Your story might be about family, friendships, a special romance, an exciting job or a lifelong passion. Whatever you choose to write about, your book will be a very special gift, something your loved ones will cherish and remember you by. I will guide you through the steps to write your story so please get in touch to chat about your project.
Hello, and welcome. I’m Katarina Sherbourne, a professional life story writer based in the south of England. I pride myself on providing a personal and friendly service and will work with you in a sensitive and caring way. If writing doesn’t come naturally, if you haven’t got the time to write, or if your first language isn’t English, I can help.
Our lives are full of interesting people, relationships and events, so how do you begin to write about these experiences? Here are some useful life story writing tips that I’d like to share.
Memoirs come in all shapes and guises, and I'm always on the lookout for inspiration. One classic that I have recently read is The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith. For more than a century, this wonderfully comic portrayal of suburban life and values has remained in print. Although it was written in 1892, the book feels timeless and ageless. The characters are recognisable today, the same domestic trials and tribulations still vex us, and the intergenerational struggles continue. I nearly missed reading this book, thinking it would be somewhat stodgy and turgid. But it turned out to be the funniest book I have read in many years. Highly recommended!
I learn a lot about life doing this job, and often come away from a project all the wiser for doing it. Terry's book is no different, and I am delighted to have collaborated with him on what is a very special project. Here is what Terry says about the experience. "I found Katarina a very professional lady. Well experienced, understanding and patient. The finished book reads as if I had written it, even though I didn't have to put pen to paper! I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Katarina as your partner for creating your life story in a book." Many thanks, Terry, I hope your friends and family enjoy reading your fabulous story.