Write Your Own Life Stories

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Carleton University

1125 Colonel By Drive

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Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6


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Bring Your Life Stories and Memoirs To Life

We all have great little stories to tell, and this 4 week workshop will help you get those stories out of your head and on to paper. There is no greater gift you could leave for the generations to come. The way we'll do it, though, is not just recording the events...we will bring them alive by storifying them!

Here are some of the things we'll cover:

In this 4-Session workshop, we'll look at:

  • critical stories that everyone should tell

  • how to bring events alive by turning your anecdotal memoirs into great historical fiction

  • the keys to effective writing

In the workshop, we'll share ideas about stories, discuss our own work, and support each so that you can move forward with all of your memoirs in confidence.

PLUS you have full access to the private Facebook writers group where you can pick up all kinds of ongoing tips and support.

What We'll Do

Each week, we'll take a look at certain aspects of writing life stories including how to tell a great story. Then we'll practice with real life exercises and work on our stories. After all, this is a workshop about writing, so we want to get those story ideas out of your head and on the page.

Space is limited, so register today!


Money Back Guarantee

I'm so confident this workshop will help you improve your own memoir writing that I'm offering a 100% personal money back guarantee. If you're not completely satisfied by the end of the workshop, I'll give you your money back no questions asked.

What Others Are Saying About My Workshops

“Thank you! Wonderful, useful and welcoming!”

“Great session!”

“I really enjoyed the class. I learned a lot. I would have liked an even longer session as I really enjoyed everything we learned today. Thanks!”

“The writing exercises were fun and motivating.”

“Best practical ‘How To’ guidelines to writing and revising”

Refund and Intellectual Property Policy

When you sign up for this workshop, you agree to and understand the following:

  • any stories, story ideas, character ideas, or anything related to the development of fiction in the workshop remain the intellectual property of the individual participant

  • full refunds will only be issued up to 7 days before the workshop takes place. After that, no refund will be issued for any reason, including but not limited to personal issues, schedule conflicts, or illness. This is necessary to ensure that the costs I have to commit to personally with respect to room rentals, equipment rentals, materials and other expenses are covered.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to register for the workshop?

No. Everyone is welcome and all levels are welcome from beginner to experienced. This program is about getting your first novel written.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Carleton University is well-serviced by OC Transpo buses 4, 7 and the O train. There is parking available on campus but you have to pay for it.

What can I bring into the event?

Bring any story ideas you may already have, laptop, writing tablet, worksheets and enthusiasm!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

contact David at davidallanhamilton00 @ gmail.com

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1125 Colonel By Drive

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Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6


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