Midpoint: or Second plot point. It is also considered the moment of truth. The protagonist discovers the biggest clue yet, but his or her understanding of the truth is not yet complete or clear.
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 Memoir Writing Class Notes
October 26, 2022 Carol Brennan King We have been talking about writing techniques useful for both fiction and nonfiction or memoir writing. Then this last week, I was reminded of the power of voice in both genres. So next week, well, this week in class, I will tell you the story of the importance of…Read more Creative and Memoir Writing Class Notes
Creative and Memoir Writing June 22, 2022
“LEAVING IRELAND” BY CAROL BRENNAN KING, READING & DISCUSSION One of many things that would show up if you googled my name - a good sort of thing to show an agent or editor or publisher - talking today about name recognition online By Carol Brennan King Personal Essay Writing and Why! To get a…Read more Creative and Memoir Writing June 22, 2022
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 and Memoir Writing March 17, 2021
When you are writing memoirs, your job is to recreate dialogue, not create it. Sometimes, that means you cannot remember exactly what you said. In that situation, you can recreate it, getting as close as you can to what actually was said and what and how your character would have said it.
Memoir Summary December 12, 2019
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.
A Book Review: Men We Reaped
I just don’t think we should read this book and go from its pages unchanged.