Memoir 101

Write a memoir worthy of publishing.

Everyone has a story.

In Memoir 101, two-time published author Gillian Marchenko teaches the basics of writing memoir to help you work towards seeing your book in print. With over eight years of professional experience,

Gillian provides eight lessons to:

- Understand the genre of memoir.

- Start.

- Key in on your theme.

- Find your structure.

- Become the narrator.

- Get your rough draft down.

- Develop craft.

- Write strong.

*Plus, Gillian offer's a sneak peek video into the future (finishing your book, agents, publishing).

Lessons include:

- An embedded video of Gillian teaching.

- PowerPoint presentations (to download) with videos embedded in the slides.

- Downloadable notes in PDF form.

- Assignments.

- A comment section for questions and interaction with Gillian and other students.

-Extra perk:

-Utilize one 30 minute live chat with Gillian ($50 outside of the class).

Memoir 101 is designed for your convenience.

It is about your speed and timeline. Once you have purchased the course, you can go through it in eight weeks or take your time, and you always, always have the option to review any lesson.

Some online writing courses cost over $1000. Gillian's eight-week introductory course is $127.00. That's a smidgen over $15 a lesson. People spend that much at Starbucks each week!

What people are saying about the course:

Many of us desire to tell our stories well, but few of us understand how to do that in writing. Wherever you are in your goal of telling your story through memoir, Gillian will help you make progress! Much like reading one more chapter of a book you can't put down, Memoir 101 keeps you moving from lesson to lesson because you can't wait to discover what you'll learn next. Once you've purchased this course, you are free to move through the lessons at your own pace. And the best part? Gillian and the other students will interact with you in the online comments section of each lesson, pushing you forward and providing the encouragement you need to grow as a writer.

Learning about the essay structure was a breath of fresh air that has energized me. I was able to sit down and actually write out a list of various essay topics and realized that a book was forming that actually tells a story! Thank you, Gillian!

Register for Memoir 101 today.


Your Instructor

Gillian Marchenko
Gillian Marchenko

Gillian Marchenko's work has appeared in numerous publications including Chicago Parent, Today's Christian Woman, Literary Mama, Thriving Family, and MomSense Magazine. Her most recent book, Still Life, A Memoir of Living Fully with Depression, published in the spring of 2016 with InterVarsity Press. Her first book, Sun Shine Down, A Memoir, published in 2013 with T. S. Poetry Press. Gillian lives near St. Louis with her husband Sergei and their four daughters. Connect with her on Facebook at Gillian Marchenko or at

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now for you and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
I would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact me in the first 30 days and you will get a full refund.
Who would benefit from Memoir 101?
Anyone interested in memoir. Whether you are considering a book project or are already working on one, Memoir 101 is for you..

Don't write memoir? Memoir 101 provides information and tools that translate over to fiction. Register and learn about building a story arch, character development, writing scenes, editing, and much more! Join us!

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