Fame & Fortune in Your Life Stories

This lively and supportive six-week workshop will teach writers how to identify their most original and surprising life stories and craft them into short pieces ideal for magazines and newspapers. Through a study of published narratives, we’ll discuss what editors look for, how they evaluate submissions, and how to write and submit your work professionally. We’ll talk about how to increase the  chance of publication with narrative arc, research, revision, and photos. Students will conclude the class with a list of topics for their own personal narratives, plus two completed pieces and an excellent sense of specific editors who will be interested in their work.
6 Mondays: September 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23; November 6 (no class October 30)
6:00-8:00 pm
Wordcrafters Workshop, 438 Charnelton, Suite 102, Eugene
Cost: $247
Wordcrafters Registration
The workshop will include: weekly readings, in-class and out-of-class writing, and group workshop and discussion in a supportive and inspiring environment.


Melissa Hart is the author of the memoirs Wild Within: How Rescuing Owls Inspired a Family, and Gringa: A Contradictory Girlhood. She’s a contributing editor at The Writer Magazine. Website: www.melissahart.com.