Telling Your Story

After Tidying  Everything Up

Write Everything Down

You cleaned and purged. Every item in your house now brings unimaginable joy. What about everything in your life?  Today you have the opportunity to create the next big improvement in your life –  your story.

Are you telling the right story?

When you tidy up  – did you notice that each item you held, each item you kept was saved from the Goodwill because of its story?  If you can’t bear to part with an item, it’s because of what it represents.    

Story delivers meaning. Story is why we keep things, keep people and keep on course. Story explains the lumpy ashtray on the mantel. 

The big question for this course: is your story the same one you began with? Have you been telling one story but actually living a different one? Living the plot of an old story is like wearing fashion you wore in the 9th grade, except now you’re 46. No longer a fit. 

Our whole life is one big choose-your-ending-novel. We need stories to create meaning, and we need meaning to just get out of bed.

Find meaning by discovering your story.

What kind of stories?

  • Your personal story (how to get better at almost anything)
  • The family story (wrangling all that genealogy and Ancestry information)
  • Travel story (how to enhance your vacation)
  • Business story (with a great story, it is easier to face Monday)
  • Social story (how to tell a good story through social media)
  • Helpful story (how to write up a book based on your expertise)

They are all our story, how we manage the world and how we find a way to belong.  It’s as important as it’s daunting.

Enroll now in How your Story Today can Change your Tomorrow – right now on Teachable.com

Or sign up with me and take the class via email:

8 weeks with a new class sent directly to your inbox every Monday.

  • Conversations with fellow students
  • Direct coaching relevant to every assignment.   
  • Follow up after the class

First class starts January 7, 2019

Second class starts February 4, 2019

Why we journal

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Catharine Bramkamp is a successful writing coach and author. She has published over 300 newspaper and magazine articles in publications like Modern Maturity (AARP), SF Chronicle and Santa Rosa Magazine. She was a contributor to two Chicken Soup Books and has published anthologies of her work, non-fiction works and novels. Her work has also appeared in a number of poetry and fiction anthologies. She has experimented with the self-publishing world since 2001. She has published and self-published seven books through companies like Author House, author assist companies like 3L Publishing and through traditional publishers like Write Life. Her poetry collection, Ammonia Sunrise, will be released in August 2011 by Finishing Line Press and her mystery novel, In Good Faith will be released by Write Life in 2011.
Catharine holds a BA in English from UCSB and a MA in English from Sonoma State University. She is a 25 year member of California Writer’s Club. She is an adjunct professor for the University of Phoenix. She works with authors of both fiction and non-fiction to make their dream of producing a book come true. For more information on that, visit her at www.YourBookStartsHere.com

Catharine has lived in Sonoma County for 25 years and considers wine a food group. She is married to an adorable and very patient man who complains he’s never featured in any of her books. Her grown children who are featured in a few of her books have fled the county.

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