February Member Teleseminar
February 17, 2017
11 AM PST 12 PM MST 1 PM CST 2 PM EST
We’re happy that Jordan Rosenfeld will be joining us again to talk about much needed craft issues for memoir writers—creating “characters” in our story, based on people we know. Most memoir writers don’t see that they are not building a character because that person lives in their memory—but the reader can’t see them unless you create and build the character chapter by chapter in your story.
How do you do this—by using character cues such as physical action, dialogue, sensory imagery, internal monologue and analogies. These are techniques that fiction writers use to make their characters believable—people who are not real, but made up, and yet who live in our imagination forever—think Jane Eyre, Mr. Darcey, and David Copperfield. In memoir, Helen MacDonald creates a full character of her hawk, and Cheryl Strayed brings to life herself and her mother, along with the “character” of the Pacific Crest Trail.
Join us for this important webinar by Jordan—she’s been with us before and always delivers powerful and important skills that we as memoir writers need to know.
You will learn:
- To understand how to use your point of view consistently to establish yourself as character—you are the protagonist in your own story.
- How to use strong character cues so they come alive on the page.
- That showing your characters in action is a dynamic way to bring them to life.
- How dialogue enriches your characters.
And more… We’ll talk about her book Writing the Intimate Character as a resource for you as you deepen your skills in creating character so they live vividly on the page!
Jordan is author of seven books, most recently: Writing the Intimate Character (Writer’s Digest Books). Her freelance work has appeared in The Atlantic, GOOD, New York Magazine, Scientific American and many more.
Hello! Interested in tuning in on Feb 17. Could you kindly forward the “how to” details? Thank you!
This is a members only event, so we don’t post the access information on our site. Since you are a member, you will receive the information via email the week of the event. You can also find it now in the members area.
Hi, I’d like to be at the teleseminar Fri. the 17th, but can’t access the path to be there. I haven’t been active for months; my husband died recently — so things have been very difficult. I want to start writing again.
I tried to find the info — one place said I was a member, and then I could not access more info.
If you can help, I’d appreciate being there. Thanks.
I’m incredibly sorry to hear about the passing of your husband!
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I thought I was a member but I didn’t receive a notice about this seminar.
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I’m logged in, but don’t see how to join this seminar.
I’m so sorry I missed getting to you in time! I hope you were able to access today’s webinar. We will be sending out the recording soon, so please be on the lookout.