Write your Life Story
Are people always saying 'you should write a book?'
Be inspired, supported and motivated to write your life story.
Turn your Writing Dream into Reality
Planning and Getting Started:
Making a decision whether you will write an autobiography or memoir.
Looking at other writers and what they have focussed on.
Concentrating on elements such as character, setting and story opening.
Developing a plan and beginning to draft.
Keeping it Going:
Developing and honing writing skills such as pace, tension and dialogue.
Bringing your story to life so it will interest your reader.
Keeping your motivation and enthusiasm.
The Professional Writer:
Editing, presentation, outlets for autobiography and publication.
Living, networking and promoting yourself as a writer.
You will complete a variety of autobiographical exercises in the first part of the course.
In the second part of the course you will be ordering these and writing an additional ten pages each week.
In the third part of the course, you will be identifying the gaps and improving what you already have, again writing around ten pages each week.
It is envisaged you will have a first draft of around 65,000 words if you follow this guidance. Obviously the length of this kind of work varies enormously, some memoirs/autobiographies may be considerably longer or shorter than this.
"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
This 'Write your Life Story' Course will Fit Into Your Life
Write at your own pace at whatever time of day suits you.
Write wherever you're comfortable, whether you have a designated writing space or are sitting out in the sun.
You will be supported every step of the way to reach for your goal.
I will give you the tools and techniques to write well - your writing skills will be developed as you progress.
At every stage of the course and beyond, you won’t be alone. (access one-to-one and peer support)
Writing will become a regular part of your world.
For 26 weeks, you will receive your session each week. (with bonus publishing material at the end.)
Get started straight away
Why wait? Sign up now and receive the first session straight to your inbox.
Prepare to feel proud of yourself – the course structure will ensure completion of the first draft of your life story in six months, 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 be given so you’re ready to market directly to your readers using the ‘indie publishing’ option, or you will be supported 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)
“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
The enjoyment you will have as your story grows.
The anticipation when you begin sending your work to publishers or decide to publish independently.
The pride as you hold your book in your hands.
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.
"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
This course will ensure you complete your life story
• It will enable you to find a time and put in place a routine for your writing.
• It will show you where to start.
• It will develop your knowledge of what interests a reader and being selective about what to include.
• It will help you to hone your skills as a writer.
• This course will help you to stay motivated and see the story through to completion.
• You will learn about the publishing industry and how to get noticed.
Two Course Plans are Available
For a one-off payment of £325, you get:
Comprehensive weekly notes and activities, delivered straight to your in-box for 26 weeks.
Tutor and Peer access through an on-line forum Valuable for sharing ideas, issues and offering opinion on each other's work.
Lots of motivational hints and tips to ensure you achieve your dream.
Professional advice and expertise to ensure your work is the best it can be.
The guarantee that you will have a first draft of your life story within six months if you follow the guidance.
For a one-off payment on £445, you get:
Everything as above, and,
Three telephone/Facetime tutorials and critiques of three samples of your work in progress.
For £9 per 1000 words (Includes 10% discount for course participants)
Professional manuscript appraisal service with proof reading and copy editing service at the end of the course. (go to editing service for more information)
There are Two Ways to Write Your Life Story …
The Best Investment you can Make in Your Writing Dream
This could be the best decision you ever make as a writer