Tag: Family Stories

Your Story — Your Legacy

Your story is about how you changed or what you learned from your experiences. Nobody can truly know this except you. Your gift is sharing what you learned with others, so that they can learn from it, too. 1. Your story is being created.¬† It may not be written down, but it is being told, … Continue reading Your Story — Your Legacy

The Magic and Power of Story in Our Lives

My bucket list goal of writing a novel has led me to a study of story and a new understanding and appreciation of its place in our lives. I am now convinced that it is as important as our DNA and the blood that flows through our veins, to our survival as individuals, nations, cultures … Continue reading The Magic and Power of Story in Our Lives

A Tale of Two Passions: Reading and Driving

Writing instructors often warn us to avoid beginning with backstory -- to get right to the point. Writers such as myself often balk at such warnings, believing that our backstory is uniquely important. So we begin with it anyway. ¬†Such is the writing life. My backstory involves three members of my family: my father, my … Continue reading A Tale of Two Passions: Reading and Driving