said it was too hard to write your life story? That's a myth;
you can write your memoirs fast. The truth is anyone can write
a book of memoirs. Well, anyone with a strong desire can do
think aha; I knew it was a catch. No really. You can easily
write your book of memoirs. It's the same with everything. You
have to want it first. If you want to write your life story
fast, here's 5 top tips that will speed you on your way to a
successful book of memoirs.
Know every life story is important. Every fingerprint
is unique and so is every life story. If told effectively, realize
there's hundreds if not thousands that will benefit from your
life experiences. Your story, your events, your unique journey
is worth sharing. Even if it's just for the next generation
of your family, do it for them.
2. Discover how to tell your story well. Though
important, the details of your story are boring. No one wants
to hear about the small and insignificant things of your life.
Find out how to develop story telling abilities. Unless you
are already famous, most people will not naturally want to read
your story. They would rather go to the dentist and endure a
3. Recognize all stories fade. Less than a
couple of hundred years from now people probably won't remember
you. Let's be real; can you remember your great grandfather's
full name without looking it up? Most people can't. Just think;
your great grandparents more than likely lived less than a hundred
laughed, cried, accomplished things, went through things. Yet
no one remembers their name not even family. Let's bring it
closer to home; in 4 or 5 decades no one will remember you either.
So it's up to you. You have to write your important life story
so generations to come will remember.
4. Make your memoirs eventful. Not many people
will naturally be interested in your life story. They might
see the details and turn away. Don't worry that doesn't mean
you shouldn't write your story. All of our daily lives are boring.
To make your memoirs eventful, punctuate it with the events
of high points, unusual occurrences and excitement. Did you
grow up dirt poor and become wealthy? Did you kick a drug habit
or overcome the effects of an abusive marriage? Now is the time
to make use of any high drama you've gone through in your life.
5. Give your story a mission. Don't fall into
thinking that just because your story is important and eventful,
everyone will rush out to get a copy to read. Your memoirs should
have a purpose that will benefit your reader. It should help
someone (directly or indirectly) overcome an obstacle, achieve
a goal, solve a problem or inspire them to progress.
purpose could be success in raising a strong-willed child, getting
a dream job, becoming wealthy, operating a business, overcoming
adversity, getting an education against insurmountable odds
or overcoming a bad habit. (Drugs, alcoholism, binge eating,
you don't get started writing your book of memoirs, you could
be this time next year wondering if you'll be remembered. Don't
let your life pass you by without recording it. Your story deserves
to be told; there's a generation coming who would love to hear
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This article was posted on July 4, 2007