How to Write the Story of Your Life

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Some of us, of course, have had notable and highly interesting lives that could be written up in a way that would interest book or magazine publishers. But the fact is that everyone over a certain age has had a life full of adventure, and large and small triumphs and tragedies that even those closest to us—even our very own children—do not know all about. Writing your life, which is very easy to do in the day of computers, is an excellent way to record and preserve every important aspect of the time you have spent on this planet—for your family, for family historians, for publication, and even just your very own reflections and insights. Carol Cartaino, an experienced writer and editor, will help you get started. Find out how to research, organize, and shape your life story for maximum interest and salability.

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Carol Cartaino is a native of New Jersey and graduate of Rutgers University. For more than 40 years, she has been a professional book editor, writer, and writer’s collaborator, working on every subject imaginable within nonfiction, and fiction as well. She has helped authors in every walk of life produce more effective, salable, and satisfying books and articles.
Carol was an editor in the Trade Book Division of Prentice-Hall, Inc., for ten years, and came to Ohio to become the Editor-in-Chief of Writer’s Digest Books in Cincinnati, the fountainhead of information for aspiring writers, for the next ten years. In her 20+ years of freelance editing and collaboration since, she has been an editor and book doctor for publishers, literary agents, and individual authors across the country. She lives on a small farm in Adams County with her son and a great many plants and animals!