Writing Personal History (Prologue from Hoofbeats) If you think you are too busy or not sufficiently skilled to write a personal history, you can hire me to do it for you. My fee is sixty thousand dollars, because it will probably take two years for me to write it. I will let you in on a little secret. In recording a personal history, it is important to write as if you are talking to someone, she said.
By doing so, readers will feel more connected to the story, and, in The Better Way to Write a Personal History Instead of starting out chronologically stating your life events (year by year that is), try compiling stories by topic.
If you write your history year by year, it can take forever to finish and youll probably be bugged thinking that youve left something out. Write your personal history. Begin with an interesting introduction. Avoid statements such as, My name is You might begin with a statement about the particular job or school to which you are applying and your relationship to This is a practicaland encouraginghowto book from a longtime teacher of personal and family history writing.
Katie Funk Wiebe helps beginning memoir writers get started collecting the stories of their lives. The Rest is History. Inspire parents and grandparents to create a lasting family keepsake that will be treasured for generations.
Beginning with" The Early Years, " this uniquely designed journal is organized in nine sections, each containing thoughtprovoking prompts to spark a colorful personal memoir that captures the memories of first dates, lifelong