Hey, you! Start writing now!
You only need to scan the shelves in your local bookstore to realise we are endlessly fascinated by the lives of others, and true-life secrets and passions (as well as greatest triumphs or embarrassing failures) can create entertaining and saleable stories.
Writing an autobiography takes you through a journey of self-discovery, even self-healing, and for many it will prove an extremely satisfying experience. Plus, for the lucky few, it can even make money.
Throughout the five modules and eight assignments of your course, you will learn how to link your writing and thoughts, and also how to craft the story of your life (or someone else’s) into readable prose. From evoking memories, research methods and writing styles to timelines, family histories and getting published, we show you the skills you need to successfully achieve your writing ambition.
The course is divided into five (5) modules, as follows:
MODULE 1: THE PROFESSIONAL WAY
Module 1 takes a general look at the three forms of writing life stories: autobiographies, biographies and family histories. We examine the pros and cons of publishing your work, choosing a subject and collecting relevant information.
MODULE 2: RESEARCH
Research is a vital element of writing life stories and here we take a look at interviews, letters and other documents, which are all an invaluable means of gathering information.
MODULE 3: WRITING THE STORY
Before you start, you need to collate and sort your information. Then you must decide where to begin your story, how to choose a viewpoint, characterisation, chapter planning and writing styles.
MODULE 4: GETTING STARTED
The opening page needs to grab your readers’ attention. Learn how to live your subjects’ lives, use quotes and extracts to enhance your work, as well as the importance of chronology and including relevant illustrations.
MODULE 5: THE NITTY-GRITTY OF WRITING
This module contains tips for writing life stories, how to structure a family history using family records, family trees, the Internet and interviews, as well as legalities, do-it-yourself publishing, and final presentation of your work.
ASSIGNMENTS 6, 7 & 8
These assignments have no accompanying modules and guide you through the final stages of writing your life story.
This course is also available in mail correspondence and CD-ROM formats – click here for more details.
Even though you are studying at a time and place convenient for you, you still benefit from expert guidance and tuition. Your tutor for this course is a published writer who will provide valuable feedback on each assignment you submit.
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Don’t worry if you have never studied before; all the lessons are set out in easy-to-understand language, taking you step by step through the course. If you need additional assistance, simply contact Student Services and help will never be far away.
STUDYING ONLINE IS SIMPLE
With online training you have the advantage of being able to study anywhere you have access to a computer and the Internet. All your lessons are available on the website for you to view as you need them, or you can save them to your computer and print them so you can take them with you wherever you go.
Once you are comfortable that you understand everything contained in the lesson, simply complete your assignment and upload it to the website for your tutor to mark. Once your tutor has marked your assignment you will receive an email notifying you that it is ready for collection.
Part Payments Available
Initial deposit : $308 inc GST
2nd payment : $308 inc GST
Total Cost : $616 inc GST