Learn a 5-step process to plot your memoir outline with clarity, vision and confidence!

 

Louisa Deasey is one of the best teachers around, an absolute master in the process, craft, and publication of memoir. I return to the lessons again and again!
Alice Lundy, Alice in Authorland

A MEMOIR PLOTTING PROCESS TO BRING YOU CLARITY & CONFIDENCE ON YOUR STORY

Whether you’ve written your draft, started writing the book proposal or only have your idea for now, Map Your Memoir will show you how to ensure it ticks the boxes for a memoir that SELLS!

HERE’S WHAT YOU RECEIVE IN THE MAP YOUR MEMOIR TRAINING BUNDLE

✔️ In this pre-recorded set of video, audio and downloadable trainings, you’ll learn a simple 5-step framework for outlining a compelling memoir. 

✔️  You’ll walk away with an understanding of your Focus Sentence, your Universal Themes, the 3 Act / Hero’s Journey outline, your Two Desires and most importantly – your story HOOK!

✔️ DOWNLOADABLE GUIDES YOURS TO KEEP FOREVER: Map your Memoir is a comprehensive guide full of storytelling prompts, bestselling examples and templates for each of the 5 steps to save you time. You also receive a visual summary of the 12 stage Hero’s Journey framework and a visual map of the stages in connection to the 3 Act Story Structure, so you can use that to fuel your memoir writing journey.

✔️ BONUS AUDIO: Listen to a Map your Memoir live workshop and hear writers gain clarity & answers to their questions

✔️ WATCH IN YOUR OWN TIME: This is all pre-recorded and hosted online in a private platform, so you login and learn, whenever you please and wherever you are in the world. As long as you have internet connection, you can get started as soon as you like!

✔️ LIFETIME ACCESS: When you join my self-study courses, you receive lifetime access, which includes any and all future updates to the content!

WHAT YOU RECEIVE
🌠 A process you can learn in a few hours that would otherwise take years
🌠 Log in and learn wherever you are in the world (no flights or bus rides to ‘class’ required!)
🌠 PROVEN tools and techniques used by a twice-published memoir author that are yours to keep
🌠Plug and play templates for each step of the process to save you time
🌠 Access to all training updates in future, too!

Just $333 $222 during this one-time promotion
All prices in USD

This memoir program lived up to its promise and more. I finished my memoir in the first week, instead of the last week. Then, somehow, I reviewed all 20 chapters and reduced 1M+ words to a mere 285K in a single ‘book’ document by the end of the course. AND I have a hook, plot points outline/table, query and synopsis. After twelve years working on my memoir, this was quite incredible!
Carolyn Barnabo
Thanks to your logical step-by-step strategy, Louisa, I got my first manuscript to the publishers on time. Such common-sense! I’m up to book three in the series now…
Karina Machado

📖 HERE’S HOW WE’LL MAP YOUR MEMOIR: 

  • Map Your Memoir Masterclass
    In the 60 minute presentation you can watch whenever you please, pause, speed up and rewind, you’ll learn the 5 components of a compelling memoir outline. You can use these to both outline AND revise your manuscript, ensuring it has all the components of a sellable true story!

  • Map Your Memoir Workshop replay
    This 3 hour audio is from a live map your memoir workshop taken with students in January 2021. Hear the trainings and the a-ha’s in real time and learn how you can clarify these 5 vital components of your own personal story by listening to others clarify theirs.

  • Map your Memoir Clarity Playbook
    This is a 54-paged workbook filled with my best templates and prompts for you to KEEP as you work through your manuscript. The tools and techniques can be used again and again if you work on another book, essay or article. 

  • The Hero’s Journey Guidebook
    Learn the basics of the 12-stage Hero’s Journey framework which we explore in the 3 Act Outline section of the workshop. You can use this workbook to prompt your writing and your outline!

📖 MAP YOUR MEMOIR CURRICULUM: 

  • YOUR BASIC PREMISE
    What is your story about? Learn to sum up your story as succinctly as possible with the focus sentence formula

  • YOUR STORY HOOK
    This is the ‘opening’ for your story and the ONLY way to ensure it’s compelling if you want to sell it.

  • THE 3 ACT OUTLINE
    Master the fundamentals of the 3 Act Structure and learn how the Hero’s Journey fits – plus map YOUR story using long-favoured screenwriting techniques.

  • YOUR TWO CONFLICTING DESIRES
    Map your two desires so you can turn the simplest story into a compelling book-length tale.

  • YOUR UNIVERSAL THEMES
    Learn what makes your story RELATABLE to a wide audience, no matter how ‘niche’ you think your topic or theme.

IS THE MAP YOUR MEMOIR BUNDLE FOR YOU?

MAP YOUR MEMOIR IS FOR YOU:
  • You have a strong idea for your story but you need some help knowing where to put your focus

  • You have questions about memoir outlines: is your hook a hook? What are the 2 desires? How can your personal story fit in the Hero’s Journey framework?

  • Perhaps you have a partial draft but you’re not sure if you’re on the right track (save yourself years by including these 5 fundamentals in your first draft!)

  • You want to know how to outline your memoir so you can finish the manuscript and sell it to a publisher

MAP YOUR MEMOIR IS NOT FOR YOU:
  • A workshop on book proposals – although what you learn will help you with your book proposal

  • A manuscript critique or a workshop where you get feedback, it is a self-study training bundle that will teach you how to plot your own story using a professional author’s proven techniques.

  • The full Art of Memoir writing programme covering all elements of the writing process – this is one class on key structural principles of the memoir genre designed to get you started, whereas The Art of Memoir is a start-to-finish process to take you from page one to finished draft of a submission-ready manuscript.

ABOUT YOUR TEACHER

Louisa Deasey has 20+ years of experience writing and editing for major print and online media, corporate, government, agency and private clients. She’s the creator of three online writing programs and her bestselling memoirs have been published by Allen & Unwin and Scribe. Her latest has been released in Australia, the UK and North America, with an audio production by Blackstone Audio.
Louisa’s memoir and non-fiction trainings focus on simplicity and clarity, lifting the curtain on the traditional publishing industry and providing a candid insight into what it takes to get your story published and experience the transformation that authorship can bring.

YOUR QUESTIONS… ANSWERED!

Do I need to have started writing a draft to take this class?

Not at all! You can start with as little as an idea that you want to develop into a book. It’s an excellent place to start: by mapping your memoir outline!

How long does the masterclass go for?

The masterclass is a one hour video recording which you can replay as many times as you like. The audio goes for 3 hours.

How long do I have access to the bundle?

The programme is yours to keep: hosted online on a course platform, you get lifetime access, so you can watch and replay the lessons as many times as you like – AND download the workbooks to keep.

What if i don’t like the bundle? Do you offer a refund?

No, there is a strict no refund policy. You can read the full refund policy here.

I have another question!
Take a look at the extended payment FAQs page here, and if you have questions that aren’t answered on that page, reach out to hello@louisadeasey.com