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WhaMemWriMo: Generating Scenes to Complete the Literary Arc of Your Memoir


Using the Three Act Structure, we'll build a timeline, determining if additional scenes are needed to create order and produce momentum within the story arc. We'll discuss episodic structure and turning points, and use the "and thenů" exercise to generate additional scenes to flesh out the narrative. You'll leave class with a timeline and several new ideas for scenes to craft at your leisure. Nancy Canyon, MFA and award-winning writer, is the author of Dark Forest and Saltwater. Lookout, her memoir-in-process, details two seasons working as a fire lookout attendant in the '70s.