Every life is an unfolding story, a dynamic, unique, purposeful, and potentially heroic story with bright spots, turning points, and abounding opportunities for personal growth and transformation.
Sometimes the story of our lives read like a comedy; other times, like a tragedy. But if we read the text through the proper lens, we can always read our stories as an adventure of personal growth and our current challenges as a character-development workout.
In this inspiring interview, Kim Schneiderman will introduce a series of structured writing exercises designed to help writers and readers re-imagine themselves as the heroes of their unfolding story with the power to reclaim their personal narrative through choice and voice.
You’ll learn how to:
- Apply classic storytelling elements to your own life, using the third-person narrative to elevate your perspective
- View your personal story, and your writing life, through gentler, more compassionate eyes
- Weave together seemingly fragmented chapters of your life into a meaningful narrative
- Appreciate how antagonists can help us grow
- Flesh out your memoir by creating a character sketch of yourself in the third-person narrative
- Create a “My Life Story” chart to help you organize your memoir.
Kim Schneiderman, LCSW, MSW, is the author of Step Out of Your Story. She counsels in private practice and teaches as a professor and guest lecturer at venues including New York University. She also writes a biweekly advice column for Metro Newspapers and blogs for Psychology Today.
Ms. Schneiderman has been writing professionally for the past 20 years, authoring stories on such topics as addiction, grief, autism, career issues, and spiritual counseling. Visit her online at http://www.stepoutofyourstory.com.
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