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Writing Your Autobiography [Kindle Edition]

Jackie Sherman
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Comprehensive Guide WRITING Autobiography improve skills Organise material Edit proofread Publish book dialogue record of life learn to write

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Someone once said that everyone has a book inside them. Well, what better book to write than your autobiography? In this book, Jackie Sherman tells us how to record all those memories and turn them into a readable and interesting format.

Each chapter covers a different stage of planning and is divided into sub-sections with activities throughout. The author is a teacher, and this come through clearly as she guides the reader through the various stages involved in telling your story. Although Writing Your Autobiography makes no attempt to disguise the fact that it is a textbook, it's easy to follow and written in a style that makes you feel that a tutor is by your side.

In many ways, assimilating the information that you need to write your autobiography is akin to genealogical research. Indeed, I felt that the author s greatest advice is the fact that it's the details that bring your story to life, and the book's exercises help to remind readers of this, turning the task into a pleasure rather than a toil.

Many people consider writing their autobiography and may well be daunted by the enormity of the task. This book is a must for anyone who is thinking of doing it. That said, it's important that you don't just think about it, but do it now.

We owe it to our descendants to record something about our lives and the times that we live in. How often have we wished that the old family stories we heard as children had been written down for posterity? --John Williams, Who Do You Think You Are Magazine

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 258 KB
  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Straightforward; 1st edition (12 Jan. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006X2Q6GQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #465,753 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

After many years as a university careers adviser, CV designer and adult education tutor, Jackie settled to writing as a career as well as running a craft club and autobiography writing courses. So far she has published about 30 books and numerous magazine articles. These have ranged from computing to careers, narrowboating, writing and cookery.

She is currently a non-fiction tutor for The Writers Bureau - a distance learning college.

Her latest book is aimed at helping graduates find their first jobs and is published by How To Books (now part of Constable & Robinson/Little Brown). Its title is: "A Graduate Guide to Job Hunting in 7 Easy Steps."

A recent book is: "Writing Non-Fiction that Sells" which was first available as a Kindle ebook but is now published in print form by Emerald Publishing. It is based on her years of writing experience and offers practical exercises, examples and advice on everything from finding a first idea to approaching editors and websites.

She has a reasonable sized garden and so "Making the most of your Glorious Glut" was a natural result of growing too much to eat straight away. It includes all her favourite recipes and she enjoyed every minute writing and testing the recipes, which also improved her cookery skills.

"A Guide to Writing Your Autobiography" is based on the 5-week courses that she has been running, where she helps aspiring writers achieve the ultimate goal of finishing their work and producing something of long-lasting value to them and their families.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading 13 Jan. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Essential for anyone considering writing their autobiography.
Easy to follow format which means that you can focus on the sections that are most relevant for you.
An autobiography is a huge project; and this book will make a huge project more attainable by providing a solid framework of easily manageable tasks.
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