Find Your Voice: Write Your Life Story, by Lin Vernon Floyd, 2011.Floyd takes an unusual approach in this guide. She provides all the standard questions and topics one expects to cover in writing their own story. She also covers practical ideas and help for scanning photos, publishing options, and editing tips. But what make this book unique is that about half its pages are dedicated to Floyd's own story. By reading through a short version of her story, the reader gets a great example of how a short version of one's own story can be put together in just a few pages. Her writing style is enlivening and provides an excellent example of not just what to write but how to write. Blending story and facts with imagery and detail. Added to the story and ideas of the book is the theme that writing is therapeutic. Floyd states that the process of "recalling my own life, I discovered my VOICE who I am in my family, different from any one else in the world because of my unique experiences and personality." This book is Floyd's offering to help others discover their own voice, with the necessary details needed to start writing your own life story.
"I highly recommend the process of writing your biography to bring understanding to what life is teaching you, no matter how old you are. It can be a healing and enlightening process, if undertaken with the right attitude, and will help you leave a legacy for your family."
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