Creative Writing: Memoir


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          Professional Credits:

          CEU: 0.15
          ATD CI: 2


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          Completion Time

          1.5 hours

          Access Time

          90 Days


          Individual Skill Course



          Training Level


          Delivery Information:

          Online Asynchronous Self-paced


          Do you have a story to tell? Most of us do—correction, we all do. Every one of us, by virtue of being human, has experiences and insights that are worth retelling. But how can we tell those stories in a way that other people will want to read them and learn from them?

          Memoir is the art of taking scenes from our past and presenting them to an audience, not simply for the sake of telling a story but to inform, entertain, and establish an emotional bond with our readers. By exploring memories and examining our lives, we also learn a lot about ourselves.

          Learning Outcomes

          After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
          • Explain the difference between memoir and autobiography
          • Identify different narrative structures that allow for effective storytelling
          • Choose incidents from your past that present a coherent and compelling story
          • Develop an outline for your memoir
          • Discuss the use of novelistic techniques to engage readers
          • Distinguish between scene, summary, and reflection
          • Edit and rewrite your work to eliminate weaknesses


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