Each one of us has a unique story that deserves to be told and cherished. We all have our own experiences, challenges and achievements that make us who we are. However, as we grow older, our memories tend to fade away, and we can often forget important details that make our lives worth sharing.
Writing your life story can be a daunting task, but it’s a worthwhile endeavour that will help you to preserve your memories for generations to come. Click here to learn more about how LifeBook Memoirs can help you preserve your memories.
In this post, we will provide you with a step-by-step guide to writing your life story, starting small and gradually expanding your remembrances. We’ll also explain how you can use the services of a LifeBook Memoirs ghostwriter to assemble your life story, if needed.
Begin with small memories
Start by jotting down small memories that come to mind. Write down events that were meaningful or significant to you, even if they seem trivial. This step will help you to awaken your memory and start reflecting on your past experiences.
Interview those who knew you
One of the best ways to recall memories is by interviewing people who knew you during different stages of your life. Reach out to your childhood friends, relatives and former colleagues. Ask them about their memories of you, the places you’ve been, the experiences you shared and how you’ve changed over the years. These interviews will add depth and colour to your life story, and they might even bring out memories that you had forgotten.
Look at old photos
Photos are a great way to trigger memories. Go through your old photo albums and pick out a few pictures that spark fond memories. These may remind you of events, people and places that you have forgotten. Add these new insights to your memory bank.
Find old diaries
If you keep a diary, use this as an opportunity to read through and reminisce. While you may have only chronicled your thoughts and experiences, these memories could be useful in your story’s narrative. Use the diary, to jog memories about specific dates and emotions and work them into your story.
Set a goal
Now that you have collected memories and stories, decide what you want your story to say. What is the message you want readers to take away from it? Jot down a few points to guide your writing, moving forward.
Bonus tip: hire a memoir writer
Writing your life story can be a time-consuming and daunting task, especially if you are hoping to capture the impact, be truthful and inspire those who read it. If the thought of organising and penning your story overwhelms you, consider hiring a professional ghostwriter. The experienced ghostwriters at LifeBook Memoirs can take your memories and messages and use them to craft your memoir accurately, professionally and poignantly while capturing your voice and style.
Writing your life story is a memorable, meaningful and enjoyable undertaking. By following our step-by-step guide, you will be able to record your memories and create a written legacy that will inspire and educate generations to come. If, however, you find the task daunting, we are here to help. Those looking for a professionally written memoir can trust LifeBook Memoirs to handle the work of converging life history into a beautifully crafted memoir. Remember, your story matters, and it deserves to be told.
Interested in having someone write a book about your life? Get in touch with us. The LifeBook Memoirs team is here to help you at every stage of your memoir project. Whether you are ready to commission a project or if you have questions, moving forward couldn’t be easier. Email us your question on the form below, book a consultation or simply call us!
Written by the LifeBook Memoirs editorial team