Is anybody looking for a new project? Because I am always up for a new project if it means I can stop doing
the other 200 projects I've started and become bored with my chores and stretch my mind a bit. Anyway, there is a FREE memoir writing class here. Marion Roach Smith is an accomplished writer, and with her latest, Writing What You Know: Realia, she guides the reader through all the steps necessary to get it all down:
"The great writer, Flannery O'Connor, said that anyone who survived childhood has enough material to write for the rest of his or her life. She's right, of course. But how do you get to that material? And how to choose which story to write first, which truth to tell, and in which order do you write those tales?
If you are blogging, journaling, scrapbooking or scribbling notes about your life, you are writing memoir. I will help you dig among your stuff and get your story written in interesting, enlightening, readable and possibly sale-able ways.
Along the way you will be amazed to learn what all memoirists discover--that writing what you know is the single greatest portal to self discovery."
So, does anyone want to do this? I think it would be a great exercise, and, who knows, maybe we all can go on book tour together;)