Since 1984, we have been helping people write in a variety of genres: autobiography, memoir, travel and sojourn writing, narrative non-fiction, personal essays, articles, family history, novels and short stories. Because we believe in the value of your story in your own words, we show you how to write for yourself. We offer a range of possibilities in a variety of genres to suit all learning styles: correspondence courses, live workshops, editing, manuscript development and two writing text books.
Correspondence Courses: If you need help getting
started, try one of these 10 unit correspondence courses. More
Face-to-face workshops are an enjoyable way to learn. Patti offers workshops for many leading writing organizations – see Upcoming Workshops. For groups of eight or more, Patti or Anthony can offer a variety of weekend workshops in your area. Organise a Workshop.
Manuscript Development – Structural and general editing: We will assess your writing and offer a written critique including detailed advice on structure - the shaping and organisation of your story - as well as advice on style, voice, unfolding of ideas, characterization and any other writing issues. More
Copy-editing is highly detailed editing to create a print-ready document. A copy edit corrects all spelling, grammar, punctuation and lay-out. Anthony Reeder is an experienced and trained copy-editor and offers a copy editing service for: short stories, novels and memoir as well as for academic and business writing. More
We also offer a writing service for business writing and for memoir. If you have the ideas and notes but no time to write, discuss your project with us. More
Texts: Writing Your Life revised, expanded edition 2001 and The Memoir Book 2007 by Patti Miller. (Both from Allen & Unwin, $24.95 GST inc) These are both inspirational and practical how-to texts, available at bookshops, for those happy writing alone. More