I am so excited to tell you about my newest writing class, One-Moment Memoirs, which is a step-by-step process to help you take a relaxed, yet focused approach to telling life's big and small stories in bite-sized pieces.
If I could give you just one thing to help you tell the stories of your life, it would be the process that I share in this class.
One-Moment Memoirs (OMM) is for you if....
...you want to write essays, a memoir, blog posts, flash nonfiction, or any kind of creative nonfiction.
...you've always wanted to write, but never could.
...you need a new way "in" to your stories.
...you can't figure out how to start writing.
...you can't figure out to keep writing.
...you are a linear thinker.
...you are an associative thinker.
...have a "small" story to tell.
...you have a "big" story to tell.
All stories from our lives are made up of moments. You can write that story (short or long), moment by moment. This workshop shows you how.
Some experiences beg us to write about them, but we often feel overwhelmed when trying to capture the whole story at once. Life is comprised of moments: Big, showy ones, and small, quiet ones—many of them infused with deeper meaning, what Virginia Woolf called "moments of being."
Sometimes we can easily articulate a moment's meaning, but often we can only make sense of it peripherally. In a well-crafted short essay or blog post, the moment and the meaning must be distilled to their purest essence. It's a tall order for a short form.
But this workshop isn't only about writing short pieces. It's also about writing the moments that make up longer pieces, such as a long-form essays and book-length memoirs. The beauty of these writing exercises and techniques is that you will be able to use them again and again for any length of creative nonfiction (stories from your life).
I'm presenting OMM as a live, virtual 3-hour class on January 24. All you need to participate is an email address and a phone. (And if you can't make the live class, no worries. Everyone who registers gets a recording of the class, plus a workbook and worksheets.)
Here's the workshop schedule:
(Times listed are Eastern Daylight Savings. Need a time zone converter?)
- First Call (12:00 - 1:15pm) - Writing Workshop (with guided writing exercises)
- Individual Writing Time (1:15 - 2:15pm:)
- Second Call (2:15 - 3:00pm) - Time to share, Q&A session
Can't make the live calls? No problem. Everyone who registers will receive recordings of the calls.
You will learn a process that will empower you to write more often, with more ease, and with more depth. It's going to be so very good!
p.s. When you register, you can add personalized editorial feedback to the workshop. With this option, I'll read your one-moment memoir privately, plus review the material you create during the writing exercises, and give you written, in-depth feedback (always kind, always constructive) on what's working well and how to do more of those good things.