JOYCE MAYNARD
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ONLINE COURSE

 

CREATIVE LIVE ONLINE COURSES

Learn To Translate Your Experiences Into A Memoir That Captivates Readers

Everyone’s got a story to tell. Some are funny. Some are inspiring. Others are tragic. But no matter how compelling your story might seem, it won’t resonate with readers unless you’re able to effectively translate your concept onto the page.

Celebrated journalist, novelist and memoirist Joyce Maynard will give you the tools you need to transform your brilliant idea into an absorbing memoir that readers won’t be able to put down.

Using the online course expertise of CREATIVE LIVE, Maynard will begin by walking you through the process of identifying your story and how best to tell it. She’ll then help you develop your story through language, story structure, dramatic tension, dialogue, description and editing. Finally, she’ll address the challenges of the writing life, such as how to create a productive practice, design a comfortable writing space, deal with rejection and find an audience.


 

CHOOSE FROM THREE COURSES:

  • How to Write a Personal Essay
  • How to Write a Full Length Memoir
  • Writing Your Story

BUNDLE ALL THREE  CLASSES, TO LEARN HOW TO:

  • Identify a single big idea and weave it through your narrative.
  • Build an outline so you can structure your story and identify the beats.
  • Figure out the stakes, conflict, discovery, transformation and redemption.
  • Create interesting characters and understand their motives.
  • Add cinematic elements to your story, including a climactic turning point.
  • Identify the difference between “What happened?” and “What did it mean?”
  • Maintain your point of view and not lose sight of your real story.
  • Understand the difference between telling what happened and exploring your journey.
  • Figure out what to include in your story and what to cut out.
  • Decide on a point of view, a point of entry and a structure.
  • Get over your fears of revealing embarrassing truths about yourself.
  • Stop worrying about being judged.
  • Deal with loneliness and find your tribe.
  • Develop the arc of a sentence, a paragraph and a story.
  • Listen to the sound and rhythm of your sentences.

INCLUDED IN EACH CLASS:

  • Full-day Video lessons in HD
  • Lifetime access, anywhere, anytime
  • Streaming and offline access on desktop and mobile
  • Offline sync with our iPhone & iPad apps
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee