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Record your life story in this beautiful keepsake journal with 200 guided exercises and prompts that take you back through each stage of your life and its accompanying adventures.
Writing your autobiography is no easy task. As any writer will advise, you need to rip off the hesitation and just begin to start writing. But, where do you start? Which experiences shaped you? Who or what influenced you to become who you are today? My Life Story journal jump starts the reflective process to get your creative juices flowing and opens your mind to dig deeper into who you are, where you started, and, most importantly, where you are going.
The thought-provoking and lighthearted questions are organized into chapters based on life stages. Start your life’s memoir by remembering your childhood with questions such as Where was the farthest place from home you traveled to and did you enjoy it there? Then move into adolescence with prompts like List five objects you remember from one of your middle school/junior high school classes and describe them. Afterward, record your early adulthood with creative reflections such as What film, theater production, book, or song best describes this era of your life and why?
With you as the protagonist, My Life Story challenges you to dig deep within yourself and create a fully realized record for your adventures in addition to serving as an excellent companion to your gratitude, empathy, or self-care practices.
With so much of our lives and contact going digital, the Creative Keepsakes journals offer an intimate way to nurture your connection with yourself and the people around you. An entertaining way to get off your screen, these guided and free-form journals are great for writers and artists alike. Each journal offers content around a different theme, including silly prompts for a laugh, random yet thoughtful questions, inspiration for art and composition, interactive prompts to learn about your heritage, and blank interiors on high-quality paper stock to use as your creative canvas. Beautifully designed and full of mindful prompts, channel your inspiration as you put pen (or pencil, or marker, or crayon!) to paper to learn more about yourself, your talents, and the people you love.
Also in this Series: 3,001 Questions All About Me, 3,001 Would You Rather Questions, 3,001 This or That Questions, 301 Things to Draw, 301 Writing Ideas, Anti-Anxiety Journal, Complete the Drawing, Create a Poem, Create a Story, Create Comics: A Sketchbook, Design & Destroy, Forever Friends, Gratitude Journal, Inner Me, Inspired by Prayer, Internet Password Book, Mom & Me, My Family Story, My Father's Life, My Grandfather's Life, My Grandmother's Life, My Mother's Life, Our Love Story, Sermon Notes, Sketch - Large Black, Sketch - Large Kraft, Sketch - Medium Black, Sketch - Medium Kraft, This is Me, Write - Medium Black, Write - Medium Black
About the Author
Publishing and supplying books to wholesalers, mail order companies, and retail stores for over 60 years, Chartwell Books publishes across a wide range of subjects, including history, craft, home reference, puzzles and games, music and music instruction, art instruction, transportation, and more.
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