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 UK who works with people living all over the world. I pride myself on providing a personal and caring service, where I take care of every aspect of a project from initial planning to final print. 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.
The Swinging Sixties: the Beatles, flower-power, Mods and Rockers, hitch-hiking and Eel Pie Island. They're all there in Duncan's diaries about growing up in the late 1960s. I'm thoroughly enjoying the job of editing his notes and turning them into a story for his children and grandchildren to enjoy. What a hoot.
Exciting news on the business and marketing front. In the next few months, I hope to be working with Clare Forder and her team at the University of Brighton in Sussex. Final-year students studying business and management at the School of Business and Law will be looking at my biography service and using it as a real-life business to apply theories and practices. It will be a fascinating two months and I look forward very much to meeting everyone later in February.
Thanks to Roxy van der Post for chatting to me about her unique business, using video storytelling as a force for positive social and environmental change. It was great to meet a fellow storyteller, we are both doing the same thing, just using different mediums, her video and film, me words and books. In the past, clients have asked me about documenting their stories as films and as audiobooks, so this is something I am currently exploring. Watch this space.