How to Tell Your Story
with Andrea Askowitz
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01 Class Introduction04:00
Class duration: 1h 18mSee all 10 lessons
About The Class
Discover Your Inner Writer and Tell the Story You’ve Been Wanting to Tell
Everyone has a story to tell, and most everyone has a desire to tell it. What stops some is the mistaken belief that they can’t write. But if you can speak you can write. And the most important thing for a writer to do when telling their story is to speak the truth.
Andrea Askowitz is a teacher, writer, performer, and co-host and creator of the podcast Writing Class Radio. In this class, she’ll inspire you to figure out what your story is, help you write a first draft, and learn key techniques to strengthen your writing.
In this class, you’ll learn how to:
- Mine your life for story ideas.
- Start with the who, what, where and when of your story.
- Use specific details.
- Raise the stakes by figuring out why you’re telling this story.
- Create a likable narrator, which means a vulnerable narrator.
- Practice by reading your story out loud and telling your story without reading it.
Where to Find Your Stories14:20
Write Like You Speak05:05
Write the Truth04:45
Use Specific Details06:33
Figuring Out What the Story is About07:14
Create a Likable Narrator21:08
Write and Rewrite01:36
Places to Submit & Read Great Personal Essays
Editing Tips for Stories Meant to Be Told Out Loud
How to Write Funny
Thirty Daily Prompts
100% of students recommend this class.
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This is a great intro memoir/personal writing class. I love Andrea's sense of humor. I love that she's included worksheets to help with the process. I highly recommend this course.
Really great class. I write memoir and I loved it. Funny and Very inspiring.
Andrea is funny and knowledgeable. Fantastic introductory class...please come back with more in depth lessons!
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