Life Writers (June 2023)

Your life story deserves to be told.
Learn to write it like a bestseller.

Discover your inner writer

Explore your life experiences

Leave a lasting written legacy

It’s time to change the narrative.

What stories are you telling yourself?

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    “I’m not a writer.”

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    “I don't have time to write.”

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    “I don’t know where to start.”

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    “Nobody wants to read my story.”

Recognize any of these?

Doubt is the villain in this plotline — but we know the hero
wins in the end.

With creative writing coaching from us and the
Life Writers community cheering you on, you will…

BUILD ACCOUNTABILITY FOR
YOUR WRITING PRACTICE

LEARN TECHNIQUES TO CRAFT
COMPELLING STORIES

CREATE A WRITTEN LEGACY FOR
THE PEOPLE YOU LOVE

HEAL FROM EXPERIENCES
IN YOUR PAST

HOLD A FINISHED BOOK IN YOUR
HANDS (IF THAT’S YOUR GOAL!)

The secret to success

Choose your Life Writers adventure.
Options to fit every budget!

Members talk about the benefits of Life Writers!

Write risk-free.

Every Life Writer is protected by our 100% satisfaction guarantee. Participate fully and do the work for 30 days. If Life Writers isn’t for you at or before the one-month mark, we’ll refund your investment.

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Success stories from real writers ( just like you!)

In my first session of Life Writers, I wrote and learned more than I ever did before. I am building good habits of a writer. For me, Life Writers was like coming home after being lost in the desert.

Darlene Lamb

Darlene Lamb

Patricia and her team helped me reach my goal of publishing my first memoir and is now continuing to support my efforts to complete my second book in Life Writers.

Becky McGregor

Becky McGregor

I’ve been promising myself that I would write my book for probably ten years or more, but it took enrolling in Patricia Charpentier’s Life Writers membership to jumpstart that process. Now, not only am I writing a memoir, but I’m also working on a novel that has been sitting around in notes, images, and in my head forever.

Terry Deer

Terry Deer

Life Writers helps me to become a more confident writer. It also helps me to stay motivated and disciplined to meet my writing goals. I haven’t seen any programs that even come close to comparing to what Patricia offers, and I have taken dozens of courses over the years.

Eve Wiley

Eve Wiley

I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Were it not for the Life Writers community you have created, it would not have been possible for me to have one of my stories published.

Etya-Kirchmar

Etya Kirchmar

Since I started Life Writers in June 2021, I have written more than forty stories that are in various stages of completion, and I have a list of many more ready for pen and paper. Life Writers has changed my life, and now, I feel confident calling myself a writer.

Millie-Ford

Millie Ford

What to expect in Life Writers

Each month features a live new-member orientation with founder Patricia Charpentier where she’ll walk you through the site, answer your questions, and help you set an intention for the month.

From there, you’ll navigate the get-started roadmap, meet your buddy group, attend our Writers CAFÉ to discuss selected memoirs and pertinent writing topics, consume live and recorded instruction, make yourself accountable with a monthly goals check-in call, and receive feedback on your stories.

You can dedicate as much or as little time as you’d like to both your Life Writers activities and your personal writing.

Lean on your Life Writers community—we’re here for you every step of the way.

Start this chapter with a single click.

Step 1:
Join Life Writers

We’ll give you a Get Started Roadmap to set you up for success.

Step 2:
Make the most of your session

Keep writing! Attend weekly group sessions and accountability check-ins as you make progress.

Step 3:
Share your stories

Whether you’re writing for yourself, family, or publication, you are a writer. Time to celebrate by sharing your words!

The nice part of Life Writers is that I can go at my own pace. The community interaction is educational, enjoyable, and entertaining, and the website is loaded with information. I use it as an encyclopedia.
John Roche

John Roche

Because of Life Writers, I have realized a dream to put my lifelong scribblings and stories into the cohesive beginnings of a memoir.
Deborah Hunt Repp

Deborah Hunt Repp

I was stuck for at least twelve years, not working on my memoir, but the accountability and support I get in Life Writers has really helped me get back to writing and make a commitment to work on my memoir.

Linda Goddard

Life Writers has given me a community of supportive writers who encourage me to explore, more deeply, my stories, which ache to be told.
Ricki Aiello

Ricki Aiello

Life Writers has given me not only the tools to write my story but a real connection with other writers.
Kelly Marie Dawson

Kelly Marie Dawson

Thank you for the positive impact Life Writers has had on my life. It’s enabled me to step outside of my comfort zone, and you have attracted and retained a diverse group of caring, fun, and talented writers.
Stella Nahatis

Stella Nahatis

Frequently asked questions about Life Writers

What is included in a Life Writers membership?

  • monthly new-member orientation sessions
  • deep dive into the writing craft
  • answers to your writing questions
  • weekly group writing sessions
  • ongoing access to our ever-growing content library, exclusive member resources, instructional videos, handouts, and assignments
  • live instruction by Patricia Charpentier, owner and founder of Writing Your Life and Life Writers
  • handouts, outlines, worksheets, charts, etc., to support your learning
  • participation in regular live group sessions via simple online conferencing
  • accountability, support, and encouragement as part of a two/three-person buddy group
  • close reading of a published memoir
  • helpful feedback on stories
  • monthly goals/intentions check-in call
  • answers to your writing questions and topical discussions in the Writers CAFE twice per month
  • a thriving, supportive, encouraging community where everyone helps each other
  • and more

What can I expect after I sign up?
During registration, you will create a user ID and password. Afterward, we will send you an email with details about how to access Life Writers and encourage you to add your info to the member directory, begin working through the Get Started Roadmap, and look around the site to see what’s there.
Once I sign up, how long is my membership?
Your membership automatically renews monthly, every four months, or annually, depending upon the option you select.

You are free to cancel your membership at any time. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for full details.

However, Life Writers members love the program and continue to find value, month after month. We believe you’ll want to remain a member when you see how much progress you make in Life Writers.

Can I participate for only a month at a time?
Yes, you can. You can select the monthly Life Writers option, and your membership will renew each month until you cancel.
When does Life Writers meet?
Life Writers offers live sessions via Zoom on most Tuesday evenings. Here is the current schedule:

  • first Tuesday – First Tuesday Write and Read – This is not an exclusive Life Writers event, but many members enjoy this monthly activity.
  • second Tuesday – Writers CAFE, which includes a book discussion and the exploration of writing-related topics.
  • third Tuesday – master class given by Patricia Charpentier, owner/founder of Writing Your Life and Life Writers.
  • fourth Tuesday – Writers CAFE followed by a session where members receive feedback on their stories.
  • every Wednesday – Two hours where Life Writers come together to write individually within a  group.

All sessions are recorded with replays available within forty-eight to seventy-two hours.

How much of a time commitment is Life Writers each week?
You can devote as much or as little time as you’d like to Life Writers.

The activities within Life Writers vary somewhat week-to-week. Should you wish to participate fully, you can expect to invest an average of two to three hours per week of live meetings, video lessons, assignments, and connecting with your buddy group, in addition to the time you choose to set aside to write your personal stories.

Is Life Writers a program only for writers of memoir?
Not at all. While life story, memoir, and family history are the primary focus of Writing Your Life, we also acknowledge that good writing is good writing no matter the genre.

Whether you are crafting poems, fictional stories, or creative nonfiction, the elements of engaging text are all the same. Life Writers exposes its members to devices such as dialogue, crafting scenes, characterization, and more that enhance all writing.

What is a buddy group and what is its purpose?
A buddy group is composed of two or three writers selected to support and encourage one another. You may share your writing and assignments with your buddies to receive feedback and suggestions as well as help hold one another accountable to meet your individual writing intentions. Buddy groups are a great way to cultivate friendships and stay connected while writing—an otherwise isolating endeavor.
How will the buddy groups be formed?
Soon after you register, you will answer some questions we use to pair you with other writers with similar writing goals, interests, and skill levels.
Do I need to be a tech wizard to participate?
Absolutely not.

Ultimately, members need to be comfortable using technology, including email, basic word processing, Zoom video conferencing, navigating the Life Writers website, posting assignments, and commenting on the Life Writers website, all of which we can show you how to do.

Life Writers also has written instructions and numerous help videos that show you how to successfully accomplish these tasks.

None of these are difficult, and before long, you’ll be able to do everything you need to with your eyes closed.

What if Life Writers isn’t right for me?
Life Writers is risk-free to you because it’s backed by a thirty-day, money-back guarantee.

If you try out the program, yet find Life Writers is not a good fit for you, email us before the end of your first thirty days of membership, and we will refund your subscription fee. However, we know once you experience Life Writers, you’ll be excited to stay and see what you can accomplish.

If you are past your first thirty days, you may cancel your membership renewal on your My Account page, but you will not receive a refund for the unused portion of your membership fee.

Your membership will automatically renew on the date you signed up either one, three, or twelve months later. If you wish to cancel, you must do so before that date to avoid being charged.

For more details, please refer to the Automatically Renewing Subscription section in Terms and Conditions.

Can I continue to access the program content after I cancel?
You have full access to all the content as long as you are a member.

If you cancel your membership, you lose access to all content.

For more details, please refer to our Terms and Conditions.

If I cancel my membership, can I rejoin at a later date?
Absolutely! You will simply re-register as a new member at the current membership rate, and you will once again have full access to all membership content.

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