FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS THE LIFE WRITER MISSION?

Our mission is to make life story writing easy, affordable, and available to everyone, because the process and end result informs, enspires, and enhances lives. 

HOW CAN YOU HELP ME WRITE MY OR A LOVED ONE’S LIFE STORY?

We have created a patent pending software application named The Life Writer, which automates the life writing process. The Life Writer enables just about anyone to easily and affordably write and create a great life story memoir.

 

How it works: The Life Writer offers you a series of customized life story questions and example answers. You can choose some, all, or none of the questions offered by the app. The answers you provide to the questions automatically creates a great life story memoir, formatted by the app.  

 

Photographs and other digitized memorabilia, including recipes, letters, newspaper clippings, and other such items can be added easily.

 

When your life story memoir is done, you can share it online with family and friends, print it out at home, or print it out with different printers - including The Life Writer affiliated: McNaughton & Gunn Publishing located in Saline, Michigan. Hard and soft bound books can be produced and our company can help you with the process.    

WHERE DO THE LIFE STORY QUESTIONS COME FROM?

The 440+ life story questions used inside The Life Writer come from working with real world people. Our company began operation as a one-customer-at-a-time life story writing assistant and the questions used inside the app now come from that previous (and proven) life story writing creation process.

 

Those copyrighted questions make the writing process fun and easy. They are also imortant for producing a truly great life story memior that will be cherished by your family and friends for generations. 

CAN I ADD PHOTOS & TO MY LIFE STORY?

Yes. The Life Writer allows you to add photographs, recipes, letters, newspaper clippings, and just about any other digitized item. Add as many things as you like.

 

(And remember to include the who, what, when, where, and why whenever possible. Having old photos is awesome, but having the story behind the photos is even better!) 

CAN MY FAMILY & FRIENDS HELP ME WITH THE WRITING PROCESS?

Yes. The Life Writer offers a Customer Collaboration feature option, which allows your family and friends to access your life story in progress, wherever they live.

 

With just a click of a link (emailed out by you) collaborators can gain access to your story and help you. They can add photos, answer life story questions, add their own unique stories, or edit your story if you want them to. 

HOW MANY LIFE STORY QUESTIONS DO I HAVE TO ANSWER?

You can answer as many questions as you wish. You can answer some, none, or all of the questions offered by The Life Writer. You can create your memoir without any questions at all. The app's automatic book formatting system makes that very easy.   

WILL ANYONE ELSE SEE WHAT I HAVE WRITTEN IN MY MEMOIR?

No. No one else will see what you have written inside your memoir unless you share it with them. Once you finish your story, you can take it away and print it out, share it online, or keep it yourself.  

WHO WILL OWN MY LIFE STORY LEGALLY ONCE IT'S DONE?

You alone, will own your life story. It is all yours.

 

...(And if you think your life story is worth turning into a movie or TV mini-series, and you want help investigating that possibility, we can help you).  

IS THERE A TIME LIMIT FOR COMPLETING MY STORY?

Yes. Because we host so many projects at once, we ask that you complete your life story within one year's time (365 days after beginning it). 

SHOULD MY LIFE STORY BE JUST FACTS?

No. The answers you give to the questions offered by The Life Writer should also include your thoughts, feelings, and reflections on life whenever possible.

 

The facts surrounding your life are important, but the reasons why you did the things you did, and how you felt about those afterward is usually very interesting to others. Details such as those will be appreciated by your family and friends when they read your story.

HOW LONG SHOULD MY LIFE STORY ANSWERS BE?

As long as you want them to be. Your answers can be short (one sentence), long (dozens of pages), or in between (1-3 paragraphs). There is almost no limit to answer length, so please answer the questions in as much detail as you wish. 

HOW MANY LIFE STORY BOOKS CAN I PRINT?

As many as you want to. You can print out as many life story books as you need. Book printing options today typically begin at just a few books and go up from there. You can even print thousands, if you need to.

 

Books can be printed in soft cover, hard cover, and many other options. Book print prices depend upon the type of book, size, and number of pages. For information on book printing costs, please see the PRINT A BOOK page.

WILL ANYONE HELP ME USE THE LIFE WRITER?

Yes. We would be happy to. Just call our toll free telephone customer srevice number (1-888-501-7325) and ask for help. We would be happy to help you.

IS THE LIFE WRITER AN AMERICAN COMPANY?

Yes. The Life Writer was founded in the United States and is headquartered in Durham, North Carolina. We are proudly made in the USA.

 

The Life Writer software application is patent pending and the 440+ questions used inside the program are copyrighted with the United States Library of Congress.

WHAT IS THE BUY ONE - GIVE ONE DEAL?

Our company is dedicated to making life story writing available to everyone, and we have adopted a BUY ONE - GIVE ONE operating principal for that reason.

 

For every The Life Writer app that is purchased, we will give away another free copy to someone else in need via social service organizations (such as schools, hospitals, and religious institutions).

 

Do you know of someone that could benefit from receiving a free copy of The Life Writer? Or, would you like to direct a free copy to someone after you make the purchase? If so, just let us know. 

DO YOU CARE WHAT I THINK?

Yes. We want to provide the very best life story writing products and services to our customers and we care what you think. Please send your thoughts, comments, and suggestions relating to life story writing to us at: marc@thelifewriter.com or 1-888-501-7325.

 

 

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