Writing your story is an idea that appeals to thousands of people. It is a creative way to tell friends and family of your experiences and, like Winifred Foley, who has provided the introduction, you may wish to write a longer book for a larger audience and become a successful, published author. This book encourages readers to pick up a pen and develop their writing skills. The author explains how to plan a full-length book or a shorter piece, organize material in the most interesting way, and use writing techniques which will bring your story to life. She also discusses articles, suggests topics, and gives advice on how to submit them to editors as well as giving information on aspects such as research, copyright and libel, self-publishing and using illustrations.