Welcome and Introduction to ‘As Time Goes By’ 2019
From ‘Benalla Writers’ to ‘Writing Workshop’ to ‘As Time Goes By’ Toowoomba U3A - https://open.abc.net.au/explore/75109 https://open.abc.net.au/explore/83116
‘As Time Goes By’ on our Website – Introducing/group page/’Our Stories’/using the U3A website search engine/2019 Stories
Approaching ‘As Time Goes By’
ABC Project Topics
- 500 words (or thereabouts… if possible) – an approach (handout)
- Ways of ‘publishing’ our collections of these stories
- Time line?
‘Writing Family History’ Approaches
- There are many resources on the web to draw on here –
- a useful overview is at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/18-writing-tips-tell-stories/ (Handout available)
- Another - https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/10-steps-writing-engaging-family-history/
The Story Teller – working towards a collection of, for example,
- ‘Stories my Father Told Me’
- ‘Stories from North East Victoria’
- ‘Stories for my Grandson’ – some stories of swashbuckling relatives from the past
- Developing our own voice – encouraging and supporting others
- Editing suggestions – our very gentle approach to editing suggestions
- Word Limits – aiming towards the target
- Considering confidentiality issues and personal well being
- Handling gender in our stories
- Publishing stories on the web site
TOPICS for 2019
Some topics to include when you are ready, or if another topic doesn’t seem to work:
- ‘The Year That Made Me’
- ‘New in Town’ Have you ever been the new person in town? Or did someone else’s arrival have a profound impact on you? Share your story in 500 words.
- ‘Someone who Shaped Me’
- Any topic from previous years – refer to website!
2019 Topics – February to April
HOLIDAY TOPIC/FEBRUARY ‘A Family Trait’
Did you inherit a family trait? What is it and how does it play out in your life?
A link to a story about ‘Nature or Nurture’
MARCH ‘I Broke It’
A broken plate, a broken bone, a broken record, or even being broke. Tell us about a time you broke something, and what repercussions you faced.
- This is a more focused topic which could be used with the ‘plan’ on ‘Tips for Writing your 500 Words story’
- Find out more about other U3A groups using the 500 words approach who faced a challenge to write about ‘I Broke It’ and read their stories
APRIL ‘Faking It’
Have you ever inflated your credentials to land a coveted job, told a silly lie to save face in front of a new acquaintance, or felt well and truly out of your comfort zone when you tried something new?
Perhaps faking it helped you gain the experience or tools necessary to bring about real change, whether you were pretending to the world or just deluding yourself.
How did you feel at the time, and how do you feel about it now? Did your fakery ever get found out? Did you surprise anyone, even yourself?
- Perhaps a more challenging topic – one which actually resulted in some wonderful stories a few years ago! Over to you.
Bev Lee 5762 8171 firstname.lastname@example.org 25 February 2019