The Memoir Course.

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Write Your Memoir.

'Memoirs are the hot publishing trend' Financial Times. 

You’ll enjoy the original, practical guidance from an acclaimed author and memoirist via video and text lessons. Lean on the step-by-step guidance to compose your own successful memoir.

Author Tim Lott will show you how to write a skilful and affecting memoir in 15 lessons. Tim Lott is the author of the Penguin Modern Classic 'The Scent of Dried Roses' a memoir which won the prestigious PEN/Ackerley Prize.

 

“The best memoirs are always transgressive. They are alternative history – voices you didn’t expect to hear; candour that breaches the norms of polite society; episodes that seem shocking till you recognise their truthfulness. They allow self assertion. But they aren’t selfish. They have a unique story to tell – a story that resonates with everyone else’s story.” 

Blake Morrison

What is a Memoir?

A memoir is not the same as an autobiography.

It's not a chronological account of one's lifetime. A memoir is story-shaped and the author selects material from experience suited to its story purpose. A memoir is carefully composed to be as page-turning as any work of fiction and derives its wit and energy from its purpose which is to give a first-person account of a particular individual experience of interest to readers.

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Our Memoir Writing Course.

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The Memoir Course

Learn how the bestselling memoirs work in 15 inspiring lessons. A year's access to the course. At £149 or $179. 

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“I believe that the memoir is the novel of the 21st century; it’s an amazing form that we haven’t even begun to tap…we’re just getting started figuring out what the rules are.”

Susan Cheever, recipient of the PEN New England Award.

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