Memoir<br />
Memoir<br />A story retrieved from the writer’s memory<br />Stars the writer as protagonist<br />Written in first person<b...
Memoir<br />“Writing memoir is a way to figure out who you used to be and how to you to be who you are…” – Abigail Thomas<...
Example…<br />“Why I Ride” - Jana Richman<br />See handout.<br />
Techniques<br />
Simplicity	<br />“Clutter is the disease of American writing.” - William Zinsser<br />Americans have short attention spans...
Six-Word Memoirs<br />What are they?<br />Six-Word Memoirs by Teens<br />Why write them? <br />Economy of words<br />Word ...
Homework<br />Please bring in five pictures that tell the history of your life so far. These should be defining moments.  ...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Cw memoir

573 views

Published on

0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
573
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
69
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
3
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Cw memoir

  1. 1. Memoir<br />
  2. 2. Memoir<br />A story retrieved from the writer’s memory<br />Stars the writer as protagonist<br />Written in first person<br />Uses “I” to remember and comment on the events<br />Places emphasis on the story<br />The “point” emerges from events + characters, rather than from narration.<br />A record of the event, not a reaction to it.<br />
  3. 3. Memoir<br />“Writing memoir is a way to figure out who you used to be and how to you to be who you are…” – Abigail Thomas<br />
  4. 4. Example…<br />“Why I Ride” - Jana Richman<br />See handout.<br />
  5. 5. Techniques<br />
  6. 6. Simplicity <br />“Clutter is the disease of American writing.” - William Zinsser<br />Americans have short attention spans. <br />Strip sentences to their cleanest components. <br />Clear thinking becomes clear writing. <br />Ask yourself: What am I trying to say?<br />
  7. 7. Six-Word Memoirs<br />What are they?<br />Six-Word Memoirs by Teens<br />Why write them? <br />Economy of words<br />Word choice<br />NPR examples; books<br />Your tasks:<br />Write three six-word memoirs.<br />Create/choose an image to accompany eachmemoir.<br />For each memoir: format these words and image(s) to be visually impactful on an 8 1/2X11 sheet of paper.<br />Turn in by the bell.<br />Optional: Use Glogster.com to present your 6 word memoirs. Print and/or send your Glogs to me. <br />
  8. 8. Homework<br />Please bring in five pictures that tell the history of your life so far. These should be defining moments. <br />

×