How to Structure Your Memoir with Belea T. Keeney and Alice Osborn

Location: Center for Excellence, 3803‐B Computer Dr. Ste. 106 Raleigh NC 27609
Saturday, January 17, 2014 Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
Tuition: $49 To Register Click Here

Belea and Alice will help you turn your dramatic real-life events into a compelling story with the arc of a novel.
It takes hard work and courage to record your experiences on the page, and a book-length manuscript poses extra challenges. How do you structure a longer work? How do you capture the people you know and the difficult moments in detail? And how do you keep yourself motivated? Here’s the good news: You don’t have to do it alone. Walk away from this workshop with a clear idea about your memoir’s theme and structure so you can finish writing your memoir in 2015! Note: this workshop is specifically designed for writers who have been working on their memoirs for at least a year.

 

Advanced Memoir: Getting Your It Together with Alice Osborn

Location: Center for Excellence, 3803‐B Computer Dr. Ste. 106 Raleigh NC 27609Memoir
Thursday, January 22 to Thursday, February 26, 2014 (Class meets for 6 Thursdays) Time: 11:30am—1:30pm—Bring your lunch!    Tuition: $99
Required Reading: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
Additional editing package is $250, Tuition includes two 10-min accountability phone chats.
To Register Click Here

Have you completed Alice’s Beginning Memoir Workshop Series and wish to continue? Or have you started working on your memoir and now wonder what is the next step? Get on track with Advanced Memoir: Getting Your It Together with Alice Osborn where you’ll have in-class writing exercises and feedback to help you construct your memoir and build upon your foundation. Move forward in the direction you want to go by creating a memoir that will dazzle your readers using the Hero’s Journey and turning points. While we’re together, we’ll also read Cheryl Strayed’s memoir Wild. This workshop is best-suited for writers who have previous writing experience or who have been working on their memoirs. Participants bring their own lunch. Your tuition includes two 10-min accountability phone chats and if you’d like Alice to edit your memoir pages during the class, consider purchasing the $250 editing package (valued at $500).

 

One Day Women’s Writing Retreat with a Focus on Fiction

Retreat 2014 004Location: Private home in North Raleigh (you’ll receive the directions once your registration is complete)
Sunday, January 25, 2015 Time: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $99, spaces limited. Please register early.
Includes coffee and fruit in the morning & a lovely lunch with a glass of wine 

To Register Click Here 

Give yourself the gift of writing time in the New Year! Enrich your writing practice with a morning session of fiction techniques led by author/editor Alice Osborn, followed by three hours of uninterrupted time to work on your novel and short stories. Fiction begins with the main character wanting something so badly it hurts. Your job as the writer is to make life very difficult for your main character so a fresh and inventive plot and story will emerge without cliché. We’ll discuss the craft of storytelling, along with point of view, setting, dialogue and pacing. Alice will give prompts to strengthen and support your work. Alice is an experienced fiction book editor who has guided scores of novelists on the traditional and independent path to publication. Continuing and intermediate fiction writers are welcome.

 

Refunds, Cancellations and No Show Policy

There is no fee for cancellations or transfers made more than five business days prior to the workshop or event. Cancellations and transfers made one to five business days before the workshop will incur an administrative fee of 25% of the workshop fee. No shows and cancellations made the day of the event (or after) forfeit the entire tuition.

 


 

Alice Osborn will help you get your novel published and adored by your readers.

Alice is THE professional editor and published author to help you get famous through publication.

Alice Osborn, Raleigh AuthorShe will help you achieve success and confidence with editing, writing workshops, and mentoring to help you achieve your writing goals. If you need one-on-one coaching, Alice offers mentoring that can turn you from a writer into an author. She is THE expert you can trust and who will be honest and fair with you.

Connect with Alice now by signing up for her E-zine to immediately receive FRE*E writing tips! You’ll also be plugged in to receive her monthly updates on writing news, events and more.

Questions?

She’s available via email or through her Contact Page.