Our memories are unique to us and, arguably, define who we really are. A memoir is the best possible way to safeguard and preserve them.
A memoir is not, necessarily, a chronological account of your life. It should be more a recollection of the events that - for diverse reasons - have meant most to you and can be retold, ideally, as stories about those events and the people and places involved.
David Rolfe - creator and founder of The Memory Lane Club and Memoir Services - is a BAFTA-winning writer, producer and director of over 100 documentaries and programmes featuring all walks of life including prime ministers and royalty. You can see a full credit list on the British Film Institute site.
During a process of retrieval memories that once seemed to stand on their own may suddenly become connected. You are, metaphorically, climbing a gentle incline to a crest that will enable you to look back and see things laid out before you as in a landscape with its various features and landmarks. Their relationship to one another can, suddenly, become clear - even revelatory. These are the moments that can generate the all-important “reflections” on life and add the real value to the process and to your memoir.
All you need to be is a an iPad, tablet or computer user.
Your personal website will comprise secure and personalised interactive pages totally exclusive to you with the full Guide and its associated interactive memory stimulations. These include a personal on-screen notepad so that even the most passing of recollections or thoughts can be captured easily and never lost. This can be vital. There are no distracting advertisements - just pure advice, unique tools for memory stimulation and, of course, the Guide itself. Your site will also contain a private digital repository where you can upload any photos, documents and your drafts if you wish to do so or you can use it to back up your own memoir documents.