This next bit of advice is important so read it through thoughtfully: Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water. Think about this: if you know someone wants something, a part of your brain is going to read to find out if they ever got it.
Fiction and Memoir Class – November 2022
Often your words gave me similar impressions that embedded in my mind and made it crackle. I like crackling. You also made me better understand the additional peril for the immigrants when they tried to sound more English to avoid being attacked by them.
Creative and Nonfiction Class April 20, 2022
I believe that this material about the construction of good stories is equally important for memoir writing as fiction because a memoir is nothing more than one of many stories we have lived through.
Creative and Memoir Writing Class Notes March 2, 2022 by Carol Brennan King
We must consider the people who share or impacted our story and how our writing about them impacts them. We can hurt feelings. Does that matter? Do we have enough distance to be rational about what happened?
Creative Writing: Fiction and Memoir
Secondly, the first character the reader usually meets is the protagonist, the main character, and you must show the reader things about this person that makes them want to know more. Is she sobbing at her desk? Is he running down the street? Is he in a fight? Or on the phone?
But we don’t have to live in that darkness and sadness and dread. We are forgetting one of God’s greatest gifts to us: humor.
Writers: This one’s for you! July 30, 2019
but every once in a while, think about what the writer is doing