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Exploring the world of constructing identity through personal storytelling, lifewriting, memoir, journaling, life stories, personal history, and more.
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Telling Tall Tales Gets You out of Situations - Create Your Life Story

Telling Tall Tales Gets You out of Situations - Create Your Life Story | personal storytelling | Scoop.it
Here is an amusing video to help explain the power of a good story.
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13 Everyday Life Journaling Prompts | Ali Edwards

13 Everyday Life Journaling Prompts | Ali Edwards | personal storytelling | Scoop.it
RT @aliedwards: 13 Everyday Life Journaling Jump Starts to get you in the mood to tell the story of today: http://bit.ly/jozy8v...
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Share Stories | Liberating Choices

Share Stories | Liberating Choices | personal storytelling | Scoop.it
Looking for guest posts for my blog -Do you have a story where small steps created big changes in your life over time?
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Smith: Common stories unite diverse neighbors - Indianapolis Star

Smith: Common stories unite diverse neighbors - Indianapolis Star | personal storytelling | Scoop.it
Smith: Common stories unite diverse neighborsIndianapolis StarMatt Detrich / The Star Not many people would have the audacity to walk up to a prostitute and ask her life story. Nor would many people walk up to a minister to make the same request.
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Writing Memoir: An Interview with Richard Hoffman | Lisa Tener - Book Writing Coach

Writing Memoir: An Interview with Richard Hoffman | Lisa Tener - Book Writing Coach | personal storytelling | Scoop.it
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Girl Talk: How I Overdosed On Self-Help - The Frisky (blog)

Girl Talk: How I Overdosed On Self-Help - The Frisky (blog) | personal storytelling | Scoop.it
The Frisky (blog)Girl Talk: How I Overdosed On Self-HelpThe Frisky (blog)During lunch, I'd go to Starbucks to pour over whatever self-help book I was currently reading (or rereading), and write my Morning Pages, three stream of consciousness pages...
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Memory Writers Network

This blog contains essays, book reviews, interviews, tips, techniques, and writing prompts for anyone interested in reading and writing memoirs.
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The Health Benefits of Journaling | Psych Central

I'll bet you write (or word process) daily. If you are like most women, you record only what you must.
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Time Out - Creative Art Journaling: Sketchbook Project 2012. "Fill ...

Time Out - Creative Art Journaling: Sketchbook Project 2012. "Fill ... | personal storytelling | Scoop.it
Welcome to my Art Journaling blog. On this page you will be able to follow my daily journal pages. You will also find information on my Art Journaling Courses, retreats and workshops 2011. I hope to inspire you on your own art journey, ...
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The Writing Well: Advice on Writing a Family Memoir

The Writing Well: Advice on Writing a Family Memoir | personal storytelling | Scoop.it
You only have to peek at bookstore displays of new titles to see how much memoir writing has grown in popularity in recent years. The desire to honor and chronicle one's family legacy and create a "living history" is ...
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For Whom Am I Writing A Memoir? Does it Matter? | AuthorizeU

For Whom Am I Writing A Memoir? Does it Matter? | AuthorizeU | personal storytelling | Scoop.it
Writing a memoir can be a very educational experience for you as well as your loved ones—even if your story is news to them—as well as a time to reflect on your life. But, don't forget to think about your audience.
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Technique / Journaling by Wendy Smith

Technique / Journaling by Wendy Smith | personal storytelling | Scoop.it
It is an individual thing really, but journaling is one of those integral parts of every layout i do. So i decided that i would show you 4 different journaling styles you can use on your layouts, and maybe try something different if you ...
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Spiritual Memoirs 101

Spiritual Memoirs 101 | personal storytelling | Scoop.it
In Spiritual Memoirs 101 I share materials from my past five years of teaching memoirs based on Deuteronomy 4:9, “Be very careful never to forget what you have seen the Lord do for you. Do not let these things escape from your mind as long as you live! And be sure to pass them on to your children and grandchildren.” I've designed the blog with busy people in mind, so I post only Wednesdays and Saturdays.
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Should You Unfriend A Dead Friend On Facebook? - AllFacebook

Should You Unfriend A Dead Friend On Facebook? - AllFacebook | personal storytelling | Scoop.it
Should You Unfriend A Dead Friend On Facebook?AllFacebookPsychobabble experts say, that journaling is a good thing, so maybe writing on a deceased person's Facebook page is a form of it and helps heal the hurt.
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Encore | Encore Story Winners

RT @RetireRevised: Five stories of renewal in later life -- hope for everyone to have a true encore in life http://t.co/YPAki3t #encorecareers...
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Writer’s Workshop: Six Word Memoir

Writer’s Workshop: Six Word Memoir | personal storytelling | Scoop.it
1.)  Six Word Memoir: Write about a significant time (RT @libismorgan: RT @mamakatslosinit: Answer a writing prompt and come link up my friends: http://bit.ly/jJdC0k -----> Here's mine: http://bit.ly/iQB3TM...)...
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THE TRUTH ABOUT ALCOHOL, Real Life Stories – Effects of Drinking Alcohol Addiction

THE TRUTH ABOUT ALCOHOL, Real Life Stories – Effects of Drinking Alcohol Addiction | personal storytelling | Scoop.it
Watch video on effect of alcohol abuse, addiction and alcoholism consequences through testimonials to Drug Free World from former alcoholics about effects of problem drinking including drunk driving, withdrawal and possibly lethal poisoning.
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Torbert: Journaling can help teens control feelings - Blue Springs Examiner

Torbert: Journaling can help teens control feelingsBlue Springs ExaminerWith this in mind, an idea for some teenagers might be journaling.
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In The Blink of An Eye - Patch.com

In The Blink of An Eye - Patch.com | personal storytelling | Scoop.it
In The Blink of An EyePatch.comMy love of journaling motivated me to keep very detailed logs of my boys' lives from the time they were in utero.
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52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History:Week 22: Secrets Not ...

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History:Week 22: Secrets Not ... | personal storytelling | Scoop.it
Amy Coffin of the We Tree blog (http://wetree.blogspot.com/) has yet another successful series on her hands: 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History (http://www.geneabloggers.com/52-weeks-personal-genealogy-history/). ...
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Memoir In Progress

Memoir In Progress | personal storytelling | Scoop.it
A brand new chapter of #Memoir in Progress has surfaced and is splashing around at http://bit.ly/aatvnH...
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Robyn Martins — Personal history month and forming your link in the chain - New Philadelphia Times Reporter

Robyn Martins — Personal history month and forming your link in the chainNew Philadelphia Times ReporterMay has been Personal History Month, and while some might interpret the occasion as license to be narcissistic, if done right, the process of...
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Technology Brings Digital Memories To Grave Sites - NPR

Technology Brings Digital Memories To Grave Sites - NPR | personal storytelling | Scoop.it
Technology Brings Digital Memories To Grave SitesNPRThe process of burying the dead hasn't changed much over the centuries, but now their gravestones can provide a digital link to their life stories.
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A Week’s Worth of Journaling Prompts: The Meaning of Memorials

A Week’s Worth of Journaling Prompts: The Meaning of Memorials | personal storytelling | Scoop.it
It’s Memorial Day here in the U.S. — a day that means many things to many people. It’s intended to be a day to stop, remember, and honor those who lost their lives in our wars, in service to our country.
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Journaling Our Way to Kendra's Birthday: Day 3 — Memoir Writing Blog

Journaling Our Way to Kendra's Birthday: Day 3 — Memoir Writing Blog | personal storytelling | Scoop.it
journaling, memoir, memoir writing, autobiography, memoir craft As you can see from our photo, the home (we'll use that word to avoid the mansion versus cottage distinction) overlooks the Hudson River, which was heavy ...
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