My new book, Seniorwriting: A Brief Guide for Seniors Who Want to Write (Infinity, 2007, $9.95), will be out in early October. This is not a book for those who already write; it's for non-writers who have life stories to preserve for their families and friends.
This book attempts to simplify the process. It contains twenty short chapters in 81 pages. Part I discusses the benefits of writing about life's experiences and challenges to discover, to heal, and to reinvent. Part II presents ten short examples of some of the kinds of writing assignments mentioned in Part I, while Part III is designed to help with the finishing touches and with self-publishing and/or sharing.
Unlike some other guides to life story writing, this one presents no rigid rules, no specific method of organization, such as a year-by-year or decade-by-decade approach. The idea is to promote creativity and self-expression without fear of writing errors or prescribed formulas.
Copyright 2007 by Marlys Marshall Styne