Here are a couple of thoughts to keep in mind:
1. Don’t feel the need to write your story chronologically. You don’t need to start at birth. Pick a memory or a time in your life that is on your mind at the moment, or that you think your family will enjoy, and start there.
2. We’re not looking for a 500 page biography. Think about short (2-4 page) chapters. Maybe 10-12 of them. And don’t feel like your grammar and spelling have to be perfect – you can always clean it up later – and we can help with that!
3. Ideas will come to mind at unexpected times. Have a method available for collecting these random thoughts – pen and paper, phone, etc.
4. If you are comfortable with the technology, and your phone is so equipped, you can speak into your phone instead of typing. You will want to go back and clean up spelling and grammar, but it’s a quick way of getting ideas from your mind into the website.
Just hit START MY STORY, then select a Chapter from our Chapter Topics list (or make up your own). We’ve also provided Memory Joggers to get you started.
Need help? Our Story Coaches are available at $39 per 30-minute session to help you write your story, navigate the site, or just about anything else you need (including motivation). Just hit SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT.