There are as many different ways to write life stories as there are people to write them.
Life story writers usually think they have to write a book, but we have many other options. Alternatives to full-length manuscripts include mini-memoir, micro-memoir, personal essay collections, five-year journaling, photo memoirs, your life in lists, poetry, six-word memoirs, and more.
To learn more about these options, tune into Patricia Charpentier’s Life Story Summit interview available on Monday, March 1.
Explore a variety of ways to engage in life story writing with Writing Your Life and Patricia. We would love to have you join us!
A fast, easy way to write your life: our best-selling, custom-designed Five-Year Journal.
Record your day’s events, thoughts, feelings, and more on six lines a day and in as few as five minutes. Choose from eleven beautiful colors.
How you use your hardback five-year journal is limited only by your imagination. As time moves on, revisit each day’s memories from previous years.
25% off Five-Year Journals for Life Story Summit Attendees!
Life Story Summit attendees enjoy 25% off any five-year journal in stock (a $10 savings), plus free shipping. Expires March 31, 2021.
Eleven beautiful colors: cranberry red, true blue, navy blue, leaf green, lime green, glossy black, blackberry purple, periwinkle blue, petal rose, banana yellow, and pool turquoise.
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Free access to
Life Writers 101: Foundations of Life Story Writing
Register for free access to Life Writers 101: Foundations of Life Story Writing–a special offer just for attendees of Life Story Summit!
The Life Writers 101 video series explains the difference between memoir and autobiography, shows how to construct a life writer’s most valuable tool, and a way to painlessly organize as you write.
- Memoir vs. Autobiography
- Write Now, Organize Later
First Tuesday Write and Read:
a free virtual write-in and feedback session
Writing Your Life hosts a free virtual write-in and feedback session on the first Tuesday of every month. Stay connected, motivated, and continue to meet your writing goals!
This event is open to all and no prior writing experience is necessary.
Life Story Summit VIPS: Win a four-month standard membership
to Life Writers!
PLUS a Life Writers Get Started swag set
Life Writers is a subscription-based membership program offered by Writing Your Life that equips and supports the aspirations of writers through instruction, guidance, a thriving community, and built-in accountability.
Open enrollment for upcoming sessions begins on May 15, 2021, and September 18, 2021. Membership must be used in 2021. Prize is for new memberships only.
One lucky Life Story Summit VIP will be randomly selected and notified of their winnings.