What Personal History Means to Me

by Memoir Mentor on September 5, 2012

My fall term began this week, and I couldn’t be more delighted. It’s such a pleasure to greet old friends again, some who have attended my classes for nearly 10 years now! Amazing isn’t it?But, they love the work of personal history as much as I do, and they so enjoy being around like-minded friends who have shared their lives with them through their compelling, humorous, or sometimes heart-rending stories.I explain more about all this in a guest blog post I wrote for the Association of Personal Historians, the premier international organization for people who help people record their life stories. Check out their blog here and take a moment to look over their inspiring website. APH is gearing up for its annual conference, which will be held in St. Louis in early October. I will have the pleasure–and honor–to present a six-hour pre-conference seminar titled, Boot Camp for Personal History Writers: Kick Your Writing to the Next Level.

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1 Giancarlo Gabbrielli September 28, 2012 at 11:53 am

I think adding some personal history to a novel or story can make it more compelling, more realistic. I’m glad you enjoy being around others who share their histories!

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