We know you have a story to tell. Wherever you're currently at on your memoir project, we're here to support you with our online memoir writing courses.
You’ll get weekly instructor feedback on your work, ongoing collaboration with other memoirists, and a supportive course structure that will help you set and meet your writing goals.
Learn from published authors who have spent decades perfecting their craft, and are dedicated to supporting you and your work. Don’t miss out: find the online memoir writing course for you today!
Upcoming Memoir Writing Classes
| The Hero's Journey For Storytellers|
April 8, 2020
$360 | 10 Weeks
Structure your story and give it meaning with Joseph Campbell’s The Hero’s Journey.
| But What Is Your Story Really About? Finding the Core of Your Short Memoir, Story, or Personal Essay|
April 15, 2020
$260 | 4 Weeks NEW!
Take a four-week writing adventure deep into the core of your story, to find the true theme of your personal essay, short story, or short memoir.
| Experiments in Genre: Finding Creative Inspiration by Messing Up the Rules|
May 6, 2020
$260 | 6 Weeks NEW!
Can you translate the movement of a dance into a poem? What happens when you write a story in the form of a multiple-choice quiz? Learn to take your work in rich and unexpected new directions by subverting and blending genre conventions.
| From Journal To Poem Or Prose: The Chronology Of Mind|
May 6, 2020
$360 | 10 Weeks
Gather material through writing and experimenting with journaling, researching and taking notes to develop into poems or prose works.
| Humor Is The New Black!|
May 6, 2020
$175 | 4 Weeks
Ready to add a splash of fun to your writing life? Join us for a four-week humor writing class. We’ll read. We’ll laugh. We’ll write. We’ll experiment.
| Writing Autobiographical Fiction|
May 20, 2020
$315 | 8 Weeks NEW!
Learn to depart from “what really happened,” and write compelling fiction from your own life experiences.
| Creating the Visual Journal|
May 27, 2020
$315 | 8 Weeks
Go beyond narrow definitions of “journaling” to include visual images and let writing give what is seen a new voice. Surprise yourself.
Unscheduled Memoir Writing Classes
Browse our full memoir offerings below. Let us know which memoir writing courses you're interested in, and we'll contact you with dates when we're ready to put them on our calendar.
The premise line is the only reliable tool that can tell you, BEFORE you start writing, whether or not your story will “work.” In this class participants will learn how to master the process of premise line development—the essential first step in any book or screenplay’s development process.
Banish writer’s block, unearth fresh ideas, and sharpen your storytelling ability with the practice of fast, timed writing.
Turn your experience into fiction, autobiography, or creative memoir. Bring forward stories with a powerful truth at their core. Instructor Anya Achtenberg.
Gretchen Clark pick axes her way into the volcanic marriage of real life and fiction. Weekly writing with incisive feedback.
For writers of memoir, creative nonfiction and fiction, with some experience. Particularly helpful to writers in the midst of a longer work.
Fiction or nonfiction? Article, short story, or how-to book? Do you want to write for children, teens, adults? There is a type of writing that is best suited for you, and the discovery process can be an adventure.
Have a grand time with specific physical exercises that honor your health, generate imaginative ideas, explore deeply and make your creative writing entertaining.
Address the larger issues of writing story through a look at the essential elements of narrative in fiction and memoir.
Elevate your memoir, travel writing, literary journalism, & lyric and personal essays.
Join us for this insightful four-week “get the writing done” program, give and receive thoughtful comments from your fellow writers and the instructor, and enjoy heaps of encouragement and writing wisdom along the way.
Start journaling, overcome blocks, and resolve challenges.
For those who want to kick start their writing into high gear.
Inject suspense into your stories to keep readers turning pages. For writers of all kinds of fiction: thrillers, mysteries, romance, humor, literary and memoir. A four week class with Giulietta Nardone.
If you want to be an in demand storyteller in the digital age, you need to get in, get out and get going. In this “short” four-week memoir writing adventure, you’ll learn to scope out, swoop down and snatch up important memories from your life then speed write them into miniature masterpieces.
As a prison volunteer for 20 years, Gloria Kempton has met many anti-heroes. In this course, you’ll receive feedback on your story antagonists.
It’s an age-old art form—storytelling—and you can learn the craft.
Wander through the rooms of your own life to discover stories of deep connection, reconnection or loss of connection and fashion your findings into stories suitable for blog posts, essays, short memoirs, short plays, scenes in screenplays, or chapters of novels.
For any writer wanting to root writing in vision and vision in the body: for poetry, fiction, essay, memoir & pleasure.
Expressive writing can be a powerful elixir for what ails you. Learn and practice tools for writing expressively, and come away with a better understanding of how writing can lead you toward wellness. With Susan Vespoli.
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Why Take a Memoir Writing Course with Writers.com?
- We welcome writers of all backgrounds and experience levels, and we are here for one reason: to support you on your writing journey.
- Small groups keep our online memoir writing classes lively and intimate.
- Work through your weekly written lectures, course materials, and writing assignments at your own pace.
- Share and discuss your work with classmates in a supportive class environment.
- Your course instructor will offer you direct, personal feedback and suggestions on every assignment you submit.