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eBook Legacy: A Step-By-Step Guide To Writing Personal History ePub

by Linda Spence

  • ISBN: 0804010021
  • Category: Writing Research and Publishing Guides
  • Subcategory: Reference
  • Author: Linda Spence
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Swallow Press; 1 edition (November 1, 1997)
  • Pages: 178
  • ePub book: 1333 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1901 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 343

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With either book, I believe the three-ring binder should be used.

Legacy: a step-by-step guide to writing personal history. Aiming to prod the story out of the writer, writing consultant Spence has designed a book of questions and quotes that goes deeply into the hows and whys of the writer's life. The questions are well.

This book is a step-by-step guide to writing your life's stories as a legacy for other family members. The author has worked with seniors for many years, gathering their stories and helping them document their life histories

This book is a step-by-step guide to writing your life's stories as a legacy for other family members. The author has worked with seniors for many years, gathering their stories and helping them document their life histories. In this book, she presents a simple methodology that anyone can follow to help them get over the hardest step in the process-getting started. com User, July 27, 2004. I taped 16 hours of memories using Spence's book to interview my 87 year old father. In this practical guide to capturing those memories that have been stored away, Linda Spence provides the questions that are the keys to unlocking the memories that make up a life. Beyond the vita. More).

Legacy: A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing Personal History is animated by the belief that every life has value and knowledge for others

Legacy: A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing Personal History is animated by the belief that every life has value and knowledge for others. It can restore the connection between generations. What did another time feel like, what did you do to pass the time - or to survive - and how did you feel about your choices?

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What events occurred during your childhood? What did you like most about school? What do you wish your parents had done for you? The text includes sample essays by the author and quotations by other writers to encourage your muse

When Linda Spence asked her aging mother to write her life story, her mother stared at a blank sheet of paper and asked—“How? Where do I begin?” In this practical guide to capturing those memories that have been stored away, Linda Spence provides the questions that are the keys to unlocking the memories that make up a life.Beyond the vital statistics are the personal stories that tell what it was like, what we did, and why we did it, how we feel about our choices, and what our circumstances were. Through encouraging coaching, shared memories, and open-ended questions, the process of producing a personal history becomes intriguing and engaging.With Legacy the possibilities expand: a personal record is preserved—with its myths, traditions, joys, pains, gains, and losses; a family opens a potential dialogue that will last for generations; the writer has an opportunity for insight and resolution; the culture of a time and place is noted; the tradition of personal story is revitalized, and our present and future find nourishment and knowledge in the past.Either as a gift that can act as a shared experience as the memories are recounted or as a personal way to take account of one’s experiences, often long since forgotten, Legacy is indeed a way to get one's story down.

Comments

KiddenDan KiddenDan
I will use my recently reviewed book The Legacy Guide by Carol Franco & Kent Lineback to compare and contrast with Legacy by Linda Spence. Both of these books use a life stage approach to capturing personal history. However, Legacy is more oriented to life events. It's stages are:

Beginnings and Childhood
Adolescence
Early Adult Years
Marriage
Being a Parent
Middle Adult Years
Being a Grandparent
Later Adult Years
Reflections

These stages create some awkwardness for those who have not been married, or who are not parents or grandparents. Spence suggests that any committed relationship can be used in lieu of marriage, and that any close child relationships can replace parent/grandparent roles. The other option is simply to skip these sections.

Legacy is a much shorter book than The Legacy Guide, at 155 pages. Both books are similar in providing guidance on getting started with writing a personal history. Legacy suggests writers use a bound notebook or journal to write in, whereas The Legacy Guide recommends a three-ring type binder. With either book, I believe the three-ring binder should be used. This gives the writer flexibility to add more (or replace) pages within each life stage, and to answer questions in whatever order they choose. I believe Spence was trying to keep things very simple and focused on one (or more) notebook(s). I suspect future generations would be happy to read whatever they get as long as it is understandable.

Legacy provides a brief introduction to each life stage, and then immediately goes to the questions to be answered in that stage. It does not try to understand the "meaning" of events at each life stage like the Franco & Lineback book does. Rather, it uses the final Reflections stage as a mechanism to revisit all of the prior steps and to reflect on their overall meaning and significance.

In summary, Legacy is oriented to taking a simpler & easier approach to capturing personal history, focusing more on life events. The Legacy Guide is more comprehensive, oriented to the more rigorous Facts to Memories to Meaning approach to capture personal history and insights -- more beneficial for those who want to write a memoir. Both are good books. Some may prefer a more simple and flexible approach; others a more rigorous methodology.
Damand Damand
I am working on a "Grandmother Book" to pass on one of these days. This book has been very helpful in organizing my thoughts and keeping me on track as I go through this process.
Samut Samut
Several years ago a friend recommended this book, and I purchased it. I finally read it, and now I'll return to the beginning and start writing my own legacy. My friend's recommendation was accompanied by these words, "Your story matters." Indeed, it does, so write it!
santa santa
Absolutely a phenomenal book! It allows you to describe in depth your entire life through different questioning. Whether doing the oral history on yourself or another person, I suggest reading your questions AHEAD of time as this allows you to think ahead of memories that may be hidden deep within. This makes for great recording! I would absolutely recommend this book and I'm only on question #17!!
Coiron Coiron
If you are interested in letting your children/family know what it was like growing up and more, this book says it all! I can hardly wait to get started on writing down my answers/thoughts. The many questions get down to the nitty gritty. You are questioned about earliest childhood memories to one's life in old age. Quite provocative, yet easy questions to ponder, write and leave for the next generation to know what you were like and who you were.
BTW, the I got the book BEFORE I was sent "your book has shipped!!!" This seller is prompt and book in great condition was neatly wrapped!
Super P Super P
Excellent guide book and I use it every day to pull me through my own legacy book in progress. Quality writing, brief but to the point and small enough to carry it with you. Recommended.
Viashal Viashal
The first copy of this book came as a gift from a daughter to my husband. She wanted her dad to tell his life's story. It took a while, but now my husband and I are "Writing," as the author said, "for our great grandchildren who will never know us." I've bought several copies to give to friends. It's full of fun ways to start your life story. Mine began, "Horses I have known." That chapter may not make the book, but it was a beginning.
I have a diary written by my great grandfather during his first year in the War Between the States, and I know how precious his account has become to our family. Buy this book and share your story. Dig up those good--and yes, bad memories from the past and get them in print. You will be glad you did. OK, you can leave it to be published or read after you die, but it's a way to live on.
As a Marriage & Family Therapist, I occasionally have elderly clients, primarly women in their 80s, who struggle with depression and anxiety related to the aging process and stage of life. Contributing to the depression and anxiety is the sense that they haven't really done anything with their lives - certainly nothing as significant as fighting in World War II or starting a business, as their husbands have. I was looking for a book like "Legacy" to help them build a stronger of accomplishment and sense of self - the idea being that accomplishment is more than "doing," it is also about "being." Once I read the book and used it with clients, I realized that it was something I wanted to share with my family. I recently gave it to my dad for his 64th birthday, and will soon be giving it to my mom for her birthday. It is easy to read and contains a lot of explanation and context. The author sets the scene and leads the reader through the writing process very graciously, particularly for those who don't write or who are intimidated by the idea of writing their story. The book is broken into sections based on stage of life - childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and so on. But it is also very easy to use at your own pace - there is no sense of "hurry and get it done."