Breaking news and thinking on your feet

This is something I had published elsewhere. It's not life story telling, but it gets the message across about thinking on your feet. Believe it or not, you need that when a life story teller throws a curly one at you.   I wrote my first ever news room story on a typewriter. Each paragraph was numbered and printed on carbon paper – one page to the editor, one to the sub-editor…

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Ten Tips for how to write your life story

A good effect too is to start with the people who came before you. Your memories of your parents, grandparents can help give life to a family tree chart. Interesting aunts and uncles and their stories can give real context to your life and the way you lived it back then.

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Why I left The Age (Hint: It is why we tell stories)

It is something we do all day, but it is rare to understand why we tell stories. Even if we aren't professionals at it, most of us do it subconsciously without even considering what we are trying to achieve.  Dinosaurs And The Digital Age In 2017, I left The Age.  I didn't leave The Age because I was a dinosaur from the print age, who didn't know how to adapt to the digital era. Actually, I found…

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