Mentoring your memoir

Course code: 18015
Location: Brighton Courthouse
Day/time: Wednesday 2pm-4pm Weekly
Starts: 2 May   Ends: 16 May

Lots of people have wonderful life-stories to relate, yet find it hard to get started. Though they may tell their stories, collate bits of the past, even research the net, when it comes to setting it all down, they are not sure how to begin, much less how to continue. These workshops will give lots of tips that, if carefully followed, will actually work. You will learn ways of setting oneself up, overcoming procrastination, tackling research and beginnings, creating convincing characters. You will also discuss crafting, plotting, dialogue, endings, the difference between fiction, non-fiction and faction, coping with controversial issues and publishing.

Prerequisites: Uses Goldies text Mentoring your Memoir

Goldie Alexander

Goldie is a professional author and facilitator. She has facilitated many writing courses in many genres, including courses at other U3As.

Last updated 30 October 2017