DIY Your Personal Story
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DIY Your Personal Story

Write your personal story using your photos, memories, and recipes with The Legacy Recorder
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Created by Gael Gilliland
Last updated 8/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 22 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Share a personal story
  • Write the story behind a photo, recipe or memory
  • Compose a narrative to share with loved ones
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Requirements
  • You may want to use a word processor during the course
  • Worksheets will be provided, so you may want to have a working printer available
  • Keep an open mind
Description

This course is about taking the time to write down one part of your personal story. The course will cover how to identify the core elements of your story and how to put them together in a narrative.

Who is this course for? Anyone who...

• has thought about writing a memoir, autobiography, or doodling a stick figure of themselves on a napkin :)

• has thought about helping someone else write their life story, memoir, or... you get the idea

(here's the heavy part)

• has lost someone they love

• has someone in their life who is experiencing memory loss and wants to work with them to record their memories

This course will help you create a personal narrative based on a photo, memory, or recipe. You will identify the 5 W's (who, what, when, where, & why) and dig deep into the story behind the photo, memory or recipe.

I've included a story by numbers (fill in the blank) to make it crazy easy and a plethora of word banks to help you find the perfect turn of phrase.

I can't wait to read your stories!

Who is the target audience?
  • This DIY Your Personal Story course if for anyone who has ever thought about or tried to tell their story.
  • No writing experience is necessary to be successful in this course.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 18 Lectures Collapse All 18 Lectures 55:28
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Introduction to DIY Your Personal Story
1 Lecture 02:22

Here I will cover

  • How The Legacy Recorder originated
  • What the the layout of the course looks like
  • What I will focus on
  • What you will be able to do at the end of the course
Preview 02:22
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Why you need to write your story & getting started
3 Lectures 11:14

I will discuss why I believe it is so important we write down our stories.

Preview 04:04

I will discuss what to consider when selecting your story inspiration. 

Preview 04:57

In this lecture you will decide what will inspire your story (short narrative).

Preview 02:13

Story inspiration recap
1 question
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Gathering Your Facts
5 Lectures 15:01

You will be able the who or subject of your story

Identify the who
04:17

You identify what your memory is about

Identify the what
03:07

Identify the time period of your selection

Identify the when
03:22

You will record where the memory took place or where it originated.

Identify the where
01:54

You will write down why the picture was taken, recipe was written, why you remember this specific memory.

Identify the why
02:21
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The story behind the inspiration
4 Lectures 10:38

Here I will introduce what I mean by writing the behind the scenes.

Behind the scenes
02:19

You will identify why this moment/memory is important to you.

Importance of this moment
02:39

Here you will go even deeper to out why you are so tied to this selection.

Digging in to find your emotional connection
02:57

You will write down what you want people to remember about this selection. 

What are people going to remember
02:43

What you need to have put together before going forward

Detail Recap
1 question
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Bringing it all together
5 Lectures 16:13

Overview of telling the story.

Tell the story
02:13

Using the information you collected, you will write your memory recording.

Write the story
04:47

I will review options of how to format your story.

Formatting your story
03:07

This is a "paint by numbers" option for your narrative.

Story by numbers
02:13

In Wrapping it Up I will

  • Review with you all you have accomplished
  • What it can mean for you
  • Who you can share it with
  • Gifting options
Wrapping it up
03:53
About the Instructor
Gael Gilliland
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I work to support people in documenting the people, experiences and stories of their lives. The highlights, the low points and the seemingly mundane moments that combine to create a lifetime. Giving elders and young people alike the confidence to share their voice. 

Working with elders to write their stories has given me a unique perspective on how to relate to all generations. My project management experience gave me the tools I needed to execute an engaging and dynamic course.

Every course I create is researched, thought out, and brings unique value to the subject. You are always welcome to ask questions, make comments, and give constructive feedback. I look forward to seeing your progress!