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Write Your Story: A Self-Start, Write Your Own Biography is a nonfiction instructional guide for writers written by Jennifer Carlson. Dr. Carlson is an author and professional photographer, whose main career field is emergency management. She’s also a keen collector of inspirational quotes that make you think and sometimes have the power to change lives. She includes a number of her favorites at the beginning of and throughout each chapter. She demonstrates how one can get started writing one’s memoirs by sharing her own story. Carlson builds up trust and rapport with her readers through her openness about her life experiences. She also includes original photographs and finishes each chapter with questions designed to help readers get started with their own chronicles of life.
Jennifer Carlson’s Write Your Story: A Self-Start, Write Your Own Biography is a courageous and beautifully written work that teaches by doing. Her memoirs run the gamut from heartwarming, infinitely sad, horrendous and ultimately uplifting. As an emergency services provider, Carlson has seen suffering, and I got the feeling as I read that her own abusive past has sharpened her empathetic skills. I loved the chapter’s-end questions and find that they are marvelous writing prompts for anyone who enjoys sitting down and writing -- even if a memoir is the last thing they’d ever consider doing. Carlson’s photographs are gorgeous and her curation efforts in matching photograph to mood are inspired. I especially loved her nature work and the atmospheric photos of those amazing libraries she spends time in. Her book works so well both as a memoir and a motivational guide for those considering sharing their own life-stories with others. Write Your Story: A Self-Start, Write Your Own Biography is most highly recommended.