A once-a-month, 6-month, online master class in memoir writing open to those who are writing book-length memoir.
THIS CLASS IS NOW UNDERWAY. IT WILL BEGIN AGAIN IN JANUARY, 2018.
READ ALL THE WAY THROUGH FOR A DESCRIPTION AND THEN PLEASE FULFILL THE PREREQUISITES BETWEEN NOW AND THEN.
Here is the promise of the class:
Beginning in January, 2018 and running through June, 2018, this class will get you a first draft of your book. The Master Class is for those who are dedicated to getting that first draft written in that time frame. I use a method taught to me by the best editors in New York publishing and used to write and publish my four mass-market books with four of the world’s best publishing houses. Learn how to do it right with a small group of dedicated writers who will be invested in your success.
In this class you will:
- Learn how to best determine what your book is about and what you are arguing
- Structure that book based on your argument
- Write a cohesive, entertaining memoir that others want to read
After six months you will:
- Have a first draft of your book
- Know how to edit that first draft
Who should take this class:
- Serious, experienced writers who will work hard and write on deadline
- Those who truly want to get that book done
- Those willing to share their work with others and get invested in their peers’ success
- These classes are taught via GoToWebinar. I will send you the link to practice beforehand. It’s easy.
- I suggest using a USB headset with microphone (using your computer’s microphone can create poor sound quality). I use this one.
- There are two sections of this class, one in the evenings and one in the afternoons, EASTERN. The dates and times will be announced.
(SEE BELOW FOR HOW TO REGISTER. YOU MUST APPLY DIRECTLY TO MARION FOR ADMISSION. PLEASE READ ON).
Limited to 7 students
No pornography. I should not have to say this, but I do. Sex scenes are fine. But no porn. You know the difference. So do I.
$1500 plus Eventbrite fee.
The afternoon class will meet for three hours (with two short breaks), once a month for six months, for three hours via GoToMeeting. Beginning in January, 2018.
The evening class will meet for three hours (with two short breaks), once a month for six months via GoToMeeting. Beginning in January, 2018.
You should read The Memoir Project, A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing & Life and have taken the 90-minute class, Memoirama. Also strongly recommended is to take Memoirama 2, in which you will quickly learn how to structure a book. Please contact Marion for details on how to apply for this class.