Online Course

Your Memoir – Start Writing, Keep Writing

My online memoir writing course, Your Memoir – Start Writing, Keep Writing, begins on October 4th and runs until December 6th, with six fortnightly sessions. They take place from 7.30pm to 9pm BST, followed by a 20 minute Q&A via chat.

These sessions are captioned for people who are hard of hearing.


The course covers:

What success looks like to you, your intended audience, types of memoir, where to start, what to include, what to leave out, how long your book should be and how long it will take to write.

I will explain the various drafts and stages, the skills that a memoirist needs to develop and your common fears and how to overcome them.

I will ensure you understand the three essential types of writing that your book needs and how to show and tell.

I’ll talk about voice and theme and how you are the main character in your memoir, but also the narrator.

I will explain how to use time-of-writing voice and the stylistic elements of fiction to give your readers a powerful experience. I will guide you on how to ground yourself when writing about difficult times and where to finish your story.

Including special guests and much more!

I will lead you in writing exercises and help you plan your writing in a realistic way that fits in with your life.

This course will respond to your needs, which means each week I will take questions and feedback on board to ensure all your questions are answered over the seven week duration.

Booking your place on the course gives you access to my private Facebook group for additional memoir writing tips and support.

Places are limited to ensure individual attention.
Don’t miss out. Sign up to receive an early bird offer. This will be released in July so that you can divide your payments into three if you wish.


Just wanted to say thank you for the course. I thought that each lesson was a safe space to learn in. I like the fact that you can remain anonymous. With some online writing courses the other participants can see and hear you and you’re expected to share what you’ve written and interact live with people. Not everyone wants to do that. Communicating through Chat and Q & A is much more comfortable. I loved the writing prompts and the space in which to write. It means you can put into practice what you’ve learned in the moment instead of waiting until after the lesson when you might have lost momentum. Just knowing that there are other people out there who are struggling to write their story makes me feel less crazy/selfish about wanting to write my own. It’s a comfort knowing that there’s someone out there who can help you realise your dream. So glad I found Your Memoir.

Carol Carter

I was a complete novice. The main thing I have taken away is your insistence to, “Just do it, just write and you can edit etc later. ”You gave me the productive mindset of doing rather than just thinking. I liked the format of the sessions, they suited me, and I am pleased to know I can revisit the sessions, each time increasing my understanding of memoir and developing the skills of writing. I really felt as if you had my back, it was safe, which allowed me to develop confidence. You were the chisel tapping gently with skill and expertise into my brain till I felt it! You have given me a good foundation and I feel I can do this, I also want to. I thought memoir writing was more about therapy but because of the way you taught it, it felt it could be a joyful experience. It was great value for the price. You stuffed it full!

Giovanna Cresswell-Forrester

I loved everything about the online memoir course. Marnie – you have a unique gift. You are compassionate, empathetic, intuitive and charismatic. It’s been lovely to learn from you.
Even though I am still on the starting blocks you have helped me believe in myself.


I enjoyed your course, especially your cocktail of writing time, tips and references. Your supportive, caring presence is so encouraging, and just the antidote to the isolation that spawns those awfully unhelpful thoughts in relation to the whole crazy notion of writing a memoir!

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