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Bob Stumpf Shows How to Put Yourself into Your Story

by Memoir Mentor on March 1, 2010

     When you’re writing your life story, don’t forget to put yourself into it. I’m not joking here. Too often people like to describe events that occurred during their lives, but they don’t explain how they felt about those incidents and how they shaped who they are. Revealing how you feel about things means writing about […]


Showing Courage, Showing Emotion: Student Story

by Memoir Mentor on March 2, 2009

Recently I gave my classes an assignment to write about a time in their lives when they displayed courage. I wasn’t thinking about the kind of behavior that society typically associates with courage: bravery in the face of danger. I wanted my students to consider times in their lives when they took risks–left a difficult […]

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