As we eagerly await the first warm, fresh breezes of spring — and the endless picnics and reunions inspired by the warm weather — it’s time to start thinking about putting your own personal, extra special touch to this year’s round of reunions. Put that rich personal or family history into print by self-publishing your memoirs now, just in time to print copies for friends and family this spring and summer.
It’s easier than ever for the family historian to leave a legacy in print that can be passed down from generation to generation. All most people really need is a little guidance to remember the right details and organize their memories into a structured book. This is something the Memoir Writing Kit from Outskirts Press does exceptionally well — and painlessly! The kit offers 140 pages of memory-provoking questions to help inspire you to remember every delicious detail. Simply answer the questions in complete sentences, remove the questions themselves, and your memoir practically writes itself! In addition to questions to get the ball rolling, the Memoir Writing Kit includes some pre-written text to put each chapter into context. You are free to use the text as is or modify it as you see fit.
The Memoir Writing Kit is structured in roughly chronological order, beginning with “The Dawn of Life” and ending with “The Sunset.” The years between are organized by similarly themed chapters, ranging from “Childhood Holidays and Celebrations” to “Serving My Country” to “A Taste for Life.”
- The Dawn of Life
- City, County, State, and Country
- First Family
- Childhood Friends and Events
- Childhood Holidays and Celebrations
- First Days of School
- Serving My Country
- College Days (and Nights)
- Starting a Career
- Significant (and not-so-significant) Others
- Starting and Raising a Family
- Spiritual Matters
- Pastimes & Sports
- Politics and History
- Continuing Career
- Empty Nest
- Overcoming Adversity
- A Taste for Life
- Ready for Retirement
- Growing Old Together
- A Mature Look at Life
- The Sunset
However, since everyone’s life is different, the Memoir Writing Kit is flexible enough and comprehensive enough to help you add, embellish or delete chapters as needed to tell your story the way it needs to be told.
Find out more about how the Memoir Writing Kit can give you something priceless — that’s also quite affordable!