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Book of Stories
Learn how to collect, organize, and share your most important stories

You have millions of stories worth telling, and you're generating more every minute you live. There's no question that you have something worthwhile to say.

The real questions are: What should you say about these photos? Which story should you tell first, when you have so many competing for your attention? How do you capture and collect brilliant journaling ideas before they are drowned out by all of the other swirling thoughts in your brain?

Here's your chance to take control of your stories and capture your life in a more fulfilling way, with veteran scrapbooker and blogger Karen Grunberg as your guide.

"Story is the vehicle we use to make sense of our lives in a world that often defies logic."
~Jim Trelease

In Book of Stories, a repeat class that delighted 400+ students in its first run, you'll spend 6 weeks creating a story-preservation system that is personalized to your stories, your albums, and your process of scrapping. You'll learn to identify what kinds of stories matter most to you, so you know what to write about on your scrapbook pages, in your journal, or on your blog. And because the system is customized to the way you work, you will use it over and over again for years to come, ensuring that you never need to worry about story ideas again.

About Karen Grunberg: Born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey, Karen has lived in places as diverse as Pittsburgh, New York, London, Japan, and San Diego. She has worked on Wall Street and as a 5th-grade teacher in the South Bronx. She now resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two sons, where she works for Google, is a life coach, writes and scrapbooks, owns a photography business, and teaches for Big Picture Classes.

Listen to Karen's introduction of the Book of Stories:

Book of Stories includes:

  • Colorful instructional handouts with detailed exercises designed to help you create your own custom story-preserving solution.
  • Step-by-step instructions to Karen's "Book of Stories" project and examples of how you can customize it for yourself.
  • 20 daily emails with triggers to jump-start your story ideas during the second and third week of class.
  • Downloadable story-tracking cards for digital, traditional, or hybrid scrappers.
  • Reviews of software-based solutions for story tracking.
  • A note aboout the supply list.
  • Reminder emails when the classroom is updated with new materials.
  • Voice messages available as streaming audio, downloadable MP3 files and transcripts.
  • Welcome notes from Karen in the classroom when the classroom is refreshed.
  • Private posting gallery to share your work and view the work of your classmates.
  • Email access to Karen.
  • Message board to share your thoughts with your classmates.
  • Two live chats with Karen.
NOTE: This is a process-based class. The goal behind the class is to come up with a custom story-tracking system you can use for life. You may or may not create a paper-based project depending on your solution. If you do, we encourage you to use your stash.

Taught by: Karen Grunberg
Class Duration: 6 weeks (4 weeks of content + 2 weeks of daily emails)
Start Date: September 26, 2013
End Date: November 6, 2013
Price: $35.00
Register Today: Registration has closed.
Registration End: Registration will close October 2, 2013 at 10:00am PST



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