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.
Learn Anything'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.
Writing Life Stories - Getting Started
Learn the difference between biographies, autobiographies and family histories, and how to choose a winning subject and form. Be inspired to write compelling tales of human risk, passion, success and tragedy.
Uncovering Hidden Secrets
True stories are often the most unbelievable. Unearthing secret histories can reveal incredible legends of love and loss. Learn all the methods of research, how to get the best from your interviews and uncover the many other resources available at your fingertips.
Getting it Together
A great idea remains just that unless you learn how to structure and shape your writing. It's not a skill everyone is born with, but one we can teach you. Learn the professional's approach and tricks of the trade to turn your mish-mash of events into a captivating story.
Bringing it Alive
Adding spice and flavour turns a good story into a great one. Learn how to grab and hold attention with a series of proven techniques. Explore your creative ability with our structured and encouraging approach.
Personal and family stories can often be the hardest to tell correctly. Your detailed information will need focus in order to uncover the stories and characters, and bring history to life. Learn from the experts and make yours a riveting page-turner.