“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.”
If you feel the pull to tell your own story and long to explore it through writing, this six-week course may be just right for you.
Does any of this sound familiar?
- I think my story could help other people but I’m afraid it might hurt or upset those closest to me.
- I like to write but I’ve never published anything or studied writing craft.
- I don’t know where to start and feel like I need some help.
This course is an introduction to writing a memoir. You’ll learn the most important aspects of memoir writing. You’ll be able to explore your story and practise writing from the comfort of your own home. You’ll confront the fears that may be holding you back. And you’ll receive my professional encouragement and guidance.
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 the most important aspects of memoir writing, plus a list of other resources (articles, book titles, videos, podcasts, etc.) related to each 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.
- A one-hour writing coaching phone call that can be scheduled at any time in our six weeks together.
- Professional feedback on a piece of writing you would like reviewed and assessed.
- Email support for questions or concerns.
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.
This course is ready when you are. START ANYTIME!
Please reach out if you have any questions.