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Write Your Life Story By Michael Oke

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A companion to the author's "Times of Our Lives".

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Write Your Life Story: How to Record and Present Your Memories for Friends and Family to Enjoy by Michael Oke

Biographies are not just for celebrities. 'Normal' people's lives - your own, in fact - can be much more fascinating and interesting.The aim of this book is to help you celebrate your life - and those who are special to you.Taken a step at a time - maybe just writing a few episodes of your life - you will see that writing your life story is not as daunting as it first appears; indeed it can be great fun. You need have no writing experience at all - writing at its best is simply speaking on paper.

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'This guide will show you how to research, structure, write, present and produce your material in book form. Whether it's for yourself and your family or for a wider audience, the result will be hugely satisfying.' Insight 'Every aspect of the task is explained, from initial jottings to arranging for the final printing and binding of your book, even if it is only one copy to be passed round amongst friends and relatives. I would highly recommend this book.' Writers' Bulletin'Mike Oke believes passionately that everyone has within them a marvellous story - the tale of their life. He's just the man to help you tell it.' Neil Patrick, Yours magazine 'Invaluable advice for anyone wanting to commit their memories to paper.' Good Book Guide

About Michael Oke

Since setting up Bound Biographes in 1991, author MICHAEL OKE haspersonally assisted with the writing of over 150 private autobiographies. Michael lectures extensively, nationally and internationally, on the subject, runs workshops and appears regularly in the media.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Neil Patrick; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Why Write Your Life Story; 2. Thinking Things Through; 3. Getting Organised; 4. Planning the Structure; 5. Considering Alternative Structures; 6. Preparing to Tell Your Story; 7. Some Tips and Techniques; 8. Inspirational Extracts; 9. Doing Your Research; 10. Being Ready to Write; 11. Tackling Difficult Areas; 12. Revising the Manuscript; 13. Presentation; 14. Production; 15. Publishing; 16. Producing Your Own book. Part 1 - General Considerations; 17. Part 2 - Technical Considerations; 18. Advice from Others Who Have Written; Author Postscript; Appendix 1 Reference Material; Appendix 2 A Few of My Favourite Things; Glossary; Useful Adresses; Further Reading; Index.

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Write Your Life Story: How to Record and Present Your Memories for Friends and Family to Enjoy by Michael Oke
Michael Oke
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.