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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Wendy Lawless

What you'll learn in this memoir writing class:

Have you ever thought about turning your life’s trials and tribulations into a NY Times bestseller? In this one-day lecture-only online Memoir 101 Class, 2x NY Times bestselling memoirist Wendy Lawless will share her secrets for turning your life’s twists and turns into lively drama! If you’re a self starter who’s looking for all the tools to hit the ground running or if you’re a newbie who wants to get an overview of what memoir writing is all about, this is the class for you. Wendy will cover crucial topics such as how to craft a compelling emotional journey for your main character, digging deep, and writing with vivid, compelling detail. There will be in-class exercises to start on your memoir, but there will be limited sharing of work. Experienced and beginning writers welcome.

How our online classes work:

Online classes can be attended from anywhere with an internet connection. You’ll be able to see and hear both your teacher and your fellow students. For the best experience, we recommend attending online classes in a quiet space, and using headphones or a headset.

System requirements

  • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
  • Speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
  • A webcam or HD webcam - built-in or USB plug-in
  • Or, a HD cam or HD camcorder with video capture card

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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All sales are final and there are no refunds. Credit may be offered based on class availability. If you can’t come to class, call or email us as far in advance as possible. We will do everything we can to fill your spot, but we can’t make any guarantees. Credit eligibility is not based upon your reason for being unable to attend a class; it is based upon the timing of your credit request and our ability to fill your spot. If we find someone to take your place, you will receive class credit minus a $25 processing fee for 1 day classes and $50 processing fee for long classes. Otherwise, your payment will be forfeit. To use class credits, you need to sign up for class in advance by emailing [email protected] or calling 323.333.2954. If the class is being paid for as part of a payment plan, regardless of whether the student stops attending class, the payment plan must be paid in full by the end of the class. Failure to do so will result in the student’s account being turned over to collections.

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Memoir 101
Reviewed by Robyn H. on 9/16/2018
Enjoyed the class very much and thought the teacher was great. I would definitely do another class with Brett.
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Reviewed by Darlene T. on 1/27/2020
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School: Writing Pad

Writing Pad

Writing Pad classes aren’t stuffy. They’re pampering, relaxing and inspiring. At each class you can expect:

  • Top-notch instructors who are experienced writers with a passion for teaching.
  • Decadent, gourmet tasting plates and/or desserts.
  • A safe, playful writing environment to help you fearlessly channel...

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