Five Reasons Why You Should Transcribe Your Family Stories

Five Reasons Why You Should Transcribe Your Family Stories

The stories of our lives and those of our ancestors bring a greater sense of foundation and meaning to those whom they are shared. As we race to preserve the life stories of aging family members while they are still living there is a case to be made for transcribing...

Life Story Blog Roundup – Week of Sept 27, 2019

Life Story Blog Roundup – Week of Sept 27, 2019

The following recent news stories and blogs discuss oral history, memoir writing, editing, and preserving the legacy of families and communities. Enjoy. Paralyzed author writes about loss and grief in book written with his eyes. CTV News...

10 Steps To Developing Life Story Questions

10 Steps To Developing Life Story Questions

To create compelling life stories stories you must begin asking yourself hundreds of questions. They are key to opening up the attic to your memory. Here are ten steps to developing a custom list of questions.

Life Story Blog Roundup – Week of July 12

Life Story Blog Roundup – Week of July 12

Looking for ideas for great summer reading that aren’t all memoirs. Try this: 14 Books That Make Excellent Travel Companions. Kirkus Reviews http://bit.ly/2XTxNRy The following is a list of news stories and blogs we’ve been reading regarding life story writing, oral...

Creating Dinnertime Conversations With Your Children

Creating Dinnertime Conversations With Your Children

The life stories we cherish enough to share someday all begin with conversations and experiences. While raising a family, it can be difficult to carve out time in our day for meaningful conversations with our young children. For the last few years I’ve been following...

Life Story Roundup – Week of June 28, 2019

Life Story Roundup – Week of June 28, 2019

Life Story Roundup - Week of June 28, 2019 The following is a list of news stories and blogs we’ve been reading regarding life story writing, oral history, preservation, memoir, community projects and memory keeping tips. Enjoy!   16 Family Tradition Ideas to...

Ten Questions To Convince You To Record Your Life Stories

Ten Questions To Convince You To Record Your Life Stories

  People have many reasons for being hesitant to record life stories. Among the greatest push backs is that they don’t believe they’ve done anything spectacular in their life. They were not a NASA scientist, didn’t invent something, run for public office, or win...

Life Story Blog Roundup – Week of June 21, 2019

Life Story Blog Roundup – Week of June 21, 2019

The following is a list of news stories and blogs we’ve been reading regarding life story writing, oral history, preservation, memoir, community projects and memory keeping tips. Enjoy!   10 Best Millennial Memoirs by Women in 2019: Must reads covering mental...

Life Story Questions for LBGTQ Pride Month

Life Story Questions for LBGTQ Pride Month

Watching my first Philly Pride Parade earlier this month I was awestruck by all the life stories that walked, rolled and danced by me. It was joyful and in moments like that stories flow like clear mountain streams. They’re pure and keep tumbling. I talked about it in...