Telling a story - and telling it well - doesn't have to be about spending long and tedious hours with a tape recorder or word processor, struggling to cover every detail in an action-packed, busy life.

Autobiographies (or just plain biographies for those special few deserving of posthumous tomes written by someone else) are all well and good.  But these days, who has the time to read them, let alone write them!

A good story doesn't have to be long, but it does have to be readable and interesting, a glimpse into a life that even strangers will enjoy.

Full high-chair to rocking-chair life stories have their place, of course, especially for older people who want to pass on the lessons they have learned and the joys they have experienced "before time runs out."

But e-has (short for everbody has a story!) is here to tell you that almost every aspect of every life has a story behind it, just bursting to be told.

Some examples:

Someone you love is about to get married and you want the world to share the joy before those wedding bells ring.  e-has can create a private-access internet presence for you that will help pave the way for the big event, with photos, profiles, the story of the romance, information about the upcoming nuptials, and anything else you might want to share.

 

$ You have just launched  a new business and want everyone to know about it, but you don't want the hassle and expense of setting up and maintaining a permanent web site. e-has can create an online "business card" for you, with photos and personal profiles that will help customers get to know you, and find out what you have to offer.  It will remain on the web for as long as you like.

$ An important speech or presentation is in your future, but you're not happy with what you have come up with.  It's too long, too short, too dry, too dull, too...something you can't quite put your finger on. e-has can help you step back, re-assess, and get it right for a fee that won't break the bank.

A family member or close friend is about to graduate from college or high school, and you see the occasion as something to celebrate not just at home, but anywhere in the world where there's a connection to the young person about to embark on an exciting new chapter in his or her life.  e-has will provide you with a web address that's yours for as long as you need it, featuring photos from a young life barely begun, and hopes and dreams for the future.

$ You're in the market for a new job and have worked hard to create a resume that you'd like to make accessible to anyone, anywhere, any time.  Or...you have done all you can with your resume and would like to make it extraordinary, with the addition of pictures and other personal details that will emphasize just how special you are.  e-has can help get you noticed without all the distractions of social networking websites such as Facebook, Myspace and Twitter.

  Someone near and dear to you has passed, and you would like to create a tribute in words and pictures that a dry and often impersonal newspaper obituary could never match. e-has can help you assemble memories, anecdotes and photographs into a unique farewell that can be seen and appreciated anywhere the Internet reaches, to remain accessible for as long as you choose.

 

Please e-mail writerian@aol.com for more ways in which e-has can help you create a "web presence" that projects the information and image you want, the way you want it.  Just remember, everybody has a story.  And if you tell it well, everyone else will want to hear it!

e-has is a full-service words-and-pictures resource that can create the web pages you want from the ground up, with input on every aspect of your project.  Or, if you are a dab hand with text and photo editing, it can take your completed material, format it for the Internet, and simply publish it without any time-consuming, billable changes.

Our rates start as low as $40 to post your prepared material to a unique URL (web address) that will remain accessible for six months.  Any subsequent edits will be billed at $40 an hour (less than half the prevailing rate for website creation and maintenance).

A complete design project, with e-has creating the lay-out, writing text and editing photographs, costs from $225, with contracted editing and maintenance of on-going pages billed at $25 per update.

For more information, please e-mail writerian@aol.com


About Ian Harmer

 

"Everybody has a story, so let us help you tell yours."