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Your Life is Your Story, Issue #126 – Four Fears of Life Writing
July 27, 2015
"Your past is your story up to now. The future is the story yet to come. The present is where you live with that experience, your hopes and your dreams."
Your Life is Your Story Newsletter
July 27, 2015
Issue #126 – Four Fears of Life Writing
From Tom Gilbert – Editor and Writer, www.your-life-your-story.com
In this Issue:
Opening remarks: Vacation or Relaxation
Featured Article: Four Fears of Life Writing
Featured Resource: Memory List Keeps You Writing
Opening Remarks: Vacation or RelaxationHave you ever had someone just back from a vacation complain how they need another vacation just to recover? Sometimes our getaways can be exhausting and stressful.
July is a time when many people take vacation. If you did I hope it was memorable and enjoyable. This year I am not traveling, but I am getting an opportunity to enjoy a bit of down time and recharge my batteries. Essentially it has been relaxation in place of vacation. And it has been good. I have still stayed busy with various projects, including some life story writing and helping others with their stories. And I am gearing up for another school year, making lesson plans, reviewing concepts and generating ideas. On top of that, I’ve had a chance to enjoy some family time, play with the grandkids and celebrate with my wife our 30th wedding anniversary.
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Thanks for reading. – Tom
Featured Article: Four Fears of Life WritingBy Tom Gilbert - Copyright © July, 2015
Fear can be an obstacle to your life story writing. But it need not be. Whenever you are afraid it is always helpful to identify just what those fears are and see how much they are based in reality and how many of them turn out to be just your imagination running away with you. I find it beneficial to remember the acronym F.E.A.R: False Evidence Appearing Real.
Featured Resource: Memory List Keeps You WritingA memory list contains words and short phrases about important events and recollections from your life journey. It could be the first baseball game you played in, getting a new bike for your birthday, the day your first child was born, going on a trip to Paris, meeting an old friend over coffee and any number of other significant things. Collecting these memories over time and clustering them in your 3-ring binder will help you recall other memories. The core memories from this list can form the basis of your lifestory.
Denis Ledoux has expanded on the idea of using a memory list with his recently released Write to the End. I'm enjoying reading it and picking up new tips. That's one of the things about working with writing and personal history - there is always more to learn and discover! Look into this new e-book available from The Memoir Network.
Closing InformationThat’s it for this month’s issue. Thanks for reading. Be sure to visit our blog regularly, and here’s to telling your story. Do give it some serious consideration because I just know you’ve got a great story to tell! Be sure to see the Get Started section.
Any comments, ideas or feedback is greatly appreciated. Just reply to this ‘zine and tell me what you think!
Until next time, – keep your story alive!
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