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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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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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October-November Community Highlights

October-November Community Highlights

Writing Your Life's Author Showcase We held our first-ever Author Showcase on Saturday, November 9, and featured eight Writing Your Life published authors; we missed you Becky McGregor. Festive decorations and yummy food welcomed the authors and their families and friends, longtime WYL class members, and people interested in writing their life stories. Our lively audience celebrated the featured authors'…

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September Community Highlights

September Community Highlights

Writing Your Life Author Updates Duayne Whitehurst and Sandy Mayton– Writing Your Life’s science-fiction authors finish manuscript I spent Monday, September 23, in a coaching session for entrepreneurs in Franklin, Tennessee, twenty minutes outside of Nashville. Mid-morning, I asked my tablemates, “Do you feel nervous being here? I feel like a small fish in a really big pond.” Leaders of…

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August Community Highlights

August Community Highlights

Becky McGregor wins FAPA Award Congratulations to Writing Your Life author Becky McGregor! Becky’s memoir, A Dream Called Kristy: My Story of Loss, Healing, and Dreams Fulfilled (November 2018) won a silver medal on Saturday, August 3, at the Florida Authors and Publishers Association’s 2019 President's Book Awards. Well done, Becky! Praise for The Homefront Kid Janice Presby thought so highly…

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May Enrichment Academy Classes

May Enrichment Academy Classes

May Enrichment Academy Classes May classes at The Enrichment Academy at The Villages wrapped up recently, and I had an excellent time teaching Write Your Life Story to a group of enthusiastic writers. Our class learned about many foundational aspects of writing well, such as elements of setting, characterization, using timelines, and story mapping. We rounded out our four weeks…

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