How To Write Your Memoirs - A Free Course from Rob Parnell

How to Write Your Memoirs

Create an Autobiographical Manuscript People Will Want to Read and Buy | taught by Rob Parnell

Course description

Topic: WRITING AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Level: Beginner

Duration: 2 hours approx

Delivery: Text, PDF

RPWA Certificate: Yes


PLEASE NOTE: When you sign up for this course (for FREE!) you do not need to download these lessons! They will always be here as part of your Academy dashboard.

Have you ever wanted to record your life for your kids or your grandchildren? Do you want to tell your life story for fun, even profit? Ever wanted just to make sense of your life through the written word?

Whatever your level of expertise, Rob Parnell will show you how you can easily turn your life story into a manuscript to love and cherish, or even sell on Amazon or submit to publishers.

Life has a way of catching up with us. One moment we're living it up, in the prime of our lives, carefree, full of joy at possibilities, the next, we wonder where all that time went! We like to think we grow wiser and more informed as we age. So why is it nobody wants to listen to us? It's about context. We may have a lot of important, fascinating and profound things to say to people, based on our wealth of experience - but most times, it never seems quite appropriate to tell others how we think, what we've learned over the years, and how they might benefit from what we know. Unless it's within the context of writing.

In your own autobiography, you have free rein, You can entertain, enthrall, dazzle and perhaps most of all, teach others the profound truths you have encountered on your journey through life. Writing your own autobiography is not just a dry recitation of facts about the events in your life, it's an opportunity to explore one of the most diverse and exciting of all subjects: YOU!

Everyone is unique. Everyone has a different perspective. Everyone has something important to say, to record for posterity. Most of all, everyone has a right, perhaps even a duty to record their lives for the benefit of others.

Writing your own autobiography can be an immensely cathartic experience. For perhaps the first time in your life, you can look back and make sense of everything you've done, everything you've achieved. Even failure can teach us valuable lessons if we make the effort to catalog our lives into meaningful stories. Along the way, you may even discover your true purpose, and how close you are to fulfilling your destiny - spiritually and materially.

Do you want the world to experience your loves and losses first hand? Do you want to tell the story of an ancient family feud, or forever unearth that dark secret from your past? Do you want to tell the story of how you became rich and successful? How you fought the odds and won? Or do you just want to relate your childhood - in all its wonder? Or to reimagine your experience of life during boom, bust, peace, and wartime?

Even if you've never written very much before, Rob Parnell will show how to write smooth and effective prose that will sparkle! He will show you what to focus on and why, because writing life stories is not just about the facts, it's also about how you tell the story.

Here’s a taste of what you’ll learn:

* Decoding Your Life - Research, Collecting Facts, Passive Remembering, Free Writing, Creating a Life-File, Discovering Your True Self.

* Structure and Content - Finding your Inner Theme, Morals, Lessons Learned & Wisdom Acquired, Designing Your Life Template,

* The Easy Way to Write - Simple Tips and Techniques for Building a Manuscript. Fast and Free Writing, Time Allocation, Motivation Exercises, Show Don't Tell, Point of View

* Publication Options - Perfecting Your MS, Print and Binding Tips, Publishing options, Creating a Legacy, Celebrating Your Achievement, Spreading the Word

* And much more!

No matter what your age, there's a wealth of information in this brand new writing course that you need to get your hands on.

Rob Parnell
Rob Parnell
Your Personal Instructor

Rob Parnell has been teaching online since 2002, specifically helping writers earn money from their passion. He is the proud founder of The Writing Academy, an online school dedicated to student success and authorial excellence.

Rob has published over thirty number-one best-selling books on genre fiction authorship, freelance writing, motivation, productivity; getting rich, staying thin and healthy. When it comes to making a living from writing, composing music, and creating film projects, Rob is a man who knows what he's talking about! You'll enjoy his down-to-earth style and the feeling Rob somehow knows you like a friend!

Rob has been writing since he was five years old. He writes every day without fail - it's a compulsion - and he still hasn't run out of things to say... His preferred genre is the thriller - sometimes with a supernatural edge - in which he writes short stories, novels, screenplays, and adult thrillers - including his Purge detective novels and the popular Sherlock Holmes: Zombie Slayer series. Also a musician and composer, an accomplished singer, media producer and budding movie maker, Rob is ecstatically happy to be married to Robyn Opie Parnell, his savior, and the popular best-selling children's author.

They live miles from anywhere in their beautiful country farmhouse, its eleven acres tucked within inches of the stunning Flinders Ranges, with their beloved pets, Wally the dog and the cats: Jessie, Iggy (because he's The Wild One) and their latest, Lucky.

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Reviews (11)

How to write memoirs

by johanna jinnette
I enjoyed reading all the ideas and tips to improve my writing. I feel embarrassed that my work is very raw and motivation to finish it is a problem. I started in 2013 left it and pick it up rarely till this corona virus period. Thank you for stimulating my appetite to finish it.

Five Stars

by Sean Kavanagh

Succinct and full of useful information

by Rintu Basu
I read all four parts of the course in one go. I had already started on my memoirs before reading your course. I was reading it because I was looking for a strategy and a better idea of how to get to where I'm going. The Course gave me a clearer understanding of a lot of the background process that I need to consider to shape the memoir into something coherent and something that a reader would be interested in reading. I got what I was looking for and a whole lot more that I didn't know that I needed. I may have read the whole thing in one sitting but I will be back often as I go further through writing this memoir project of mine.
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How to write memoirs

by johanna jinnette
I enjoyed reading all the ideas and tips to improve my writing. I feel embarrassed that my work is very raw and motivation to finish it is a problem. I started in 2013 left it and pick it up rarely till this corona virus period. Thank you for stimulating my appetite to finish it.

Five Stars

by Sean Kavanagh

Succinct and full of useful information

by Rintu Basu
I read all four parts of the course in one go. I had already started on my memoirs before reading your course. I was reading it because I was looking for a strategy and a better idea of how to get to where I'm going. The Course gave me a clearer understanding of a lot of the background process that I need to consider to shape the memoir into something coherent and something that a reader would be interested in reading. I got what I was looking for and a whole lot more that I didn't know that I needed. I may have read the whole thing in one sitting but I will be back often as I go further through writing this memoir project of mine.

A treasure cove of information

by Ernest Sams
Dear Rob Parnell, First of all, Thank you for your generosity in supplying such a wonderful course. In all honesty, I skinned thru the contents because I have been busy for the past years preparing my self for this Journey of Discovery in writing about my own life and discovering things of the past I am only now coming to realize about myself at my retirement age. What I have seen so far is truly an addition to what I have studied so far from studying biographies as a filmmaker. Thank you again!

Memoir course

by cressida dickens
Clear, interesting and motivational

Covers all you need to know about writing a memoir

by Joseph Skinkis
If you want to write a memoir, this is the class for you.

Excellent Title

by William Cloete
Extremely informative and helpful for me as a beginner.

How to write your memoirs

by Maati Bey

All the fog has disappeared

by Anna Vernick
Yay for a simple encouraging course on writing your memoir. I am always surprised by what Rob Parnell does to simplify and clarify my thinking, especially when writing a memoir. How to move beyond the thousand and one things I've experienced and look for the meaning or purpose of my existence! Too much information? How to choose and reflect on your life in a way that people want to read, plus hints on effective story writing to keep the readers turning your pages.

...stimulating, informative, and well written...

by Allan Colombo
Although I have no current intent to write my memoirs, I recognize the fact that much of the material in your course will pertain to the act of character building in a fictional story. I found the course stimulating, informative, and well written. After more than 30 years of writing technical and marketing material for many nonfiction magazines in the United States, and since the completion of this course, I made the decision to take more of your courses. My intent is to try my hand at writing a fictional novel. Thank you, Rob. Allan B. Colombo www.Tpromo.Com

Writing Your Memoirs

by Chris Ryall
Rob Parnell's 'Writing Your Memoirs' is a must read for anyone considering penning their autobiography - so much information packed into four concise PDF format modules. The content is easy-to-read, clear, and not just relevant but rather it hits the nail on the proverbial head. Excellent examples are given which make each point very easy to understand. My wife and I have lived in Japan for 20 years and have been thinking of writing our life-story. Hence we have looked at a few 'how-to' guides with regard to autobiographies, but this is the best by far. I highly recommend this course.