Memoir Collective #14: The Gift of Memoir (FREE)

People write memoirs for all sorts of reasons: to make sense of life, to become a better writer, to correct misperceptions, to honor and remember, to help others. Whatever your particular motivation, I can almost guarantee that writing a memoir will be one of the most life-changing gifts […]

By |2023-11-09T10:30:53-07:00November 2nd, 2023|Categories: |Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Pros and Cons of Traditional vs. Self-Publishing

When choosing your publishing journey, it’s important to weigh the potential benefits and drawbacks in order to make the right decision for you and your work. Author Rick Lauber lays out 17 pros and cons of traditional publishing vs. self-publishing.

By Rick Lauber (Originally published in Writer’s Digest, […]

Improvisational Memoir: A Six-Week Generative Writing Class

By nature, we memoirists are deep thinkers. Not content to merely understand what happened, we also want to know why it happened, what it meant and how it changed us. All that thinking is necessary because it helps create riveting memoirs. But all that thinking can also prevent us from ever writing in the first place. Why? Because thinking can easily lead to over-thinking, over-planning, over-analyzing, second-guessing, perfectionism, procrastination, frustration, and giving up all together. Sound familiar? If you're tired of overthinking your story and are looking for a new (and fun) way to approach your writing, join me for Improvisational Memoir, a six-week generative writing class...

By |2023-09-12T15:32:01-06:00August 16th, 2023|Categories: , |Tags: , , |0 Comments

Write Your Story, Change Your Life

If you want to write a memoir but are having trouble getting started, join longtime DU Enrichment Program instructor Shari Caudron for this free hour-long experiential class. Caudron will lead you through a couple of exercises to help you understand what a memoir is, how to find and focus your […]

By |2022-12-07T12:16:03-07:00December 7th, 2022|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Writing on Purpose: A New Year’s, Kick-Butt, Goal-Setting Class

The story you tell yourself about your writing is the biggest predictor of how effective, satisfied, and successful you’ll be as a writer. Unfortunately, many of us are not aware of the internal narratives that are fueling–or hindering–our work.

In this workshop, we’ll spend the first half […]

Memoir Collective #10: Ask Me Anything

There are endless questions when it comes to writing a memoir. How do I get started and keep going? How do I deal with family  members? What if I can’t remember details or dialogue? What if I don’t know the real story, the best structure, or the overall theme?  If you’ve got questions like these, you’re not alone...

By |2022-11-14T09:36:51-07:00November 14th, 2022|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Memoir Collective #8: Tips and tricks for vulnerability

Have you had an experience you are too afraid to write about? Is there some anecdote you’ve been harboring as too shameful to share? If you’re like most writers (or human beings, for that matter), there is not one story you’ve been hiding, there are many.

If […]

By |2022-07-19T14:10:59-06:00July 19th, 2022|Categories: |Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Not This Again

Three months ago, fearing my life had gotten too comfortable, I decided to stretch myself and do something that scared me, something for which I had no inherent talent.

I signed up for singing lessons.

It took every ounce of resolve I possessed to make it to the first lesson. When I […]

By |2022-01-20T14:01:00-07:00January 20th, 2022|Categories: Emotional Wisdom, Memoir Writing, On Writing|Tags: , , |3 Comments

The Memoir Collective, #7: Dealing with Resistance

Fear, doubt, procrastination, starting over, changing subjects... resistance to writing takes many forms. In this free, 90-minute class we'll talk about resistance, what it is, why it exists, and--most importantly--how to manage it!

By |2022-01-05T17:53:44-07:00January 5th, 2022|Categories: , |Tags: , , , |0 Comments


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