Welcome to The Sound of Your Voice Memoir. My name is Beth McNellen and my passion is capturing life stories so they can be passed down for generations. What if you had your great-great-great grandfather's memoir right now? Would that be a treasure to you? Could you be entertained, educated, even touched by what he chose to say and the way that he said it?
For families and for history, memoir is one honest voice telling the story of their walk through life and through the events that took place during that time period.
Structuring the process so it can be done efficiently and cost-effectively, The Sound of Your Voice Memoir guides people in person or by phone, through the narration of their story. The recording of these sessions is transcribed and compiled into a manuscript which the narrator then edits to their liking--with help from their "coach"--if they'd like it. Ultimately, the finished story is published in book form, complete with a short family history and personal photos.
This gift is for others--now and for generations to come. But more importantly, the process is a gift for you.
“Listen to your life,” says Frederick Buechner, Pulitzer Prize winning author. “See the fathomless mystery it is.” At The Sound of Your Voice Memoir, we have learned the crucial transaction in memoir is between the narrator and their remembered experiences. What your mind has stored are the emotional markers of your life. See where they lead you. Our process is gentle, loving and fun. You or your loved one will enjoy a marvelous adventure while providing a gift and a legacy at the same time.
Watch Beth's story about memoir here
Betty talks of working with Beth
Dorothy talks about the process of writing with Beth
Beth speaks about the process