Write Your Stories Down Now
As a personal historian, I help you to do what you’re sure you’ll get around to someday, which is to write down all those family stories you carry around in your head. Many of those stories you think of often, but there are others you believe you’ve long forgotten. You talk, I listen and ask questions, record what you’ve said, transcribe the conversation, then transform your words into a written form that preserves your voice. It’s your story told in first person, which reads with the liveliness that only occurs when there is an interested audience—that’s me!
The Magic of Sharing your Stories
When you write your stories down, your children and grandchildren will grasp that you once were quite young, just like them. Imagine reading stories out loud from your very own book with your grandchildren. They will smile, laugh, perhaps cry, and will surely feel closer to you.
If I could sit around all day and simply listen to people’s stories, I’d be happy. As a personal historian, I’ve put to work my years of experience as a professional storyteller and writer. And with my degree in history I can even say that this is what I knew I should be doing all along—it just took me a few years to figure out!
To get started, or for more information, please contact me. Marjorie@marjorieturner.com
- Personal Histories in manuscript and book form
- Interactive Memoir Writing and Storytelling workshops
- Scanning of vintage photos and recording, then sharing of stories through www.Legacystories.org
Silver Lake Sampler A collection of personal history excerpts, as told to Marjorie Turner Hollman. http://tinyurl.com/ceh7exf
Splitting Seeds: Songs and Stories from the Threshing Floor. A compilation of poems, pen and ink drawings and narrative reflections of Mary Potter. A faith journey from severe depression and anorexia to a life of wholeness. http://tinyurl.com/8twg4xw
From Minnesota to Florida: Finding a Place in the Sun–Kuhl Family Stories, Letters and more. Personal History of the Glen and Don Kuhl Families http://tinyurl.com/cwk3prv
Certified Legacy Advisor, (CLA) through the Legacy Stories International Association of Storykeepers (I-ASK) www.LegacyStories.org
Association of Personal Historians, Chapter Coordinator, MA-RI-CT; www.personalhistorians.org Bellingham Business Association, (BBA) Board member; http://bellinghambusinessassociation.org/ Producer, Bellingham/Mendon Veteran’s Oral History Project, supported by ABMI Cable 8; Producer, Strictly Business, a monthly Cable 8 TV show spotlighting local businesses, sponsored by the BBA
Marjorie Turner Hollman