How to start a book about your life

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Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang

Ted Chiangs first published story, Tower of Babylon, won the Nebula Award in 1990. Subsequent stories have won the Asimovs SF Magazine reader poll, a second Nebula Award, the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, and the Sidewise Award for alternate history. He won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 1992. Story for story, he is the most honored young writer in modern SF.

Now, collected here for the first time are all seven of this extraordinary writers stories so far-plus an eighth story written especially for this volume.

What if men built a tower from Earth to Heaven-and broke through to Heavens other side? What if we discovered that the fundamentals of mathematics were arbitrary and inconsistent? What if there were a science of naming things that calls life into being from inanimate matter? What if exposure to an alien language forever changed our perception of time? What if all the beliefs of fundamentalist Christianity were literally true, and the sight of sinners being swallowed into fiery pits were a routine event on city streets? These are the kinds of outrageous questions posed by the stories of Ted Chiang. Stories of your life . . . and others.
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How To Come Up With Story Ideas For Your Book - PART ONE

Writing: How To Turn Your Life Into A Novel

During my MA in Creative Writing 10 years ago, writing the story of your life was somewhat frowned upon. I could never marry the two strands of thinking. How are you supposed to write about what you know, but not be allowed to use your life as inspiration? In both novels I used my life as a mere reference to the time and subject matter of these two stories. So I started a series of posts, telling the story of my life, of how I met and married my English husband. You scream — a novel? Surely what you were writing was an autobiography?

Ask The Expert. I have been told over and over by professional people, after they hear some of my life story, that I should write a book about my life. I was born in Jerusalem.
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