Craft a meaningful life story A written legacy of your life one that encompasses experiences, lessons learned, failures and triumphs is a gift your family and friends will cherish for years to come Writing this story may seem daunting, but it doesnt have to be Writing Your Legacy is a step by step guide to chronicling a life story that reflects your true self Through a series of 35 guided themes, as well as supplementary exercises, youll explore milestones, relationships, career paths, and major choices, and leave an eloquent record of your life for future generations.Youll also learn how to Become the hero of your storyEmploy vibrant sensory detailsDiscover your unique voiceDig up memories from your childhood and teen yearsOvercome writers block, address common fears, and stay motivatedPrepare your story for publicationWriting your life story can grant you insight and clarity, help you heal past wounds, and serve as a treasured account youll be proud to share Your story deserves to be told Capture the spirit of your life with Writing Your Legacy....
|Title||:||Writing Your Legacy: The Step-by-Step Guide to Crafting Your Life Story|
|Publisher||:||Writer s Digest Books July 23, 2015|
|Number of Pages||:||246 pages|
|File Size||:||894 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Writing Your Legacy: The Step-by-Step Guide to Crafting Your Life Story Reviews
As a life writing teacher at seniors centers and other locations, I collect and evaluate as many books on autobiographical writing as I can. I now have two texts I recommend to my students, Daniel Taylor's Creating a Spiritual Legacy for those who want to focus specifically on passing along their values and this book for everyone. It's not only a great introduction to the practical concerns of life writing, it is also packed full of questions to stimulate memory and thought. I use the questions contained in the book in nearly every class i teach and my students love them. They often comment how the questions elicit memories they haven't though of in years and how they give them a new and deeper perspective on their life experiences.
A useful, motivating resource for anyone who wants to write a life story and particularly for those who feel trepidation, overwhelmed by the perceived size of the task, or just can't figure out where to begin. Among the full complement of memoir-writing tips offered here are clear, specific guidelines for getting past the internal roadblocks that prevent so many of us from starting and, once started, how to stick with it.
This book is a treasure for anyone wanting to write their life stories. With an easy tone and pleasant readability, Richard and Cheryl make the seemingly daunting task of recording your legacy actually seem doable. By breaking your life down into central themes and writing on each theme, one can capture a broad spectrum of the varied journeys taken during a lifetime. Aside from carefully presenting themes, these two passionate authors help you to enliven your writing with suggestions and tips to make the writing and reading more vivid. As a tremendous bonus, the 25 additional themes take away any excuse for "not having anything to write about." This book, written in a practical, fun, style, motivates the reader to put down the book and pick up the pen.
This text covers the basics, and it's packaged and organized in a shiny way. Everything in this book, however, is free on the internet. OR you could buy, quite cheaply, the original source of all the ideas in this book by getting James Birren's book:
A friend recommended this book as I am preparing to write my Ted talk where story telling is a main ingredient of the speech. I have to say that I didn’t expect to find such a well-written, entertaining and at times even philosophical guide! I was taken by complete surprise and enjoyed learning the art of storytelling be it for the written or spoken word. This is a jewel of a book that I will refer to for my next book. Masterful presentation, easy to follow, understand and apply. Thank you, Cheryl and Richard! What a treasure
Everyone should tell his or her story. This is an enormous gift to loved ones who want to know more about us but do not know what questions to ask. Equally important, gathering our thoughts, reflecting on our lives, then writing about the experiences we have had, the choices we have made and what we have felt about them allows us to work through issues we may not even know we had. This is a powerful healing tool. If this makes sense, then this is the book to guide you. Based on the teachings of Dr. James E. Birren, renowned academic and founder of Guided Autobiography (GAB), 'Writing your Legacy' takes us on a step-by-step journey in autobiographical writing, providing helpful hints, explanations, examples and insights along the way. Co-author Dr. Cheryl Svensson, was a close colleague, friend and teaching partner of Dr. Birren, and has committed herself to carrying on his legacy, taking it beyond its original roots and enhancing it in both depth and substance. As a former student of Jim Birren myself, I am intimately familiar with both his and Dr. Svensson’s work on GAB. This book is well researched and remains true to the methodology, goals and content originally conceived and implemented. I cannot recommend it enough.