Transformative life writing invites the writer to pinpoint key moments of change and explore the meaning and impact of their experiences. This 7-week self-directed course was designed to help new, emerging, and experienced writers spark new stories and maintain momentum with their life writing projects long-term. Writers will gain a deeper understanding of the writing process and learn a unique approach to life stories that will help them draft their best work. We'll explore the writer in relation to self, family, friendships, culture, nature, and the world with a new open-ended theme each week. Writers will create their own assignments each week, and are encouraged to journal as both a pre-writing and reflective exercise, take inspiration from our selection of exemplary readings, and connect with our warm online community to share ideas and ask questions. By the end of the course writers who participate fully will have drafted seven new powerful personal narratives.