Frequently Asked Questions

I really want to save my family’s story. What’s the best way to get started?

By learning the Fundamentals of Storykeeping — with a group in a Workshop setting or individually with One-on-One Consulting.

In just 6 Sessions we show you not only how to get started, but how to keep going. We understand why so many people have difficulty writing their stories and show you the simple steps you need to take to get it done.

In general, how long does it take to get the full story?

There is not a one-size-fits all answer to this question. Some participants finish in just a few Sessions, while others take a few more.

In the Fundamentals of Storykeeping Workshop, you will have finished a few Slices of your story and have all the Storykeeping know-how you need to keep going on your own to finish the final Slices.

Many continue on in the Storykeeping Together Workshop, enjoying the support that comes from working with others, and finish their story with the group.

With One-on-One Consulting you have both a program and a pace tailored to your personal needs.

I’m not a writer! Is Storykeeping for me?

Storykeeping is not about being a writer — anyone can tell a story. We don’t spend time analyzing sentences for word choice and structure. This is not a writing course. We help you access the story that is inside of you and tell it in your words.

I get overwhelmed when I think about capturing my family story --- I have so many stories, photos, memorabilia. Can you help me?

Yes! And you are not alone. Most people feel overwhelmed by their story and/or personal items. We provide a path from overwhelm to calm and even to joy. Our Storykeeping method is a process designed to allow what’s most important to rise to the top. Participants who take both the “Fundamentals of Storykeeping” and “Storykeeping Together” Workshops emerge with a complete version of their family’s story that is 8-12 pages, double-spaced, 12 point type.

I don’t see what I’m looking for on your website. Can you customize a program for me?

Absolutely! Contact us and let us know what you need and we will let you know what we can put together for you.

How do I become a Member?

Program participants become “Members” and are given access to our rich and engaging content online for the duration of their program.

How do I choose who to write about?

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What are "Slices"?

Slices are short narratives of 300-600 words each. Slices make it easy to tell a rich, multi-generational story.

What does "basic computer literacy" mean?

Computer literate means being comfortable going on the Internet and working on a computer. All materials for the program (videos, links, PDF documents) will be accessed in a password-protected place on our website. Comfort with either Word or online word processing tools like Google Docs is necessary for weekly work.

Please contact us if these requirements raise concerns to determine whether a Workshop with this requirement is appropriate for you.

Let us help you safekeep your family’s story!