This is a memoir-writing course for people at the beginning stages of writing their book. It is for those who: keep hearing from friends and family that they need to write a book, have the best stories to tell at parties, want to start putting the book they've been "writing in their head" to paper, want accountability with other like-minded aspiring writers, and/or need that one-on-one attention from a professional. Classes will consist of writing prompts, group critiques on writing submissions, and thematic lessons from the instructor. By the end of the course, students will have their book idea on paper as an outline, rough notes, or a writing submission from which to draw further inspiration. | Active participation.