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Improve Your Memoir and Life Story Writing

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Writer's Online Workshops are known for their personalized attention, professional instructors, and small class sizes. Now you can put the courses to work for you to improve your writing. Plus, you'll be able to save on these courses starting in November. Simply enter offer code NOV09 when you register to save 15%!

Featured Courses:
Essentials of Writing to Inspire
Are you inspired to inspire others? The market is ready, even eager, for newcomers who write short and long, fiction and nonfiction, aiming at Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, nondenominational and New Age markets. You provide the content, and this class will help you mold your ideas with an eye to sell. While inspirational or religious writing brings to bear all the basic principles of secular writing, authors who enter this arena also shoulder a special responsibility in what they convey.
Course in Session - Registration still available!


Focus on the Personal/Family Memoir

The story of your own or your family's history is likely to be the most personal, emotionally satisfying, and potentially overwhelming writing project you'll ever undertake. You've collected all the oral history, personal memories, journal entries, photographs, letters and countless other documents. Gain an understanding of the various approaches to personal/family memoir writing and get professional feedback on your specific memoir project.
Course Starts November 19


Fundamentals of Life Story Writing

Learn fundamental creative writing techniques that will help you explore personal and family stories and record life experiences in ways that are creative, entertaining and personally meaningful. This class encourages personal discovery and the development of individual style through the use of directed journaling, hands-on writing exercises, and constructive critical feedback.
Course Starts November 19

Essentials of Writing Personal Essays II: Advanced
Tackle the questions of writing the personal essay, from the practical (how writers balance craft and confession, creation as well as recreation) to the philosophical (examining subjective "truth" in creative nonfiction; considering the ethics of turning life into art). Engage the practice by writing one personal essay per week.
Course starts November 19


Amy Stockwell Mercer is a freelance writer living in Charleston, SC with her husband and three sons. An MFA graduate in Creative Writing from Queens University, she writes about art and artist profiles for Charleston Magazine, The City Paper, Charleston Art Mag, and Art Papers. Amy also writes about living with chronic illness, and is finishing a book about women with diabetes for Demos Health. When she needs to get out of her own head, she teaches college students how to write the 5 paragraph essay. You can read more of her writing at her website.


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