Posts Tagged ‘autobiography’

Tell Your Story

You are the only one who can tell your story, your life story.  Call it a memoir, an autobiography, a life story.  This special writing is written by you in your voice.  You can tell your story as you lived it and tell it truthfully.  Honesty is what will connect you to readers.

Why bother to tell your own story when you can imagine worlds and characters and situations that the muse urges you to write into the night?  Your own life story may be the guide that your friend or family member needs to know that she can make it through this life.  She can count on your wisdom, your life experience.

Susan Wittig Albert, founder of Story Circle Network, calls writing your story your soul’s work. 

Our lives are filled with extraordinarily ordinary moments.  Our souls are illuminated by them.  Sharing them around the hearths of our hearts, we become tellers of sacred tales, artists of our lives.  –Dr. Susan Wittig Albert, Writing from Life

I present workshops on writing life stories to folks who are not rocket scientists or didn’t develop a life-saving vaccine.  They are ordinary people who know how important it is to keep a record of their lives for future generations. Learn more about writing life stories at my writer’s site . Workshops begin again in February.  If you are in the Brooksville, FL area, email me for more information.

Katrina Kennison, a memoir writer, says it sounds cliche, but she advises to “write from the heart….People will respond.”