Write Your Life Story Book


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We’ve designed our Life Story Books for family historians and those who want to preserve their past.

Life Stories from DIYBook safeguard the tales of your ancestors’ triumphs, challenges, hopes, and dreams. When you partner with us, you’ll get the tools and resources you need to write your life story book, connecting you to your past and helping you understand who you are today.

Until recently, preserving family histories and life stories was challenging, with loved ones often passing down memories through oral storytelling. Sometimes, documents and photographs disappear or disintegrate with time.

Keep your family’s stories safe for future generations with DIYBook.

Our Life Story writing program is affordable and easy to use. Start your subscription today. You can cancel anytime.

Your family’s history is precious. Get in touch today, and let’s create an heirloom life story book that you and your loved ones will cherish for generations.

Types of Life Stories You Can Write:

  • Autobiography
  • Memoir
  • Family History
  • Here's What You'll Get:
    • Access to our online platform full of writing prompts and resources to help you start and sustain your writing journey.

    • Access to professional ghostwriters and graphic designers if you need extra help writing your story.

    • Upload images and photos directly into your My Life Story manuscript.

    • Share life story books with friends and family.

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    Here’s How It Works

    In as little as one year, you can write your life story book when you build daily writing habits and use our system!

    1. Weekly Writing Prompts
    DIYBook will email you inspiring weekly prompts for writing your life story.

    2. Log In and Write
    Type your life story in your very own Author Account.

    3. Publish and Print
    Congratulations, Author! Now it’s time to print and ship your book right to your door.

    Sample Life Story Writing Prompts

    While you could utilize the writing prompts you find available for free online, our life story writing prompts are the same ones used and refined by professional ghostwriters. A few of our prompts include:

    Have you ever witnessed an act of heroism? Where were you? What did you see? What was the result of this act?
    How do you approach obstacles? These can be physical obstacles or emotional ones. Describe a situation where you faced an obstacle and figured out how to overcome it.
    What is a surprising fact about you that most people don’t know? Share a story that illustrates this hidden side or fact about you.

    Frequently Asked Questions About Writing Life Story Books

    What is a book called when it’s about your life?

    A book that recounts the author’s life is called memoir or autobiography.

    What is the difference between an autobiography and a memoir?

    Ultimately, it doesn’t matter whether you call your life story a memoir or an autobiography; what matters is the story you tell. That said, there are some differences that will help you understand the differences when you decide to write your own life story.

    Autobiographies typically include the following traits:

    • Cover the entire life of the author
    • Provide a full account of the author’s life
    • Are chronological and factual

    Examples of autobiographies include:

    Memoirs typically include the following traits:

    • Omit some stories or skip around in time.
    • Explore a specific theme or share the author’s experiences with specific situations.
    • Be more reflective and may rely on memories rather than facts.

    Examples of memoirs include:

    How do I start a book about my life?

    5 Tips for Getting Started with Your Life Story

    Writing is how we share information, stories and history with our friends and families.

    Here are 5 tips to help you start writing about your life:/p>

    1. Write about your passions. Focusing on a topic that brings you joy will make the writing process more satisfying.
    2. Do your research. Go through old photo albums, review childhood diaries, and talk to family and friends. The more prepared you are, the easier it will be to write a great story. You can add those photos and images to your manuscript through the DIYBook writing platform, preserving them alongside your words.
    3. Set aside regular time to write. Whether you have ten minutes a day or an hour a week to devote to your writing, block it on your calendar as you would any important appointment.
    4. Create a welcoming writing nook. A kitchen table or a comfy sofa might be your writing nook; wherever it is, make it yours. Clear your writing area of distractions wherever you work and surround yourself with items make you happy.
    5. Write! Sometimes writing the first word is the hardest. Remember that you can always come back and refine and edit your work.

    There’s no right or wrong length for a life story book, but the “sweet spot” tends to be anywhere from 35,000 to 70,000 words.

    How long should a life story book be?

    There’s no right or wrong length for a life story book, but the “sweet spot” tends to be anywhere from 35,000 to 70,000 words.

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