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First . . .

We will get to know each other. I'll ask you to come prepared with a list of about ten experiences you think would make for a great read, from the funny to the heart-wrenching. We'll start by picking one together. As you dig deep into your memory, I'll listen and guide you toward the meaningful, oft-forgotten details of your experience.
 

 

Next . . . 

In the following weeks, we'll continue to meet for casual, friendly get togethers during which you'll share the stories that have brought your life the most meaning, like the time you met your life partner or the day your first child was born. Imagine I am a new friend, asking questions and urging you to pinpoint meaning in your experiences. Each conversation is recorded for me to transcribe from later. 

 

Finally . .. 

When you feel that you're ready to turn your recollections into a book format, I'll compile the material I've transcribed from our conversations and edit for clarity, consistency, punctuation and grammar. Using CreateSpace, Amazon's Print on Demand service, you can have as many copies published as you like.  In addition to the printed copies of your life story, I'm also happy to give you the recorded sessions on a USB drive.

 

 

"Nothing can be as astounding as life. Except for writing. Yes, of course, except for writing . . ."
 

— Orhan Pamuk