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Memoir Journaling: Make Your Life Richer Through Stories

via Skillshare


About this class

As someone who has a slight fear of not remembering the details of life; of forgetting how moments, people and places made me feel, Memoir Journaling is a way of making sure certain snippets of life are well-documented. 

Join content creator, Lana Blakely, as she teaches you five journal exercises that will enrich your life.

For five days, you’ll be picking moments from a day in your life, whether that’s today or a day in the past, and turn it into a story. For each moment that you pick for each day, you’ll be focusing on one of five senses.

It’s about more than just writing down a memory for the sake of remembering it.

It’s about getting creative and using your imagination. To practice the art of storytelling, which, I believe, is one of the most valuable skills one can have, because we use it anytime we’re having any sort of interaction with anyone.

Once you dedicate yourself to the practice, you’ll start to take note of the little things in life that you might’ve otherwise overlooked. Practicing the art of noticing and putting it into text makes life richer.

But perhaps more than anything, creating and having an archive of my memoirs is a way for me to say that my life and the things I experience matter; they’re worth writing about. My story is story worthy. And perhaps one day, I can pass them on, and they’ll continue to live. And to me, that’s a beautiful thing. 


  • Introduction
  • Class Overview
  • The Journaling Philosophy
  • Why Storytelling Matters
  • The Class Project
  • Meeting the Blank Page
  • Prepare to Write
  • Write
  • Day 1: Sight
  • Day 2: Sound
  • Day 3: Touch
  • Day 4: Taste
  • Day 5: Smell
  • Final words

Taught by

Lana Blakely


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