Most of us have old family stories we wished we’d saved or written down. Janet will help you decide the purpose of saving your stories. A family memento with photos? A personal memoir? A cookbook with stories? A family story to record into Story Core?
She’ll present tips on how to find an opening line and how to build details onto the bones of your story by adding description. She’ll give resources on e-books and traditional publishing and help you learn how to use StoryCorps for verbal recordings. You’ll receive tips on jogging stories from parents or grandparents who may have memory loss and how to use simple tools like a digital recorder or a smart phone to capture those stories. Full day workshops include writing practice and feedback.