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Ellen Blum Barish

Ellen Blum Barish
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Leaving a Legacy by Letter

A Webinar

His words were solemn yet optimistic, frank but inspiring.

On the day civil rights icon John Lewis was laid to rest in late July, The New York Times ran a letter by the former U.S Congressman that looked back on his legacy and his hopes for the United States moving forward. Here’s how he started:

“While my time here has now come to an end, I want you to know that in the last days and hours of my life you inspired me. You filled me with hope about the next chapter of the great American story when you used your power to make a difference in our society.”

Having our say, in our own words, no matter how famous we may or may not be, is uniquely human. It reflects the pull to express feelings or thoughts or memories in our own way. Those words help shape our legacy.

Whether there is a specific moment from your life that you want to examine more deeply or  a story you’d like to document for your family in just the right way­­, writing your own story matters.

But how to begin?

You can start with my webinar below. It runs about 55 minutes and is chock full of examples of the variety of ways you can tell stories from your life.

Looking for a speaker?

If you are looking for a lively and engaging speaker who will inspire an audience on craft, creativity, inspiration or the writing/publishing process, email me today. I also facilitate interactive writing workshops and coach writers of all levels.