That creative and persistent daughter of mine, Kate, keeps challenging me to do new things.
We were looking at the result of the survey we sent to the people who have signed up (right hand side above) for my e-booklet and weekly emails. They told us that they want to write their stories but that they faced two serious obstacles: not enough time and not sure how to get started.
Kate told me to do a video log (vlog!) to help people overcome these two obstacles. She even suggested the title “Show and Tell.”
As soon as she said those words, she had me hooked. I’ve loved Show and Tell ever since first grade. Wouldn’t it be fun to suggest short, easy, first step based on my own experience as I am finishing my memoir?
Here’s the very first episode of Show and Tell. I want to thank bloggers and memoirists Richard Gilbert and Paulette Bates Alden for helping me rediscover a wonderful online essay about why memoir writers need to shake up the old advice to “Show, Don’t Tell.” In a video I must be brief, but if you want to understand in depth, Paulette is your guide.
And now, without further ado, here’s the video:
Did you enjoy this first episode? Would you like to see more artifacts and examples? Just leave a brief note with your vote below.
P. S. If you love blooper reels, you might want to take a look at Show and Tell 1.1 and 1.2 on my YouTube Channel. Do it now, because I will erase these in a few days. You can also find videos of my adorable grandson there. 🙂