Ellen Blum Barish

Ellen Blum Barish
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Writing Your Marker Story

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Making Your Mark

What was the moment in your life in which everything changed? A moment that tested you? A moment that asked you to show up in a different way?

You may have heard this described as a defining moment.

I call it a marker moment.

I like this term because it suggests that there is a mark and a marker; there’s a mark maker and a mark made. Human beings are like Magic Markers in that we want to leave our stories behind permanently. So that people know we were here. That we had a life. That we had some responses to that life that we’d like to share.

Click to the right for “Writing Your Marker Story,” my free, five-page e-guide with writing prompts and links to essay collections and memoirs that beautifully illustrate this idea.

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