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Write Your Own Story – It’s Your Brain Injury

Brain Injury Blog by Janelle Breese Biagioni

July 5, 2011

It’s Your Brain – Write Your Own Story

People often tell me they would like to write a book or an article about their personal story. The problem is they don’t know where to begin. Writing a book is a tremendous undertaking and putting together an article is challenging too. However, keep your eye on the prize because there is power in your story… power to heal you and to inspire others. Below are some suggestions to help you get started:

Start with writing.

Start by recording bits and pieces of your life. It’s important for you to know who you are so you can share that with others. What do you like? What don’t you like? What worked in your recovery? What didn’t? Who helped you along the way? What was challenging? What would you do differently? As you can see, there are many questions that you can ask yourself and these will be springboard ideas to get you writing.  Often writing an answer to one question will lead you to another and to another. Before you know it, you will have pages and pages filled.

Other ideas to help you record your life includes: