Creating Your Story

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Dave and I love to talk to groups of any size about writing and publishing memoirs or other

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Creating Your Story

  1. 1. Creating Your Life Story<br />What, Why, How<br />
  2. 2. What?<br /><ul><li>Biography
  3. 3. Autobiography
  4. 4. Memoir
  5. 5. Personal essay
  6. 6. Oral history</li></li></ul><li>Why?<br />Preserve family history<br />Preserve personal history<br />For self-reflection<br />Share your wisdom<br />
  7. 7. Preserve family history<br />Tell the story of significant events in the life of your family.<br />Tell about the people, values, and customs of your family.<br />
  8. 8. Preserve personal history<br />Write about events and ideas that matter to you.<br />
  9. 9. For self-reflection<br />A memoir is like a mirror reflecting back on your life.<br />Writing is the act of reaching across the abyss of isolation to share and reflect. <br /> Natalie Goldberg<br />
  10. 10. Share your wisdom<br />
  11. 11. How to start a life story<br />Write from your own memories <br />Interview family members<br />Be interviewed by someone else<br />Record your thoughts on audio or video<br />Collect photos and documents<br />Conduct research<br />
  12. 12. Documents<br />
  13. 13. Research insets<br />
  14. 14. How to organize a life story:chronologically<br />
  15. 15. How to organize a life story:thematically<br />
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  17. 17. How to organize a life story: using photos or artifacts<br />
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  19. 19. How to publish a life story<br />Audio or video tape<br />Scrapbook<br />Book<br />

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