Memoir Mentoring

 

We all experience life in unique ways - childhood, adolescence, adulthood - our stories shape who we are and how we see the world.

Writing about your life is a wonderful way to revisit those stories and share them with others.


 

Completing a memoir is a hugely rewarding accomplishment. Friends, family and future generations will gain insight into your unique perspective.

Writing your memoir is also therapeutic. It can be cathartic to reminisce and relive special moments. Writing involves steeping your senses in the smells, sounds, tastes, textures and colours of the moment. To bring a memory to life with words is a challenge worth pursuing.

However, writing is harder than it looks. It takes time to learn and practice the craft of writing. Your life is teeming with stories and special moments – where do you start?

This is where I come in. I can help you gain clarity. Which part of your life do you focus on? Who is your book for? How can you get into the habit of writing regularly?

I will help you look at the big picture before getting stuck into the fine details. Together we will create a plan that will give you manageable goals. We will do warm-up exercises; practice writing from different points of view; read excerpts from other memoirs.

You will go away feeling focused and inspired. You will email pieces of writing to me and I will give you written feedback. How much writing you do and how often we meet, is up to you.

We can meet face-to-face or through zoom sessions or emails – whatever suits you best.

 

Cost: I charge $35 per hour plus transport costs.  Contact me for a chat. I'd love to hear from you.

© 2020 Karen Jarvis