Carol Brennan King Both classes may benefit from these notes because whether you are writing fiction or nonfiction, you must be authentic. That means you may have to check and confirm what you think you remember, for fiction and for nonfiction. The narrative must take place in an authentic and believable world, believable because you…Read more Creative Writing and Memoir Writing July 14, 2021
So your characters must not sound like you; they must sound like who they are, reflecting their education, life place and experience, and perhaps their family of origin. In general, everything we experience has a part in the development of our voice.
June 9, 2021 Carol Brennan King Let’s start with the writing prompts for this week, and this should be especially helpful for those of you who could not make it to class last week. You can use either one of the prompts given below or continue writing on a project you are currently working on…Read more Creative Writing and Nonfiction Writing Class Notes
Creative Writing and Memoir Writing Classes Notes from June 2, 2021 for June 9, 2021 by Carol Brennan King Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, As you know my brother passed last Wednesday, and I had to miss our afternoon class at the library. I am hoping that this week’s class goes well, and I am hoping…Read more
This will be a different post, with resources I mentioned in class and some new ones that you may find helpful now and in the future.
By Carol Brennan King April 14, 2021 Creative Writing In Creative Writing today, we talked about some writing exercises for richer character, material that came originally from https://www.nownovel.com/blog/creative-writing-exercises-character/ Today we discussed the first three exercises. Play ‘head, and shoulders, knees, and toes.’ Think about what your character looks like, starting at the head, then downwards,…Read more Creative and Memoir Writing Class Notes
Creative Writing and Memoir Classes March 24, 2021 This first part of our class notes today is to all of you! You are writers. Do you behave that way? Do you plan your day for writing? I am suggesting that you set an appointment with yourself and your writing space three to five days a…Read more Creative Writing and Memoir Writing
March 10, 2021 Taught by Carol Brennan King Creative Writing: today we focused on using white space, lines, and punctuation as tools to help us communicate our stories. We also talked about how using breath units, or the words we want to be read in one breath, help us reach our reader to interpret the…Read more Creative Writing and Memoir/Nonfiction Writing Class Notes