The Memoir Writing Experience
We customize the Memoiria experience to your needs and expectations, but in most cases the book creation process looks something like this:
The Phone Call: We start with a phone call to discuss your vision for the project. What story do you want to tell? How do you want to tell it? Clients may also choose to write stories themselves based on a strategy we provide, or have the stories written in an "as told to" format. Whatever method works best for your story is the one we will use.
The Memoiria Questionnaire: This brief document provides a framework for future discussions.
The Interviews: Depending on your preference and your location, we meet in person, by video conference, or by phone. The number of interviews is dependent on the scope of your memoir. For clients who wish to do the writing themselves, we create an outline, story list, and a manageable timeline.
Writing it Down: We transcribe your interviews and edit them to create thrilling, poignant, and personal stories. We send you a first draft, which you are able to edit if desired.
The Design Process: When you are happy with the content as written, we enter the design phase. We pair your stories with photographs and historical documents to create an illustrated narrative.
Final Approval: We send you a draft copy of your book to review and approve before publication. You are the author, so we add or take away content as you see fit.
Book Printing: Your manuscript is sent to our printer, where it is custom printed and bound. You decide how many copies are printed.
Delivery Day: We overnight your book to you, and the joy you feel turning the pages is mirrored by our happiness at knowing we helped create this sustaining legacy for you and your family.
A Note About Pricing: Each project is priced individually and is dependent on the number of photos, memoir length, and time spent interviewing and researching. Please contact us for more details.
EVERYONE HAS A STORY.
At Memoiria, we create personalized, one-of-a-kind memoirs and personal histories. Biographies, travelogues, family trees, short stories, photo books – whatever your vision, we are here to turn it into a book you can hold in your hands and pass on to future generations.
How does it work? The choice is yours. If you'd like to do the writing yourself, our memoir coach can help you figure out where to start and how to organize your book. If you'd prefer to tell your stories to a professional writer, our memoirist turns one-on-one interviews into an engaging narrative. Our book designer then marries words and images to create a page-turning keepsake.
At Memoiria, we put your life in context, both historically and personally. The resulting product is a reflection not only of the life you’ve lived, but the times in which you lived it.
Write Your Life Story
I’ve always loved listening to people tell stories. I grew up in Brooklyn, NY, during the time when sharing stories with neighbors was the preferred way to spend a hot summer evening. I listened as my mother, grandmother, and neighbors talked about the gossip of the day, the memories of the way things used to be, and their expectations for what was to come.
My love of real-life stories led me to pursue a degree in journalism from Boston University. I went on to write for newspapers, magazines, and websites, including Reader’s Digest, AARP Bulletin, and O, the Oprah Magazine.
I started Memoiria as a way to preserve family histories and life stories. My own grandfather passed away before I had the chance to talk with him about many of his experiences. That loss inspired me to help families create a lasting legacy for their loved ones.
I work with a talented team of editors and designers to create an heirloom-quality published book. The entire team is committed to treating each project with respect and reverence.
A story is a precious gift, and we are honored that you have chosen to entrust us with yours.
Memoir Writing Service
Someday... We've thought it. We've heard it. "Someday I'll write a book about my life." "Someday I'll get Mom to tell me all her stories." "Someday I'll create a family history."
Why not make "Someday" – today?
Memoiria: Because A Story Written Down is a Story Remembered.
He was there through the early stages, when they laughed over Frances' locking her keys in her car, or forgetting a friend's name. But slowly the signs became unavoidable. Always the trusted copilot on their frequent road trips, Frances could no longer read a map.
A.B. - September, 2010
My grandfather would take me and my cousins to the beach. He’d find these big rocks that were covered in shells. He’d sit on the rock, pop the shells off, pull out the snails, wash them in saltwater and eat them right there.
A.I. - July, 2016
She could be deployed overseas at any time. "Sometimes I think, 'Am I being selfish? Am I asking too much of my family?'" she says. "Then another voice says, 'I am finally doing what I really want to do.'"
M.H.P. - May, 2011
Then one day in 2001, she visited a neighbor's ranch when a shy month-old filly rubbed up against her: "She wouldn't leave me alone. And when I found out she was born on my birthday, I decided on the spot to buy her."
B.C. - March, 2014
“On a scale of one to ten, one being perfectly healthy and ten being dead, how is my wife?” I asked. “The surgeon basically told me that she was a nine.”
D.W. - March, 2014