Writing Vivid Scenes Even When Your Memory Is Spotty

Writing Vivid Scenes Even When Your Memory Is Spotty

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Vivid scenes are an essential part of any writer's toolkit—but what if you don't remember enough about the story you're trying to tell to write with the kind of specificity and detail readers love? This OnDemand webinar will provide techniques to help you remember more, as well as how to work with what you've got—from the ethics of using creative license to fill in details, to how to milk a single flash of memory for all it's worth.


Lilly Dancyger is the author of First Love: Essays on Friendship (The Dial Press, 2024), and Negative Space (SFWP, 2021). She lives in New York City, and is a 2023 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in nonfiction from The New York Foundation for the Arts. Her writing has been published by Guernica, Literary Hub, The Rumpus, Longreads, Off Assignment, The Washington Post, Playboy, Rolling Stone, and more. Find her on Instagram and Substack.

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