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Unformatted text preview: that allow the person to express their life in a way that is not just what the person thinks others want to hear. These styles are first person, letter writing to someone either dead or alive or even a younger version of themselves, poem writing, and third person stories. People do not generally like the vulnerability regular storytelling of their lives puts them in, and writing in all of these styles creates a situation where that vulnerability is not as easily felt which leads to more confident writings about how someone’s life really was. This lecture helped me a lot on a personal level, because the older my grandparents get the more I want to know their lives, and I have asked them to write some stuff down but what they have written was often short and not very detailed. This lecture gave me some insights on how to better lead them to write about their lives and many years down the road it will be of great value in my life....
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- Spring '12
- Writing, Kate de Medeiros, Dr. Medeiros