You don't have to be rich or famous to write your autobiography or memoir.
StoriesKept makes it simple for you to record your life story. Pass on life lessons, values, traditions and memories to the ones you love. With our unique questions, you will have a legacy your family will treasure for years to come.
The Perfect Gift
If you know someone who has shown interest in preserving a piece of your family history, then StoriesKept is the absolutely perfect gift!
A recent survey revealed that one of the biggest regrets most people have is not asking more about their parents and grandparents lives.
In addition to passing down wisdom, recalling the past is a proven way for older adults to experience self worth, learn more about themselves, and give the gift of their stories to the next generation.
Studies have proven that reminiscing can slow the onset of dementia and plays an important part in healthy aging and wellness.
We guide you each step of the way
StoriesKept provides an online list of memory prompts that guide you through the process of recording your life story. The questions have been carefully selected to bring out interesting and detailed accounts of the various parts of your life. Our questions are thought provoking, open ended, and carefully structured to help make your life story flow.
From childhood memories, through to your school and middle years, and up into your senior years, we have each part of your life covered. We have hundreds of questions broken into the different stages of your life.
Our questions gather information that defines you who you are, and the things that are most important to you.
We have dedicated sections related to your education, military history and travel adventures. We even have questions that recall memories from times of landmark world events. (Eg The Moon Landing, Assassination of JFK, and 9/11)
If you're not ready to write your entire life story yet, dive into our "Reflection" category, where you will be asked interesting (and sometimes funny) questions that reveal your interests and opinions on a wide range of topics.
Do it your own time
Our unique software allows you to tackle your life story in your own order, and in your own way. While some people like to start at the beginning and work through the years, others prefer to jump around and complete their story as memories come to mind.
Do it at your convenience, and at your own pace. It doesn't matter if you take holidays, have work commitments or need to spend time with your family. Everything you have written will be waiting for you when you return.
StoriesKept allows you to ignore questions that don't appeal to you. You can write single sentence answers - or you can write paragraphs of text for each question. You can attach photos and use the StoriesKept formatting logic to produce your final book.
It doesn't matter which approach you take, StoriesKept will keep everything in order and will produce an amazing document that can be printed at home or sent to a self publishing house to be professionally printed and bound.
Image Optimization / Print on Demand
We know that people love to include images in their life story.
StoriesKept allows you to upload high resolutions photos and images directly from your camera or document scanner. The clever logic built into the software means you don't need to worry about the size or placement of your images. StoriesKept ensures your images always look great and are resized to print correctly (and at the best resolution) for any of the built-in pages sizes.
We don't lock you into a specific company to produce your final book. There are no restrictions on the number of pages and there is space for hundreds of images.
When you are finished, you can use the high quality PDF to print a copy at home, or send it away to be printed and bound. We support A4, Letter, A5, Crown Quarto and B-Format sizes (with other sizes on request). These are all industry standard formats that can be utilized by almost any print-on-demand service, to produce a lavishly illustrated book of your life.
My father had been toying with the idea of writing his memoirs for a while but didn't know where to start. When I saw I could get him a gift subscription for StoriesKept, I was immediately sold on the idea. With a little bit of encouragement to get started, my dad is now digging through old photo albums and writing his memoirs.Richard McLarenAuckland, New Zealand