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02/09 Memoir: How to Write a Salable Personal Story and Enjoy the Process with Howard Shulman and Trish Wilkinson

Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 Time: 6:30pm to 9:30pm Number of sessions: One day only! Members: $45 Nonmembers: $54 Location: Inspirations Gallery at NTC, Liberty Station, 2730 Historic Decatur Rd., Barracks 16, Suite 204, San Diego, CA 92106

Whether you’re contemplating writing a memoir, in the midst, or in the revision phase, this three-hour workshop will provide the tools you need to compose your personal story in a way that people will be compelled to read.

  • You’ll see examples of successful memoirs, discuss what makes them captivating and learn how you can apply those elements to your story.
  • You’ll receive a graphic organizer that will enable you to weave the events in your life into an engaging story arc.
  • You’ll practice writing vivid descriptions of setting and movement to stimulate emotion and communicate deeper meaning in your scenes.
  • You’ll get techniques and practice in bolstering your creativity, developing tension and inciting visceral feelings that will grab your reader and never let go until the final page.

In a unique combination of writing craft, structure, and exercises to develop your creative mind, you’ll save hundreds of hours using these concepts while you enjoy the journey as the protagonist of your story.

Howard ShulmanHoward Shulman, author of Running from the Mirror, has appeared on KUSI Television News and been featured in New York Daily News, Daily Mail in London, San Diego Union Tribune, and on blog Tenacity to Triumph: The Bad Ass Code. He brings his writing experience, including tools to develop your memoir to its fullest potential.



 Trish WilkinsonTrish Wilkinson is a writing coach, freelance editor, novelist, contributing writer and the editor for blog Tenacity to Triumph: The Bad Ass Code. A credentialed, mentor teacher of 23 years, Trish has helped numerous writers find their voices and move on to publication (



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