69 episodes

Want to make your living as a writer? Love listening to other people’s life stories? Tune in for advice on the craft and business of personal history, the growing field of recording memoirs and family histories for paying clients.

The Life Story Coach Amy Woods Butler, Personal Historian and Life Story Writer

    • Business
    • 4.6 • 32 Ratings

Want to make your living as a writer? Love listening to other people’s life stories? Tune in for advice on the craft and business of personal history, the growing field of recording memoirs and family histories for paying clients.

    Sex, Intimacy, and Life Story Books

    Sex, Intimacy, and Life Story Books

    Karin Jones believes sex and intimacy are a big part of our lives, and she challenges personal historians to gently explore this topic with their storytelling clients.

    • 50 min
    Audio Life Stories with Gloria Nussbaum of Real to Real, Part 2

    Audio Life Stories with Gloria Nussbaum of Real to Real, Part 2

    Gloria Nussbaum of Real to Real, a personal history company that produces audio projects, talks equipment, prices, and more.

    • 28 min
    Audio Life Stories with Gloria Nussbaum of Real to Real

    Audio Life Stories with Gloria Nussbaum of Real to Real

    Personal historian Gloria Nussbaum captures clients' voices and stories on audio recordings. She tells us why it's important and how she does it.

    • 32 min
    Lisa Kagan of Family Heirloom Arts, Part 2

    Lisa Kagan of Family Heirloom Arts, Part 2

    Lisa Kagan talks about creating illustrated heirloom books for clients, and how other personal historians help her produce her books

    • 36 min
    Workshops with Lisa Kagan of Family Heirloom Arts

    Workshops with Lisa Kagan of Family Heirloom Arts

    Lisa Kagan's workshops and retreats help people find their creativity, and help them find her personal history services.

    • 35 min
    Write a Local Column to Market Your Business, with Lisa Lombardi O'Reilly

    Write a Local Column to Market Your Business, with Lisa Lombardi O'Reilly

    Lisa Lombard O'Reilly of Your Stories Written joins us for a conversation about personal history. Listen as we discuss:

    Lisa's experience writing her dad's life story book
    using Kindle Direct Publishing for cheap proof copies and supplying friends with print-on-demand books
    Lisa's monthly column on personal history for Coastal View, a local print publication

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Plum Lovelace ,

Incredibly helpful and practical podcast!

I recently discovered Amy’s podcast and feel so grateful that I did! Amy interviews all different types of personal historians about their businesses, and her guests are very generous and open about all aspects of their work. It is truly helpful and practical for someone like me who is considering this field as a new career. Thank you!

Kimberlieann ,

Fabulous Resource

Amy Woods Butler has created a podcast that shines light on the path for those coming behind her in this industry. She is engaging...asking all the questions you are wanting to know the answers to while keeping the show fun and interesting! Thank you Amy for this gift!

julesann72 ,

Always interesting

A very well done podcast. Amy Woods Butler is a pro. I listen to many, many podcasts and Amy has a real gift. Amazing to me the number of “big time” podcast hosts who love hear themselves talk and the guests can’t get a word in edge-wise. They could all use a lesson from Amy! She asks great questions and draws out engaging, interesting answers from her guests. I love the variety of guests and I always learn something new.

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