Writing Memoir



     Everyone has a great story to tell. Our lives are unique and worthy of exploration. How will your life be documented...what will you leave behind?

     This seminar is designed to help participants decide what life story to tell and the most powerful and effective way of telling it. Participants will learn to employ the various techniques involved in the craft of writing memoir and autobiography. 


Differences Between Memoir & Autobiography

Generating Ideas

Organizing Your Narrative

Recapturing Memory

Choosing a Voice/Style

Using Creative License

Developing a Controlling Theme

Drafting Your Chapters

“…a memoir has many purposes: to convert experiences into wisdom, to pass on values, to find forgiveness, to bring people from the past back to life, to see connections between experiences that seem unrelated...”

P.J. Cherrin, publisher of Memoir Press