Would you like help in organizing and writing down important stories for your family?
Let me be a ghostwriter for you! Together we can put your important memories in a booklet that your family and friends can keep forever. You tell me your family’s stories, and I’ll write them out for you.
My Writing Experiences: I graduated with a Writing degree from Indiana Wesleyan University, I am the author of She Won’t Shrink Back, and I blog regularly at marynolen.net. I work hard to make my writing clear, engaging, and heartfelt.
I would love to be the writer who helps captures your family’s stories!
How It Works Step 1: I meet with you to hear you share your stories. Before this meeting, I will provide a pre-interview worksheet for you to brainstorm which stories and details you want to include in your book. Ideally, I’d like to have 2-3 family members at this meeting so we could include the perspectives of each person. Our meeting should last 60-90 minutes.
Step 2: I start writing. At that point, based on how many stories and details you shared, I’ll figure out how long your booklet will likely be and therefore give you a pricing estimate. We can then make the decision of which stories to include and which to cut. I’ll start organizing your stories into sections. And as I write, I’ll likely have more questions about what happened, such as… What was the dog’s name in that story? How long did you work at that job? Can you tell me more about your grandparents’ house? etc. I may also want to call or email other members of your family to hear their perspectives of a particular story.
Step 3: I submit the first draft to you. You read over it and make sure that all the details are accurate.
Step 4: We decide on the best publication form for your family.
*Pricing will depend on the length of the project. Example: A few years ago, I created an online article about my grandparents after interviewing some of my family members. You can read it here to get an idea of how we can collect and organize your stories.