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Writiing FAMILY HISTORY

I’ve spent much of the last few days working on PowerPoint presentations I will be delivering at the Jamboree Writers Conference, sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society. The largest annual genealogy conference in Southern California, Jamboree will be held at the Burbank Marriott Hotel the weekend of June 8. If you’re into genealogy, it’s [...]

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Fictionalizing Family History: Jeannette Walls Show Us How

by Memoir Mentor on November 27, 2011

Those of us who feel the call to record the lives of others have to decide the best way to tell our story: first person or third?; present tense or past?; chronologically, episodically, or something else? The options can seem endless and confusing when we consider them, yet our choices are often constrained–or dictated–by the [...]

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My Thoughts after Teaching at BYU Education Week

by Memoir Mentor on August 22, 2011

Last week I gave presentations at a week-long adult education conference sponsored by Brigham Young University, in Provo, Utah. Held annually the third week of August since 1922, Campus Education Week attracts around 20,000 attendees from all over the world, though primarily from the Western United States. It’s an incredible undertaking for the event planners, [...]

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