Rich with memories, people and places, yours is a story worth sharing - so your experiences and life lessons can entertain and inspire others. A unique story you’d like the world to see and enjoy as a published work. Or perhaps you’ll write for your grandchildren and their children, a wonderful record of a life lived, to be handed down for generations to come.
Our recognised interactive course takes you on your own unique writing journey. Using The Memoir Writing Workbook, online study, personal tuition and LIVE Group discussions we give you the mentorship you need to understand story creation, develop your writing voice and discover the tools and skills to bring your story to life and write your memoir.
From the practical steps of structure, flow and how to focus, to nurturing your creativity – we’ll travel with you toward a destination you can be proud of.
Right-brain/left-brain learning techniques draw upon creativity and help you access forgotten memories. They help you develop your story visually, making it easier to ‘see’ your story before writing it…thereby saving a lot of writing time.
The techniques you learn in this course can be used to aid all forms of writing – not just memoir.
The workbook takes you on a creative journey of discovery. Using Irene’s unique Memoir Writing Map and right-brain/left-brain exercises your writing journey unfolds as you tap into your well of memory and write your memoir. From inception to completion, The Memoir Writing Workbook will become your bible to writing memoir.
This full colour, 236-page workbook is provided with Irene’s courses, it is not sold separately.
Writing is like a jigsaw; one must fit each piece together to complete the whole. It’s also like baking a cake, if you leave an ingredient out, the cake won’t rise, or perhaps taste wrong. Similarly in writing, if you leave out an element, your story will be one dimensional on the page. It won’t engage the reader.
On completion of this 12-week course you will understand how to create story using life experiences and how to form a creative structure to fit your narrative. You will also develop and strengthen your writing voice.
And through learning and understanding all of these things, you will have fun as you engage with your creativity and discover a new meaning in how you came to be you…today, as you write a memoir that hops off the page!
The course and workbook are brilliant. I was amazed I was able to uncover so many long forgotten details and experiences. Thank you Irene for your warmth and encouragement and for developing such an effective program.Prudence Neubert, USA
In our 12-week Online Memoir Writing Course you:
We encourage new writers to concentrate on completing a short memoir by course completion. If you are currently writing a memoir, you can choose to continue developing it or concentrate on completing a chapter or chapters from your book throughout the course. Whatever your personal goals are, Irene will guide you as to what is the best course of action for you throughout the course, based on where you are at in your writing journey. These details will be discussed with you in our first LIVE Writing Discussion.
We welcome new, emerging and published writers. The course will suit writers that have never picked up a pen; those that have done some writing, to writers that have part written a memoir and need help to focus and structure it.
The course is suitable for writers that want to:
Autobiographical Fiction is created from life experiences and then embellished. The reader therefore does not know what part is true and what part is fiction. It is a very powerful form of writing. To create Autobiographical Fiction it is very worthwhile to study Memoir so that you can gain access to your life experiences and understand how to then translate those experiences into story.
Our LIVE Writing Discussions guide you forward with your writing and keep you focused.
Throughout the course participants receive:
While our LIVE Group Writing Discussions guide you forward and help with your writing, if you happen to miss a discussion…it won’t affect you continuing your Online Course.
Writing submissions are private, forwarded directly to Irene Graham via email. Participants do not see or share one another’s work.
Our Private Writer’s Forum, available 24/7, provides constant contact and feedback from Irene Graham as you proceed through your course.
Our Private Writer’s Forum also provides writers with the facility to chat to one another, not just from their particular course, but from all courses.
Extensive support material on all elements of memoir writing is provided online within the course.
Writer’s can access this material at any time to gain insight into each element of memoir writing. It is a treasure trove of knowledge!
You gain access to the complete course at the course start date. This means you can plan your writing schedule to suit your lifestyle. The course provides guidelines to help keep your writing focused. We post your copy of The Memoir Writing Workbook to you prior to the course start date. The first two lessons in the course do not require the workbook.
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