Courses


Writer’s Wheel offer you a number of courses. These will be listed below as they become available.

Writing Your Life Story

Our distance learning Writing Your Life Story course has been designed to help you develop and hone your life writing skills. Whether you want to write for your family and friends, write life stories for magazines or work on a book for publication then this is the course for you. We can help you to organize your memories, relive your past and get your life events down on paper.

This course covers

Module One – Life Stories

Types of life story – Where to find them and why you might like to write one

Module Two – Plot and Structure

The Writing nuts & bolts – Plot, structure, style, tone, length – how to use timelines

Module Three – The Three Key Elements

Characterisation – viewpoint – dialogue

Module Four – Research & Resources

Checking facts – interviewing – where to find out more background info for your life story

Module Five – Presenting Your Life Story

Review – presentation – approaching editors

Module Six – Self Publishing

Information on publishing – copyright -  ISBN’s – libel

There are five assignments to complete. Assignments will be assessed by your personal tutor – a published author – and returned to you within 10 working days by email.

All works submitted as assignments remain under the copyright of the author at all times. Manuscripts in our care will be treated as confidential. Life story writing can contain sensitive material. Our tutors are aware of this and will respect your confidentiality at all times.

There is no set time frame for your study. You can study your course at a pace that suits you, sending your assignments to us as and when they are ready.

If you want to get writing your life story then sign up for this popular course today!

Contact us for more details.