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Your Life is Your Story, Issue #131 – Rock On…and Gone
January 30, 2016
"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
January 30, 2016
Issue #131 – Rock On...and Gone
From Tom Gilbert – Editor and Writer, www.your-life-your-story.com
In this Issue:
Opening remarks: Dialing Radio Memories
Featured Article: Rock On…and Gone
Featured Resource: Write Your First Memoir Draft
Opening Remarks: Dialing Radio MemoriesFor over thirty years, from 1976 through 2008, I worked in radio broadcasting. I kind of fell into it, first discovering the excitement of the airwaves at a college radio station. It was exhilarating to play music for listeners and to continue to discover music as part of that experience.
As a career I worked both “on the air” and behind the scenes. I was a program director for a number of rock stations, including the legendary Pure Rock KNAC in Southern California from 1987 to the end of 1989. There was a reunion on January 8th in Long Beach to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the launch of that station in 1985. I wish I had been able to attend, but I did follow along on social media and podcasts as many of the air talent and broadcasters from “back in the day” got together. It stirred up a lot of fond memories.
It is natural to look back at our lives and our careers. This January has been quite a month for this in my life, especially with the passing of so many musicians I grew up listening to and whose music I played a lot over the course of my broadcasting career. This reflecting led to the writing of this month’s featured article (see below), “Rock On…and Gone”.
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Featured Article: : Rock On…and GoneBy Tom Gilbert - Copyright © January, 2016
The first month of January the “Grim Reaper” has been quite busy. A number of celebrity deaths occurred. At one point it seemed there was a new one every day.
Featured Resource: Write Your Memoir First DraftGetting that first draft of your memoir written is often a long process. It is challenging. But you will never get to a finished life story if you don’t put in the time and effort to create a first draft.
Many people mistake a first draft for a finished product. It is a great accomplishment to get through that first draft. But writing is messy work and all good writing requires revision. Denis Ledoux from The Memoir Network is once again offering his special memoir program designed to get you to finish that first draft. His Write Your First Memoir Draft Course starts March 17 and includes Master teachers, such as Kathy Pooler (The Memoir Writer's Journey), live tele-classes, focused critiques, a mastermind group to help you with the many questions writers have, a series of e-books on various aspects of memoir writing, and yes, even more. In seven months of strong coaching and excellent instruction you can accomplish finishing your memoir’s first draft. There is limited space in the class, so check out the information and consider making a meaningful investment in your memoir writing.
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.
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Until next time, – keep your story alive!
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