Write your Life Story

Are people always saying 'you should write a book?'

 

write your life story

Turn your Writing Dream into Reality

Be inspired, supported and motivated to write your life story.

Part One

Planning and Getting Started:

Gathering material, plan, opening, focus, development of skills such as character, setting and dialogue.

Part Two

Keeping it Going:

Honing skills such as pace, tension, 'show, don't tell,' audience and structure, whilst working on your first draft.

Part Three

The Professional Writer:

Editing, presentation, outlets for publication, networking, promotion.

You will write an average of  a page a day with a view to completing a first draft within one year.

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Two Course Plans are Available (with an instalment option)

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"I have loved the opportunity to take part in this creative writing course.  Maria is a fantastic teacher who knows how to bring the best out in a writer.  This is the most rewarding thing I have ever done."  Yvonne, Knaresborough

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Why wait?  Sign up now and receive the first session.

Prepare to feel proud of yourself – the course structure will ensure completion of the first draft of your life story in a year, whether it's an autobiography (your entire life so far) or a memoir (a slice or aspect of your life.)

Editing and submission advice will ensure you’re ready to market directly to your readers or to go down the traditional route and submit to publishers.

My Risk-Free Promise

You will love this course and it will help you achieve your dream of writing your life story.

I am so confident of this that I promise a full refund within the first 30 days, should you decide it’s not for you. (This is subject to a small administration charge - see t&c's)

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“Due to my busy life, I’m taking the distance learning course, and it easily fits into my schedule. It’s always been my dream to write my life story.  This course really points you in the right direction.”  K McHale, Otley, Leeds

Imagine …

The enjoyment as your story grows.

The pride when you hold your book.

The joy of signing copies for all the people who've said 'you should write a book.'

The thrill of earning an income from your creative passion.

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"The course is well-paced to fit in with the demands of my working life and other commitments.  I’m so glad I found it!"  Maggie, Leeds

There are Two Ways to Write Your Life Story …

(1) The More Difficult Way

Using your own motivation and discipline to stay on task.

Finding advice and inspiration in books and on-line.

Asking friends/family to provide a second opinion on work.

Finding other writers with whom to share experiences.

Finding your own way through the many aspects that culminate in a compelling autobiography.

It is possible to succeed this way but why not give yourself the best chance of success and opt for ...

(2) The Easier Way (which is what this course will provide)

Never facing the ‘blank page’ – as you will be inspired and taught new techniques throughout the course.

Knowing that motivational advice is all in one place, every week.

The option of a professional critique.

A forum of others all working through the same course and using a similar approach to achieve their written life story.

The Best Investment you can Make in Your Writing Dream

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Commonly Asked Questions

Will I really write a book within six months?

Yes!  If you follow my prescribed method of writing 1-2 pages every day.  One side of handwritten A4 is 250 words.

Won’t I need a lot of discipline to get going?

Not discipline, more desire.  You will probably find that once you start, you won’t be able to bear to stop.  The story will all come back to you and you'll be burning to keep going with it.

How will it fit into my lifestyle?

I send your life story course in 26 sessions to your in-box every fortnight.  You decide when you complete the exercises.  And you arrange your ‘page a day’ habit at a time when it will fit in with your other commitments.

Isn’t it isolating trying to work on my own?

Writing is a solitary activity so later in the course, I provide information about networking as a writer, both online and socially.

Also, as a course participant, you will gain access to the Facebook forum with other participants of the ‘Write a Life Story Course,’ where you can swap and share ideas, thoughts, news and gain feedback on each other’s work.  I also dip into this group and can be contacted through it, or by email.

What if I change my mind?

The course is one of the few online writing courses that come with a risk-free 30 day money back guarantee  (see t&c's for more info)

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How will I know what to do with my book once I have written it?

In the latter stages of the course, guidance is given around preparing and presenting your manuscript for submission to get it published along with details of getting an agent and/or publisher.  Guidance is also given around other outlets for getting a novel published such as independent-publishing and competitions.

How will I know if what I am writing is any good?

All writers have this doubt.  I recently saw a tweet from JK Rowling expressing this!  As you progress through the course and your writing skills improve, your novel will strengthen.  Writing is a craft and the course will equip you to improve and be able to self-assess and edit till your manuscript is as polished as can be.

What if I want some feedback on my work?

The group forum is ideal for this or you can use my manuscript appraisal service when you have completed the course, once you have got your manuscript to the best possible place it can be first.  You can also opt-in for three telephone tutorials and critiques of samples of your work in progress - more info if you follow the 'options' link.

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If you have any further questions that haven’t been covered in this list or want any help with anything then drop me a line.Or click here to arrange a fifteen minute chat with me.  A chance to ask questions or discuss your writing aspirations.

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This could be the best decision you ever make as a writer