“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.”
If you feel the pull of telling your own story and long to explore it through writing, this 6-week online course may be just right for you.
It grew out of countless conversations with women over the last few years, all expressing an interest in writing the story of their life. But what they also told me was that they were afraid they didn’t know enough about writing, they were scared of what other people would think, and they were nervous about the power of their own story.
This course gives you a chance to practise writing in a safe space. It offers practical advice about the craft of writing, the support of a group of other women engaged in the same process, plus private feedback and guidance from me.
Praise for Renée's Memoir Course
“This is a wonderful course. Renée’s guidance, insight, and encouragement made this once unfathomable idea of writing my own memoir become a real goal. It helped to be part of a community of people on the same path, with the same desire of learning how to create a work of art out of their story. The Exploring Memoir course has opened doorways in my heart that I didn’t know were closed. It’s given me the confidence and a giant nudge to move forward with the story that’s been dying to be told.”
Heidi Davis, RN and Spiritual Life Coach, Cape Breton, Canada
“The content of Renée’s Exploring Memoir course is instructive, comprehensive, and inspiring! Writing in the shared community space gave my writing clarity, and an energy and direction that I hadn’t experienced in journal writing. Knowing that my writing would be read and reflected back to me in a safe, warm, and compassionately supportive way allowed me to write exactly what needed to be expressed and to craft my writing with confidence. I’ve been waiting for a course like Renée’s my whole adult life and I’ve been so grateful to enter the terrain of memoir with her as my guide.”
Vanessa Lindsay-Botten, Vanessa Papillon Music, Nova Scotia, Canada
“I’ve been writing my memoir on and off for seven years now and have been feeling overwhelmed and unsure how it will all come together. After Renée’s six-week course , I have a solid foundation, clarity on how my story will unfold, and an inspired focus to get it done. Thanks to Exploring Memoir, my story will be written.”
Chrissy Anne Hollis, Intuitive Spiritual Coach, New Brunswick, Canada
“I’ve been gathering ideas in my head about the memoir I’ll write for a couple of years. Committing to Renée’s program has been the perfect accountability partner, teacher, and supportive group I needed to finally make solid progress.”
Amanda Weber, Recovering People-Pleaser & Happiness Coach, Ontario, Canada
“The prompts and resources Renée sends out each week for this course are incredibly helpful when thinking through what memoir is and how to tackle it. In addition to these teachings, the online group format provided a really special community of writers to share my work with and to learn from. This support was invaluable. Together, this all offered a great start to this kind of personal (and exciting) writing project.”
Sara Martel, Researcher, Toronto, Canada
The course includes:
- One “lesson” per week by email that comprehensively covers an aspect of memoir writing, plus a list of other resources (articles, book titles, videos, podcasts, etc.) related to the topic.
- An inspiring writing prompt and assigned “homework” every week that will help get you thinking and writing about the stories you want to tell.
- Access to a private, interactive group where you can share your work, read other participants’ writing, and support and encourage each other. (This is not Facebook – it’s a private space housed right on my website!)
- Personal feedback from me on a piece of writing you would like reviewed and assessed.
The story of your life is yours, and only yours, to write. If you’re feeling ready to take some first steps, I would be honoured to guide you.
The next course will run in January 2020. Exact date TBD.
Please reach out if you’re interested.
Registration is limited.