Do you have a story to tell?

  1. Thinking about writing a book or memoir?

  2. Not sure how to get started?

  3. Need help developing your story?

Whether it’s shaping your thoughts into a cohesive story, word-smithing or designing the style and layout of your document, we can help.

You may even have an elderly parent or relative who has memories you’d like to capture.

Whatever your story writing need, The Story-Booker offers a unique set of skills combining a talent in writing and storytelling with an expertise in computer word processing.  We have the tools and the skill you need to complete your project.

Contact us for a free, quick assessment.

What we do

  1. Guide you in compiling your memories into a cohesive story

  2. Help you write your story (for writing samples, visit our Blog)

  3. Recommend layout designs to showcase your story

The amount of assistance we provide is up to you.

                                                                                                                          

Our lives are Stories

We all live from story to story.  Most of our stories don’t really get told.  And, if they do, it’s in a Facebook chronicle or briefly shared (often cut short or interrupted) with a friend.

What about really telling your story?  You may think your life is boring and that no one could possibly be interested in it.  But write down just one personal story and share it with just one sibling, child or friend and we believe you’ll learn otherwise.  The Story-Booker can help you do this.


Writing Your Story

Here are some brief tips to keep in mind as you write your story.  Remember that when you share a story, you’re taking the reader on a journey with you to revisit something that happened.  Your story should be written in such a way as to bring them into the story with you as you re-live it.

  1. 1.Every story has a beginning, middle and end.  Always know where the story is going.

  2. 2.Open your story with a compelling statement to capture reader interest (something like “Uh, oh!”)

  3. 3.Describe the scene and people with as much detail as you can remember.  Bring the reader into your story.

  4. 4.Every story has some sort of tension or stress.  Describe it and how you felt about it.

  5. 5.When the story is over, end it.  Don’t drag it out with unnecessary rambling.

You can do this.  Read more . . .


Click here to see samples of our work.

What clients are saying . . .







Recommended Reading:

  1. The Power of Personal Storytelling by Jack Maguire, published by Tarcher/Putnam, New York

  2. Story by Robert McKee, published by ReganBooks, New York

  3. The Healing Art of Storytelling by Richard Stone, published by Hyperion, New York

  4. Storycatcher by Christina Baldwin, published by New World Library, Novato, California

  5. The Story Factor by Annette Simmons, published by Basic Books, New York

 

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Bill, you have come up with another jewel.  The layout, design, pictures, photos and the text are beautifully done.  Thank you so much for all you did to make the book a wonderful archive for our family.

— Ardene N., Prior Lake, MN

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