Writing your life story can help you to capture the essence of your life, which you can share with family and friends - but the simple act of writing it can be an extraordinary journey in its own right.
Your life is a unique story, with meaning and value. It is made up of all the experiences you have lived through - happy and sad, changing times in the world around you, and precious moments with loved ones. YOUR LIFE, YOUR STORY shows you how to:
* Unlock and express your memories
* Explore and describe your life-changing experiences
* Develop a structure and a chronology for your story
* Bring truth and authenticity to your narrative
You might write your life story to gain perspective at a time of crisis, such as illness or bereavement, or in later life when you have time to spare. At any age, composing your life story can give you fresh insight into your relationships, family history, and your own life path to bring you confidence and fulfilment.
. . . brimming with advice on every aspect of how to go about researching, writing and publishing a book, but does so in an extremely accessible way to make the project as un-daunting as possible - FAMILY HISTORY MONTHLY, March 10
. . . a highly commendable book which should successfully be able to take any novice right through the process of writing their own life story from beginning to end. - FAMILY HISTORY MONTHLY, March 10
If you've ever wanted to write your life story, but don't know where to begin, then this is the book for you - PRACTICAL FAMILY HISTORY, March 10
...useful exercises on evoking memories, with sensible advice on how to cope with recalling unhappy events - ANCESTORS, Mar 2010
Cherry Gilchrist read English and Anthropology at New Hall, Cambridge.
She is the author of more than thirty books on a wide range of subjects.
She is married to artist, Robert Lee-Wade, and they live near Stroud in Gloucestershire, where they enjoy trying out new recipes in the kitchen and dreaming about their next road trip abroad.
Find out more at www.cherrygilchrist.co.uk