Write Your Memoir to Win a Book Contract

Calling all writers: Could you be the next Frank McCourt, Elizabeth Gilbert or Jeanette Walls – all authors of bestselling memoirs? Here’s your chance to share your life story, win $5,000 and get a book contract.  AARP, The Huffington Post and publisher Simon & Schuster have teamed up to hold a national memoir contest.  “We’re searching for the next great memoir,” said Myrna Blyth, Editorial Director for AARP Media.  “We want to find a gifted writer who can tell a …

Stories to Share: Helping Seniors Write About Their Lives

There was one about a blind date. There was another about keeping kosher, but sneaking BLTs. And then there was one about our family’s store surviving the Great Depression thanks to help from a friend. Sign up for the AARP Health Newsletter Pop Pop used to love telling stories. He was 96 when he passed away last fall, which gave us almost 30 years together. That’s a lot of time to talk-and a lot of time to listen. I feel …

Willard Conrow: Another Obit That Ought to Go Viral

If you haven’t already done so, take a few minutes to read this charmingly offbeat obituary of Harry Weathersby Stamps, a recent viral sensation. Thanks to Amanda Stamps, we learned that her father, a resident of Long Beach, Miss., liked to drink buttermilk out of martini glasses and amuse his grandchildren by crowing like a rooster over the phone. We’d like to think there are countless other American originals like Harry Stamps out there. And, thanks to the Suislaw News …

Make Your Life Story Award Winning: Be in the Moment

Your life story is written by one person and only one person and that is YOU. We create each and every page of our unique life story. Each moment becomes part of our own personal blueprint.  Your story will be like no one else’s. You can decided whether you are going to be a hero or a bully or a best friend, a good spouse…whatever the title, the adjective, the noun…you plug them into the script. Each new day we are …