The point is that this is your writing space, your office as an author, and you and your body know that when you go to this place, it means work.
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
Do you choose to make your point by developing one issue ata a time or do you put lots of "nuts" in there and let your reader sort them out? I am not sure readers like guessing.
Carol Brennan King An essay for a class I am taking: I lean into the room to hear, to find sounds to write about, but all I hear is the sound of air being sucked through a small floor fan then pushed through the room toward the dehumidifier. Ostensibly, they work together to circulate the…Read more Listening to My Body 9/24/2020
It came to me that we were with a chorus of believers singing through history, from what I thought then was the late nineteenth century, based on the language of the hymn.
by Carol Brennan King June 19, 2020 I have been taking a Meditation and Writing Class this week and today the prompt was this: The ---------that came to me: The teacher said just fill it in anyway that makes sense for you. Perhaps words like person, idea, blessing....and honestly, I don't know what came after…Read more The Blessing That Came To Me
...students did remarkable work. I wish you could have been there via Zoom to hear what they produced in the few minutes allotted to group work.
What makes this book especially good is that Chin doesn’t try to preach at you, or say how nothing discouraged him because after all, he had God.
The other day I remembered reading somewhere that you could grow onions from an almost used up onion, and I had one. So, I took the writer at her word and yesterday potted it. Today I am a proud onion plant mom.
The question is how have you shown or handled your emotion. Write it down as though you are describing someone else feeling what you just felt or did in the last few days.
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
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
Can your reader see what you see, at least the most important elements in the scene? Again, show it, don’t tell it but weave it into the narrative.
A memoir is more than an autobiography or record of what you did or what happened to you over the course of your life. An autobiography is a broad look at your life. Think of a theme as “What this book is about,” or “What holds these stories together.
If you take note of when and how these different techniques are used, you can apply them to your writing.
This Thanksgiving I knew I was having some gluten free guests and I wanted everyone to eat the same dessert. So I did some searching and trial bakes and came up with these recipes.
Some of you asked for recipes for the cookies at our last class, so here goes. I will post the recipe in my file, and notes about what you can do to alter it to your taste. These are always on our Christmas trays. Hope you enjoy.
BUT there are other dimensions that we must think about that may require more time to choose how to show. We are now thinking of the dimension that we think of as within or insides or the depth of a person. Though these things may be more internal or foundational, they are as important or perhaps more important.
Remember. whether you are writing fiction or nonfiction, you must know who you are talking/writing about. So think about what you know and what you must discover.