Who would want to read my memoir?
What if my life isn't very interesting?
What stories should I tell?
What if I can't remember anything?
Can I really write my story if I’m not a professional author?
Where do I even start?
THESE ARE JUST SOME OF THE QUESTIONS PEOPLE ASK ME
ABOUT WRITING THEIR LIFE STORIES.
What if you could write about your past with a fresh perspective . . .
and see yourself as someone who's fascinating?
YOU CAN. YOU REALLY CAN. AND I WANT TO HELP YOU SEE YOUR PAST THROUGH A DIFFERENT LENS.
Hi, I'm Michelle!
I've been documenting my family's personal history since I was in the second grade. I've taught my children how to interview their grandparents.
I keep a daily journal. I research my family's genealogy.
I even talk about my life all of the time in blogs and networking events.
And, I am blessed and honored to have the opportunity to help so many grateful people write and record their memoirs.
But even with my experience, finding time and knowing what to write about my own life was difficult . . . at least until I started looking at my writing differently.
When I became certified as a Birren Guided Autobiography (GAB) instructor, I also started writing the raw materials of my own memoir. I'll admit, it's still a work in progress, but every time I write, I learn more about myself. I forgive and grieve and connect the dots. I recall joyful memories that help me connect with my family, and I remember people I've lost. Writing my memoir is not therapy, but it is therapeutic.
In my Hindsight is 20/20 Guided Memoir Workshop: Write Your Story with a New Perspective, I'm going to teach you how to start your memoir. And, I'll be right there with you each week!
IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR YOU?
I created this workshop for grateful people who enjoy writing but
√ Don't think of themselves as authors.
√ Don't know how to start their memoir.
√ Don't know what to write.
√ Struggle to keep themselves accountable.
√ Need a group of like-minded Storytellers for encouragement and support.
If this is you, then here's what I need you to know:
Writing your life story has the potential to empower so many generations of your family that you can't waste one more minute of your time thinking about it. You must start today!
INTENTIONALLY PARTICIPATE AND YOU'LL GET
√ Written short stories that become the raw material for your memoir
√ More confidence to write and share your stories
√ Memories you haven’t thought about for years
√ More storytelling ideas to write about after the workshop has ended
√ A renewed view of your life and how much you matter to this world
√ A better understanding of yourself and the people and events that have made you who you are today
√ Momentum to carry your writing forward
Best of all . . . with 20/20 hindsight, you’ll begin to make sense of your past so you can ENVISION your future!
I BET YOU'RE WONDERING WHAT'S INCLUDED!
HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO PARTICIPATE . . .
WANT TO KNOW WHEN THE MAGIC WILL BE HAPPENING?
I'm so glad you are interested in the workshop. Unfortunately, I am not accepting new students at this time.
Please register for the wait list below, and I will email you as soon as a new workshop opens.
See what some of my previous students have to say . . .
Just a big "Thank You". It was fun and no stress! I am pleased that I did not have be too concerned, with grammar and punctuation. All the stuff that made me hesitant to write. - Linda
When I was first approached about doing this, I wasn’t sure what types of stories would be interesting enough to qualify. But I was surprised at how quickly my stories came to me. They almost wrote themselves!
Michelle, your calm presence and encouragement really brightened my days during this challenge! You are a gem 😉 I can tell you put a lot of hard work into it, and that this is something you truly love to do. - Elena
Michelle Beckman this has been a gift. Doing this was a lot of fun. I’m going to have to buy a new computer with a lot of memory to store all of these stories.
- Kristin Morello