Life stories and memoirs

The process of telling our life stories gives us the chance to look back and examine our lives – to acknowledge the milestones, relationships – and struggles.

Reviewing the past can be cathartic and healing, and it can lift mood. It can also give us the chance to make sense of our lives – and to find meaning and purpose in our lives.

Storytelling engages and connects people. It’s also a wonderful way of connecting the generations.

Further, telling our stories can give people a sense of purpose. And when we have a sense of purpose, we have a reason to get up in the morning.

You may have a story to tell, or you may want to preserve a parent or grandparent’s life story. You may want a few pages captured, or an entire book.

A life story or a memoir (generally a section of one’s life) is usually written in the first person. It’s a special skill capturing the voice of a person, and writing their story as if they wrote it themselves.

A life story or memoir is a very special thing to share with the world and leave behind. Let’s talk about how I can help you get your story out.

Biographies

A biography is a life story written in the third person – generally with a lot of detail. It may involve research in and around the story being told, adding detail to the context of the story in terms of time and space, and interviews with family members and friends.

Eulogies

If you need help formulating a tribute to a loved one, I can help. Either by Skype or face to face, I can draw out the story of your loved one, and write it down for you to deliver at the funeral.

Ghostwriting

A ghostwriter hides behind the scenes, as it were. The author credit for a book or piece of writing is given to the person who commissions the ghostwriter. I can act as your ghostwriter for a life story or memoir, your self-help book or your book of business advice. Please get in touch to discuss.

So where do we begin?

If you are keen to get started on your memoir or life story, get in touch, and we can discuss the process. You can also click here for more information.