We encourage you to let your imagination dictate your personal history destination. LifeGems will work with you to research and compile information, organize photographs and memorabilia and produce a history you will be proud to give to loved ones, or even market to the general public.
Workshops are designed to help you to mine and record your own personal or family history, while learning specific writing techniques to develop your recollections into interesting, effective narratives. The workshops offer participants the added dimension of small-group dynamics, providing valuable opportunities for insight, cooperation and friendship.
You will learn how the elements of creative non-fiction writing are applied to memoir-writing to show character, develop dialogue and enhance the telling of your story using elements of surprise, suspense and setting. Through easy, enjoyable exercises, you will learn effective techniques of memory recall. In-class writing exercises will assist you in transforming your memories into polished, entertaining reading that will last for many lifetimes.
In addition, as a workshop participant, you will enjoy access to an extensive lending library of memoir-writing books and other helpful materials.
If you have written your own manuscript, we will provide caring, professional assistance to smooth out any rough edges and ensure correct grammar, spelling and punctuation are used; we can also help by suggesting ways to improve overall flow and quality of the narrative so that your manuscript becomes a source of pride, generating interest and providing entertainment to others.
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Our workshop offerings change constantly to keep up with the needs of our clients and volunteers. For an updated list and details of workshops please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.