Writing your own stories
How do you record your stories, ideas, thoughts, and experiences for future generations? If you are famous (or infamous) enough, somebody does it for you. A book, a Wikipedia entry, or a magazine article or two might survive you. Plenty of people write in journals, but my guess is that these journals soon are relegated to the trash heap after you pass. I mean, who wants your daily whining, wishing, and wondering?There are some exceptions. One of my favorite little books was finalized right before Ed Abbey's death, A Voice Crying in the Wilderness: Notes from a Secret Journal. This slim book contains snippets taken from his books as well as his many journals.
Katelin Shugart-Schmidt wants to hear your stories, and has given you a one year subscription to StoryWorth.
You’ll get weekly prompts with an easy way to share your memories, and at the end of the year you’ll receive a beautifully bound memoir of your stories.
Here’s how it works.
- Every Monday, we’ll email you a question that Katelin has chosen for you, for example “How did you get your first job?” or “What were your friends like in high school?”
- All you have to do is respond with a story. You’re welcome to attach photos as well.
- Katelin gets emailed each story you record. You can add more recipients if you’d like other loved ones to receive your stories.
- All of your stories are saved privately, and will be printed in a beautiful keepsake book.
Along with this gift email, you should receive a secure log in email that will let you access your StoryWorth account.
We hope you enjoy sharing your stories!