Online Memoir Writing Course

12-week Online Memoir Writing Course – with Irene GrahamHorse Copyright©Irene Graham 2013 office@thecreativewritersworkshop

  • LIVE Writing Discussions
  • Free Copy – The Memoir Writing Workbook
  • Online Course – 12 Lessons with Audios, fully interactive with The Memoir Writing Workbook
  • Writing submissions for personal critique
  • Private Feedback from Irene G.
  • Memoir Writing Rooms to ask questions 24/7 as you develop your life experiences and write your book

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Memoir Writing Course Online

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Private Writing Classes

Fiction & Memoir Private Writing Classes

with Book Writing Coach Irene Graham Irene Graham Creative Writing Teacher 630x260 irenegraham@thecreativewritersworkshop.com

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Personal Courses structured to suit your lifestye.

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Irene Graham is Founder of The Creative Writer’s Workshop (1991) and The Memoir Writing Club. She is also Author of The Memoir Writing Workbook.  Her workshops are accredited by George Mason University, Virginia, USA, as part of their undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

 

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Memoir Writing | Memoir vs Autobiography

Man & Dog Copyright©IreneGraham 2012 office@thecreativewritersworkshopMemoir writing has in the recent past become a genre in its own right.  It is now considered creative non-fiction, and is a popular genre in bestseller lists. In contrast to autobiographical writing in years gone by, a writer does not need to be famous or well known to write a memoir.

Autobiographical Writing encompasses a whole life – a life story usually written chronologically from birth to a given point in time. Thus autobiographical writing includes perhaps hundreds of characters, places and events from the writer’s entire life.

Memoir Writing can also be written chronologically, but it can also be structured creatively, similar to novels. Memoir writing is about drawing upon life stories and memories and focusing them into a memoir – usually upon a particular subject and the impact it had on the writer’s life, eg:

  • a war veteran and how he or she survived during and after a war
  • growing up with hippy parents, living life on the road
  • living in a small community in a minority race and the effect this had on adult life
  • generations of a family living in one particular house and the transitions brought about over time
  • the impact of the death of a child on family life
  • the struggle through a particular illness and how it altered and changed a life
  • travels alone around the world, and how this shaped a life
  • growing up on a cotton farm in southern USA in the ’60’s

So in essence, the man on the street probably has one autobiography – the entire story of his/her life, in contrast to memoir, whereby we have many life stories to share, and therefore, many memoirs to write.

From my workshop experiences many writers start out by thinking their memoir will be focused on a person they really admired, the life of their grandmother or father for instance. What this person did, where they went and what they achieved.  It is important to note that while writing a story about your father and his life achievements is a worthy concept, this is not memoir writing – it is biographical writing. It is a life story about someone else – not you. 

On the other hand, if you want to write about the influence your father had on your life – from your perspective, and the impact he had on your life and the decisions you made or did not make because of him – than that is memoir writing.

Likewise, if any of your siblings wrote their memoir on the same subject matter – the influence your father had on their life – it would be a competely different story to yours, it would be about their life, and the influence your father had on it – from their perspective.

Memoir Writing Courses – The Memoir Writing Club

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MEMOIR WRITING COURSE ONLINE | THE MEMOIR WRITING CLUB

CourgettesParticipants: USA / Europe

COURSE START DATES:

  • Sat 4 April 2015
  • Sat 11 July 2015

Receive your copy of The Memoir Writing Workbook – Free!

  • 12 Interactive Lessons
  • Audio Tutorials
  • Private Writing Tuition with Irene Graham
  • LIVE Writing Discussions
  • 24/7 feedback in our Memoir Writing Rooms
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MEMOIR WRITING COURSE ONLINE | Australia | Starts Sat 6 June 2015

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Develop | Focus | Write your Memoir

12-week Online Interactive Course:

  • The Memoir Writing Workbook – we post it to you FREE!
  • Audio Tutorials
  • LIVE Writing Discussions
  • Private Writing Session
  • Submit Work for Reading & Feedback
  • Memoir Writing Rooms
  • +++

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MEMOIR WRITING COURSE ONLINE | THE MEMOIR WRITING CLUB – Sat 7 Mar 2015

Fok Writing at Table 720x540 Irene Graham irenegraham@thecreativewritersworkshop.comAccess our 12-week Online Memoir Writing Course 24/7 – at a time that suits your lifestyle.

  • Audio Tutorials
  • 12 x Lessons Online – accessible  throughout the course
  • The Memoir Writing Workbook by Irene Graham – we post it to you, free delivery worldwide!
  • Submit work for feedback
  • Private Coaching session with Book Coach Irene Graham
  • LIVE Writing Discussions
  • Memoir Writing Rooms – ask questions and receive feedback
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Course LIVE Sessions applicable to USA / European / Canadian / Australian Time Zones

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Memoir Mentoring Program with Irene Graham | The Memoir Writing Club | Jan 2016

Irene Graham Creative Writing Teacher 630x260 irenegraham@thecreativewritersworkshop.comIf you had a Writing Coach to guide you every step of the way as you wrote your Memoir, do you think you would write your book?

Our 6-month Memoir Mentoring Program includes:
*Online interactive course with Workbook | Audio Tutorials | Writing Rooms
*Coaching on the development of your book
*LIVE Writing Sesssions
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PROGRAM STARTS: SAT 16 JAN 2016

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Memoir Writing Course Online – Starts 10 Jan 2015

SeaHair Copyright©IreneGraham2014 office@thecreativewritersworkshopWrite! Write! Write! NOW

Turn your memories into story. NOW!
Receive guidance and coaching each step of the way.

New 12-week course structure.

Course STARTS: Sat 10 Jan 2015

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ADVANCED WRITING WORKSHOP – WRITING VOICE – ONLINE – STARTS SAT 1 MAR 2014 WITH IRENE GRAHAM

Well 2 Copyright©Irene Graham 2011 office@thecreativewritersworkshop_edited-1ADVANCED WRITING WORKSHOP: THE ART OF LANGUAGE IN STORY 1

DEEPEN YOUR WRITING VOICE – LEARN THE ART OF FIGURATIVE AND EVOCATIVE LANGUAGE IN STORY

DATES: SAT 1 MAR 2014 TO MON 17 MARCH 2014
LIVE online meetings Sundays

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MEMOIR WRITING COURSE ONLINE – STARTS SAT 1 MARCH 2014 | THE MEMOIR WRITING CLUB

  • Irene Graham Creative Writing Teacher 630x260 irenegraham@thecreativewritersworkshop.comDEVELOPED FROM 20 YEARS OF IRENE GRAHAM’S WORKSHOPS
  • 16-WEEK COURSE
  • RIGHT-BRAIN/LEFT-BRAIN WRITING TECHNIQUES
  • THE MEMOIR WRITING WORKBOOK – we post it to you!
  • LIVE WRITING DISCUSSIONS ONLINE
  • AUDIO TUTORIALS
  • + lots more!

STARTS: SAT 1 MARCH 2014
LIVE Writing Discussions Sundays

Details: MEMOIR WRITING COURSE

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