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She値l Write A Book Telling Your Story
Parents, senior citizens or adult children looking for a personal holiday gift may want to consider a special offer by therapist and writer, Beth Lord. She will interview, collaborate and print a book about your life or a specific area of your life for $197 through Dec. 31, 2018, compared to the regular price of $585.
  的t痴 a price point most people can afford, Lord says, adding it is also a good way to get the word out about her services.
  典hin books (about 8,000 words) are powerful. I like the thinness because it痴 not intimidating, she says. 的t takes 30 minutes to an hour to read the book. You can put it on the coffee table, and people can read what they are drawn to.
  The words come directly from the person she interviews over a couple of hours, then transcribes, and finally edits to capture their key phrases, energy and spirit. The final product is a book that includes the story and photos provided by the subject.
  Lord痴 interest in telling stories started in fifth grade when she begged her parents for a tape recorder. She received one for Christmas and taped her grandmother.
  The first interview that she wrote into a story was with her great-grandmother as part of a high school class assignment that earned her an A+. But it was much later, after decades of experience as an occupational therapist and practitioner of a variety of therapies, that she wrote her next story. It痴 about Otis, a lost bloodhound that wandered onto her property. After he left and returned again, she was able to find his owner and learn his story that he had a brain injury, which made it impossible for him to find his way home.
  的 had to make a book out it, Lord says, and it caused her to recognize a spiritual calling to help people tell their stories.
  Some are legacy books, such as the one for Rose, 98, who died when the book was in the proofing stage. Other books chronicle each year of a child痴 life. Some clients tell the story of how they survived trials like cancer or made self-discoveries during dark periods of their lives.
  Lord interviews people in person at her Seattle home or by phone or through a Zoom video meeting.
  Clients receive proofs, and adjustments are made before Lord prints the final book. Clients also receive access to an eBook (to print themselves) or can get extra copies for an additional fee.
  Lord offers other book options, including showcasing a business, having a group of people tell their story and helping parents record memories of their children through a series of books.
  Eventually, she wants to teach others how to interview and write the books so that more people痴 stories can be documented. To learn more about her and her services, Lord suggests checking out her website, reading her blogs and signing up to receive her newsletter.
  The process usually takes two months from interview to book. Clients who call early enough in November may have books in time for Christmas. The special price of $197 is good for all orders before the end of the year. Books will be delivered in 2019.
  的 feel like I知 the caretaker of this, Lord says. 展e make sense out of our world when we tell our stories.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Beth Lord (ph 206 929-0024; www.bethlord.com; beth@bethlord.com).


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2018 - Volume #42, Issue #6