One of my Bradenton-Sarasota writer friends, Juli C. Hilliard, recently wrote an article about individuals who want to leave a “Legacy of Words” by writing their personal and family stories and preserving them for children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
<img class="size-medium wp-image-1181 lazyload" title="Screen Shot 2012-11-17 at 10.54.08 AM" alt="" src="https://ericswyatt.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/screen-shot-2012-11-17-at-10-54-08-am.png?w=230" height="300" width="230" /> Alan Toy (along with Ginger and Lou Pavloff) was interviewed for Better Living magazine’s article about Legacy Writing. Alan and the Pavloffs were members of my first Legacy of Words class, and they have continued writing their life stories in the months since the class concluded.
Juli knew I was teaching Legacy Writing as a component of both my private writing instruction business, and the writing classes I teach at the University of South Florida campus via the Lifelong Learning Academy. We sat down at Starbucks (where we see each other most often, anyway) and talked about the Legacy Writing program. I also introduced her to three of my former students and she interviewed them about their experiences with tackling the writing of their personal and family history.
The full article was printed this week in the Better Living magazine. It was the cover story, even, as they featured a wonderful photo of Alan Toy, who was one of those students who often had that wide-eyed smile of a man both on a mission and dedicated to doing the hard work of writing. Inside, there were more wonderful photos of Alan and Ginger and Lou Pavloff, as well as some historical family photos from all three.
If you have a few minutes, follow this link to read Juli’s article (it starts on page 16-17).
NOTE: Next week IS Thanksgiving week, but I also have some big things planned for the blog…until then, Happy Writing!!