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Tue, 14 July 2020

10:00 am - 12:15 pm

How to Write a Life-Story – a Two Part Advanced Course

Frances Wilson




Award-winning biographer Frances Wilson returns to help you hone and perfect your work-in-progress.

This two-part masterclass is designed for those who have already begun work on a life-story — whether in the form of biography, memoir, autofiction, poetry or novel – and would benefit from expert guidance to steer their work to completion.

Taught online by Frances Wilson, the acclaimed author of biographies of Dorothy Wordsworth and Thomas de Quincey, this two-part series will offer in-depth advice about the development of voice, structure, characterisation, interpretation and style.

Whether you are in the middle of the project or simply keen to find readers, all needs will be catered for. Although this workshop builds on the lessons of Frances’s earlier four-part masterclass series, it is not essential to have completed that course before taking this one. New participants are welcome.

Each workshop will be two hours long, and the content will be provided by you, the writers. To help Frances prepare for the sessions, you will be asked to provide a description of your project, an example of your work in progress, and an account of what you are hoping to take away from the series.

This series takes place on the mornings of 14th and 21st July and is taught over ZOOM. Sessions run from 10am to 12:15pm with a 15 minute break.

Useful Information


You will be emailed a unique link 2 hours before the class begins.


This masterclass is 2 hours with a fifteen minute break.


You will be emailed a video replay after the masterclass. Videos will be available for one week.

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