Here’s something that I tell all my clients who commit to the process of writing a book to capture their life story, or one memorable life experience: when the book is finally published, make sure you have an official book launch and tell everyone you know! So it’s time for me to follow my own advice. My new book has just been published:Your Life Is a Book – And It’s Time to Write It: An A-to-Z Guide to Help Anyone Write Their Life Story. It is now available on Amazon.com.
I’m excited to have the book out in the world because it brings together everything I have been teaching in my Writing Your Life Story and Autobiographical Writing classes for years. I’m passionate about helping anyone, of any age, to gain the confidence and the tools to set about preserving the most meaningful stories of their life. While there are many other books that guide people in the life-writing endeavor (my favorite is Natalie Goldberg’s “Old Friend from Far Away”), I tried to take a different approach. I wrote the book in a style similar to self-help books, which fit for me since I am the author of a self-help book “Not Now, Honey, I’m Watching the Game: What to Do When Sports Come Between You & Your Mate.” My goal is to stand with those who read the book as a trusted ally, steering them through the journey and offering plenty of encouragement along the way. I also tried to make it lively and fun.
So now “Your Life Is a Book – And It’s Time to Write It” is out there, and the best part is hearing from those who pick it up and find it useful. So if you check out my new life-writing guidebook, feel free to send me an email to tell me anything you’d like to share about what you find.
And remember – if you write your life story, make your own proud announcement when it’s published!
– Kevin Quirk, Ghostwriter and personal historian with of Life Is a Book, a life-writing service based in Charlottesville, Virginia, and a member of the Association of Personal Historians