July 24, 2024

Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt

Angelas AshesWhat Made Angela’s Ashes a Best-selling Memoir?


Frank McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes is one of the most beloved memoirs of all times. McCourt uniquely managed to write about the horrors of his upbringing while still delivering a universal message. This four-week course is the most complicated we’ve taught to date, covering scene and narrative;  character development and characterization; and memoir craft (including themes and through-threads, anchoring and seeding; context and contextual reminders). This course also covers the fallout from writing memoir, both Frank’s specific troubles and well as issues you might encounter as you write your own memoir.

Class 1. Scene and Narrative Voice

Class 2. Character Development and Characterization

Class 3. Mastering Craft

Class 4. The Fallout of Memoir Writing