Our memories are unique to us and, arguably, define who we really are. A memoir is the best possible way to safeguard and preserve them.
The best kind of memoir is not, necessarily, a chronological account of your life. It should be more a recollection of the events that - for diverse reasons - have meant most to you and can be retold, ideally, as stories about those events and the people and places involved.
David Rolfe - founder of The Memory Lane Club and Memoir Services - is a BAFTA-winning writer, producer and director of over 100 documentaries and programmes featuring all walks of life including prime ministers and royalty. You can see a full credit list on the British Film Institute site. He is now a performance coach at Performco.
During a process of retrieval memories that once seemed to stand on their own may suddenly become connected. You are, metaphorically, climbing a gentle incline to a crest that will enable you to look back and see things laid out before you as in a landscape with its various features and landmarks. Their relationship to one another can, suddenly, become clear - even revelatory. These are the moments that can generate the all-important “reflections” on life and add the real value to the process and to your memoir.
Simply log in and then, at your own pace and using the guide, commence your personal journey down memory lane.
Treat yourself to a nice notebook. Keep it with you at all times you are using the guide.
Nothing. The use of the site and its guide is entirely free to registered users. Optional additional services are available if you need them.