How to Write Your Life Stories: Memoirs that People Want to Read

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Do people say you should write your life stories? This clear hands-on approach guides you through the process of writing your personal stories so that future generations can truly know your life and times. By reading your memoirs, they will become intimate with your culture, understand your work, lifestyle, travel, values, and beliefs; and they will get to know the people you loved and lost. If your stories are well written, they will be fascinated by what you have to say. If your life has known goals and ...

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Overview

Do people say you should write your life stories? This clear hands-on approach guides you through the process of writing your personal stories so that future generations can truly know your life and times. By reading your memoirs, they will become intimate with your culture, understand your work, lifestyle, travel, values, and beliefs; and they will get to know the people you loved and lost. If your stories are well written, they will be fascinated by what you have to say. If your life has known goals and obstacles, conflict and motion, you have the makings of a gripping story. Discover how to • Find the time to write regularly • Set manageable goals • Improve you writing skills • Craft gripping leads • Become a captivating storyteller • Find a publisher for your writing

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  • ISBN-13: 9781441564412
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • Publication date: 12/8/2009
  • Pages: 310
  • Sales rank: 1,150,165
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Steve Boga has authored 30 books and dozens of magazine articles. He has taught memoir writing classes for 12 years

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  • Posted January 11, 2010

    Perfect companion textbook for any memoir class or writers group

    Writing memoir is more challenging than writing fiction. As creative non-fiction the author sticks to the facts, but writes as a storyteller. Compared to similar books on the subject, this book shows rather than tells how to write a life story. I recommend it for writing groups and classes, because of the workbook pages designed to help the beginner to think and write creatively. It addresses challenges such as time restraints, setting concrete goals, and getting published.

    When a local writing group is not available, this book is the next best thing. As I bookmarked the pages, I felt part of a group. Examples taken from student writers complement the real and practical advice. The scattered quotes and stories enlighten, inspire and entertain. I highly recommend it as a book to keep next to the computer as you write.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2012

    The Mission (Chapter 17)

    There were four squadrons on the StrikeCraft now, and today they were practicing shifts. There were sixty-five people on each squadron, so the squadrons were divided into five teams, making thirteen members on each team. Today, every squadron would practice shifts. Jonathan was on Team D in the Beta Squadron, meaning his first shift was in the Medical Wing. They were supposed to treat mannequins that had wounds. The blood and flesh looked and felt real to Jonathan, but he survived the shift. Next he had free. To Jonathan, "free" currently meant "an hour in your dorm." He wasn't the exploring type, so he didn't just wander the halls, he had nothing to do in the Computer Wing, he had no reason to be in the Prison Wing, and all the other wings were being used for shifts. So Jonathan sat on his bed, watching the tiny dragon crawl over its little scrap-pile home. Then he thought of something. Rint was in Gamma Squadron. That meant he was currently in his dorm, since the Gamma Squadron wasn't doing its shifts yet. Jonathan ran from his own dorm to the Q Sector. Of course, this meant running through other Sectors in the Dormitory Wing, but that didn't matter. Finding the door marked "Q6," he knocked. No answer. Knocked again. The door opened to reveal...D2. "Hey, punk," he greeted a stunned Jonathan. He grinned and opened the door wider to reveal a trussed Rint. Rint spat out some white thing and said,"Run to the Computer Wing, J6!" Jonathan didn't hesitate, sprinting for the wing. D2 came after him, not touching the ground somehow. He heard a door open and heard the sound of someone falling hard, and may have heard a crack, but he didn't stop until he was in the Computer Wing. Once there, he dived behind a pillar at the side of the room and waited for D2 to bust in after him. He waited nearly the whole shift before realizing D2 wasn't coming. Relieved, he stepped out to see one computer was on. He glanced around, then looked at the screen. It was his account. The writing application had been used recently, he saw. Quickly checking it, he saw whoever had accessed his account had written it in some sort of code. He didn't have time to read it, though, which he saw when he checked the time and saw he had a minute to get to the Battle Wing for his next shift. He quickly logged off the computer and ran. Only then did the sounds make sense. Door opening. Person falling. Crack. Someone had come out of their dorm to see what was going on, and D2 must've made them his victim instead. Jonathan silently thanked the mysterious person who had saved his life. If he had gone back to the Q Sector of the Dormitory Wing, he would've seen D2's body lying in front of the door that had opened, his left leg broken in the middle of the calf. He would've been able to expose an alien spy sooner. He would've saved nearly two hundred and sixty lives. But he didn't go back. He went to the Battle Wing, then the Training Wing, then the Anti-Gravity Wing, and then he had free for the rest of the day. But he didn't go back to the Q Sector.

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