This is your roadmap for completing the memoir you’ve dreamed about writing.
“Rachael Herron resonates with our audience, and not just because she knows her stuff–she does–or because she’s hilarious–she is–but because her honesty and earnestness come through in all her messaging.” Samantha Sanders, Writer’s Digest
Writing memoir is daunting! You’re the expert on your life, naturally, but narrating and organizing your own experiences in the best way can feel impossible. Many writers become frustrated in early drafting stages and quit after a couple of brief attempts. Learn from bestselling memoirist Rachael Herron (who teaches this class at Stanford Continuing Studies) how to fast-draft your memoir while keeping its structure compelling. Learn how to frame your life’s story and give it a natural arc to keep your reader glued to the page. Figure out how to handle those family and friends you’re writing about. Explore what truth means in memoir. Work quickly to quiet the inner critic.