Save your clippings. Laminate them. One takeaway I got from Rick Frishman, best-selling author, speaker and publisher, is to clip and laminate newspaper clippings about you. If, like me, you’ve saved clippings and then have not been able to show them at a presentation, you need to start keeping clippings about you safe by laminating them. They may come in handy when you are speaking, writing your college essay, writing a book or short story, arguing with teammates about the final score of a game, or when you want to show that you’ve been considered as an authority about a topic.

I’m no Marie Kondo, organizing guru, as my former students and best friends can attest to, but I can start laminating clippings that demonstrate I’m an author invited to speak at libraries, museums, and events.

My husband, Barry Dimick, is writing his memoir. Luckily, he has a scrapbook of clippings about his days playing sports. Unfortunately, some are frayed. A few are missing. He has another invaluable item he wishes would have been laminated and preserved, rather than folded behind a picture frame. 

Consider laminating paper you want to save. Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you will find this advice helpful. You don’t have to be a writer to want to preserve special moments. Rick has a clipping of himself with Oprah. That’s on my bucket list. Wish me luck please. LOL.