Hugo, Memoir Assistant
I have more posts coming in the next few days, but for now, a link.
Today, I’m launching a new website to promote my work as a freelance writer, ghostwriter, and writing coach.
I have been in love with storytelling all of my life, and I have found great satisfaction (and occasional peril and pain) in writing memoir. Over the years, I’ve helped many people — a few famous, most not — tell their stories in bestselling books, essays and privately published family memoirs. I’ve co-written many a college admissions essay as well.
When I taught women’s history at PCC, I required three papers from my students. The first was a biography of a feminist role model from earlier eras. The second, an interview with a living older woman (someone over 70) whose story they were tasked with telling. The third paper, of course, was an autobiography. We learn by reading, we learn by listening, and we learn by organizing our own memories into a coherent narrative. My students generally seemed to benefit from the project, and long after I left the classroom, I remain committed to the idea of equipping everyone to be a storyteller.
There are plenty of writing coaches out there, most of them very good; plenty of ghostwriters and editors to be found as well. I’m joining a crowded field, but I believe I have the experience and skill to help at least a few people tell important stories.
If you know someone who would like to chat about hiring a writing coach or partner, do please forward this site to them.
Thank you so much for your loyal readership!