My name is Rose Osborne and I am the owner and creator of Write My Journey. I am based in Port Stephens NSW but work Nationally and Internationally.
What is a Personal Historian, a Life Story writer or a Biographer?
When I became a grandparent, I wanted to know more about my great-grandparents than their birth and death dates. I found a few old photographs which kindled my curiosity and I started to ask questions. These questions became questions with no answers because my grandparents and great-grandparents were no longer with us. It was too late.
I thought about my own elderly mother and realised I had been listening to her all my life without really hearing her. I started writing my mother’s tales down and soon threads of amazing stories started to make sense. The search for further information and photos went to disconnected relatives, dark lonely photo boxes and forgotten drawers containing memorabilia. Jewels emerged. This is the article I write after she passed and how glad was I that I did.
I have since written books for others and enjoy nothing more than understanding people’s journey – how they got to where they are, what challenges and accomplishments shaped their attitudes and perspectives. This knowledge is so incredibly important and gets easily lost if not preserved.
I have completed memoir writing courses with Patti Miller, Australia’s leading memoir writer and attended many seminars on memoir writing, article writing, and freelancing writing. I also completed a Diploma in Editing and Publishing.
I spent my professional life as a nurse listening to people’s stories – so it makes sense that this is where I am nesting and finding a home.
I am also a freelance medical content writer and copyeditor.
Here is a snippet of a published paper of my own memoir A Childhood Moment
Rose was Region Chair Association of the Association of Personal Historians for Australian and New Zealand for 2017 until it folded April 30 2017.
She is now a foundation member of Life Story Australia Inc. – a professional association of life story professionals.
Rose is Member of Australian Society of Authors
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