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04

“Turning Memories into Memoirs” Author Denis Ledoux on Living Fully After 40 Radio on 6/7/2010

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Everyone has wonderful stories to tell.  And as wonderful as it is to talk with family and friends, the stories will be half forgotten or lost all together if you don’t write them down. However, most people who think about writing a memoir are paralyzed by the size of the task. What to put in? What to leave out? Where to start? Where to stop? and on and on,,, 

If that is you, get your notebook and writing instrument out, because … Today’s guest is a memoir writing coach. Our guest today is Denis Ledoux the author of Turning Memories into Memoirs and the founder of Soleil Life-Story Network.  Denis has been helping people to write their personal and family stories since 1998 when he developed the memoir-writing workshop his book is based on.  Denis draws upon his expertise as a writer, editor, teacher, writing coach and co-author.  His memoir-based Soleil Life-Story Network has trained hundreds of personal historians to use his method and materials.


Denis and Soleil Life-story Network offer Turning Memories into Memories workshops and programs in eight English-speaking countries around the world. A few of the questions Denis will answer are:

  1. Can anyone write life-stories or add text to their photo albums? What about people who have never written anything before?
  2. Some stories are painful to remember. What do you tell people about writing about difficult memories?
  3. How can you make a story more interesting without crossing the line from truth into fiction? Are there techniques our listeners can use?
  4. Some stories are painful to remember. What do you tell people about writing about difficult memories?
  5. What about the truth? Sometimes, isn’t it better to not tell all there is to tell?
  6. How about packaging (printing or “publishing”) the stories once they are written?

Contact Denis Ledoux by visiting his website:  www.turningmemories.com

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