Every book starts as a page…
Dear aspiring author: Stop sitting down to write your book, feeling overwhelmed, getting a few pages (or a few thousand words) in, sending it off for a critique (bad idea!) and giving up. Just stop!
If you’ve never written a book before, attempting a full manuscript without actually having a powerful and enjoyable daily writing routine in place is much like attempting to run a marathon when you can barely make it around the local park. You could stop midway through, collapse, injure yourself, or worse!
Perhaps you’ve been tinkering with the idea of writing a book for years, but you’re not even sure if you know, like or enjoy the memoir genre. Perhaps people have been telling you your story is fascinating and should be a book, but the idea of sitting down to write it completely overwhelms and confuses you.
Or perhaps you don’t even want to write a book (just yet), you merely want to get this extraordinary experience you’ve lived through down onto the page, in a way that feels good. What so many people don’t realise is that memoir writing is actually incredibly therapeutic: both physically and psychologically!
By developing a beautiful memoir journalling practise, you can experience the benefits of personal writing (there’s so many!) AND learn how to better write in the genre!
Both my published books started as pages from my journals and ideas that I couldn’t let go. By learning to write about my experiences – and my life -through a daily memoir journalling practise, I could see my story objectively and uncover threads and themes I later wove into my books.
Memoir journalling helps you become a better storyteller AND develop precious self-awareness skills. Both are essential if you want to write a true story about your life experiences.
And if you don’t want to publish a book, you just want to develop your skills and experience the remarkable benefits of memoir writing?
Daily memoir journalling is where you need to start!
IMAGINE IN JUST 30 DAYS…
INTRODUCING: 📔 JOURNALLING FOR MEMOIR
Journalling for Memoir gives you the tools to establish a daily writing practise where you see yourself – and your personal story – with the power of myth, magic, and mindfulness.
HERE’S WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU ENROL TODAY:
Journalling for Memoir is unlike any other journaling program out there.
I created this program for seasoned writers and complete beginners who want to get started with the craft of memoir but don’t have a daily personal writing practise.
You see, it’s great to have ambitions for books and big ideas, but in my experience, it’s the daily routine that brings forth the treasures hiding in our subconscious. Part of the journey of writing a book is stripping back the veil on what you want people to see versus the real story.
Journalling for memoir helps you get to the heart of your story because you’re ONLY writing for yourself. Giving yourself permission to ‘just write’ with the power of guided reflection tools and techniques helps you look at your story with fresh perspective, too.
And once you learn to write “without your mask” and stop editing your words, you find your voice, find your flow, and uncover the true adventure that is your unique story.
When I first started the course I didn’t really know what I wanted to write… this course helped me realise that I was leaning towards a memoir all the time, I just didn’t know it.
The best thing about the course was that all the prompts were on topics that had been buzzing around in my head for years, if not decades, and it gave me the spur I needed to put them down on paper. It gave me a much-needed foundation to build on.
I did every one of the prompts that you sent… I wrote around 22,500 words in the 30 days. This blew my mind!
Louisa Deasey is one of the best teachers around, an absolute master in the process, craft and publication of memoir. Writers would do well to stumble upon her courses at the beginning of their journey!
I’m learning so much in this memoir journalling course and enjoying it so much. It really has been life-changing for me. I’ve taken other online courses and this is the only one I’ve stuck with and really love. I look forward to getting up in the morning and doing my writing with coffee and cat. This is one of the best courses I’ve ever done!
I just had to say thank you for the journalling course, this is the second time I’ve done the course and it’s like doing a new course each time. The prompts have helped me reflect on what is happening in my life at this time. I was resistant to doing some of the exercises but once i sat down and started writing, I’m so glad that I did as i now have insight that I didn’t have previously. Thank you for the gift that is this course!
BEFORE Journalling for Memoir
AFTER Journalling for Memoir
I was hesitant at first, it was time I thought I should spend on my actual memoir, but after 30 days of memoir journalling, I found not only had I established a productive morning routine, I also had a journal of writing I want to include in my actual memoir. The memoir-specific prompts were as interesting as they were relevant. That was thirty days well spent!
📔 JOURNALLING FOR MEMOIR COURSE CURRICULUM:
BONUS MODULE! The Hero’s Journey & your story
I absolutely LOVED the course. It was definitely one of the best things I have done in terms of my writing. Journalling (with your course) helped me see myself as someone else would see me…The course was perfect in its content and the prompts are amazing. I would highly recommend this course to anyone struggling to get creative on a daily basis…
JOURNALLING FOR MEMOIR IS A DIGITAL PROGRAM
YOU CAN DO THE COURSE FROM HOME, FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, AND ON YOUR SCHEDULE.
You can complete the course lessons from the comfort of your couch or kitchen table, as long as you have an Internet connection! The entire program is completely digital so you can access it from anywhere through our private course portal. And you’ll never miss a beat: you can go at your own pace and do the lessons on your schedule.
HOW LONG DOES JOURNALLING FOR MEMOIR TAKE?
Research shows it takes 21 days to form a habit which is why I’ve given you daily guidance for the first 30 days of your practise so you NEVER sit down and wonder what to write. With the extra tools (workbooks, classes and trainings) and bonus guides, you can take the program and over and gain new insights (and write fresh material) every time you do it.
Remember, this isn’t a once-off program, you’re developing a daily practise with proven benefits for life!
As an absolute minimum, if you devote 15 minutes a day to writing, you will have thousands of words by the end of a month. But when you see the course material and learn the techniques, you won’t want to stop at 15 minutes!
THERE’S NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO START!
Enrol now and in thirty days you could have
- From 5000 to 20 000 words of your book on the page
- A new understanding of your life and experiences that is truly transformational
- A daily practise that helps you relieve stress, develop your creative writing skills, and feel more confident in your ability to meet your writing goals!
- The building blocks for a book-length memoir and the understanding of key fundamentals when it comes to personal storytelling
I’ve taken the guesswork out so you literally sit down at your notebook, open up the guide and write. Six months from now you’ll wish you’d started today!
The course gave me a big shift back to being a ‘writer’, and getting back to the fundamentals. I averaged 5-6 pages every day… (but) one daily prompt brought 16 pages out of me.
NOT SURE IF JOURNALLING FOR MEMOIR IS FOR YOU?
THIS IS FOR YOU
THIS ISN’T FOR YOU
Loved the journalling course. Am now in a daily habit. When I started the program, I was journalling every so often. Now, if I don’t journal every day, I miss it. It’s like runners’ high. I crave the rush of ideas and the words that come out when I show up. One of the best things about the program was thinking about structure and writing in a way that truth flows out, which is always compelling. Thanks again for pouring something special into this program. I’ve tried online writing prompts before but nothing stuck like this program.
I really loved the course. All of your writing prompts were so relevant and thought-provoking. I looked forward to reading each day’s material and it has pushed me to finish my book. Writing was missing from my life for a few years, and this inspired me to get back to it!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: When does the course begin and end?
A: You can dive into the complete course within minutes of enrolment! You get access to the digital program for a year and lifetime access to all of the downloadable workbooks!
Q: How long do I need to set aside to journal each day with the program?
A: You can experience the health and wellbeing benefits of mindful journalling with as little as 15 minutes a day. But when you see the writing prompts – you’ll want to write for longer! I recommend 30 minutes or two long-hand pages a day.
Q: Do I have to watch any live trainings or be in a particular country to take the course?
A: Nope! All you need is internet connection and an email address to receive your course content. It is all delivered to you via your membership site and you follow the steps in your paper diary.
Q: I do / don’t want to write a book. Is the course right for me?
A: This course was created for complete beginners and for those who already write books in other genres. It is full of the essential ingredients for anyone – famous author or anyone else – to start a personal writing practise that can bring the benefits of memoir journalling and lead to your first memoir, if you wish.
Q: Do I get support, community, or 1:1 access to you?
A: You get my complete methodology and trainings to watch and read, but they are pre-recorded, so no, it isn’t interactive. Because journalling is a solo sport (and I DON’T recommend you get feedback on your diary pages) there is no writing feedback offered as part of this program.
Q: What is your refund policy?
A: Because my programs are digital and you get access to all my digital content within minutes of signing up, I don’t offer a refund. You can read the full policy here.
A NOTE FROM LOUISA
I wouldn’t be a published author without my journalling practise. For twenty years I worked as a writer, editor, twice-published author, and created three digital memoir writing programs. I’m a passionate diarist and advocate of all the gifts personal storytelling can bring. In 2010 my first memoir, Love & Other U-Turns, was published by Allen and Unwin. In 2018, my second memoir, A Letter From Paris, was published by Scribe. My journals guided me through writing both memoirs and navigating umpteen life challenges, thousands of published articles, and an enormous amount of personal growth. Before you get published, you need to start writing, for nobody else but you.
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