Death Goes Digital Interview

Death Goes Digital Interview

Peter Billingham from Death Goes Digital helps the funeral industry and End Of Life Planning marketplace change and adapt to the technologies of the internet. He works with Funeral Directors, Hospice Care Charities, Universities and End Of Life Health Care Services. Peter also blogs and has a regular podcast with some amazing folks on a… Continue Reading

Memoir Writing Workshop at Driftwood Beach House

Memoir Writing Workshop at Driftwood Beach House

A huge thank you to the writers who came to my memoir writing workshop at Driftwood Beach House, Whitstable this week. Thank you for leaving it all on the page. Here are a few snippets – thank you for sharing. Every story has immeasurable value and will be a gift to those who read it…… Continue Reading

March-ing On

March-ing On

I finished February with plans to read Madeleines in Manhattan by Colette Rossant. And I started but I didn’t finish. I hate giving up on books but when there are just so many great ones to read I feel it is my duty to Put The Book Down And Carry On. Why didn’t I like… Continue Reading

A Memoir a Month

A Memoir a Month

I always have one shelf for the books I am planning to read in the year ahead and when I was putting together one for 2017 I was struck by how little memoir I’d read in 2016. Fortunately the four I read were absolute corkers. I forgive myself for this to an extent. In terms… Continue Reading

Memoir Writing Workshop in Whitstable, February 18, 2017

Memoir Writing Workshop in Whitstable, February 18, 2017

If you’re looking for something special to get the year off to a juicy start then I have just the thing to fire up your creative engine! I am delighted to let you know that I am hosting a very special memoir writing workshop in Whitstable, on Saturday, February 18th. It takes place from 1-4pm… Continue Reading

Dog Tales! Kabul Cafe! Vanessa Nicolson!

Dog Tales! Kabul Cafe! Vanessa Nicolson!

It’s just two weeks until WhitLit, Whitstable’s very own literary festival, now in its third year. There are some absolutely superb events and guest authors – festival director Victoria Falconer has surpassed herself – so do check out the website for a full calendar. I am hosting three events that touch on my three main passions… Continue Reading

Brian Summerfield – Bri’s Eulogy

Brian Summerfield – Bri’s Eulogy

Today, February 26, 2016, it is two years since we lost our beloved family friend Brian Summerfield. I mentioned Bri in a recent blog post and said that I was thinking of sharing the eulogy I delivered at his service. I’ve just managed to read it for the first time since the day of the… Continue Reading

My Creative Childhood

My Creative Childhood

I was invited to write about my creative childhood in Whitstable for the Kent’s Creative Coast website. Please click here to read it. Continue Reading

Every Picture Tells A Story

Every Picture Tells A Story

I am currently working with a lovely lady in London. Last week we went through her box of photographs. I encourage my authors to do this not only to select images for inclusion in their final book, but also because pictures help forgotten stories to come to the surface. I love this part of the… Continue Reading

Life, interrupted

Life, interrupted

I wanted to write a blog post at the start of the year about my new memoir writing classes. I hope you’ll come. I hope you make 2016 the year you write your life story. There are some details about the classes at the bottom of this post. Meanwhile here’s what I’ve been thinking about… Continue Reading

Dear Marnie

All I knew was: I wanted to share my story, write my memoirs. I Googled ghostwriter and Marnie was the first person I contacted. Marnie made such a great first impression that I felt no need to look any further.

Anthea McCarten

I found Marnie to be such an affable person. Not only that, but she gave me the confidence to finish my memoir.

Martin Davies

Marnie is a truly special person with a wonderful gift. She is sincere and compassionate. I loved working with her. My book was rather complicated.

Suzannah Ridgway

Thank you so much for the edit. It was actually perfect. There were places where I knew the words were not quite right but I somehow couldn’t find a way to fix it and it’s exactly where you edited so I’m chuffed about that.

Anon

(My life) was a living nightmare. Thanks for listening to it and helping me come to terms with it and enabling me to write this story.

Anon

A very good service. As well as helping us write our memoirs about our adventures as wartime entertainers, Marnie arranged for us to be interviewed on BBC Radio 4, and organised a wonderful book launch for us at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley.

Mollie and Peggie

Marnie helped my father to edit his memoir Once A Sapper Always A Sapper. He really enjoyed working with her and looked forward to her visits.

Sam

This book that was written with Marnie, has totally opened the door and changed my whole outlook on life.

Brian

Marnie is a delightful lady and immediately made my Dad feel relaxed and start to chat about his life and wartime experiences.

Michael

I’d like to say how much I enjoyed reading my aunt’s memoirs that Marnie collated and wrote.

Diana

I’d just like to say a huge thank you for the dedication and passion you gave while ghostwriting with me.

Anon

I am amazed at what you’ve done. I’m excited. I think my memoir will be wonderful.

JK

This is something I have been waiting to do for a long time, but when I lost my sight I thought that was it. And then I found Your Memoir.

Jan

All the books we ordered have sold and people are asking for further copies. People have been so interested! We’re really happy with everything Marnie did.

John

Marnie has the superb ability to write as if she is inside your head – and your heart. Marnie gave me new hope when I was struggling to write my own book.

SB

I came to Marnie for editing and printing of my life story. I could never have hoped to do the excellent job that Marnie did.

Gerard

Marnie ghosted our memoir of motorbiking around Europe for charity. The whole experience was very relaxed. Marnie was very friendly and accomodating yet professional.

Jane and Reg

Home From War is a very moving and touching story of love triumphing over all that life dealt this young soldier. A very captivating read, could not put it down. Would recommend this book.

Amazon

Home From War is a truly inspirational and moving account of how love can conquer even the hardest things.

Amazon

I received your book. It is absolutely fabulous. I really enjoyed reading the letters from my grandfather to you.

Lloyd

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