Write Your Life Story: Getting Started

Get a jump start writing your life story with this interactive writing workshop

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This go-at-your-own pace interactive course is the equivalent of a four-week college course, or one of Dr. Morris's intensive three-day weekend workshops. See "Class Curriculum" at the bottom of this page for free previews of course elements. Course includes:

Readings to help you understand the difference between creative nonfiction and memoir, and to learn specific writing strategies such as montage, compression, and crafting compelling dialogue. Samples of published creative nonfiction stories will also be provided.

Eight writing prompts to get you started creating the raw material you'll need to write short and long-form creative nonfiction for publication

Videos on storytelling strategies and techniques to help you understand the myriad ways you can tell your story

One half-hour video chat session (via Google Video Chat) with Dr. Morris to discuss your questions and receive personal feedback on your writing prompt responses

One revision exchange by email with Dr. Morris where she provides detailed feedback and suggestions on an early stage draft generated by the writing prompts

Your Instructor

Dr. Amanda Morris
Dr. Amanda Morris

Dr. Morris has over a decade of college-level teaching experience in both universities and at writing workshops and retreats, as well as 22 years of publishing experience. She specializes in helping adults write for publication from brainstorming, providing writing prompts, and having one-on-one discussions to revision feedback, helping you learn how to find publications, and then encouraging you to actually submit your work to publishing outlets of your choice. Dozens of her students have been published and she looks forward to helping you next! Visit amandamorrisphd.com for links to her published work, writing advice blog posts, upcoming in-person workshops, and her writing coach and editing services.

Course Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

Thank you for signing up for Write Your Life Story: Getting Started! You are now officially on your way to making practical progress on your writing journey. Congratulations!

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