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Life Writing (Write your Biography) Online Course

Why Study this Life Writing Course?

Have you ever wanted to write a biography for someone but you don’t know how to? Ask no more, this online life writing course will teach you exactly that and more! This course will teach you all the fundamentals you need to start writing different types of biography, such as where to get the suitable information you need, how you could develop a context, the way to plan and write various types of biographies, and how you could revise, publish and market what you have written.

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: $25.00 / week for 26 weeks

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    Why Study this Life Writing Course?

    Have you ever wanted to write a biography for someone but you don’t know how to? Ask no more, this online life writing course will teach you exactly that and more! This course will teach you all the fundamentals you need to start writing different types of biography, such as where to get the suitable information you need, how you could develop a context, the way to plan and write various types of biographies, and how you could revise, publish and market what you have written.

    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: $25.00 / week for 26 weeks

      Clear

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