Writing a Creative Memoir
Instructor: Roseanne Dowell
Session 1 - What is a Memoir?
Objective - Characteristics and what makes up a memoir.
Description - Roseanne describes each characteristic and element of a memoir.
Session 2 - Who Am I? What to Include - Organizing Your Thoughts
Objective - How to begin, what to include, and putting your thoughts on paper
Description -Roseanne will show you where to begin and how to organize your thoughts and your memoirs
Session 3 -Characters - Adding characters
Objective -Thinking of real people as characters. Making characters dimensional.
Description -Roseanne shows you how to create character profiles.
Session 4 -Descriptions - Using the senses.
Objective - Learning to use the senses and finding the right words.
Description - Roseanne shows you how to merge description with point of view
Session 5 - Action Speak Louder than Words
Objective - Learning how to Show, not tell a story
Description - Roseanne shows you how to use dialogue, action and thoughts to show your story.
Session 6 - Writing a Rough Draft
Objective - Putting your memories in chronological order. Adding flashbacks
Description -Roseanne shows you how to arrange your memoirs chronologically and using flashbacks.
Session 7 - Revising and Publishing
Objective -Revising, adding pictures, and publishing your memoirs.
Description -Finally, Roseanne shows you how to polish your memoirs and where to go from here.