write your life story
27
Jun

Start writing your life story today

You can start writing your life story today with this amazingly simple writing technique that will really get you into the magic of writing your life story.

In the day and age where the opportunity to write and publish a book is extended to everyone, it makes perfect sense for you to want to share the wisdom that you’ve racked up throughout your life. You might have experienced challenges through your childhood that you want to share with others. You may have experienced something in your adult life that you just know will be of interest to people that may be walking a similar path. You may have experienced failures and challenges that have shaped you into the person you are today. With life as we know it, in the busy and chaotic, in the thirst for knowledge and connection, what better way to bridge that gap for others to walk easier than by writing a book about your life experience.

The time has never been better for you to start writing your life story. In fact, if you have or have had that stirring within you that tells you you’re story could have a positive impact on others – that it could teach, soothe, inspire readers – then I say, you have to listen to this voice because guess what! It’s not going away. It will be a voice that returns over and over again until you either go forward and write your book, or you look back and wish you had written that book.

But it’s never too late to start writing your life story! And it’s easy to get started.

The one thing that really presses on people’s doubt that they can do this is understanding how to get started. But here’s the thing – getting started is actually pretty simple. In this practice that I’m going to share with you, you will uncover moments that made up the experience that you want to write about. This will create a stepping stone pathway to your book’s content.

Pages you might be interested in:

How to structure a book like a professional author
Align My Book With Purpose
A Daily Writing Practice – What it looks like as a best selling author
Write Your Memoir in Six Months

Ready to get started? Grab a pen and paper and let’s get to it.

1. Sit for a moment and consider what it is you want to share. It’s always best to slice out the piece of your life that you learned the most wisdom from. It’s usually the experience that challenged you the most. This will point to a theme. This theme can be romantic failures, childhood trauma, finding love from within, the loss of someone close etc.

2. Write 20 memories before the experience happened. Write 20 memories during the experience. Write 20 memories directly after the experience passed. These first memories will cast a light on the foreshadowing of the event as well as the life before it happened. The second set will establish the experience within the moment as it happened. The third set will be a host of hindsight, reflection and how the moment altered your life and you as a person. The decisions and moments that came after the event are just as important as the experience itself.

3. Take your three sections of 20 memories that link to a moment in your life that you want to share with others and order the memories as they happened from 1 to 20 so that you can identify the timeline.

That’s it!

This three step process is the simplest way that you can identify the story of your life. Once you have these memories in timed order of events, you can go ahead and create an outline for your book.

Try to keep it as simple as you can in the beginning because keeping it simple will get you off the ground. Keeping it simple will enable you to identify your book’s message, its purpose to others, and your reason for writing it.

It’s our human need to share our stories, as much as it’s a human need to hear them and learn from others. We have so much to learn from each other, and now everyone has the potential to tell their story in their words – and a story that is likely to help another person is a story worth sharing.

So, please, believe that you’re story has value – because the more we believe in ourselves and our right to share our wisdom, the more we can learn from each other and grow through what life presents to us.

Respectfully your guide,

Cheryl x