The Process

Jill facilitates groups throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Additionally, she offers live online groups for international participants.

Beginner classes are organized around weekly themes that are common threads in everyone's life. Jill guides you through the theme with stimulating questions that awaken your memory.

You write about the themes in class and at home within the context of your own life with the material YOU want to write about. There is no wrong or right way – in either content or style.

Advanced classes focus on technique. An example of subjects covered are: how to create the structure for a memoir, characterization, dialogue, scene development and theme.

Memoir Writing Groups - Participants who have completed the beginners and advanced class can join a writing group. In the group they are given the support and guidance in order to complete and self-publish their memoir.