Episode #60 – EAE Bite #120 – Just a Few Scribbles

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In episode sixty of the Life Writers Vlog, we dive into my book, Eating an Elephant: Write Your Life One Bite at a Time.

Today, we explore bite #120, “Just a Few Scribbles,” that encourages writers to incorporate handwriting into their stories.

Our unique handwriting holds personal connections, making it a valuable addition to your story.

Share your thoughts and experiences of handwritten treasures with us in the comments section below.

Remember, the only way to do this wrong is to not do it at all. Happy writing!

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7 months ago

Thank you so much for sharing this bite size advise to include handwriting in our own stories. As I listened to your VLOG, I got very clear images of my mom’s handwriting in my birthday and Christmas cards. I have saved these cards specifically because they are handwritten by mom. I treasure looking at her handwriting and imagining her sitting to write those few but heartfelt words to me on those special occasions. I feel closer to her just by seeing and rereading those handwritten cards. As per myself, I know somewhere I have stuffed pieces of paper where I… Read more »

7 months ago

This is a concept I never considered but I agree it would have a special meaning to future readers. Thank you Patricia for the idea. I definitely will incorporate my handwriting in my upcoming stories.

Cheryl Lemine
Cheryl Lemine
7 months ago

Such a simple but profound concept. I love how you described handwriting as one of our most personal traits. I cherish the handwritten recipes my mom left behind and recently while looking through one of my dad’s Bibles, I basically saw a detailed list of dates, comments when my dad was praying for me after being laid off from one of my first jobs and then finally the date where he wrote I had a new job. They’ve both moved to heaven in the last 3 years so these things are especially fresh, comforting and important to me. As always,… Read more »

Linda Peterson
7 months ago

Up until now, I had never considered including handwriting samples in my book. Just recently, I received a recipe for strawberry-rhubarb jam, written in my long deceased mother’s handwriting. I may just have to include that in the story of her penchant for berries of any kind. I also may have to include a page or two out of my diaries, where appropriate.

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