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Testimonial: "My Life Stories" Guided Memoir Writing Workshop

Sam’s enthusiasm, experience and willingness to share wisdom gained from personal practice.
I loved being part of an intimate creative space, meeting terrific like (and different) minded people and getting the impetus to begin writing again.
I love Sam’s approachable style, specific ideas and invitation to share personal experiences.
 
Every week I take away ideas I implement in my writing.
She is inspirational and offers practical examples and suggestions that have already improved my memoir tremendously.
 
She is inspirational and offers practical examples and suggestions that have already improved my memoir tremendously.
Sam is always prepared, providing expert advice, plus the worksheets and creative writing exercises are very useful.

The mission of The Cheerful Word is to honor, encourage, and inspire individuals and their families by preserving your legacies and connecting us across the generations. She accomplishes her mission as a ghost writer, coach, and publisher by delivering books for private family libraries and for sale on Amazon.com.

Sam is a seasoned writer and in-demand public speaker on topics relating to personal history, aging, and entrepreneurship. On any given day, you can find her listening to people’s stories everywhere from the local church pew, to the pub, and coffee shop.

 

"I loved being part of an intimate creative space, meeting terrific like (and different) minded people and getting the impetus to begin writing again."

In an interview with Caring Connections on 97.9FM WCHL Chapel Hill, Sam discuses how she used Facebook and other social media to cope while her mother was in hospice. Aired April 23, 2013.

“It was wonderful to have the scheduled routine and a safe environment in which to make my dreams comes true, actively on an ongoing basis…”