How to Write your Life's Experiences and Memoirs Saturday 9 March 2019

If you are an observer of your own life, if you learn from your experiences and want to share the lessons, if you can see the funny side of even those minor disasters that befall us all, this course is for you. It is invaluable to anyone documenting family history or simply wanting to share the stories of their own childhood and grown-up years.

Suitable for writing family history, life lessons you've learned, diaries, journals, memories and memoirs, anecdotes and autobiographical material. Aimed at all levels of writing ability – with new writers particularly welcome. Experienced writers will gain new insights and techniques.

Enjoyable exercises will help you trigger memories and focus on places, people and events that will fascinate your friends and family - or perhaps reach an even wider audience now or in future years to come.

Participants can expect to complete a number of short autobiographical pieces during the course and will have the opportunity to make an action plan for ongoing writing.

You will learn how to:
  • Get the memories flowing and capture your experiences in a way that engages your readers
  • Use life's turning points and choices to create drama and suspense
  • Write convincing, natural dialogue
  • Bring experiences to life with descriptive detail
  • Learn techniques from other writers by reviewing examples of their work
  • Write faster and more fluently – and abolish writer's block
  • Present your story with style
  • Use photos, illustrations and audio to add another dimension
  • Get your work published using new on-line opportunities

What people say about this course:

"The course inspired me to have a go. I felt brave enough to share my history with fellow writers."
Gill Michelson, Keswick

"Rejuvenating and inspiring. The course built up confidence using simple techniques. Use of tense and dialogue to bring impact was particularly well done."
Benjamin Bradley, Bristol

"You have enabled me to shift from diary-writer to story-teller, showing me how to engage my readers in ways I'd never considered."
Margot O., Oxford

"Engaging, challenging, non prescriptive, eye-opening, brain-stretching (left and right). A beginning – not an end."
Ann Smith, York

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We all have a rich treasury of anecdotes and memories to share. But how to write our recollections in a way that's lively, interesting and engaging? Enjoyable exercises can help you trigger events and stories. Learn how to bring your experiences to life and how to get your work published using new on-line opportunities.
Venue Townley Hall, MacclesfieldTownley Hall, Macclesfield
Day Saturday
Time 10:00 - 17:00
Tutor Judi Goodwin


Spring Duration: 1 weekPrice: £32.00
1 week