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Getting started with Photomemoirs

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If you have finished reading our "How it works" page, then you will know what the Photomemoirs concept is - and what our other services are.

So you can start to prepare. This is a practical guide to getting taking the first steps to writing your memoirs with our help.

how to get started writing memoirs
  • What kind of memoir?
  • Who can help me?
  • Do I have what I need?
  • Contact Photomemoirs before ordering
1. What kind of memoir?
Are you writing a memoir entirely based on the Photomemoirs method of recording the best stories of your life based on photographs and your memories of the events in the photos... or do you already have some family memoirs that you would like to publish, or update.. or do you have other ideas or needs? We recommend that you have a think about this before contacting us. 

To write a Photomemoirs book from scratch click here to see how Photomemoirs works. To give existing memoirs a makeover or update click here to see our other memoir services

Also consider what the subject of your memoirs will be if you are writing them from scratch. A memoir can be anything. It can be about a short period of your life, or an experience or what ever you want it to be. There are no rules about how to structure a memoir. All that we ask is that you contact us before ordering, so that we can give you our input and thoughts about your ideas and give you a few tips to help you decide.
1. Who can help me?
We think that writing a photo memoir is much more fun when you have a family member or friend to help you. This is not something you do in a week - it will take months, so having someone to help inspire you, discuss ideas, help with the structure will make it all the more fun.

That's the essence of Photomemoirs - we created it to be a pasttime that brings family, friends and community together in a celebration of all the good times that people have spent together.

Of course, you are welcome to contact your Photomemoirs editor anytime during the process. We'd love help you with tips and feedback on your ideas. Our editors are all chosen for their love of writing and love of life!
3. What do I need

In theory, you don´t need anything except the Photomemoirs starter kit that we will send you. It will have your dictaphone, user-guide and your binder which is all ready to go and we're always on hand to help you. 

You will need to have a few tools at your disposal. You need to be able to send us the recordings. You need to be able to send us a copy of the photos for your book. So it's a good idea fo have access to a PC, or a Mac computer and to have a smartphone and an email address so that we can contact you.

Don't worry about this now. If you are not the most tech-savvy person in the world, then we are sure that could enlist the help of a family member, a friend or a neighbour to can help you with techical bits and bobs. 

4. Contact Photomemoirs before ordering

Before visiting our Order page to order either a Photomemoirs book - or one of our Memoirs Services, please contact us to discuss your ideas.

You can contact us in one of the following ways: