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Writing Your Story

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Overview

Join acclaimed memoirist Joyce Maynard and discover how to write personal true stories that your readers will never forget.

Topics Covered:
  • 1: What Happens When We Keep Secrets?
  • 2: Name Your Obsessions
  • 3: Stick to Your Story
  • 4: Identify Your Journey
  • 5: Take Your Story Apart
  • 6: The Landing Place
  • 7: The Honesty Question
  • 8: What's the Worst That Can Happen?
  • 9: Descriptive versus Interpretive Language
  • 10: Diagramming the Sentence
  • 11: The Importance of Economy
  • 12: Dialogue and Rhythm
  • 13: Six Common Mistakes Writers Make
  • 14: The Paragraph
  • 15: Building the Arc
  • 16: The Test of a Good Memoir
  • 17: The Container
  • 18: Two Containers from Scratch
  • 19: Developing Your Container
  • 20: Dissecting a Good Container Essay
  • 21: The Writing Life
  • 22: Creating a Writing Practice
  • 23: What Gets in Your Way?
  • 24: The Not-Writing Process
  • 25: Criticism and Rejection
  • 26: What Happens When We Tell Our Truth?

Taught by

Joyce Maynard

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