A 5-step process to plot a true story that will SELL to a potential publisher

Do you have an experience you’re yearning to turn into a book, but you don’t know where to begin plotting it out?

You KNOW your story is unique, but you just need some help figuring out what goes where, and the right way to tell it.

In this valuable memoir training, you learn my unique 5-step process for outlining a memoir to the high standards of traditional publication.

✔️ In this pre-recorded set of trainings, you’ll learn a 5-step framework for outlining a compelling memoir structure with the skills of a novelist.

✔️  You’ll walk away understanding how to find your Premise, your Universal Theme(s), your 3 Act Structure, your Two Desires and most importantly – your HOOK!

✔️ THIS GUIDE IS YOURS TO KEEP: Map your Memoir – the workbook is a 50+ page manual to mapping your literary memoir packed with storytelling prompts, examples, guides and templates for each of the 5 steps to save you time. You also receive a bonus summary of the Hero’s Journey framework so you can use that to fuel your memoir writing journey, and any updates made to the material.

✔️ AUDIO: Listen to a Map your Memoir live workshop and hear writers gain clarity on these 5 components to a true story

✔️ WATCH IN YOUR OWN TIME: This is all pre-recorded and hosted online as replays and downloads within a course platform, so you can pause, rewind, replay and watch in your own time. The guides will help you with any and all future writing projects to come and save you SO much time!

✔️ IMMEDIATE ACCESS: When you join, you receive immediate access, no matter where you are in the world, so you can log in and learn whenever you please! 

With other programs I’ve been a little left behind because I didn’t know the basics. I didn’t need to worry because you cover everything!
Kate Morell, Sunsets for Kate
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, Author of Spirit Sisters, Where Spirits Dwell & Love Never Dies
I started with 5000 words and finished 90 Day Memoir with a complete first draft of my memoir. I think everyone should write their memoir! Louisa’s program got me further than anything I’ve tried before. Thank you!
Eda Utku, Write Publish Grow


  • 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 to save you time on books, essays or any other type of personal storytelling content. 

  • 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!


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

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

    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.

    Map your two desires so you can turn the simplest story into a compelling book-length tale.

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


  • Pre-recorded video training hosted on a private course platform so you can log in and learn any time you please

  • Comprehensive Map Your Memoir guidebook – yours to keep

  • Step-by-step techniques to find your Focus Sentence, 2 Desires, Relatable Themes, Story Hook, and more

  • BONUS: Audio of a live Map Your Memoir workshop

  • BONUS: Guide to the 12 stage Hero’s Journey

  • Lifetime access, including updates!


  • 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

  • A workshop on book proposals – although what you learn will help you with your book proposal

  • A manuscript critique. I’ve shared openly that I don’t agree that the feedback model will set you up for writing success so this workshop is designed to give YOU the tools to validate and revise your own work.

  • A rambling video. It’s an organised, pre-recorded training masterclass where I walk you through the process with examples, action steps and more.


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

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 workbook 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 still have questions, reach out to


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.