Frances Wilson | How to Write a Life Story

Do you have a true story you want to tell?

A 90 min online workshop led by FRANCES WILSON


Whatever your subject, either yourself, your grandfather, or Mary Queen of Scots, or you are simply seeking inspiration to get started, this is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your ideas in a creative and supportive environment.


You will learn how to plan, how to structure, shape and research your tale; explore how to interpret letters, diaries, and photographs; examine the importance of voice, character, plot, and narrative tension.


The course will be led by Frances Wilson, author of four biographies: Literary Seductions, The Courtesan’s Revenge, The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth, and How to Survive the Titanic: The Sinking of J Bruce Ismay.  Her fifth book,  Burning Man: The Ascent of DH Lawrence, was launched in May this year. Frances Wilson was an academic for 15 years before becoming a full-time writer, and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She was a judge on the biography panel of the Whitbread Prize in 2006, and she reviews biography for the Sunday Times.


Be sure to Reserve your place early


Wednesday 13th October, 11am-12.30pm.




Once you have confirmed your place in this workshop, please email

submitting a line or two about your proposed project.  This will help Frances to structure the workshop

Wednesday 13th October | 11am


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