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Writing Life Stories - with Ruth Bonetti

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Do you have a burning desire to write a life story in the form of a memoir, autobiography, personal narrative or biography?

Writers of life stories sift truths from myths and reveal the black sheep and white -- and those in the middle. They open closet doors to skeletons and shine light in dark places.

What more precious gift to future generations than to write a family history or memoir? Do it now, before stories and insights are lost to dementia and coffins.

In this webinar Ruth Bonetti speaks with Bev Ryan (of Bev Ryan Publishing Services) about:

> the process of writing life stories
> how and where to begin.


Ruth grew up in the arid Queensland outback, intrigued by the strange-accented relatives she met on holidays near Byron Bay, and in areas of Brisbane developed by her power-house grandfather W. A. Back.
Ruth’s career in classical music became a passport to the world. Destiny led her to live in Sweden, directly across the Gulf of Bothnia from Granddad’s birthplace in Finland. There she researched his story, and that of the black-sheep brother who in 1899 fled with Russians in pursuit to Suez.
'Burn My Letters: Tyranny to Refuge' is book one of the Back Brothers’ saga, and won the 2017 Omega Writers’ Caleb Award for Nonfiction. 'Midnight Sun to Southern Cross' is the sequel.
Ruth is also author/editor of a dozen publications about music, education and performance, five through her own imprint, Words and Music, and two with Oxford University Press.
Find out more about Ruth and her fascinating career at

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