The telling of life stories should not be limited to a chronological, linear review of an entire life, but instead requires the art of plucking out what is important to you. Through several short assignments and reading examples, you will learn how to combat barriers to inspiration, access memory, select what is important, find the nugget of humanity, develop your story's dramatic shape without violating the truth, avoid self-indulgence, and set the stage for a compelling personal narrative.
Student exercises will be discussed in class.
This six-session seminar is for those writers wishing to publish and those individuals wanting to pass on their stories as a record for future generations.
For questions, e-mail Lynn at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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