Creative Writing and Memoir Class Notes

Nov. 4, 2020 Carol Brennan King Note class changes next week: Creative Writing will be from 9-11am and Memoir will be from 2-4pm. Assignments Creative Writing: We talked about seven emotions: joy, anger, worry, anxiety, sadness, fear, and fright. For next week, write a short piece that shows your character(s) experiencing emotions. The point is…Read more Creative Writing and Memoir Class Notes

“Sit Still and Be Quiet”

So, if you have to “sit still and be quiet” a lot, what do you do? You think. You go places in your head. You rehearse past injustices (being honest here) and remembered or anticipated joys, depending on which holiday had just passed or was to come.

Memoir and Historical Fiction Class Class 2 3/11/2020

Tips for Writing Your Memoir Carol Brennan King 2020 Write memoir, not autobiography where you feel you have to cover everything. Think a slice of your life. Discover what you want to write about my doing the following exercises:Diagram your life – making lists maybe from a couple perspectives. For instance, your line might have…Read more Memoir and Historical Fiction Class Class 2 3/11/2020

Memoir and Historical Fiction Notes from 3/4/2020 Carol Brennan King

Class Notes: Day 1 Introduction and defining our genres. In this class we talked about two related genres: Memoir and Historical Fiction. I am defining Memoir as a slice of your life, focusing on a single period of your life or a theme that threaded through your life over perhaps a longer time. Let’s consider…Read more Memoir and Historical Fiction Notes from 3/4/2020 Carol Brennan King