Resources for writing a memoir and other true -life stories:

Aah, the art of family storytelling, writing a memoir and other true-life stories. , biographies. Our favorite topic. We hope you enjoy these storytelling resources to help you either start on a family story or your own memoir. We promise a lot of links and follow-up resources in the classes we teach, so here they are!

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Cover of How to Storyboard book by Rhonda Lauritzen. This is an invaluable tool for anyone writing a memoir, true-life story, or fiction. How to Storyboard – book and templates

If you envision writing a memoir or family history story, check out our storyboard method including our template posters and how-to book. These are available on Amazon. You can get the book, ebook, a package of posters, or a combo pack. Here are the links:

Our favorite storytelling resources – articles at your fingertips:

My Life Story is a book of questions to ask your parents, or to help anyone who is writing a memoir. Cover shown here.My Life Story: Thoughtful questions to tell your story

This full-color booklet is a wonderful guide for life story interviews, to use as journal prompts, or to spark ideas as you write your memoir.

Free Printables and Downloads

Each of these links will take you to a page where you can download free printables:

Articles on Storytelling using video and audio

Would you like help writing a memoir?

We love helping clients one-on-one. In these sessions we can storyboard your memoir, map out a custom plan to tell a life story, or help you get organized.

Writing a memoir? Finish your story with help from Evalogue.Life - cabin on the water photo

Life story interviews

We conduct professional life story interviews, which are often given as gifts to parents or grandparents. This can be a real breakthrough for anyone writing a memoir, biography or family history story because this is often the easiest way to get it done.  Each interview takes several hours of our time, and includes the initial consultation, printed booklet of life story question, approximately 75 minutes of audio recording, audio files on a flash drive, and the interviewer notes.

Life story interview pricing:

  • One interview: $137
  • Price (each) for 3 interviews: $127
  • Price (each) for 6 interviews: $117
  • Gift certificates:

Writing a memoir? We love helping clients one-on-one:

  • We collaborate with you to map a custom plan for writing your own life story, to storyboard your tale, or to coach you along the way. $107 per one-hour session or $97 each for six sessions.

Gift certificates:

Available in any amount, life story interview gift certificates are a meaningful alternative to buying “stuff.” We have many families give their parents, grandparents or partner a life story interview for special occasions.

Click here to order or print a gift certificate.

Life story gift certificate can help jumpstart the process for anyone writing a memoir

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