You've decided you have an interest in sharing some of your life stories but maybe you don't know where to begin. This page lists some of my favorite resources filled with ideas, inspiration and directions to get you started on how to approach life storytelling.
STORYCORPS: I am a National Public Radio fanatic and one of my favorite programs is StoryCorps. Many times I've had to pull over my car while driving because listening required my full attention. These are interviews by people like you and I telling a story, big or small, to a friend or family member. They are intimate moments of one person relating a memory in a way that helps us all feel our connection to each other. I recommend StoryCorps as a great place to listen to others share stories and think about your own experiences. Beyond the details, why do you think you remember that event today? StoryCorps also has a list of questions to get you started.
THIS AMERICAN LIFE: Each week the program of TAL embraces a theme and then the stories that are told relate to it. This is a high production synthesis of stories told by people from all walks of life that often include writers, comedians, journalists and artists along with a music infusion. Ira Glass is host and my hero when it comes to learning how to relate a story. When you think about your story think about how events inter-relate. What happened first, what happened next?