Instead of thinking, “I want my reader to feel sad,” I needed to show how I felt the day I learned another girl thought of my boyfriend as hers. I sat in his car outside my school and told him I would not play second fiddle to anyone, and I cried, ...
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
Yes, memoirs are still the stories of our family or our own stories, our history, but they may also overlap with some of the perspectives seen in fiction.
As you write your story or your scene, think about what you see, smell, feel, hear, and even taste, if there is a tray of cookies waiting in your scene.