Writing Your Memoir Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

Ever wondered how your life story can inspire others? With our comprehensive course, you can unlock the secrets of captivating memoir writing and discover the power of your own experiences. Start your journey to creating a memoir that resonates and inspires.

Beginning with the basics, you’ll understand the unique elements that make memoirs compelling and truthful. Learn techniques for character development, scene setting, and crafting a narrative arc that keeps readers engaged from start to finish.

Explore the psychological and therapeutic benefits of memoir writing, gaining insights into how revisiting and articulating past experiences can aid personal growth and healing. Understand how to write a memoir with sensitivity and how to consider the ethical implications of writing about real people and events.

Throughout the course, you'll focus on the practical skills needed for writing a memoir. Learn about different writing styles, the importance of editing and revising, and overcoming common challenges, such as writer's block. Additionally, you’ll discover various publishing options, from traditional to self-publishing, and how to effectively market your memoir to reach your desired audience.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Identify what makes a memoir captivating and uncover key experiences and themes.
  • Learn techniques to recall detailed memories and organise them into a timeline.
  • Explore structural options to enhance storytelling and engage readers.
  • Refine your writing voice to reflect your journey and resonate with readers.
  • Develop nuanced portrayals of yourself and key figures in your story.
  • Use detailed descriptions of places and settings to transport readers into your world.
  • Integrate reflection to add deeper insights and layers of meaning to your narrative.
  • Overcome common writing challenges, from emotional blocks to maintaining narrative pace.
  • Master self-editing and revising to polish your manuscript.
  • Explore traditional and self-publishing options to share your work.
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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Unique Characteristics of a Memoir
  • Part 2: Core Themes
  • Part 3: Establishing an Authentic Voice
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1: Assessment
  • Part 1: Techniques to Jog Your Memory
  • Part 2: Sensory Recall
  • Part 3: Creating a Timeline of Life Events
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2: Assessment
  • Part 1: Structural Frameworks
  • Part 2: How to Effectively Organise Chapters
  • Part 3: The Role of Pacing
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3: Assessment
  • Part 1: Writing Styles
  • Part 2: Tone
  • Part 3: Authenticity and Emotional Resonance
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4: Assessment
  • Part 1: Characters
  • Part 2: Growth and Development
  • Part 3: Honesty and Sensitivity
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5: Assessment
  • Part 1: Setting Scenes
  • Part 2: Integrating Setting Into Personal Anecdotes
  • Part 3: Descriptive Writing
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6: Assessment
  • Part 1: Introspection and Reflection
  • Part 2: Techniques for Analysing and Interpreting Past Events
  • Part 3: Balancing Storytelling With Reflective Commentary
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7: Assessment
  • Part 1: Common Obstacles
  • Part 2: Strategies to Overcome These Challenges
  • Part 3: Revisiting Past Traumas
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8: Assessment
  • Part 1: Editing and Revising
  • Part 2: How to Critically Assess Your Drafts
  • Part 3: Peer Review Techniques
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9: Assessment
  • Part 1: Publishing Options
  • Part 2: Submission Packages
  • Part 3: How to Market Your Memoir
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10: Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

This memoir writing course is perfect for anyone eager to share their life story, from aspiring authors to individuals seeking personal growth. It's ideal for those who want to preserve family history, heal through writing, or leave a legacy.

Teachers, therapists, and coaches can also benefit by gaining tools to help others tell their stories. Whether you're a seasoned writer or a beginner, this course offers valuable insights and techniques to craft a compelling and impactful memoir.

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Accreditations

The Writing Your Memoir Diploma Course will take up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course; it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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