Writing up a life

You’re thinking of compiling a life story… maybe yours, maybe someone else’s?

In September 2019 I am offering, together with a business partner, a 4-day course in writing up lives. She and I have heard lots of people say, with greater or lesser degrees of trepidation, “My father had a most interesting life, especially before migrating from Europe to Australia.”

Such people often need only a little encouragement to embark on the task.

So we’re meeting in a restful location in Mundaring. Our aim is to provide a launchpad for you to build at least a couple of chapters, as well as the confidence to press on with plenty more.

Do you need a writing or editing job done?

A biography, maybe?

A ghostwriter for your autobiography?

A series of articles for a brochure?

An obituary or family memoir?

An Annual Report for a club or corporate body?

Travel article?


I also give workshops on writing. Lasting up to two hours, each session is tailored for the participants.

Among the groups I have addressed and encouraged is the Royal Western Australian Historical Society, of which I am a keen member and for which I was voluntary editor of the newsletter History West for two years.