I'm currently taking a creative writing class at the local college. The main topic so far has focused on memoirs. It's driving me bat crazy! >.< I of course realize the instructor is using this exercise to force us to draw out our memories, and quite literally breathe life into them through words. It's like nonstop having nails on a chalkboard for me personally. Anybody have any interactions in a class involving memoirs? Or if you've taken a creative writing course and wanna gripe about whatever in it drive you crazy, feel free to politely vent. Oh! I also have "Fiction Writers Workshop, by Josip Novakovich" I purchased it about a year ago, and it has some very useful exercises in it, but I honestly can't tell if human interaction, or reading exercises out of a book is the best method for me to improve. Anybody have experience with this book?