I am a full blown, get on my soapbox, wave my hands and shout proselytizer for committing to paper your family stories, personal stories and memoirs. For one, if you do not write down the stories you have to tell, they will be lost in a generation. Period. I, for one, know very little about three out of the four of my grandparents and not that much about the fourth. That is pretty sad.
Of equal importance is the benefit of the process of compiling your stories. I promise you that examining the past will change your personal narrative.
And there is a bonus. When you are open to telling your individual stories in the most authentic, truth seeking way, you will touch the universal truths that have the power to transform both you and the reader.
So what to do if you are ready to place fingers on computer keys or take pen in hand? Where to start? I teach classes on writing your memoir or family stories. I teach classes on editing your stories. I coach clients individually on skype, in person or on the telephone. I even ghost write memoirs for clients. And I offer developmental and line by line editing of your manuscript.
Beginning to accomplished writers are welcome. The only requirements are a desire to tell your stories and a healthy sense of humor.
Please contact me via Contact Susan or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are ready to get started. We’ll make a plan.