Dreaming of writing
How often do you say to yourself, I should write a book? Or other people tell you,'You should write a book.'
The art of story telling is fading fast, and I believe it's a legacy we don't want to lose.
Everyone has a story, although not everyone wants to tell it to the whole world. But how about your family - your children and grand children? Wouldn't they like to know more about their parent or grand parent, auntie or uncle? Afterall, we were young ourselves once, have seen and experienced things our children have no comprehension of. Don't let your story(ies) die with you.
One regret I have is that I didn't get my father's story. Particularly his war story. Captured in the Battle of Crete in WWII he was a prisoner of war (POW) for four years, enduring unimaginable hardship, pain, starvation, and friends being shot in front of him. It shaped him, and was part of what made him the strong, courageous human I knew him to be. I would have loved to get his story, but never did. I deeply regret that. The legacy of who he was at that time is now gone forever.
So, stop thinking, one day I'll sit down and write my story. Do it NOW! The sooner you make a start, the further along the process you'll be...and then it's done.
Don't know where to start? That's where I come in...
Meraki (Greek) – To Do Something With Love, Passion and a Lot of Soul
Merahki Publishing is the imprint name for the self-publishing arm of my business. When I first came across the word (a dear friend sent it to me), it was the perfect fit for my book publishing journey, because my book Silent Warrior - Transformation, was absolutely created with love, passion, and a LOT of soul!
I learnt a lot about the self-publishing process and what it takes to create a story worthy of being read by a wide audience. It's far different than writing a journal, blog, or social media posts that's for sure! It's a whole other world out there.
Not everyone wants to write a story to be published out into the wider world. But a story full of creative narrative for your family, now that's something special. It's a legacy to be handed down for generations to come.
If you're ready to write YOUR amazing story but feel stuck, or you just don't know where to start, I offer Memoir Mentoring to help you turn your dream into a reality. We build your unique story step by step to whatever level you want it to be.
So, don't wait a moment longer, get in touch and let's discuss how I can help you!
Interested in an International Writing Retreat in 2024?
Then head over to my Retreats page and see what I've got in store. This will be perfect opportunity to have dedicated writing time, learn from me as I share my own journey, and of course, take in the sights, smells and tastes of Asia with me by your side taking care of everything!