A MESSAGE TO THE CHILDREN
A Guide to Writing your Autobiography
by Jim Williams
WHO ARE YOU?
WHY DO YOU ACT THE WAY THAT YOU DO?
These questions capture the essential things we want to know about ourselves and explain to others. Yet so often we fail to do so. Instead many of us spend a great deal of effort researching the history of our ancestors to discover no more than the fact that they were workmen, servants and grocers of whom we can learn next to nothing. If only they had written the story of their lives!
LIVING IS A DANGEROUS BUSINESS!
WRITE ABOUT YOUR LIFE!
A MESSAGE TO THE CHILDREN is a book with a difference: an account of the author’s life, a memoir to his children, a love letter to his wife, and a guide to how you too can write about your own life. Written in an easy and amusing style, it explains for the benefit of the non-writer such subjects as how to break the task down into manageable sections; how to exploit photographs and scrapbooks for materials; and what to write about. Then it applies those lessons in a way that will both touch and entertain you.
“Sparkling and utterly charming”
Frances Fyfield on Scherzo by Jim Williams
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