Writing Life Stories Workshops


“You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page” 
– Jodi Picoult

Keen to write your life story, memoir, or a family story but don’t know where to start? Join me in a live three-hour Writing Life Stories workshop, or take the workshop with me on Zoom, and you’ll soon have pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard! 

Keep an eye on my Jo Bailey Author Facebook page, or sign up for my newsletter to get information about upcoming workshops. I can also tailor live workshops to your group (minimum of eight people) so if your book club, community group, or even a group of friends wants to get together to learn (either in person or over Zoom), please get in touch by emailing jo@jobailey.com

And WATCH THIS SPACE because later in 2020 I’m launching a comprehensive online video Writing Life Stories course. I can’t wait to tell you more!

I believe that every human being is incredible, unique, and has an amazing story, whatever has happened in their lives. I also believe that recording our stories is the ultimate gift for future generations. Of course they would love to hear about who your were, what you experienced, and what life was like during your time on Earth. 

And getting your story down on the page doesn’t have to be daunting! To me writing our life stories or family stories is a bit like baking a cake. If we know what sort of cake we want to bake and have all the ingredients on hand, we have a far greater chance of producing something great!

During the Writing Life Stories Workshop, I’ll guide you through the process step-by-step. We’ll cover everything from defining your project, and determining your ‘why’, to finding your voice. These are the critical ingredients to help you to plan your project and prepare to write. We’ll also cover research, interviewing, and then the juicy bits – the writing and editing process, to help get your thoughts, experiences and stories into words on the page.

I’ll also share some options for self-publishing your work (whether you want to print one or 1000 copies, and will tell you about my favourite writers’ tools which makes the writing process a little easier, and lots of fun!

During my live workshops you will enjoy a complimentary morning tea halfway through the programme, and go home with some comprehensive course notes. You’ll have to bring you own cuppa to the Zoom sessions – but you will learn all the same valuable tools and tricks I’ve picked up throughout more than 30 years as a writer.


I would love to help you tell your stories!

For more information – email me at jo@jobailey.com