Author: Michael OkePublisher: JaicoYear: 2006Language: EnglishPages: 132ISBN/UPC (if available): 817992551X
Your life story is unique, write it down and don’t lose it. If you can write a letter, you really can write a book.Biographies are not only for celebrities. Normal people’s lives - your own, in fact - can be so much more fascinating and interesting. Experience the joy and fulfillment of writing about yourself, and produce a unique record for generations to come.REVIEWThis guide will show you how to research, structure, write, present and produce your material in book form. Whether it’s for yourself and your family or a wider audience, the result will be hugely satisfying.-InsightABOUT THE AUTHOR:MICHAEL OKE is a biographer and director of Bound Biographies Limited, a company which helps people write their own life stories. He gives talks, radio interviews and workshops all over the UK, and writes articles on the subject.
FOREWORD BY NEIL PATRICKACKNOWLEDGEMENTSINTRODUCTIONReasons for Writing Your Life StoryDefining the ProjectPreparationPlanning the StructureConsidering Alternative StructuresPreparing to Tell the StorySome Writing ToolsUndertaking the ResearchReady to WriteDifficult AreasRevising the ManuscriptPresentationProductionPublishingGLOSSARYUSEFUL ADDRESSESFURTHER READINGINDEX