Meet Tim Vandehey, ghostwriter extraordinaire. Over his fifteen year career, he’s written 55 books for his client-authors—and a couple of his own. He’s hit the New York Times bestseller list, and one of his books recently won a coveted Axiom award. Join us as we discuss how his practices and procedures can improve our own […]
For today’s article, I reached out to Mary Harper, indexer of print and ebook publications. An experienced professional with over 600 indexes to her name, Mary gives us the lowdown on a piece of back matter that, like good health and youth, we don’t appreciate until it’s missing.
It happened a couple days ago. I was working on a draft for a storyteller whose first language is German, second language is Spanish, and third—of which he has a firm hold—English. He’s an intelligent, articulate guy, though not a reader nor a writer. In other words, not the kind of guy to throw out […]
Chad Elliot grew up a shy, home-schooled kid, but that didn’t stop him from becoming Seattle’s preeminent improv coach. In this episode, Chad talks about how he adapts improv techniques to help people improve their communication skills—not just on the stage, but in their personal and professional lives as well. We explore how we can […]
Show notes, episode #3 There are two major skills you need for life story writing: writing and interviewing. Today were going to talk about what’s probably the more important of the two—interviewing. Setting Choosing the right environment for the interview is crucial. Make sure it’s someplace where your storyteller is at ease. (This will usually […]
Show notes, episode #2 Annie Presley is co-author with Christy Howard of the Read This series of guided journals, big, beautiful books that encourage people to gather the practical information of their lives and their personal stories, all under one cover. It’s a different take on legacy projects, something the two authors were inspired to […]