Every ordinary life story is extraordinary!

Every ordinary life story is extraordinary!

You just want to write your memoir.

You’d like to leave a record of your life for your family, to create a narrative in your own voice from the memories locked in  your own head. You’ve started to research this process, and you’re hitting roadblocks.

You’re unearthing rules and guidelines, do’s and don’ts, volumes of information carrying the warning: “What You Must Learn Before You Start Your Memoir!” Soon writing your memoir sounds terrifying, intimidating, numbing—and maybe impossible. Is it really that big a deal?


Actually, yes. Your memoir is a big deal, because your life is a big deal. It’s your life! And publishing a “book of me” is pretty cool. Still, in the grander context of your life, writing a memoir should not feel like an overwhelming chore. Creating your narrative should be joyful for some, cathartic for others.

You can do this.

Free Help on Write my Memoirs

Sign up for free here on Write My Memoirs, and instantly become a memoir author. For more than 15 years, we’ve been helping ordinary people write beautiful life stories. 
In your personal account, you’ll have the option to fill out a form and insert important events and dates from your life, which will automatically generate a timeline graphic. This unique “memory tickler” will remind you of your important life events as well as the era’s news and pop culture. Tips in our Help section and our blog provide additional guidance in how to write your life story, a full family history or a biography on someone else.


Coaching +

We edit as you go along, one chapter at a time. This is an organically beneficial process. Your editor will alert you to organizational problems, plus you’ll be able to learn from the editing and avoid repeating the same writing pitfalls.

Coaching + Editing
+ Self-publishing

In addition to the Coaching + Editing process, we’ll publish 25 copies of your memoir in our standard soft-cover size. Hard-cover and other sizes also are available. This package takes you “from soup to nuts” and makes sure you accomplish your goal!

All Packages Include Our Writing Course Free!​

Or purchase our Services Separately

6-Month Coaching

3 months of intense memoir writing coaching (weekly Zoom sessions, supported by text/email, to provide  guided writing, motivation, organizational help and editing suggestions) followed by 3 months of twice-monthly Zoom sessions and weekly text/email check-ins.


A professional edit that can be purchased in blocks with no obligation to continue payment at each stage. If you are eager to see a polished version of your work chapter by chapter without first investing in a full book edit, this is a great option for you.


Professional layout with photos you supply, including simple cover design with a cover photo you supply, followed by the printing of 25 copies of your soft-cover book of up to 300 pages with an 11- or 12-point font in a book 8.5″x11″. Hard-cover and other sizes also are available.


An agreed-upon schedule of phone interviews so we can learn about the episodes in your life that will make up your memoir, followed by a professionally written book of your life in up to 80,000 words. You supply the stories; we supply the wording.

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“I wanted to thank you again for all your help with the book. My family loved it—and my Dad was so proud of it. Best was the way that my mother (who has dementia) wouldn’t put the book down and kept looking through it—these were memories she still had and could really enjoy. You had a huge role in producing something that is very meaningful to my whole family. Thank you.” — Dot Sandhaus

“I’m so grateful that I found Write My Memoirs. We didn’t know what to do with the disorganized transcriptions from my grandfather’s oral history. Now I can’t even imagine the joy that this book will bring to my family over the years! Thank you so much for all of the time, care and attention to detail that you have put into this book.” — Josh Wagner, grandson of author George Hammons

Meet Rosanne

I’m Rosanne Ullman, the owner of Write My Memoirs. When you arrange a call, you’ll speak with me. I’m also likely to be your coach and editor.

Why would you want to work with me?

I’m an excellent, accomplished writer and editor with a Master’s Degree from Northwestern University’s esteemed Medill School of Journalism. I’m ethical, nice, non-judgmental and easily accessible. I champion all of our authors as I help each of you to share your life, your truth, in your own voice.

I fell in love with the art and craft of memoir in the early 2000s, when Write My Memoirs founder Sheldon Gray hired me to develop content for the website, which he created when he found no help online to write his own memoir. After working with me for a couple of years, Sheldon brought me on as his business partner. Unfortunately, Sheldon died in 2013. Now I rely on a small circle of trusted professionals to help me help you, and I watch Sheldon’s dream come to life every day as people write and publish their stories.


Then just set up a chapter and start writing your memoir. Don’t worry about rules. There are no rules to writing your memoir; there are only trends. These trends are based on techniques and features identified in current top-selling memoirs. At best, they’re the flavor of the month. If you’re capturing your life in print for your family, for your own gratification or to inspire readers, rather than aiming to set off Hollywood screenplay bidding wars, these trends don’t even apply to you. You’ll write the memoir that suits you best, and it will be timeless, not trend-driven.There are no rules, but there are four steps:

1. Theme/framework
2. Writing
3. Editing/polishing
4. Self-publishing

You’ve researched this, too, and you’ve been shocked at the price for getting help with any one of those steps, much less all four. That’s because most memoir sites promise to commercialize your work. They’ll follow a formula based on current memoir trends, because they want to convince you that they can turn your memoir into a best-seller. These sites overwhelm you with unnecessary information not to help you, the memoir author, but to address Search Engine Optimization (SEO) algorithms so they can sell more.

That’s not what we do at Write My Memoirs. Our small community of coaches, writers and editors are every bit as skilled as any you’ll find, and we charge appropriately for their expertise and the time they’ll spend helping you craft a compelling, enjoyable read. But you won’t pay an upcharge for other websites’ commercialization, the marketing that follows, and the pages of intimidating “advice.” You can sell your book if you like—we have ISBNs available for you—but our organic process of capturing your story takes a noncommercial path.

If you want help with any or all of the four steps above, choose from our services or save money by selecting one of our packages. If you’d like to talk about what’s right for you, schedule a call. One year from now, you can be holding your published memoir in your hand. And at that point, it will be a big deal!