"Nobody wants to hear my life story. I never did anything." That may be what you are thinking as you read about this book. But you couldn't be more wrong.
Wouldn't you love to have the details of the lives of your grandparents, for examples, and some of the cherished stories and descriptions of events from their lives? Others feel the same way about your life, no matter how mundane you may feel it has been.
Plus, it's a lot of fun to consciously reminisce about all the events of your life and gather your thoughts about them.
It may seem like an overwhelming task to write your autobiography and the author addresses your concerns. The book establishes a process of bite-size tasks so you can proceed one story at a time. But it is important that you have a deadline, 28 days, or the project might never be completed.
The book is broken into 4 weeks - the 28 days. In the first week you will concentrate on compiling and organizing data about your life. Then, you will begin writing with a daily goal set up for you.
Don't feel that you will have nothing to write about. The author provides areas that you can search such as photo albums to jog your memory. She also provides a serious of open ended questions that you can answer such as:
- How did you meet your spouse?
- What was your first impression?
- What was your courtship like?
- When did you know this was 'the one?'
- Describe the proposal
- And so on
The author suggests beginning with a time line starting with your birth and then going through schools, jobs, family, etc. Then you can fill in sections of the timeline.
The author has a very clear plan of action that if you follow, will result in a document of your life in the promised 28 days. Write Your Life Story in 28 Days is a wonderful idea and you and your family and friends will be glad you did it. Be sure to encourage them to write their stories too.
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