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Date: July 24, 2015


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Richard  CampbellFor our July Member Teleseminar, we are pleased to welcome Richard Campbell, author of a new book about writing life stories using themes to guide you.

Imagine a new way to write your memoir. Think of it as your life story being broken down into two to three page vignettes. Leil Lowndes, internationally recognized communications expert and author, calls them mini-memoirs. Now imagine your own life in themes: Your family, Your Life’s Work, Your Passions, You as Hero of Your Story, Your Travels, Spirituality, Living a Different Lifestyle, plus dozens more. Each theme represents a mini-memoir.
When the daunting task of managing a major work is broken into chunks, the writing becomes easier to manage. Guided prompts help rediscover lost memories, ones that can add great context to your stories. Take several of these mini-memoirs, add your own flare and style, and you have a fully rounded legacy to share with family and friends.

Points we will cover include:

• Writing your memoir with a twist
• Focusing your life in themes
• Examples from students
• Starting your own Memoir Writing Club


Richard Campbell obtained his M.Ed. (Adult Education) in 2002 and teaches Life Story Writing to continuing education students in Ontario, Canada. He is co-author (with Cheryl Svensson of Los Angeles) of Writing Your Legacy – The Step-by-Step Guide to Crafting Your Life Story, releasing worldwide on July 23, 2015. Richard also teaches the Writing Your Legacy concepts aboard transatlantic cruise crossings. He is a professional writer who has done freelance work for Canadian newspapers and CBC Radio. He also contributed to Seasons of Caring – Meditations for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers, published in 2014. Richard runs his own business, Guided Life Stories, and can be reached at www.guidedlifestories.com.

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