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Let’s Celebrate: Norma Beasley

Let’s Celebrate: Norma Beasley

Norma Beasley wrote to us a few weeks ago and shared about her recent memoir success. She also told us how her writing experiences began and evolved. Here is her inspiring story: My writing journey began in high school when I won a gold Bulova watch for an essay on why I wanted to go to college. It continued as…

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The Choice that Made You

The Choice that Made You

This Week's Writing Prompt Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you. - John Maxwell from "Talent Is Never Enough"   Think of a choice you made in your life that defined you. What was this choice? At the time, did you consider it a positive or a negative choice? What were the effects of…

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Heroes of Inspiration

Heroes of Inspiration

This Week's Writing Prompt While undergoing chemotherapy at age twelve for an optic nerve brain tumor, Jeff Hanson began painting watercolor notecards to pass the time. Jeff's work transitioned to acrylics-on-canvas both for sale and charity live auctions. By age fifteen, the “accidental artist” founded a business built on a philanthropy-first model. Since then, Jeff generated one million dollars for charity by…

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Thirst-Quenchers and Gut-Wrenchers

Thirst-Quenchers and Gut-Wrenchers

This Week's Writing Prompt What did you drink as a child? Tea, milk, juice, soda, Kool-Aid, water, or something else?   Think about what you drank when you were young.   Was this a drink of choice or at the behest of a caregiver?  Did you like this drink?  What drink did you hate?  How did your drink choices change…

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May 2020 Community Highlights

May 2020 Community Highlights

Writing Your Life Client Spotlight Lucille Ellson Lucille Ellson on her 102nd birthday, December 30, 2017. (Jane Pickle)  Longtime Writing Your Life client Lucille Ellson recently received a surprising phone call. “Little did I know what was going to happen when I answered the phone, and a reporter asked if they could ask a few questions about WWII and how…

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