Professional one-on-one memoir mentoring offers numerous benefits. As a first step, I invite you to briefly reflect on what help you require:
As your writing mentor, I can assist with every stage of preparation. For instance, I provide:
Everyone has a story to tell and people’s motivations for writing their story differs. Some of my clients do not intend to publish their story but wish to use writing as a way to better understand themselves, or to explain themselves to others, or for preserving as a family keepsake.
A memoir contains emotions, and may be quite intimate in covering a specific theme, or period, in the writer’s life, while an autobiography is more chronological, documenting the writer’s life experiences.
Before agreeing to work together, I will assess your manuscript and provide you with an estimate of what is needed and how many hours this work is likely to take.
Reach out via my book a mentoring session form to organise an initial consultation. During this session, we will learn more about each other, discuss how I can assist you with your needs, and decide if we are a good fit to work together.
I work with clients who have completed their first manuscript draft and others who need help to start mapping and writing their story. I can work with you through every stage of the writing process.
Yes, I will guide you through a number of tasks that will help you to determine what you’d like to write about and why. We will do tasks that are fun and that help to reignite old memories for you.
Yes, I have worked with clients who had little writing experience in adulthood but through our work together, have proceeded to write a treasured keepsake for their family.
Yes, I have written a number of books with multiple authors and my guidance will help you to ensure all voices are heard within your manuscript.
I encourage everyone, of every age, to write about their life. Some people think their life has been ‘nothing special’ but my experience is that everyone’s life counts. People who claim their life has been ‘ordinary’, when provided with mentoring support, have gone on to write the most extraordinary story – and have proceeded to walk with an extra spring in their step. If you have experienced trauma or illness, writing can assist healing and re-focusing on the beauty in life. Narrative mentoring can guide you on this path.
Yes, once your manuscript is ready, we can discuss which publishers may be interested in your story and assistance can be provided in preparing a book proposal for submission.
Please reach out to me directly regarding pricing.