You’ve probably heard the saying, “Everyone has a story.”
Its a simple truth, but there’s more to be said. The events that make up your life are of great importance to many others: your family, friends, associates, and most important, your children. Your story is unique and your experiences–along with the history that surrounded you–should not be lost to the passage of time or faded memories. That’s why we’re in the business of writing family histories as well.
“One regret I have is I didn’t get enough information about my father to pass on to my kids.” -Robert De Niro
Why write your biography?
A good answer lies in the reasons people read them. One publisher asked this question to their nearly 2,000 followers on Twitter. Here are some of their answers:
- “To get the life, the thoughts, the significance of a person all in the same place.”
- “Some people are just terribly interesting. Such wondrous, tragic, heroic, ordinary lives.”
- “I love to read about the real struggles of real people, and the many different paths of life.”
- “An individual’s life reveals universal truths about the human condition. I learn how to be.”
- “Because I’m interested in knowing the person behind the business.”
- “To satisfy a universal curiosity: what is the real story behind a real life?”
- “To better understand a certain era.”
- “Down deep, to see if I also have what it takes.”
- “To be inspired.”
The above should answer your question, “should I write my memoir?” Reflecting on your life will help you realize how much you’ve achieved, as well as the important roles you played in the lives of others. Our memoir writing services will make your memories a reality in print.
Whether a traditional “ink-on-paper” book or an E-book, readers want to learn something about the lives of others. Not just the rich and famous, but also the day-to-day heroes of real life.
Are you a Boomer? Older? Your perspective of events through the last half-century will have a great impact on your children and grandchildren. You were an eyewitness to history as it unfolded, and you were right in the middle of events that shaped our present society. Whether the Great Depression, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, the Middle-East debacle, or the Great Recession, your written account will promote greater understanding, and place you as a credible source of information.
A biography can also help you establish the true account of misunderstood events which may have been obscured by lack of accurate information or bad press. It’s an opportunity to set the record straight, to clear up misconceptions that might have blighted you or someone close to you. It’s true after all–written accounts of lives and events shape the opinions of those who read it.
Where do I start?
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With a trusted biographer as your guide, all you have to do is relax and tell your story. You’ll be amazed when events of your past come to the surface–fond memories and key influences that you’d forgotten. You may experience a healthy “cathartic effect” and bring closure to those tender, difficult moments of your past. It’s like being emotionally washed, rinsed, and refreshed.
Surprise them with your book at Christmas, a birthday, Hanukkah, or a family reunion.
As you talk, we will record, compile, edit, and revise your story to your liking. You’ll review each chapter before going to the next. At the end of the process, you can rest assured that your life will be recorded as you told it in an attractive, published book.
Does the rest of your family live on the other side of the country? The world? Surprise each of them with your book at Christmas, a birthday, or that long-awaited family reunion.