Our parents have many stories to tell about the life they’ve lived.
But they put off writing their life story because they don’t know how to start.
This ebook has 100 questions YOU put to the older person.
For example: “Tell me about your first paid work.”
“Who was the first boy/girl you kissed?”
“Describe your first car.”
The older person can write their stories themselves in a notebook with a pencil.
Or YOU can write what they say to you.
The main beneficiary of their stories will be the next generation.
Kids want to know about grandad’s daring exploits. About grandma’s bustle. Her family recipes.
Things like this should be recorded for posterity.
Start with a few questions. Don’t tire the old folks with too much at once.
Many short sessions will be FUN. Lots of laughing as they remember.
It’s amazing how a few questions prompt the memory muscles.
The old folks find this process mentally invigorating.
I’ve compiled over 100 questions for you. All this for a dollar.
A handwritten notebook is better than nothing.
What a legacy of memories the old folks will leave.
Thank you for preserving your family’s heritage.
Available on Amazon.
Principal Emeritus, New Zealand Institute of Business Studies
My aim is to produce a new ebook every two weeks. My other aim is to show as many people as will listen how to write their own ebooks. That means giving talks to writers groups, ‘How-To’ workshops and NZIBS writing courses. I know the topics of my next 40 ebooks, but there are only 25 hours in a day.