Everyone has a story.

Now, not all stories get made into a blockbuster movie or even made-for-tv, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t interesting or important. In fact, your story might even be more important to the people who love you. They want to know about your childhood, what your home was like, what life was like when you were a teenager, how people did anything before the internet. Or cell phones.

Putting your whole life down on paper may seem daunting. But it doesn’t have to be. There are so many personal history prompts out there on various websites. Find up to 52 questions, and then tackle one question each week. You’ll have your history written in a year. Or less if you are really ambitious.

Once you have your story written, then it’s time to share it. You have so many options these days, from printing at home to having a fully published, print-on-demand book. Or maybe an ebook? But no matter what option you choose, we can help bring your history to life as a beautifully designed book.

Want some inspiration and a sample? Check out A Buckeye Remembers (available on Amazon). This personal history is set against a backdrop of Buckeye athletics.

If you are interested in creating your story, drop us a line at bp@whiteplumcreative.com to see how we can help.

Some Prompts

  • Were you named after anyone? -Or- What is the history of your name?
  • What was your home like?
  • Where did you go on vacation?
  • What is your favorite memory from childhood?
  • What was your favorite class/teacher/subject in school? And why?
  • What was your first car?
  • When did you first fall in love?
  • What was your greatest adventure?
  • When did you get your first job? And what was it?