Life Writing (Write your Biography) Online Course

Life Writing (Write your Biography) Online Course

A biography is the story of someone’s life and can either extend for their whole life or just a specific period. This course will give you the skills you need to write biographies and will answer your questions such as how to research for writing a biography, how do I plan a biography, how do I set the context and much more.

Course Aims

  • Determine when, why, where and how biographies are written.
  • Determine sources of information and then acquire appropriate information for a biography.
  • To decide on the type of biography and context in which it should be developed, based upon researched information.
  • Write different types of short biographies to meet different purposes.
  • Analyse a life to determine the structure, style and content of a comprehensive biography that could become a small book, large book, or screenplay.
  • Plan a type of biography.
  • Determine how a biographical manuscript may be dealt with after writing is completed by the author; to produce and market a finished product.
  • Apply knowledge and skills developed throughout this course, to research and produce a biographical short story.

What does this course cover?

There are 8 Lessons in this course:

Scope and Nature of Biographical Writing
  • The difference between a biography and autobiography
  • Unauthorized biographies
  • Using ghost writers in biographies
  • Choosing your subject
  • Biography vs. Memoir
Researching a Biography
  • Types of Evidence
  • Using Evidence
  • Fair Use
  • Where to find evidence
  • Conducting an Interview
  • How to deal with conflicting sources and information
  • Citations and Referencing
Developing Context
  • Determining Your Theme
  • Developing the theme
  • Themes and Structure
  • Using Context
Short Biographies
  • Principles of the Short Biography
  • Distilling Information
  • Preparing to write from life experience
Comprehensive Biographies
  • What makes a comprehensive biography comprehensive?
  • Writing a Great Biography
  • Voice in Writing
Planning a Biography
  • The Short Outline
  • The Detail-Heavy Outline
  • Outlining the biography
  • Defining a theme, writing to a central theme
  • Word Budget
  • Organizing Chapter Content
Editing and Marketing a Biography
  • Editing
  • Writing a Sales Package
  • The Publishing Process
  • Publishing Processes for E-books
  • Self-Publishing Your Work
  • Distributing and Selling your Work
  • Grants for Writing
Project – Writing a Biographical Story
  • In this final lesson, you will bring together everything that you have been learning to undertake research and construct a first draft of a biographical piece of between 2,000 and 4,000 words.

Enrol Now

  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $35.00 / week for 19 weeks

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Life Writing (Write your Biography) Online Course

A biography is the story of someone’s life and can either extend for their whole life or just a specific period. This course will give you the skills you need to write biographies and will answer your questions such as how to research for writing a biography, how do I plan a biography, how do I set the context and much more.

Course Aims

  • Determine when, why, where and how biographies are written.
  • Determine sources of information and then acquire appropriate information for a biography.
  • To decide on the type of biography and context in which it should be developed, based upon researched information.
  • Write different types of short biographies to meet different purposes.
  • Analyse a life to determine the structure, style and content of a comprehensive biography that could become a small book, large book, or screenplay.
  • Plan a type of biography.
  • Determine how a biographical manuscript may be dealt with after writing is completed by the author; to produce and market a finished product.
  • Apply knowledge and skills developed throughout this course, to research and produce a biographical short story.

What does this course cover?

There are 8 Lessons in this course:

Scope and Nature of Biographical Writing
  • The difference between a biography and autobiography
  • Unauthorized biographies
  • Using ghost writers in biographies
  • Choosing your subject
  • Biography vs. Memoir
Researching a Biography
  • Types of Evidence
  • Using Evidence
  • Fair Use
  • Where to find evidence
  • Conducting an Interview
  • How to deal with conflicting sources and information
  • Citations and Referencing
Developing Context
  • Determining Your Theme
  • Developing the theme
  • Themes and Structure
  • Using Context
Short Biographies
  • Principles of the Short Biography
  • Distilling Information
  • Preparing to write from life experience
Comprehensive Biographies
  • What makes a comprehensive biography comprehensive?
  • Writing a Great Biography
  • Voice in Writing
Planning a Biography
  • The Short Outline
  • The Detail-Heavy Outline
  • Outlining the biography
  • Defining a theme, writing to a central theme
  • Word Budget
  • Organizing Chapter Content
Editing and Marketing a Biography
  • Editing
  • Writing a Sales Package
  • The Publishing Process
  • Publishing Processes for E-books
  • Self-Publishing Your Work
  • Distributing and Selling your Work
  • Grants for Writing
Project – Writing a Biographical Story
  • In this final lesson, you will bring together everything that you have been learning to undertake research and construct a first draft of a biographical piece of between 2,000 and 4,000 words.

Send me free info pack

Enrol Now

  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $35.00 / week for 19 weeks

Clear
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