How to write a book about your own life

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How to Write Your Own Life Story: The Classic Guide for the Nonprofessional Writer by Lois Daniel

Writing the story of one’s life sounds like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. This warmhearted, encouraging guide helps readers record the events of their lives for family and friends. Excerpts from other writers’ work are included to exemplify and inspire. Provided are tips on intriguing topics to write about, foolproof tricks to jog your memory, ways to capture stories on paper without getting bogged down, ways to gather the facts at a local library or historical society, inspired excerpts from other writers, and published biographies that will delight and motivate.
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How to Write an Autobiography

Write the Story of Your Life

During my MA in Creative Writing 10 years ago, writing the story of your life was somewhat frowned upon. I could never marry the two strands of thinking. How are you supposed to write about what you know, but not be allowed to use your life as inspiration? In both novels I used my life as a mere reference to the time and subject matter of these two stories. So I started a series of posts, telling the story of my life, of how I met and married my English husband. You scream — a novel?

Many people have a story to tell. If you are just writing for your family, that story might be different than if you were writing your story to be read by the general public. If your life was a harsh one you may not want to include the real names of the people involved. You may also want to consider whether your life story could be written as fiction. Write down everything you can think of that you want to include in your life story. Write scenes of your life that you want to include in your story on different sheets of paper or index cards.

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A Life Book is basically a large, thick, sturdy notebook used to write your thoughts and opinions. It is not exactly a journal and does not have date labelled entries. It is just a book in which you write about things that happened to you or what you've been through. To create this article, 11 people, some anonymous, worked to edit and improve it over time. This article has also been viewed 97, times.

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