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Sep 02, 2015
Finding a Personal Historian
Welcome to September. If you are considering a personal history project that you want to complete in the near future you should certainly consider working with a qualified Personal Historian.
Sep 02, 2015
Your-Life-Your-Story - My Life Story Blog Archives, August, 2015
An archive of previous My Life Story blog entries from August, 2015 regarding personal history, life story writing and more.
Aug 29, 2015
Hurricane Katrina 10 Years Later
Ten years ago today, August 29, 2005, one of the most devastating hurricanes ever hit the Gulf Coast of the United States. Hurricane Katrina washed over New Orleans and surrounding areas. It was bad. The levees surrounding "The Big Easy" broke. Homes, cars and roads swept away by huge waves.
Aug 27, 2015
The Big Why for Your Story
I just finished listening in on the Right Focus/Write Memoir tele-class offered by Denix Ledoux of The Memoir Network. The key focus of this free tele-class was figuring our why you are writing memoir. The BIG WHY is your theme.
Aug 24, 2015
Learning to Write a Memoir is Like Learning to Swim
Learning to write memoir is like learning to swim.It is possible for a writing coach to instruct a person on proper techniques of writing, but it takes practice and a coach to help you stay afloat.
Aug 17, 2015
The Strangers Project
Lots of people are writing their life stories. So what's so special about The Strangers Project? For one thing, all the stories are anonymous. And another interesting twist is that they are handwritten right on the spot. So they are spontaneous. No doubt many people have carried around their story for years, but to be asked to write it right there, right then is interesting. No dwelling, dawdling or revision.
Aug 15, 2015
The Forgiveness Project
Sometimes the pain and suffering of life inflicted on us by others can feel like more than we can bear. Many people understandably struggle with feelings of anger, resentment, revenge and downright hate.
Aug 12, 2015
The Narrative Arc of Your Life Story
Does your life story have a narrative arc with multiple plot points?
Aug 09, 2015
Father Roca, Santuario de Chimayo's Little Priest, Dies at 97
He was born in Spain and when his brother, Pedro, died in the Spanish Civil War, his mother lamented, "I ask God for two priest sons. He took Pedro to Himself; now, it’s up to you to be the two priests I asked for." He fulfilled that destiny and then some.
Aug 05, 2015
Using a Master Memoir Mentor
You've thought about it, written down your compelling reasons for doing it and made the decision that you are finally going to write your memoir. Congratulations.
Everybody has a story to tell!