Memoir II: Structure for Memoir and Character Arc with Marni Freedman (Online)

Please note: Though this class is offered as part of the Certificate in Memoir Writing, there is no pre-requisite to join this class. All students, members, and nonmembers are encouraged to enroll.

In this workshop, students will expand upon what they have learned in Memoir I about the basics of memoir writing. The focus on this workshop will be on creating a strong character arc and creating a bullet proof structure that will fulfill the potential of the hook. Utilizing either the 6 Journey Writing Plot Spots or the 15 Plot Spots as our structural guides, we will delve deeper into creating parameters, honing your core idea (deciding how to pick and choose what parts of your life to include in your memoir) and perfecting tone and theme.

Class structure: Except for the first class, the first hour will be lecture and the second hour will be read and critique where participants can workshop their material or class assignments.

Tone of class: We strive to create a supportive, nurturing environment where participants feel encouraged to share, risk and connect to their most creative self.

Our textbook, 7 Essential Writing Tools, is available for purchase on the first day of class for $10 or on Amazon/Kindle.


$216 for SDWI members | $252 for nonmembers

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Dates and Times

  • Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 12:15pm to 2:15pm


San Diego Writers, Ink
2730 Historic Decatur Rd

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