Does Your Story Have Legs?

The second instalment of The Life of a Backstory.By fleshing out the backstory and asking some key questions, writers can easily determine whether their idea has the potential to be more than just an idea, or whether it could be a bestseller. She doesn’t need to see to hear them fighting. She doesn’t need to see to know what expressions they wear. She doesn’t need to see to feel the house shudder as the front door slams. He’s gone. She never breaths during these exchanges, she’s tried to, tried to relax, but she can’t. Now she sucks air in so deep her shoulders and abdomen Read more

Q & A with Story Terrace Ghostwriter Clare Pugh

Ghostwriting life stories involves much more than simply editing another person's words. It's an entire process focussed around the storyteller, their stories and their voice. Clare Pugh, one of our skilled contemporary writers, fully understands how to bring these elements together to create engaging memoirs and biographies. In this special Q & A, we ask Clare about her experience working on Story Terrace books, providing insight into her perspective as a ghostwriter. Your first few books for Story Terrace had been purchased as gifts by relatives. Were the recipients a Read more

Writing Can Take Me Anywhere | Writer Feature

For this month's Writer Feature, we bring you the story of Robin Tudge, one of our contemporary writers. Tudge shares how he came to the realisation that he could successfully wield the power of words and be a published writer. Read his story below:  * * *  I first became a writer in 1999. I was living in Hanoi, eking along teaching English in a then very poor country that'd opened to westerners only five years before. I’d been there about 18 months, had had some lovely students and some great classes. I'd also had some amazing adventures, having driven all over the Read more

Philip Hamlyn Williams | Writer Feature

Every month, we like to shine the spotlight on one of our talented writers, sharing their life story and written works to give you insight into the range of diverse backstories and writing styles available through Story Terrace.  Today, we're featuring Philip Hamlyn Williams, one of our critically acclaimed writers.Williams worked as an accountant for 25 years before spending 14 years in the non-profit sector. Now, with 15 years of writing experience, and an MA in Professional Writing from University College Falmouth, he recently embarked on the adventure of writing his debut book, War Read more

Story Terrace Writer Feature: Andrew Bird

In our Writer Feature this month, Story Terrace interviews their ghostwriter Andrew Bird. Andrew writes from his home in Reading and is currently working with Story Terrace on a lovely bespoke biography – a gift from a daughter to a father.1. Is there a specific moment you realised you wanted to pursue writing professionally?Graphic design was my first career, but I’ve been writing articles for historical magazines for the past two years whilst researching and rising early to write my next non-fiction novel. An award-winning independent publisher has published my works though I’m Read more

Story Terrace Writer Feature

In our Writer Feature posts we put a spotlight on the talented writers who use their unique skills to bring out the stories of other people’s lives in a beautiful and meaningful way. We spoke with Story Terrace writer Philip Hamlyn Williams about his passion for writing and why he’s chosen to use his talent to help other people find their voice.Philip Hamlyn Williams writes from his home in Lincoln, and is currently working with Story Terrace on a project related to a certain Stirling bomber.Is there a specific moment you realised you wanted to pursue writing professionally?I am Read more

Writer Feature : Judy Brown

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Every Story Terrace client is integral to the creation of each book so, then, are their writers. In our Writer Feature posts we put a spotlight on the talented writers who use their unique skills to bring out the stories of other people’s lives in a beautiful and meaningful way. We spoke with Story Terrace writer Judy Brown about her passion for writing and why she’s chosen to use her talent to help other people find their voice.Judy Brown writes from her home in Derbyshire, and is currently on her third project with Story Terrace. When she’s not writing or looking after the family and Read more

Writer Profile: Rebecca Coxon

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L to R: Story Terrace founder, Rutger Bruining; Story Terrace customer, Ichko Gombodorj; Story Terrace writer, Rebecca Coxon; Story Terrace UK Editor, Emily McCracken Writer Profile: Rebecca Coxon Every Story Terrace client is integral to the creation of each book so, then, are their writers - the individual that takes the time to listen to the stories and weave them together so that they may be shared and enjoyed by those lucky enough to read them. In our Writer Profile posts we put a spotlight on the talented writers who use their unique skills to bring out the stories of other people's Read more

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