Dawn Thurston, a fellow member of the Association of Personal Historians, recently shared some excellent techniques for making our life stories as interesting as possible. Dawn has been teaching life story writing for 20 years so she knows what makes for interesting story-telling.
I love her comment:
“We write our stories from a deep, human need to be remembered and leave a legacy. Capture all the vitality and richness of your life experience by writing for your audience, being personal, including details and creating scenes. After all, you want to write a story people will want to read.”