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The Story of You: A Guide for Writing Your Personal Stories and Family History (Paperback)
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The Story of You: A Guide for Writing Your Personal Stories and Family History (Paperback)

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Paperback 120 Pages / Published: 30/03/2014
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The Story of You: A Guide for Writing Your Personal Stories and Family History is 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.

Publisher: SLACK Incorporated
ISBN: 9781617119798
Number of pages: 120
Weight: 218 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 13 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
John Bond's book is a practical and fun guide on how to tell our stories for future generations or simply ourselves. He is a master motivator and helps the reader to push away any self-doubt--for we all have a story to tell and John is our greatest cheerleader in getting us to do just that. -- Patricia A. Perry, author of The Haunting of the Owens Family

Anyone who has ever wanted to write about themselves and their family stories, but never knew how or where to start, can now easily understand how simple it really is. -- Tom Lyons, Executive Director, Friends Village Continuing Care Retirement Community

Written for all ages, this writing guide highlights that real-life stories connect us to each other through laughter and tears. -- Carolyn Tice, DSW, Professor and Associate Dean, University of Maryland School of Social Work

This easy to read and applicable resource will help you capture, organize, and write the stories you have been putting off because you felt the task was overwhelming. Wait no longer. This encouraging and educational step-by-step guide will provide you with expert tools and tips to discover hidden treasures ...to discover hidden treasures, as you explore "the story of you."
-- Sheila N. Glazov, author of What Color Is Your Brain? and Princess Shayna's Invisible Visible Gift



After reading John's well organized, informative and entertaining book, I am very motivated to begin writing my own family story. -- Judy Schulze, mother, grandmother, teacher

I am very excited to gift The Story of You to members of my own family who I think will benefit so much from its guidance. We have great stories in our family, but they are told around dinner tables and at reunions and rarely written down. We need to heed John Bond's advice and begin recording these stories before they are gone. -- William D. Carrigan, PhD, Professor of History
Rowan University, author of Forgotten Dead


The Story of You is a practical how-to guide to creating a family history. The writing is "user-friendly" and encouraging, and should appeal to a wide range of readers/writers. The appendices, in particular, are very useful for this topic. In short, the author urges us all to start writing. -- Cheryl Rheiner, Reference Librarian, West Deptford Free Public Library

I found The Story of You to be a richly idea-generating book for the reader. The writing flows well and establishes a sense of comfortable conversation with the reader - while also offering very useful guidelines for the creative process of writing about one's personal life. -- Betty R. Hasselkus, PhD, FAOTA, OTR, author of The Meaning of Everyday Occupation

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