Journalling for Memoir course 2018-10-19T04:11:07+00:00

30-Day Journalling E-Course 

If you ache to write a book-length memoir, but just don’t know where to start, I’ve created a thirty day course to get you journalling for memoir.

Perhaps you write on-and-off when something tough is going on in your life, but you don’t know how daily journalling could be relevant (or how to do it) when things are going well? This journalling course is based on the questions and prompts I personally use, to journal every single day, by hand.

As well as a healthy self-development tool, journalling is a beautiful way to better your writing, and can feed into your published material, depending on your approach. I’ve used my handwritten journals for both my published memoirs.

Daily journalling is the number one daily habit I recommend you must have in place before you even begin to plan the first draft of your memoir or non-fiction. 

Why?  Because good writing – particularly memoir – is grounded in observation and self-awareness.  

I’ll give you the exact tool-kit that I’ve used to establish and keep up a 26-year journalling habit in this course. By the end of the month, the concept of writing a book-length personal story or even a just an essay will no longer scare you.

Here’s an example of two of the daily prompts you get each day of the course in your email inbox 

Journalling is a warm-up before you go on-stage. You pour everything out so that later, you can glean the gold.

Although a memoir is definitely not a diary, you will end up using your journals to recall details, places, times, feelings, and observations that may prove tantamount to a crucial scene or chapter in your book or a personal essay you want to get published.  

And, most importantly, journalling will help you find your writing ‘voice’. 

All you have to do is set aside 30-60 minutes every morning to read the daily email I send you, and start writing from the questions I send you as prompts. The course is delivered via thirty daily emails.

To be a writer, all you need to do is write every day. Daily journalling is the quickest way to lose your fear of the blank page, and has a myriad of other benefits to anyone wanting to write a book.

“The scariest moment is always just before you start.”
Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

What you’ll have after 30 days:

  • The road-map I’ve used to journal for published memoirs

  • Clarity on your writing ‘voice’ 

  • Clarity on how daily life can feed into a broader story

  • Greater self-awareness 

  • Better writing skills 

  • A loss of the fear of the blank page 

  • The one fundamental writing practice you need before you start a memoir

  • Journalling tools and skills you can use to feed into published pieces

  • BONUS PDF: Thirty days of journalling prompts