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Writing Your Life Story Or Family History

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Typology Short course
Methodology Distance Learning
  • Short course
  • Distance Learning

Your course shows you how to: Develop your writing style. Structure your approach. Analyse the potential commercial success of your book or project. Do your research. Avoid infringing copyright and libel laws. Conduct interviews. Contact publishers. Self publish and avoid falling into the clutches of vanity publishers. We also give you practical suggestions that can make all the difference between rejection and success.
Suitable for: Anyone who wants to try their hand at writing their life story or their family's history. This includes those who have never tried writing before.

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Course programme

Writing Your Life Story Or Family History

Learn how to write your life story or family history

People's lives offer a wealth of material and inspiration to writers and the stories of real people are a good place to start developing your ability as a wordsmith. Unlike a novel, the plot and characters are ready made for you - all you have to do is bring them alive on the page.

Also, writing your life story or family history can bring you a great deal of satisfaction as well as leaving behind a written record for future generations to enjoy.

This course will show you how to organise your thoughts and research, how to compile the information and how to publish and sell your book.

So, if you want to record your life or your family's history, this is the course for you.

Certificate In Writing Your Life Story Or Family History

Writing your life story can be a very enlightening experience for both you and those close to you. You'll be surprised at how interesting your life has been - particularly to your family and friends.

Discovering who we are and where we come from - our roots - is becoming very important for a lot of people. A well-researched and skillfully written family history will be treasured by generations to come.

We give you a course that will show you how to write both your life story and your family's history. It has been developed and written by professional writers. You have detailed guidance from expert tutors, constructive help to improve your writing and a flexible study programme to suit your circumstances.

Your Tuition

One of the key aspects to getting the most out of your course is the quality of your tuition. All STT tutors are experienced in teaching by distance learning and have been specially trained by us to help you.

Your tutor for this course will be an experienced published writer. It is their job to help you in any way they can to make your work publishable.

You will be advised, as needed, on:

  • Your style
  • The subject matter
  • The presentation
  • Grammar
  • How to improve your work - if improvement is necessary
  • How to avoid the common errors and mistakes that so many beginners make.

Your tutor will give you constructive comment and will help you be objective and realistic in your approach to your work. At the same time they will provide motivation and encouragement.

We have brought together a professional tuition service and an effective course so that you can work towards a Certificate in Writing Your Life Story and Family History. Not only will you gain a Certificate, you'll also gain confidence in your writing abilities, a deeper knowledge of how the publishing world works and, hopefully, see your name in print.

Your Certificate

The STT and Writers Bureau Certificate of Competence is awarded to all students who have earned their course fees from published writing. This can be achieved at any point in your course.

When you finish your course you will be awarded your Certificate in Writing Your Life Story and Family History. This can only be awarded when you have completed all twelve assignments.

Follow-on Training

We have a whole range of other writing courses you may wish to try once you have mastered Writing Your Life Story and Family History.


Because we have full confidence in the course and tuition service, we are able to make your enrolment as risk free as possible by giving you this double guarantee:

  1. You have the course on 15-day inspection. If you are not completely satisfied with it, just return it within 15 days of receipt and your money will be refunded in full.
  2. We will give you a £10 refund for every written assignment that is not assessed properly by your tutor (failing agreement between us arbitration is available).

Start Studying Right Away When You Enrol Online

Anyone can enrol on this course. You do not need any special qualifications or background and you can start whenever it suits you.

There is no fixed enrolment date so you can start as soon as you are ready. Plus, you can study where and when you like - in the UK or abroad, at home, in the library or at work.

And, by enrolling online you can be studying in just five minutes. The first sections are available as soon as your payment has been accepted.

Your course materials are sent to you by post and should arrive within seven working days in the UK or 28 working days if you are overseas.

STT Online Student Community

As soon as you've enrolled you will become a member of our online student community, which is an easy way to contact other students and keep in touch with the college.

Additional information

Payment options: Easy Payment Terms: £29 deposit then £32 per month for the following 6 months making £221 in all.

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