The Writer’s Diet—a book and companion website—won’t spiff up your prose for you, but it will point you toward the flaws that can make writing dull and stodgy. Listen to learn about five common trouble spots in writing, how to spot them in your own prose, and what you can do to fix them.
Scrivener is a powerful app created especially for writers. Find out some of the key functions that make it an indispensable tool for life story writing.
Dawn Roode of Modern Heirloom Books creates beautiful life story books using skills she learned from her career in magazines, where she did work with Vogue, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar, and Parenting. She recently relaunched her life story business with new signature products, including custom-made stories for brides.
Rutger Bruining of Story Terrace talks about creating movement in the world of life stories. He believes that having a book about your life should be the norm, not the exception, and his company is helping make that happen. They match up freelance writers with customers. If you’re interested in writing for them, give this a listen.
John Jantsch of Duct Tape Marketing talks about connecting with clients, identifying the problem you can help them solve, and the life story project he did for his own mom.
Janet Kirkman talks about writing life stories for pets (including show dogs) and for cherished possessions. The unconventional focus allows the story of a person or family to emerge.