Storyical inspires you to turn your stories into life histories. Find out what works from life story professionals who share practical advice for you to capture your life story. Take encouragement from ordinary people who talk about how they started recording their life histories and have extraordinary results. Reviews of books, apps, websites for life story. Hosted by Peta Roberts
25. Memoir, Just Get it Out There
Episode 25 is a conversation with memoir writer Nica Waters who was motivated to share with her grandmother stories about her that meant the world to her.
24. Illustrating Life
Fancy giving more depth to your life stories? Keith Larson talks about getting more personal through illustration.
23. The Only Way To Do Memoir Wrong Is To Not Do It At All
Writing coach, Patricia Charpentier, helps people write their memoirs, even though 95% of her clients don’t see themselves as writers. She talks about starting memoirs, keeping motivated, and the anxiety of finishing. But the goal is to share your book with family, and Patricia gives great advice to get started
22. I want you to experience what happened: Guided Autobiography Part 3
Episode 22 is an interview with Kathy Watson who became interested in Guided Autobiography. Motivated by time, and because there is no one else left to tell her family story, her writing style changed through the process, and wants to not just write her life stories but wants to help the reader experience what happened
21. Life story doesn’t need to be written chronologically
What happens when you don’t have a computer, have never written before, and a class on guided autobiography? Episode 21 explores the hidden magic of storycatching with Guided Autobiographer instructor Heidi Thorsen.
20. Guided Autobiography: Transformational Group Story Writing
Dr Cheryl Svensson introduces us to Guided Autobiography (GAB) a process of writing your life story that is built on life themes and group interaction. As Jim Birren, GAB’s creator used to say “There has never been another you” so everyone has a story to tell.
I've listened to almost all the episodes, each delightful and unique, but the SongFinch episode actually made me cry, it was so heartwarming. I love the diversity that Peta brings to her series. I am a forever fan! Thanks for all you do to help personal history professionals stay inspired!
Thanks for sharing the field of personal history with the world! The podcast is fascinating and useful.
The importants of history
I like how you have a small intro on what the podcast is about and the intro music. Peta Roderts - the one thing that stands out to me is that she wrote a story about a place that she does not know must about. However what she did was pay close attention to what she does with is walk and in doing so it help created more and more stories.