Memoir Moments

Setting out to write a story from one’s life can be daunting — where to begin? 

Let’s focus on a moment.  

Imagine your life as a strand of pearls. Some of the pearls are perfect spheres, while others are semi-round or irregular. Each represents a moment — some pleasant, others difficult — and every one of them has shaped who you are today.

Like a strand of pearls, your life is unique and beautiful in its own way. 

In my classes, I offer writing prompts and tools that will help you find a pearl, explore it and turn it into a story.

Here’s a sample prompt: “Words of wisdom”


A one-of-a-kind gift

Help a loved one tell a story! See class and collaborations options below …


Memoir Moment classes

Online live

In this four-week online class, you will identify a life moment and transform it into a written memory to share … or to keep for yourself.

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Private collaboration

Let’s write a story together. I will interview you and write your story for you. OR I will interview your loved one and write their story.

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Let’s write a story together. I will interview you and write your story for you. OR I will interview your loved one and write their story.

Other writing/communication/PR services

In addition to writing memoir, I have worked in public relations/project management (specialties: K-12 education and community advocacy), print journalism, science writing and have taught (college English composition, English language in Japan and Holy Yoga).

I am currently taking on new projects. Feel free to check out my services, resume and brief portfolio, and contact me to discuss possibilities — from Christmas card letters to white papers, blog posts to video scripts, op-ed pieces to website management.


About Sarah

Sarah Coomber

Sarah Coomber is a career communicator and author of The Same Moon, a memoir of her early-life crisis that took her to Japan. She has taught writing at Whitworth University, English conversation in Japan and yoga, and has worked as a newspaper reporter, public relations professional and communications consultant. She has an MA in mass communication/print journalism and an MFA in creative writing/nonfiction. After 19 years in Washington state, she is now based in Minnesota.  


Your story matters.


Photo credits:
Pearl beads image by TheAnnAnn from Pixabay
Author photo: Melissa Burt