Thinking About Writing a Memoir or an Autobiography?

Whether you're thinking of writing your own memoir or autobiography, or just looking for ideas on ways to share your stories, your advice, or the history of your family, MemoirHelper.com is a great place to start. Our goal is to provide you with tips, tools, and resources to help you find the best way to accomplish your goals. The resources on ...  Read More

FREE – One Chapter Challenge

Be sure to check out our One Chapter Challenge! It's FREE and aims to help YOU get one chapter written in 28 short sessions. It includes a private Facebook Group so you can get help and support from our team and others on the same journey. Learn More         ...  Read More

Amazon Prime and Amazon Music

Amazon Prime - $12.99/month OR $119/year Amazon Prime* is a paid subscription that offers significant value for those who regularly shop on Amazon.com or use Amazon services. Free and fast shipping on millions of products. Access to Prime Days - an annual deal event just for Prime members (Oct. 13-14, 2020) delivering incredible savings on ...  Read More

How to Digitize a Framed Photo without Glare

Do you have a framed photo that you would love to include in your life stories project? Even if the photo would fit in your scanner, taking it out of the frame is a pain and I've even seen old photos get damaged in the process of pulling them away from the glass. I often recommend taking a photo of a photo, but when it's behind glass, the glare ...  Read More

Love the Nixplay Photo Frame

Photos... it's a love-hate thing. I love them, but converting all the print photos to digital and trying to get all the digital photos organized has been a long-time battle. Thanks to Google Photos and a high speed photo scanner, the situation has significantly improved in the last couple of years and I truly am starting to get a grip on my ...  Read More

Capturing Everyday Moments

There is a free app I've been using for a few months for capturing everyday moments. The app, 1SE or 1 Second Everyday allows you to choose one or two photos or 1-second video clips to represent any given day. It can play all the clips or clips from a date range as a movie to show you your life at a glance. It's really quite amazing! If you ...  Read More

Dictate Your Stories to Your Smartphone

Speech-to-Text technology can be a lifesaver for those who struggle with typing, but it can also be a handy tool to use any time that you don't have a full-sized keyboard around - for instance, when you go on your daily walk or during TV commercials. Many of us are already talking to our phones when we want to send a quick message to someone. ...  Read More

Go Deep or Keep it Light?

My mom has been working on her life and family stories for a while now. I am eagerly anticipating getting to read some of those stories this summer. I don't know what to expect... Will I learn the details of those interesting, slightly scandalous family stories of which I've heard only bits? Will I gain insights into what has driven my mother ...  Read More

Thank You, Google Photos

Google Photos Made Dad's Day! My father is one of those people who is "hard to buy for." And I'm one of those people who does things at the last minute. So for Father's Day this year, I found myself scrambling to try and come up with something special with less than 24 hours to go. I had been brainstorming gift ideas for a few days and as ...  Read More

Save Often and Have a Backup Plan…

Stuff happens... Sometimes it's minor – like your computer locks up when you've forgotten to save that last hour of writing because you were on a roll. Or worse, your hard drive goes bad and the only copy of your entire life stories project is not able to be recovered. I admit that I've lost an hour or more of work on my computer because I ...  Read More

Encourage Seniors to Preserve Their Stories While They Are Stuck at Home

Do you know any senior citizens who are getting a little bored or depressed by staying at home these past few months? It's wonderful to check-in with them regularly, but if they are anything like my parents, they have finished all the seasons of their favorite TV Shows and are starting to go a little stir crazy. It may just be the perfect ...  Read More

Preserving Your Favorite Family Stories

When I think of my favorite family stories, they are almost always funny, and often the result of someone suffering significant embarrassment. Like the time my big sister wore a wrap-around dress that got stuck in the booth at the renowned Caesar’s Palace brunch. She didn’t notice it until she had nearly passed the entire booth next to ours and ...  Read More

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