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

Become a member to access the tools, community, and confidence you need to write your life stories.

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.

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

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

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

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

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 Krichmar

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

What to expect in
Life Writers

Each four-month Life Writers session starts with a live orientation and kickoff party. We’ll walk you through the site, answer your questions, and help you set an intention for our session.

From there, you’ll meet your buddy group and start writing your personal stories.

You can dedicate as much or as little time as you’d like with 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.

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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

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

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

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

– 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

Frequently asked questions about Life Writers

What is included in a Life Writers membership?

  • ongoing access to our ever-growing content library, exclusive member resources, instructional videos, handouts, and assignments
  • monthly live instruction by Patricia Charpentier, owner and founder of Writing Your Life and Life Writers
  • participation in regular live group sessions via simple online conferencing
  • accountability, support, and encouragement as part of a three-person buddy group
  • helpful feedback on stories
  • 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
  • an online forum to connect with fellow Life Writers members
  • and more

Plus, a VIP Membership includes opportunities to:

  • monthly, one-on-one feedback sessions with Patricia to obtain expert advice on your stories
  • monthly, VIP-member-only feedback groups where members review and provide useful insight into your story
  • complimentary admission to Writing Your Life classes and workshops

What can I expect after I sign up?
Once we receive your registration, we will send you an email with details about the start of the session, including the date and time of our launch party and orientation. You will also receive a link to sign in to the Life Writers website, set up your profile, watch the Help videos, introduce yourself to your fellow members, and begin the Get Started Roadmap.
Once I sign up, how long is my membership?
Your membership automatically renews annually or every four months, 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 continue your membership when you see how much progress you make with Life Writers.

Can I participate for only a month at a time?
Unfortunately, no. Because of how the Life Writers program is structured, the minimum commitment is a four-month session.
During what dates do the four-month sessions run?
The Life Writers membership is broken into four-month sessions:

  • February through May
  • June through September
  • October through January

Each new session begins at the start of February, June, and October with regular weekly meetings held on Tuesday evenings (ET) thereafter.

How much of a time commitment is Life Writers each week?
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 specifically selected to support and encourage one another throughout the four-month session. 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?
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. None of these tasks are difficult, and we provide you with detailed instructions on how to do each.
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, use its features, complete the assignments, and actively participate in the live events 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.

If your subscription renews every four months, you must cancel fourteen days before the start of the next session, which begins on February 1, June 1, or October 1.

If your subscription renews annually, you must cancel fourteen days before the next annual billing, which occurs before the start of the next session begins

For more details, please refer to our Automatic Renewing Subscription 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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