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Memoir, biography, and personal histories (how-to resources)

January 19, 2015

Tags: Memoir, autobiography, personal history, audio and video equipment, tutorials

Here's a gateway to life story telling resources, whether you're doing it yourself, hiring a pro, or helping others tell their stories.

Telling your story

Articles, stories, websites, and other resources about how people have told their own, their family, or their company stories)
The art and craft of interviewing
Great interview questions and guides
Audio recording and editing equipment, software, and tutorials
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How reliable are our memories (how close to the truth)?

January 17, 2015

Tags: memory, memoirs, false memories, reconstructed memories, Oliver Sachs, Daniel Kahneman

Updated 4-3-15.
Whether you are working on a life story or having an argument with friends about an experience you shared years ago, consider what Oliver Sachs, Frank Bruni, Daniel Kahneman, Scott Fraser, Elizabeth Loftus, and Jane Austen (in the voice of Fanny Bryce) have to say about the nature, malleability, and unreliability of memory, in (more…)

Photos and memoir writing

January 3, 2015

Tags: Guided Autobiography, memoir writing

Art Begins with a Story: Pat McNees, brief video of me talking about how looking at photos can help remember what went on in your life, which is handy when you are involved in memoir writing (plus, it helps you figure out where (more…)