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Autobiographies, Biographies & Family Histories

Discover the satisfaction of writing life stories!

Would like to record your life story? Or maybe you would like to learn the skills of biography writing to record someone else's? Whatever your goals, our Autobiographies, Biographies & Family Histories course can offer you the concrete advice and personal support to get you started.

Everyone has at least one story to tell - the story of his/her life. And for many it is a story well worth the telling. Apart from the immediate interest of family and friends, once written, it is there for posterity, a permanent record that will fascinate future generations. For some, writing an autobiography can actually make money. For others it will be a journey of self-discovery, even self-healing, and for most it will prove a particularly satisfying experience.

Throughout the course you will learn how to develop structural and thematic links that hold your writing together, and how to create a workable outline of chapters and craft your life story into readable prose. Attention will be given to rewriting, editing and polishing your work.

The Writing School's Autobiographies, Biographies & Family Histories course will give you the skills to research, conduct interviews and compile life stories, be it your own, someone you know or even a famous personality. Plus, as your course is delivered by distance education, there are no timetables to adhere to so your study can fit around your current lifestyle.

Key areas of learning - Autobiographies, Biographies & Family Histories

  • Introduction to autobiographies, biographies and family histories
  • Researching and developing ideas
  • Finding your roots
  • Structuring the story
  • Editing and polishing your finished work
  • Putting it together and getting published

Additional materials included in the Autobiographies, Biographies & Family Histories - correspondence course

Specialised writing reference library!

Pricing structure

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Full payment upfront

$695.00 AU

Part payment instalments

Full payment upfront

$695.00 NZ

Part payment instalments

Full payment upfront

$795.00 US

Part payment instalments

Delivery Options

Correspondence - paper version

Correspondence - Online -  (click on the link below for further details on pricing and enrolment)

To enrol, simply click on your preferred delivery below. Did you know you can SAVE money by completing this course online and paying upfront?