Family narratives are endlessly fascinating for readers to read and they are deeply emotional for writers to craft. In this ONLINE program facilitated by family counselor and novelist Lynne Reeves Griffin, participants will consider the particulars of the family story, learning to make craft decisions about the best, and most thoughtful way to approach writing one. How do you know whether a story should be told as a memoir or as a novel? What literary tools can you use to maximize the reader’s experience of profound truths, even if they are fictionalized? While there are conventions to consider, the only rule for writing fiction and nonfiction about family is to do so with empathy.
Join Lynne for a session that will explore the big picture issues and practical strategies for writing the family story as a therapeutic practice for understanding and healing, whether you plan to publish your work or not.