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Monday, June 16, 2014

Memories of Me

I have just be introduced to the most amazing book!
Those who have been following my blog know that I live to share my stories.
Stories of childhood. Mine, my parents' my grandparents' and the newer generations as well.
I have written over 1000 of them. . . . so far.
Who knew there were that many to tell?!
I treasure those stories.
And the comments that faithful readers give! My favourites usually run along the lines of: "Wow! Did you ever bring back a memory for me!" or "Your story reminded me of . . ."
Precious memories.
Have you been wanting to record them?
Have stories of your childhood (or your Nana's or your Great-Aunt Rebecca's) been itching to get out?
But you don't know where to start?
Memories of Me: A Complete Guide to Telling and Sharing the Stories of Your Life is a new book by Laura Hedgecock that leads you along the path of remembering - and more importantly - recording those stories.
Her fun, insightful instructions and actual, physical workpages will motivate, guide and inspire even the neophytes among us.
These stories . . . your stories . . . are important. They need to be told. Once we go, who will be there to remember that time when we were four years old and had to be rescued by our Olympian mother from the top of the windmill?
Or the time the severed chicken head scared the daylights out of us, prompting a multi-generational fear of chickens?!
Your stories are priceless.
Start recording them.
Now.
Let Memories of Me: A Complete Guide to Telling and Sharing the Stories of Your Life guide you!
It's important!

Find this amazing book here:

Author BioAuthor Laura Hedgecock

LAURA HEDGECOCK is passionate about telling stories and connecting with others. She comes by that passion honestly; her grandmother, Hazel Crymes, wrote throughout her life. However, her grandmother wrote in secret; Laura believes in sharing.
When she’s not writing, Mrs. Hedgecock enjoys spending time with her husband and two teenage sons (and her Springer spaniel), playing soccer, nature photography, and finding her roots.

About Memories of Me

Memories of Me: A Complete Guide to Telling and Sharing the Stories of Your Life taps into the passion of connecting with loved ones through memory narratives. It empowers hobbyists to create a legacy of family stories and memory episodes through prompts, in-depth brainstorming exercises, writing samples, and just enough writing tips for writers to take pride in their projects.  Releases May 13, 2014, Cedar Fort Publishing, Clear Sight  Imprint.  Read more...

Speaker Topics

Memories matter! Author Laura Hedgecock welcomes the opportunity to speak at your function. Her topics range from the value of preserving and sharing memories, how  personal and family narratives connect loved ones with their family and ancestry to workshops on how to get started.

In the Media

Explore media coverage of Laura Hedgecock and Memories of Me: A Complete Guide to Telling and Sharing the Stories of Your Life in the media, as well as published clips and press releases.

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10 comments:

  1. If you've got kids, this is a great way to preserve memories they might not otherwise hear!

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    1. So true! They sure don't listen when I tell them! :)

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  2. After years of encouragement from their kids, my parents are finally writing their memoirs. This book could be a great gift for them. Thanks for informing me of it.

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    1. That is wonderful news! Priceless stories! And anything we can do to encourage it . . .

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  3. What a great resource to help us tell our stories. Thanks for sharing Diane!

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    1. I do hope it helps, Lana! I think it's an amazing resource!

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  4. I learned, many years ago, the value of preserving stories. I was so fortunate that my mother's cousin sat my Great Grandmother down in front of a tape recorder and said "talk. Start as far back as you remember." Over 3 days the most amazing stories came out, literally in her own voice. After we lost her, it was both heartbreaking to hear her voice on my copy of the tape and heartwarming to have these priceless stories to pass on.

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    1. Oh. My. Word! That recording would be absolutely priceless! Priceless!

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  5. Definitely a great resource. I would like to record the stories of my grandparents and parents for my granddaughter so I have put this on my must read list. Thanks for sharing

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    1. I encourage you! It's a daunting task, but one story at a time, doable!

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