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Legacy: A Step-By-Step Guide to Writing Personal History

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In this practical guide to capturing those memories that have been stored away, Linda Spence provides the questions that are the keys to unlocking the memories that make up a life. Beyond the vital statistics are the personal stories that tell what it was like, what we did, and why we did it, how we feel about our choices, and what our circumstances were. Through encouraging coaching, shared memories, and open-ended questions, the process of producing a personal history becomes intriguing and engaging. With Legacy the possibilities expand: a personal record is preserved—with its myths, traditions, joys, pains, gains, and losses; a family opens a potential dialogue that will last for generations; the writer has an opportunity for insight and resolution; the culture of a time and place is noted; the tradition of personal story is revitalized, and our present and future find nourishment and knowledge in the past. Either as a gift that can act as a shared experience as the memories are recounted or as a personal way to take account of ones experiences, often long since forgotten, Legacy is indeed a way to get ones story down. Linda Spence writes and collects Legacy stories in Mill Valley, California, where she lives and works as a consultant.

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Legacy: A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing Personal History is animated by the belief that every life has value and knowledge for others. A personal history is a gift to share. It can restore the connection between generations. What did another time feel like, what did you do to pass the time - or to survive - and how did you feel about your choices? The small joys, triumphs, and turning points in a life have special meaning when shared with those who know the writer and who themselves are trying to respond appropriately when life graces them with blessings or seems to come up against a brick wall. Through supportive coaching, stimulating questions, shared memories, and evocative photographs, the process of producing a personal history becomes intriguing and engaging. With Legacy the possibilities expand, and our present and future find nourishment and knowledge in the past.

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Linda Spence writes and collects Legacy stories in Mill Valley, California, where she lives and works as a consultant.

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SQ, September 10, 2011 (view all comments by SQ)
Good guide to writing your own history. The author provides several personal examples, which can be tedious, but she also provides lists and motivation.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780804010030
Author:
Spence, Linda
Publisher:
Swallow Press
Location:
Athens, OH :
Subject:
Genealogy
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - Academic
Subject:
Report writing
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - Nonfiction
Subject:
Autobiography
Subject:
Autobiography -- Authorship.
Subject:
Reference-Writing Nonfiction
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
vol. XI
Publication Date:
19971131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
178
Dimensions:
8.50x6.02x.54 in. .59 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Legacy: A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing Personal History is animated by the belief that every life has value and knowledge for others. A personal history is a gift to share. It can restore the connection between generations. What did another time feel like, what did you do to pass the time - or to survive - and how did you feel about your choices? The small joys, triumphs, and turning points in a life have special meaning when shared with those who know the writer and who themselves are trying to respond appropriately when life graces them with blessings or seems to come up against a brick wall. Through supportive coaching, stimulating questions, shared memories, and evocative photographs, the process of producing a personal history becomes intriguing and engaging. With Legacy the possibilities expand, and our present and future find nourishment and knowledge in the past.
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