Writing a Creative Memoir
Instructor: Roseanne Dowell
In each session Roseanne will show you how to write your memoirs, what to include and give examples. Roseanne will work with each student one on one through email.
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.