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A workshop with Sands Hall hosted by Linda Joy Myers on Zoom

Three Saturdays: Sept 25, Oct 2, Oct 9
10:30-1:00 PM PDT | 1:30-4:00 PM EDT

Building a Powerful Protagonist—When That Protagonist Is You

NAMW MEMBERS $99

NAMW members get this workshop at a discounted rate as part of their membership perks.

NON-MEMBER $119

$119 for three sessions—includes PDF handouts, prompts, and examples

Back to school at NAMW!

A workshop with Sands Hall hosted by Linda Joy Myers on Zoom

Three Saturdays: Sept 25, Oct 2, Oct 9
10:30-1:00 PM PDT | 1:30-4:00 PM EDT

I’m so pleased to be offering this course to memoir writers! Sands Hall is one of the best teachers I’ve known and offers so much essential information to offer memoir writers. The writers I’ve talked with in our group coaching sessions and zoom events tell me over and over again they struggle with scenes, characters, and narration as they write their memoir. These elements can be hard to conceptualize, and a class can pull together the various threads of your skills in a cohesive way.

Sands will address these necessary story elements in this three-part workshop. You’ll be able to try out the techniques and discuss them in each class—this is a terrific way to learn!

In this workshop, you’ll come to understand the vital difference of author versus narrator—and you’ll practice skills that allow you to build your character and your story. Excerpts and examples allow you to see how published writers utilize these ideas.

All classes will be recorded. Each class recording will be available for three weeks after the course to those who signed up.

Prompts in and out of class allow you to put theory into practice. Each class includes ample time for Q&A.

Saturday, Sept 25: Author and Narrator: Revealing Self to the Reader

In Class #1, we’ll talk about the difference between author and narrator. You’ll also be given essential tools for building character. Prompts allow opportunities to apply these ideas to your own work.

Saturday Oct 2: How and when (and why) to include dialogue

In Class #2, we’ll examine how to incorporate dialogue, and in the process how to begin to reveal other characters in your memoir. Prompts allow you to put these ideas into practice in your own writing.

Saturday Oct 9: The importance of Scene, Summary, and Reflection

Class #3 explores the differences between Scene, Summary, and Reflection, and when and why to incorporate them into your memoir. In this session, you’ll also get helpful hints on how to make your dialogue more effective.

NAMW MEMBERS $99

NAMW members get this workshop at a discounted rate as part of their membership perks.

NON MEMBERS $119

$119 for three sessions—includes PDF handouts, prompts, and examples

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