For today’s article, I reached out to Mary Harper, indexer of print and ebook publications. An experienced professional with over 600 indexes to her name, Mary gives us the lowdown on a piece of back matter that, like good health and youth, we don’t appreciate until it’s missing.
It happened a couple days ago. I was working on a draft for a storyteller whose first language is German, second language is Spanish, and third—of which he has a firm hold—English. He’s an intelligent, articulate guy, though not a reader nor a writer. In other words, not the kind of guy to throw out […]
Chad Elliot grew up a shy, home-schooled kid, but that didn’t stop him from becoming Seattle’s preeminent improv coach. In this episode, Chad talks about how he adapts improv techniques to help people improve their communication skills—not just on the stage, but in their personal and professional lives as well. We explore how we can […]
Show notes, episode #3 There are two major skills you need for life story writing: writing and interviewing. Today were going to talk about what’s probably the more important of the two—interviewing. Setting Choosing the right environment for the interview is crucial. Make sure it’s someplace where your storyteller is at ease. (This will usually […]
Show notes, episode #2 Annie Presley is co-author with Christy Howard of the Read This series of guided journals, big, beautiful books that encourage people to gather the practical information of their lives and their personal stories, all under one cover. It’s a different take on legacy projects, something the two authors were inspired to […]
Tweet Writing life stories, a rewarding career choice. Show notes Thanks for joining me for this early episode of my new Life Story Coach podcast. As a working personal historian, I get the question all the time: “What is personal history?” My overall aim with the show is to create a space for conversation about […]