Intro: Some “Dipping Our Toes Into the Memoir Waters” Stuff

First, we should revisit Literary Elements & Story Arc (PowerPoint).

Then we should play with some poetry that pushes into memoir:

Finally, we could take a look at some of our teacher’s writings (which were really small-town newspaper columns, but some veered toward memoir-esque pieces). Take a look at any of the pieces via this link & see if they have any qualities of memoir or personal story that work for you. Maybe begin with “Mailbox” & then browse for others:


And…. then, we’re off….

Some Samplings….

And Some Great Opening Lines…