Memoir Writing

  • Status Closed
  • Budget $30 - $250 USD
  • Total Bids 22

Project Description

I am looking for a creative ghost writer who is passionate and able to read my mind to help me write a historical novel in the English language.

The idea is complete, the first draft is written (200 pages), the chapters are divided and I need someone to help me complete the content that is in my mind and capture the interest of the reader and make them turn pages.

This is a memoir-like and would be able to capture my voice, draw stories out of my scattered writings and detailed memory of some 200 pages I wrote and be able to do a proper job in writing a well structured book about the life and times of my and parents’ families, about a land that I am originally from but had to settle somewhere else in the world struggling for self-identification, caused by several layers of displacement from family, land and home.

The story starts in a village in the early 1900’s talking about my grandfather who wrote notes and depicted his life and the events of his surroundings through his writing.

The book will be written in a fictional format and will be styled as a historical romance to protect the privacy of family members. The book content is driven from me and my family stories in three countries.

The characters will be similar in nature however embellished and given more creative license to make the book successful in the commercial market. The writing will aim the light on a village under occupation - an archeological site, in which there is a cave curved in the mountain, and other monuments - in purpose of telling facts about culture, geography, whither, heritage, community development and the role they had in occupation resistance.

This is my first writing. I am not a professional writer, but expressing myself and telling about the life of my family helped sort out my identity issues… it’s my therapy for perpetual grief!

I combine my respective love of storytelling with a shared compassion for my heritage, to not only deliver a message of empathy for a cause, but also address the broader human quest for dignity, humanity, and identity.

My grandfather wrote about the village at the end of the Ottoman Empire until he died on. My father told me a lot about his father, throughout my childhood. Despite his poverty, he was a sophisticated intellectual and a committed patriot from an early age. He depicted his life and the events of his surroundings through his writings.

Myself, the granddaughter of the family, take center stage as a symbol of hope and the tenacious will of survival, creativity and love; even if doubt, depression and poverty cloud my dreams and opportunities. my struggle for self-identification, caused by several layers of displacement from family, land and home, is constantly accompanied by detailed memory, which ultimately leads me to destination with his mother and four brothers.

The story truly begins in Canada, recalling the history of my grandparents and parents; attracts the eye to their stories and their villages. I also speak about my aunts, who dedicate their life to protecting their home . I will also tell of my marriage to a refugee, who had once walked barefoot for five days until he reached a safe destination

As stated above, i wrote the basis for the original manuscript and will work closely with the writer in the development of characters and stories that demonstrate my vision. The writer will modify, add and build on the existing text and professionally write the manuscript(s).

The deadline for the first draft will be determined by the pace of the output, however it is understood that the first draft must be delivered in as short a period of time as possible. As of this writing, the first draft is in its structural form with at least 200 pages, of a life long journey.

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