What is a Memoir?

Memoir is a “true” story, as opposed to a fictional one and it is also writing that provides storytelling techniques which have a distinct voice and style.  While memoir should be true, it is more important that the writing be emotionally true because the writer needs to recreate experience for the reader. Memoir is also about making yourself the hero in your story and showing the reader how you overcame obstacles and came out stronger on the other side.

I’ve been teaching memoir for 7 years now and it’s one of my favorite genres to teach!

“I attended Alice Osborn’s memoir class. As a novice writer, I was delighted that her lesson plans provided personal writing experiences. This workshop provided opportunities to explore place, story, figurative language and senses. I was able to expose and question my personal motivation and reasons for considering memoir writing. Her critique of each class assignment was very helpful. I highly recommend Alice for educating and editing novice writers, students, bloggers, social media users and book writers.”

—Pat Daley, Raleigh, NC

 

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 MemoirTo 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 27609Alice Osborn, Author
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).

 

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 or 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.

 

 


 

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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.

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