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How to Edit, Publish and promote Your Memoir

Hosted by the South Coast Writers Centre

with Anne Howell & Mike Cavanagh

An online course

10th Oct 2024, 6:30-7.30 pm – 21st Nov 2024, 6.30- 7:30 AEST

How to Edit, Publish and Promote Your Memoir

Do you have a draft memoir on the boil? If the answer is yes, and you want to navigate the road ahead—get published and noticed out there—this seven-week intensive is for you.

IIt begins with the three stages of editing from structural to proofreading, offering tips on sculpting and honing your draft MS to transform it into a publishable work. It then introduces your publishing options, be they for traditional or self-publishing. Finally, we invite you to explore some practical, cost-free ways to promote your book and attract more readers, either working with a publishing house team or solo.

The course is tailored for memoir writers and covers editing, publishing and promoting your memoir. However, it’s equally apt for those with simply a memoir underway; it’s never too early to develop good editing habits.


Course convenors are memoirists Mike Cavanagh (One of Its Legs Are Both the Same and A Pocket Full of Days) and Anne Howell (All That I Forgot) who bring their extensive writing, editing, teaching and industry experience along. Sessions come with videos, notes and exercises.

Course highlights include: ways to gain objectivity while editing, how to approach and track your publisher liaison process and how to create a promotional campaign that suits your memoir and personal style.

There are no course prerequisites, however, this course offers a perfect follow-up for participants of Mike’s former ‘Go Write Yourself’ courses via the SCWC.

Additional online course support

Full course documentation, available at the end of the course; and,
A free PDF of the Go Write Yourself Guide to Memoir Writing.
Note: In addition to a course discount, the South Coast Writers Centre members can join our current SCWC Memoir Writing Group which offers ongoing support.

In a nutshell

Hosted by the South Coast Writers Centre

This online event is facilitated by memoirists Anne Howell and Mike Cavanach
October 10th, 2024, 6:30 pm – 21st November, 2024, 7:30 pm AEST