Life Story Writing

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Testimonials

Professionally Written Life Story

“I’m still crying real tears! Thanks so much for doing this for us.

We organised a surprise party for dad and gifted him his book. My daughter read lots of it out. Dad was in tears. He loved it. Thank you sooo much.”

Professionally Written Life Story

“Aahhh it’s so good!!! I’ve only read snippets so far but it’s amazing 😉 It’s like I can hear his voice. He will love it. What a treasure for us and our kids, and the generations to come ❤️”

Writing Life Stories Together Gift Pack

“We are two cards in, having interviewed their grandmother in NZ twice this week. The kids take turns with one interviewing her and the other note taking. We have scheduled three more zooms with her next week and have a goal to complete the serious by the end of the school holidays. The children are enjoying hearing their Nanny’s interesting and at times, hilariously funny stories. I have no doubt that Nanny is enjoying their bonding session as well.”

Writing Life Stories Together Gift Pack

“We may well end up doing it as a live presentation as we’ve been recording our sessions so can use these to refer back to. We’re lucky in that Nanny is the gate keeper of a lot of the family history and she has also sent us some great photos and memorabilia to accompany her Life Story…”

Writing Life Stories Together Gift Pack

“What we’ve found that has worked well is that I send her your card and link to your Workshop Video for each stage. She then comes to the Zoom well prepared. We also keep our zooms to 40 minutes so the children don’t tire. If it were me writing the story I’d probably just let it flow and be more organic but, I really want this to be from the children’s point of view. My daughter enjoys drawing and is excited about illustration parts of the story.”

Professionally Written Life Story

“Thank you so much Felicity, this is just what we envisioned and I’m sure it’s importance won’t be truly clear for many years to come yet, but we love Dad’s story! We appreciate your time, effort and patience.”

Professionally Written Life Story

“Documenting my dad’s life story is something that I have always wanted to do, but never had the time to do it and had no idea where to start. Felicity took care of everything!  The only thing we had to do was think about anything specific we wanted included in his life story and the rest was up to whatever my dad wanted to share. Dad was surprised at how much he enjoyed the experience. He found Felicity easy to talk to and whilst he was a bit nervous to start, soon felt comfortable and no doubt could have talked to her all day! The story that Felicity wrote was so wonderful. She used his words and expression and was able to craft it into a perfect reflection of my dad’s life. She even unveiled details of his life that I had never heard before! I am thrilled to have my dad’s life and memories captured in one place and it is something I will treasure forever.  PS Mum is next!!!” 

How Does It Work?

A Life Story is as much or as little of the recipient’s life story as you wish to record. It is written in the recipient’s voice, (in first person), like a memoir or mini biography. It is a keepsake for the family, as well as being a gift of respect for the recipient.

Your Life Story Writing purchase includes:

  • Initial consult between the commissioning person and the Life Story writer
  • Research on the period and significant events/locations etc of the Life Story recipient.
  • Formulation of interview questions
  • A gently guided interview with an experienced lifestyle journalist
  • One edit by the commissioning person or Life Story recipient, if desired
  • Up to 30 colour photographs included in relevant placing throughout the story
  • The professionally written, edited, and formatted Life Story
  • The final Life Story, full colour printed on finest-quality paper stock, beautifully packaged in an elegant, sturdy keep-sake box, and loosely bound so pages with future stories and photographs can be added if desired.

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Imagine sitting with your grandmother, reminiscing on her amazing life, and recording it for your family history… Or perhaps you want to write your own life story – for others to enjoy or learn from, or simply for yourself.

Writing our Life Stories is fun! And it’s a great way to connect with a loved one – a long term project to do together, an experience which will create memories of its own.

The Writing Life Stories Gift Pack comes with:

  • Attractive Interview Cards, designed out of my years of experience writing in the genre.
  • A Writing Life Stories Workshop Video, to guide you through the whole process step by step, with tips and tricks for recording the story – even for our youngest, early writers.
  • Gorgeous stationery gift pack personalised to the Life Story recipient and their writing partner.
  • A “take-everywhere” journal for each writer – it is a vital part of the Life Story process, as you will discover in the workshop video.
  • Pens, pencils, novelty erasers, a smart book mark and a cloth book bag
  • Use your Creative Kids Voucher, making it free!

More information or purchase here.

The perfect gift for those who’ve always wanted to write their own Life Story, write their memoir or write their biography.

With 3 guided step-by-step Workshop Videos; specifically-designed Life Story Writing Cards to help you structure the story, and Writing Templates, this gift pack will see the Story completed – and via an enjoyable process!

What you get:

  • A set of specially-designed A Way With Words Life Story Writing Cards
  • Writing Life Stories Workshop Videos to guide you practically through what should be included
  • A Memoir Writing Workshop Video to help with writing techniques
  • A Writing for Positive Mental Health Workshop video with warm up writing excercises and methods for bringing out memories of a lifetime of stories.
  • All Writing Workshop Videos are Family and Lifetime-Access
  • A smart writing book, tailored to the life story recipient
  • ‘Take everywhere’ journaling notebook
  • A pen or pencil tailored to the gift recipient
  • All packaged in a cloth book bag for Story keepsakes and reminders
  • Personalised gift certificate
  • Use your Creative Kids Voucher

More information or purchase here

The goodies in the Gift Packs!

An example of the workshop video which takes you step-by-step through the story.

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