Start with You: Writing About Yourself

Brenda Hudson, Ph.D.
Sep 28, 2022
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Speaker's Introduction
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Prompt 1 Who am I?
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Prompt 2 Why Am I Here?
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Prompt 3 What Do I Want?
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Reflection Write
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List of Favorites
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Lessons Learned
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Announcements / prizes
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Questions / answers
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About this webinar

Genealogy best practice is to start with you, and who better to introduce yourself to future generations than YOU? In this webinar, we will go beyond factual information typically found in family trees to include the essence of who you are. Using easy and fun writing prompts, you will learn to create a unique and revealing written portrait of yourself. You can also share these prompts with other family members, adding their written portraits to your family tree. Your future generations will get to know you, and thank you!

About the speaker

About the speaker

Brenda Hudson, Ph.D., is an award-winning teacher and writer who loves helping families capture their stories across generations. In her writing workshops and in her how-to book Story by Story: 15 Projects to Write Your Family Legacy, Bre
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  1. MA
    Margaret Anderson
    11 months ago

    Thank you, Brenda’s presentations are beneficial. I couldn’t see in real-time so being a subscriber it is great to listen when I can.

  2. RG
    Robin Grantham
    12 months ago

    Wish I had been able to listen in real time. This was a great webinar.

  3. SM
    susan mccoy
    1 year ago

    Brenda’s presentation was helpful in targeting tips of incorporating sensory details in -to writing family stories. We can so easily call to mind the special occasions that make our family members memorable. Our writing will be enriched for the reader when we can create the scene with the sights, sounds and smells, tastes that accompanied special memories.

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    Gene Sallee
    1 year ago

    Very informative.

  5. SC
    Sue Covey
    1 year ago

    I particularly like the suggestions about starting by capturing moments to comprise a story. Writing about individual themes then assembling them into a larger narrative.

  6. TM
    Theresa Marquess
    1 year ago

    Excellent! The topic was great and well executed. A special thanks to the presenters!

  7. DO
    deborah outland
    1 year ago

    This was a wonderful combination of interactive and informative presentation. Usually short writing prompts are very uncomfortable for me, but these were great!

  8. JH
    Jacqueline Henderson
    1 year ago

    I would like to see a continuation webinar of this. Brenda was not able to have us do all the prompts she wanted to and I think it would have been great to do so.


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