Memoir: Creating Your Scene Using Fiction Writing Techniques
Your Life Is A Unique Journey, A Daring Tapestry, And An Amazing Story Waiting To Be Told! Bringing life to the "characters" in your memoir means plumbing the depths of your own human story; the lies, truths, highs, lows, joys, sorrows, and ultimately the redeeming aspects of life.
You'll Use Fiction Writing Techniques To Lay The Foundation Of Your Scene. There are countless memoirs written by men and women that are as compelling and moving as any novel. And in most of them, you'll find that fiction writing techniques lay the foundation of the story.
In addition to using fiction writing techniques to bring your memoir to life, I've also developed an approach based on the idea that memory is faulty at best, and truth is anything but objective. Read about the experience of one writer...
How Many Pages Should This Scene Be? You should write at least four double-spaced pages, and up to twenty. This will give me enough to get a sense of your writing and see where your strengths and weaknesses are. I love to work with first draft material, so don't worry about making your scene "perfect".
How To Get Started: Use The Five Ingredients Of The Scene Listed Below! In the next week or so, set aside enough time to write a single scene. To guide you through the writing of this scene, there are picture prompts to use as jumping off points at the top of each of the Five Ingredients pages below.
When You're Ready To Begin Working With Emily, Just Click The Picture Below! Completing your scene is a great accomplishment! Once you've experienced working with my Five Ingredients Of The Scene, you'll know whether you'd like to work with me as your writing coach.
Just click the picture to learn what happens during our first session together.