When we share a story with heart, people learn something about themselves and find courage to face difficult circumstances.
Personal stories are like love letters to the future, sharing our own life lessons and wisdom from previous generations.
You can learn to write, make easy video stories, and preserve voice.
It's a joy to get in the zone, and when inspiration shows up that you had no idea would be there.
You will feel thrilled to finish a beautiful story and know that it meant something to others.
With technical help, a supportive community, and regular instruction you will FINISH.
•When YOU should write it
•Easy video stories your family will love
•Choosing POV & tense for your story
•Writing strong characters
•Setting a scene: sensory details & dialogue
•Story structure – The Sound of Music
•Writing ancestor stories
•How to write an autobiography
•Beautiful interior book layouts
•What are your superpowers?
•Inspiration & clearing the mind
•Finding the angle
•Organizing large projects
•Curate your canon of stories
•Digitizing large quantities of material fast
•Capturing stories during the holidays
•Making storybooks for your family using Shutterfly
•Ancestor story case study – story structure
•Preparing to write
•Procrastination & habits
•Grief & storytelling
•Writing about war & hardship
•What if it did not end well?
* Writing stories where it’s hard to see an upside
•Vacations & the power of place
•History in your history
•Oral history: apps, recorders & microphones
•Publishing: industry expert speaker
•Digitizing for making a video
•Enlisting the help of young people
•Case study – Kerry’s family history story
•Writing about home & country
•Writing about fathers
•Rite of passage & coming of age stories •Narrate video in your own voice
•Open lab/Q&A session
•Tips from Stephen King’s “On Writing” •Immigration & ancestor stories
•Intuition & your decision-making process •Descriptive writing
•Types of editing
•Stories of buildings & places
•Stories at end of life
•Student show & tell
•Shifting to work on your own story
•Verbal storytelling- onstage or informally