How to Add Stories to Your Photo Albums

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How to Add Stories to Your Photo Albums/ Photo Scribe Your Scrapbooks gives a quick introduction to making sure pictures saved in scrapbooks tell more of the story of one's life. Tips and techniques included in this book help take photo albums beyond what is visible in the images. More
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About Denis Ledoux

WRITE FROM THE INSIDE OUT

I believe in the power of telling our personal and family stories. These are our hero's journeys, and by telling them we honor ourselves and the people we have come from. An important early task for the writer is go inside and find the story that is worth telling. The story is not about "nice" words; it is about honest words, visceral words.

LIFESTORIES FEED US

Stories have always played an important role in my life. I grew up in a three-generation home with paternal grandparents who lived upstairs. I heard tales of my extended family and their history recounted by the family storyteller, my grandmother Ledoux. These stories were a food for my soul. I could not get enough of them, and her gift to me was that she was a voluble, entertaining storyteller.

I began writing as a short-story writer, drawing on family characters, settings, and stories for my fiction. In 1989, I won the Maine Fiction Award for Mountain Dance & Other Stories. My other titles include What Became of Them and Other Stories from Franco-America (1988), and Lives in Translation: An Anthology of Contemporary Franco-American Writings (which I edited in 1990). In 1992, I published (and it is still in print) Turning Memories Into Memoirs / A Handbook for Writing Lifestories; in 1996, The Photo Scribe / How to Tell the Stories Behind Your Photos; in 2009, The Consumer's Guide to Ghostwriting, in 2013, a memoir—We Were Not Spoiled. E-publication includes the books listed here in Smashwords as well as others.

MAKING THE LEAP TO BECOMING A MEMOIR PROFESSIONAL

It was a natural leap from my own family stories to helping others to record their stories in well-written accounts that apply all the techniques of fiction writing to autobiography, family reminiscence, and scrapbooking.

In 1996, I was honored as Lifewriting Professional of the Year by the Association of Personal Historians.

THE MEMOIR NETWORK

Today, I continue to work as a writer, educator, teacher, autobiography co-author, memoir-writing coach, editor and publisher. I direct The Memoir Network, an international group of lifestory writing teachers who use my method and materials to lead the popular Turning Memories® and Photo Scribe® workshops and programs.

My Memoir Network offers Memoir Professional Packages for individuals wishing to do what we call memoir work in their communities. [http://thememoirnetwork.com/memoir-professional-packages/] Please inquire if you are interested in becoming a Memoir Professional.

BUILD YOUR MEMOIR-WRITING LIBRARY

You will find a number of my memoir-writing e-books on Smashwords. Begin to purchase them now so as to develop your memoir-writing library. These are the best memoir-writing books available anywhere at any price.

BEYOND THE BOOKS

If you need more than these great books, give me call at 207-353-5454 for a free consultation to determine whether coaching, editing, or ghostwriting is a good fit for you.

Keep writing and stay in the memoir conversation.

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Reviews

Marjorie Webb reviewed on on April 19, 2013
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Thank you Denis for sharing all these Ebooks with us. I am especially enjoying "How to Add Stories to you Photo Albums," because I am presently creating a family heritage album to share with my sisters, children, and grandchildren. Your suggestions and tips have been very helpful to me in all of my albums helping me to create a more complete gift to pass on to loved ones.
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Libby Frie reviewed on on April 18, 2013

Where was this book when I was doing my albums?! I'll have to redo them all now. I understand that Ledoux has another book that I'll have to get based on the usefulness of this one. Groundbreaking.
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