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Memoir writing course on line

Starting to write your memoirs is one thing; actually finishing them is another. Structuring a book can be a daunting task and there are many places to get stuck along the way.

For those that want to write, but need help unearthing and organising their material, we offer a personalised memoir writing course on line.

It is designed for those of you who want detailed, one-to-one encouragement and advice from a personal tutor and the chance to discuss your work further. Unlike other writing courses, the sessions will be adapted to suit your particular interests and needs. There is no time limit for completion, and we don’t ask you to watch videos or join in group discussions via the internet. This is a personalised course that you can do at your own pace, in your own way.

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Rebecca is a terrific and knowledgeable mentor. I have learnt so much in such a short space of time. She has been an inspiration. I can’t wait for the next lesson and the challenge it will bring.


Do you need a ghost?

Many people are better at talking about their memories, than writing them down. If that’s you, why not think about having a ghost writer? Click here to find out exactly what a ghost writer does, and how we may help you.


Shrewd, well-informed and fun to work with, Rebecca draws on long experience as a biographer, journalist and broadcaster. A great help to aspiring writers. I warmly recommend her.

Jeremy Lewis, biographer and former director of Chatto publishing

Creative Writing Workshops

Rebecca de Saintonge and her team are experienced in running creative writing workshops and some of the best take place in an informal atmosphere with just a few participants.  If you would be interested in attending a workshop, and could muster a group of no less than four, and no more than about ten, then do get in touch, and we can talk about getting one going in your area.  A full day is best.  You can find out more about costs here.  Email us on info@lifelinespress.co.uk


If you want to market your book, then we can advise you about getting an ISBN number. Copies of all books that are available to the public - whether or not they have an ISBN number - have to be deposited with The British Library.  You can find all you need to know here.

LifeLines Press does not undertake any marketing, or give marketing advice, except to say that it's hard work, and you need to research the possibilities of finding good outlets very carefully before embarking on such a project.