Speeches and Bios
Speeches – The trick is to pull the thread of an idea, enlivening with an aptly-chosen quote, a metaphor, an image, as well as doses of wit, warmth, and genuine expression of a chosen theme. It is a mixture of ingredients that have to be fused together to create a progression of emotions in the listeners. When handled properly, a speech evokes a powerful mix of feelings without overtly manipulating your audience. Of all the literary forms, speech-writing requires a particular eye and feeling towards encapsulating the personality, sensibility, and style particular to the subject of the piece.
Bios – There is a reason bios tend to be written in the third person. Try talking about yourself. It's the proverbial slippery slope. Where do you start? Your likes and dislikes, accomplishments, background? How about your personality, humor, quirks, style – how do you get it all across? A professional writer takes all these elements into account to encapsulate you in a compelling way.
You are the muse, inspiring the style and approach taken to depict you.
Contact Liminal to discuss the length and scope of your speech or bio at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feedback from clients and other creative professionals:
"I chose Mariana after reading several examples of submitted examples and really thought her work reflected what I was looking for. The process in which she and I worked was exactly what I was looking for. The whole project was done over a few drafts with Mariana reacting to my notes perfectly. I will use her again for any of my creative writing needs. I liked best that she was willing to take the material to a style that I wanted to explore and I feel she accomplished it brilliantly." – Dana Gonzalez, director of photography for Fargo (the series), Pretty Little Liars, and Man in the Chair, among others. (Feedback on the crafting of a personal biography.)
"Mari is a great writer. Very professional. The result is superb. Hope to work with her again soon." – Dr. Dennis Yeh, Director of STL Ocarina (Feedback on a creative writing assignment.)
"I first met Mariana several years ago after reading one of her pieces. I was taken by her elegant, fresh prose. She was editing her own literary journal, Greenbeard, at the time, and was one of the first people to believe in andpublish one of my stories. She is a brilliant editor, and one of the few I would trust with my own work." – Saskia Greta Sansom, musician and songwriter.