Writing Your Life

Writing Your Life

A Guide to Writing Autobiographies

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Borg, who teaches autobiography-writing classes for senior adults, offers an easy to follow guide to approaching and writing about one's own life. She reflects on the rewards of autobiography-writing, outlines the groundwork of doing genealogical research and using technology, and spends the bulk of the book in the central two chapters on writing and remembering. She offers writing tips and other considerations about jogging one's memory, writing about difficult times, quoting others, picking out notable facts or features of oneself, major early life transitions like becoming a teenager and leaving home, writing about love and relationships, getting stuck, representing one's career, and more. The final chapter focuses on the publishing side of an autobiographical project. Finally, an appendix titled "decades," offers decade-by-decade lists of historical topics, trends, and events to jog one's memory. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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To many, the task of writing about one's life seems daunting and difficult. Where does one begin? What stories will inspire your children and grandchildren, and which will simply amuse them? "Writing Your Life: A Guide to Writing Autobiographies" breaks down the barriers of personal narrative with an easy-to-follow guide that includes thought-provoking questions, encouraging suggestions, memory-jogging activities, tips for writing, advice on publishing one's stories in print and online, and examples of ordinary people's writing. Having already helped thousands write their life stories, this second edition of "Writing Your Life" is sure to help today's generations preserve their memories and wisdom for many generations to come.

Publisher: Waco, Texas : Prufrock Press Inc., [2013]
Edition: Fourth Edition
ISBN: 9781618210265
Characteristics: x, 190 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Turley, Joyce Mihran


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