HELP/Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What if I need help?
    • Our Story Coaches are available to help you with a variety of tasks. Just go to the Story Coaches tab and hit Schedule an Appointment or call …………..
    • Check the Frequently Asked Questions below – many of your questions will be answered here.
    • Email us at inquiries@porchswingstories.com and we will get right back to you.
    • Call us at 833-767-2411 or 833-PORCH11
    • There is an online chat feature throughout the website – feel free to use it for technical questions.
  • How do I get a Story Coach? Go to the Story Coach tab and hit Schedule an Appointment.
  • What is a Story Coach? A Story Coach offers several benefits, including:
    • help getting started
    • help staying on track
    • help with editing
    • help with photos and videos
    • help navigating the site
    • avoiding writer’s block
    • helps with motivation
    • and many more.
  • How do I begin my story? Hit Create a New Chapter – pick a chapter title or make up one of your own – and get started.  Don’t worry about making it perfect, you can always go back and clean it up later. We offer Story Coaches if you need a little boost…
  • How do I see all my chapters? Go to the My Chapters tab and hit View My Chapters.
  • How do I see a specific chapter? Go to the My Chapters tab, hit View My Chapters, then hit the chapter you want to view.
  • How do I edit a chapter? Go to chapter you want to edit by going to the My Chapters tab and hit View My My Chapters, and hit the chapter you want to edit.  Edit My Chapter is at the bottom of the chapter.
  • How do I enter a picture into a chapter? Go to Edit My Chapter see above) and go to the bottom of the page where there are places to add pictures.
  • What kind of stories should I save? This is up to you, but we have Chapter Topics to give you some ideas.
  • Where should I start? We recommend you avoid the temptation to start at birth.  Start with whichever memory seems important at the moment – it might be from your youth, school days, raising your family, or your career. Sometimes it’s easier to write about others to start – perhaps a story about your parents or your ancestors. 
  • How do I avoid writer’s block? Underneath each Chapter Topic we have memory joggers.  Just pick one and make a few comments.  We also offer Story Coaches to help you stay on track (see Story Coach tab).
  • What if I’m not great about grammar and punctuation? You can make corrections in Edit My Chapter, and some spell check and grammar recommendations will appear. We also offer editing services for a reasonable charge.  Go to the Story Coaches tab and hit Schedule a Story Coach or call ……………
  • How do I go back and make changes to a chapter? Hit view My Chapters under the My Chapters pulldown menu, choose the chapter you want  to edit scroll down to  the bottom of the page a push edit entry. 
  • What is the Story System? Our Story System is a set of six Story Coach Sessions designed to help you succeed in capturing your life story.  We recommend you allow 1-2 weeks between sessions to allow time to get some stories down.
  • How do I get my story turned into a book? When you feel like you have enough information to generate a book, hit the Print My Book tab under the My Chapters pulldown menu and follow the instructions.
  • How do I share my stories with family and friends? Hit the Family and Friends tab under the My Chapters pulldown menu.

 

 

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