"You need to be clear about the difference between the situation you’re describing in your memoir and the story you want to tell," says tutor Sian Prior. "Situations are not necessarily interesting. Good stories are. Each episode should relate - directly or indirectly – to the insights you want to convey to your reader."
Dr Sian Prior has been a writer and broadcaster for 25 years. She has presented programs on four different ABC networks, and her writing has been published in many newspapers, magazines and literary journals. Sian also teaches non fiction at RMIT in the Professional Writing and Editing associate degree and in short courses. Her book ‘Shy: a memoir’ was published by Text Publishing in 2014 and in 2015 she completed a PhD in Creative Writing.
Dr Prior is teaching a workshop on Memory vs Imagination in October 2017.
Sian's writing tip