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!
I will discuss why I believe it is so important we write down our stories.
I will discuss what to consider when selecting your story inspiration.
In this lecture you will decide what will inspire your story (short narrative).
You will be able the who or subject of your story
You identify what your memory is about
Identify the time period of your selection
You will record where the memory took place or where it originated.
You will write down why the picture was taken, recipe was written, why you remember this specific memory.
Here I will introduce what I mean by writing the behind the scenes.
You will identify why this moment/memory is important to you.
Here you will go even deeper to out why you are so tied to this selection.
You will write down what you want people to remember about this selection.
What you need to have put together before going forward
Overview of telling the story.
Using the information you collected, you will write your memory recording.
I will review options of how to format your story.
This is a "paint by numbers" option for your narrative.
In Wrapping it Up I will
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!