Everyone has a story to tell, but recording those stories for future generations can be a daunting task. What should you share? How much should you write? How can you clear the fog from memories made long ago?
Sunny Jane Morton, author of My Life & Times: A Guided Journal For Collecting Your Stories, answered these and more questions in last weeks free webinar Start Writing Your Life Stories.
One idea that struck me right at the beginning is to imagine that a biography has been written about your life. When you look at the book jacket, what does it say? What main theme of your life, setting and colorful characters does it mention. In the broadest sense, that book jacket is your story, Morton says. Everyday life is found in the chapters inside.