Correspondence / Online Courses
There are two online or correspondence courses on offer, both based on Patti Millerís writing text, Writing True Stories. They are designed to help people get started and continue writing memoir and are an economical way of gaining feedback as you write. All exercises for each course are drawn from Writing True Stories with one of the Life Stories Workshop tutors working with you individually. All you need do is acquire a copy of the book from your local bookshop, then enrolment in the course gives you a critique on ten units of your writing. Because life is often complex, you are allowed up to two years to complete the ten units.
Writing True Stories Part 1 is designed for those who are beginning to write autobiography or memoir. It comprises ten selected and ordered lessons consisting of readings and writing exercises from Writing True Stories with full, individual tuition and advice on each completed lesson.
Writing True Stories Part 2 is designed for those who have either completed Part 1, or have made a start on writing memoir already. It assumes an intermediate level of writing experience. It comprises ten selected and ordered lessons consisting of readings and writing exercises from Part 2 of Writing True Stories with full, individual tuition and advice on each completed lesson.
The Courses will:
- Help you access your memories and other useful sources
- Show you how to start and how to continue with your life story
- Help you to write your material in a lively and interesting way
- Help you organise your material so that it is well-structured
- Help you develop your own distinctive style
- Introduce you to the broader territory of personal writing
The course fee entitles you to on page editing notes and a feedback report for 10 x 3,000 word chapters. If you wish to have notes and feedback on ten chapters, one by one, without doing the course, please email and ask for this service, for which the fee is the same.
Course Fee: $620 (excluding cost of text book)
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and request enrolment in either Writing True Stories Part 1,0 or Part 2, or ask for 10 chapters feedback without a course. Life Stories Workshop bank details will then be forwarded to you to make a direct deposit. (You can also send a cheque if you wish) We will email a receipt once the full payment is made and you can start whenever you wish. The course fee is non-refundable once you have begun the course.