Online Memoir Writing Courses

Your story counts: let's start now -- together

Write your story...

From the comfort of your home

Everyone has a story to tell, and this includes YOU.

  • Two online write-your-story classes will start this September.
  • Each class is limited to eight participants. Enrol early to ensure your place!
  • Communication will be via email and Microsoft Word documents. As well, regular Zoom sessions will provide opportunity for participant-story-sharing, feedback and review.
  • Your completed story will be to publishable standard.
  • Your memory gems will become a treasure and keepsake for family, friends, and community.

Class One

Write a short story

This ‘I Remember When …’ class is ideal as a first step in documenting your story. I will guide you in creating a 2000-5000 word story about either one aspect or period of your life, or a brief overview of all your life; this story can stand-alone or become a chapter in your full story (for example, in Class Two).

Class length: Eight weeks.

You will receive: 

  • 1 hour per week (eight hours total) private online support via email
  • Narrative guidance and editing in mapping and writing your story
  • Four one-hour Zoom sessions with class members to share
  • Extra tuition negotiable

Fee: $1000 in advance

Class Two

Write your memoir

This class comprises two stages. In the first stage I will guide you in mapping your life and creating a foundation and framework on which to write your story; in the second stage, I will be by your side in drafting each chapter and bringing your complete story to a professional publishable standard.

Memoir writing is an individual journey –your memoir may comprise from 20,000 to 100,000 words.

It is not the number of words that count, but what your words say that count.

Class length: Six months to 18 months.

The two stages comprise:

Stage One: Eight weeks of guidance in mapping your life story and structuring your memoir.

  • 1 hour per week private online support (eight hours total) – narrative guidance and editing
  • Four one-hour Zoom sessions with group
  • Extra tuition negotiable

Fee: $1000 in advance

Stage Two:
Narrative guidance and editing will be providing in bringing your manuscript to professional publishing standard.

  • This stage offers private online guidance and editing for one hour weekly, and a one-hour Zoom monthly session, for sharing and feedback with the class.
  • Extra tuition negotiable

Fee: $500 in advance on monthly basis for as long as required to complete manuscript to publishable standard.

Are you ready to…

Start writing?

I welcome all inquiries, whether you want to know more, or want to get started right away.

The narrative packages include text only. Guidance can be provided in selection and cataloguing of pictures and other images, the insertion of which will occur at the printing stage.

I do not handle publishing of the completed manuscript but can provide guidance in either a) seeking a publishing contract or b) arranging self-publishing.

No refunds except under exceptional circumstances; any cancellation to incur $200 fee.

Are you part of an incredible community or social group, and want to create a book of your history together?

I offer Community History Book mentoring for those interested in group writing mentoring.

Learn more about Community History Mentoring

Interested in one-on-one writing mentoring sessions?