Have you always wanted to tell your story, or that of someone special to you?
Maybe it’s your family history, or about a special time in your life?
We all live such amazing lives, yet rarely pass them on to our children and grandchildren – perhaps because we don’t think we could actually write a whole book or simply don’t know where to even start.
Well, here’s how…
This course will take you through writing a life story – whether it’s an autobiography or a biography – from the first idea through to the final draft, step by step.
I’m a writer across several genres, with best-sellers and award-winners amongst the 13 books I’ve written. I’m also a writing teacher and a ghost writer. Through this course, I can help you write YOUR story too.
How can this course help you?
Writing a life story is actually quite like writing a novel except you already know the facts; you don’t have to make them up – but that in itself can cause problems.
Where do you start?
How do you remember everything that’s important?
Where do you finish?
How much should you tell?
How do you tell it?
What writing style do you adopt?
How do you make real life as dramatic and intriguing as one of those bestsellers we read on holiday?
Well, this course answers all those questions and more, guiding you through the tips and techniques of writing, as well as remembering. Once you know the basics of how to write a book, you’ll find your life story will simply take off and almost write itself!
I have been writing for several months and knew it wasn’t interesting but didn’t know how to change what I want to say but now it becomes much clearer to me, thanks to you. - Ruth M
Thank you for … the course - it was brilliant. - Joan K
Thank you so very much for the wonderful help you have given me. I appreciate the time you gave to this very much. - Jill M
What’s in this course
This course will take you through:
Creating a memory list.
Creating an autobiographical timeline.
How to start and end your story.
Organising the main content of your story to create pace and tension.
How to present the people in your story.
How to look for themes running through your story and use them to advantage.
How to edit your first draft.
Plus an overview of what you could do with your finished story.