The Story Of You: A Guide For Writing Your Personal Stories And Family History by John BondThe Story Of You: A Guide For Writing Your Personal Stories And Family History by John Bond

The Story Of You: A Guide For Writing Your Personal Stories And Family History

byJohn BondEditorJohn Bond

Paperback | February 10, 2014

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Making Memories That Last a Lifetime

The Story of You: A Guide for Writing Your Personal Stories and Family Historyis a practical guide for the novice writer about how to chronicle the stories of his or her life. The book encourages the reader to write the classic stories that everyone has, whether just for themselves, or for their family and friends or the future.

Chapters include: “What is a Family Story? “Finding the Right Format, “Conducting an Interview, “Revising and Editing Your Family Stories, and “How to Present and Publish Your Stories. As a bonus, the book includes: “219 Questions to Prime the Pump, “22 Ways to Stir up Memories, and a list of Resources that include over 100 books and websites to help the reader get started.

The Story of You
is written in a conversational tone that shows everyone the value and importance in writing the stories of their life, whether funny or heartwarming and everything in between. The book is a quick way to get started on turning memories into written stories that will last a lifetime


John Bond has worked in publishing for 25 years. He graduated from Kutztown State College with a degree in education and worked as a high school librarian. He is the author ofYou Can Write and Publish a Book: Essential Information on How to Get Your Book Published.John lives in southern New Jersey with his wife, Theresa, and their thre...
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Title:The Story Of You: A Guide For Writing Your Personal Stories And Family HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:February 10, 2014Publisher:Slack IncorporatedLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617119792

ISBN - 13:9781617119798

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Table of Contents


Dedication
Acknowledgments
Preface
Foreword by William D. Carrigan
Introduction

Section I Why Write?
Chapter 1 Why Take the Time?
Chapter 2 The Reasons Not to Write About You or Your Family

Section II How to Get Started
Chapter 3 What Is a Family Story?
Chapter 4 Family Trees Are Important, Too
Chapter 5 Getting Started Is a Snap

Section III What to Write About
Chapter 6 Telling the Story of You
Chapter 7 Telling the Story of Your Family or Others

Section IV How to Create the Stories
Chapter 8 Expanding the List of Classics
Chapter 9 Finding the Right Format
Chapter 10 Conducting an Interview

Section V How to Finish the Stories
Chapter 11 Revising and Editing Your Stories
Chapter 12 Accuracy in Storytelling
Chapter 13 Dealing With Difficult Topics
Chapter 14 Sharing Your Work

Section VI What Tools Are Needed and What Can Be Done With Them
Chapter 15 Using the Right Tools
Chapter 16 Adding Memorabilia
Chapter 17 How to Present or Publish Your Stories
Chapter 18 Using a Personal Historian

Section VII Gaining Inspiration
Chapter 19 Reading the Stories of Other People and
Oral Histories

Section VIII What Now?
Chapter 20 Are You Really Done?

Appendices Coming Up With Ideas for Stories
Appendix A 219 Questions to Prime the Pump
Appendix B 21 Ways to Stir Up Memories
Appendix C StoryCorps: A Must

Resources
Index
About the Author