If you have ever had the urge to finally set down the story of your life - either for a published memoir or simply to leave a legacy to children and grandchildren - this instructional workshop will offer you the inspiration and practical guidance you need to get started.
The workshop will be geared to those with no writing experience, and no advance preparation is necessary. Whether you already have a work in progress, have just done some scribbling, or only just thought to yourself, "I've really got to set down my life story," this instructional workshop will encourage and enable you to begin.
After discussing various approaches to memoir writing, Jessica will guide participants through the techniques that help open the doors to creative expression of one's personal stories. She will outline many of the writing techniques that make the material interesting and enjoyable, and describe common pitfalls.
In the last part of the workshop, participants will be given several brief exercises to inspire writers to begin writing their personal histories. After a brief writing time, participants will be invited - but not obligated - to share their work in an encouraging environment.
A comprehensive handout containing resources on memoir writing, prompts, and suggested roadmaps for continuing the work will be provided.
"Jessica's presentation of the material was terrific. The fundamentals were well described and illustrated with many examples."