How to Write Your Personal History

Duane S. Crowther

Published by Horizon Publishers, 1999
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Synopsis: What will your grandchildren know about you? What do you want to tell future generations about your life and experiences? And what history are you leaving so your posterity and the world will know of your accomplishments? Writing your personal life story offers interesting challenges. The task isn't difficult if you approach it in a systematic manner. This book is an excellent guide for writing your life's story in an interesting, readable style. It provides clear advice on how to approach the task by guiding you through ten important steps to a successful completion. Much of this handy guidebook is made up of detailed listing pages. Each of these pages offers a subject you can use to spur personal recollections. The pages offer a convenient format to list notes about the most important events, people, and experiences of each year of your life. Columns on each page's left side provide space for the year and your age at the time of the listed events. Twenty-eight topics are provided for listing early experiences from birth through college. These include My Childhood World; My Parents; Grade School Experiences; Junior High School Friends; Youth Teams, Clubs and Activities; High School Experiences; High School Experiences; Dating and Social Activities, and Youth Honors and Achievements. Eleven topics cover marriage and family relationships such as How I Met My Spouse; Our Early Marriage Experiences; Our Treasured Family Experiences, and The Traits and Accomplishments of Our Children. These sheets are valuable guides for listing wonderful memories. Six topics, including Memorable Work Experiences; Professional Acheivements, and Civic and Community Service cover work history, followed by five more dealing with the retirement years. These include Goals I Have Fulfilled; Travel and Activities in My Golden Years, and Honors I Have Received. Seventeen additional topics will help you preserve other choice memories, such as My Church Service; Embarassing Experiences; People That Influenced My Life; Accidents, Illnessess and Operations; and Inventions During My Life. Eight final topics cover favorite things such as Hobbies, My Personal Philosophy; My Creed, and Advice to My Posterity. Blank pages are also included for extra topics of your choosing. This guidebook greatly reduces the work of organizing and writing a memorable personal history. Use it - it will be one of your most valuable possessions!

About the Author: Duane S. Crowther is a well-known theologian, lecturer and LDS author with a broad background of education and experience.  He graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in music education, holds a Master of Arts degree from BYU in Old and New Testament, an MBA from the University of Phoenix, and has completed course work for a PhD in music education at the University of Utah. A prolific author who seeks to serve others through his writing, Brother Crowther is the author of twenty-five books on various religious and general topics.  He also has produced more than thirty cassette tapes on theological and business-oriented themes. Elder Crowther has had extensive Church experience, including the filling of three missions.  He has also been a Stake Mission President and Senior President of Seventies, a Sunday School Superintendent, and MIA Superintendent, an Elders Quorum President, a member of several stake boards, a director of stake and ward choirs, and has filled many callings as a teacher and teacher-trainer, including many years of service as a Gospel Doctrine class instructor.  He is a Master M-Man and an Eagle Scout.  He served as a baptizer in the Salt Lake Temple for almost a decade and as a tour host on Temple Square. In his professional life, Brother Crowther has been an instructor and principal with the LDS seminary system and has taught music in the Utah public schools.  He has taught college courses for several Utah universities and has lectured extensively for LDS youth groups, education weeks, and business seminars.  He has written monthly columns for trade magazines on business topics.  He is president and senior editor of Horizon Publishers & Distributors, Inc., a Utah-based printing, publishing and manufacturing firm. Elder Crowther has written and produced four patriotic pageants for the stakes and regions in his area.  Two of these, produced in conjunction with KSL and KBYU television stations, received national awards from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge. He is married to the former Jean Decker, who is also an author and musician.  They are the parents of eight children and presently reside in Bountiful, Utah.

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Title: How to Write Your Personal History
Publisher: Horizon Publishers
Publication Date: 1999
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