In today’s episode, Patricia Hamilton, publisher at Park Place Publications, discusses a project near and dear to her heart: a curated community history with contributions from residents of Pacific Grove, California.
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Gwen Hernandez is novelist who learned Scrivener the natural way—by using it. She shared what she knew with the online community, and her reputation as someone who not only used the writing software, but someone who could explain how to use it, took off. The author of Scrivener for Dummies talks to The Life Story Coach about some of the ways we can keep our writing, research, interviews, and everything else organized with what she calls the “project manager for books.”
Rachel Brenke with advice for life story professionals—it’s not as hard as you think!
Going into business for yourself can be scary. There are forms to fill out, licenses to apply for, new checking accounts to set up. And then there’s the whole business about contracts, services agreements, insurance—do I need it or not?—along with lots of other things that can send your head into a spin.
Going from interview transcript to book draft can be hard. That’s why I decided to share my system with you. In this episode, I talk about how I used to do it with Mac Pages. In part II, I’ll talk about how I edit life story books with Scrivener.
Jenny Doan and her family started the Missouri Star Quilt Company. A decade later, Jenny’s quilting tutorials have been watched by millions, and her love of quilting has spurred people around the globe to create quilts of their own. Along the way, fans have sent stories behind the family heirloom quilts that have been collected into several books. Jenny discusses quilting, the importance of family stories, and how the two are related.
Life story work is “heart-driven” work, and like other service-oriented professions, it attracts people who may not feel comfortable with the money-making side of their business. Sarah White knows how important it is for us to charge what we’re worth; more importantly, she knows how to help us over the obstacles that keep us from doing so. She has taken her training in Guided Autobiography and created a workshop aimed at helping us uncover our “story” about money: the attitudes and assumptions that we absorbed in childhood, the very attitudes and assumptions that may be sabotaging our financial success today.