explore methods for planning and focusing on what your memoir should be. Then you will work at creating the first 20-30 pages of a book-length memoir.
Note: The course is intended for writers who have had some experience with writing personal narrative.
Course Number: WCWP-40200 Credit: 3 units
|06/25/13 - 08/20/13 (Click to show details)||In-class||096198||$270.00||Add to Cart|