This course has one purpose––to help you get started! These five steps will give you a clear idea of how to get those first chapters started, and those first chapters will lead you into the next few, and then, the next. The writing, editing, and researching techniques discussed have been developed over the fifteen year career span of your instructor, who shares her process with you in hopes that it may help you in your quest to write your memoir.
Elisabeth Ovesen, pen name Karrine Steffans, is the three-time New York Times bestselling author of seven titles: Confessions of a Video Vixen, The Vixen Diaries, The Vixen Manual, Satisfaction, How to Make Love to a Martian, Decor and the Single Girl, and Vindicated, published by Harper Collins Publishers, Hachette Book Group, USA, Steffans Publishing Enterprises, and BenBella Books, respectively. Steffans and her books have been featured on shows hosted by the likes of Paula Zahn, Donny Deutsch, Bill O’Reilly, Geraldo Rivera, Kathy Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, and the queen of daytime herself, Oprah Winfrey.
Ovesen contributed satirical copy for HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, and serves as keynote speaker and workshop leader at notable universities across the country, including California State and Dillard Universities.
Ovesen is the founder of The Gorgeous Girl's Guide, a personal development curriculum and community curated to help women of industry live their very best, most beautiful lives.
Currently, the author resides in Los Angeles.