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Ruth Clare: Memoir with broader themes

Session Info:

This workshop can help extend your memoir beyond the scope of your own life, and bring clarity to the theme of your work.

Topics covered

  • The difference between memoir and autobiography
  • Writing about what makes you mad or what makes you glad
  • Does your material pass the “so what” test?
  • Memoir as an argument
  • Researching to strengthen your writing
  • Using broader themes to help you bring order to the chaos of memoir writing
  • Making your memoir less me, me, me
  • Helping readers find context so they can see how your life relates to their’s

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