Chapter 1 – Your First Decade

By: Maureen | October 27, 2018
By Maureen Santini © All Rights Reserved. This post is the first in a series that demonstrates a simple way to write your life story for posterity, decade by decade. There are many ways to write a personal memoir or autobiography. This website is devoted to writing for posterity. The point...

Chapter 2 – Your Second Decade

By: Maureen | November 20, 2018
By Maureen Santini © Copyright. All Rights Reserved. This is Chapter 2 in Write Your Life Story for Posterity. You’ve just written about your first decade of life according to the decade-by-decade method. Congratulations on beginning this journey. Let’s keep going. The second decade of life begins in childhood and...

Chapter 3 – Your Third Decade

By: Maureen | June 4, 2022
By Maureen Santini © Copyright. All Rights Reserved. This is Chapter 3 in Write Your Life Story for Posterity. You’ve just finished writing about your second decade of life. Well done. Let’s keep going. Your third decade spans ages 20 through 29 – challenging years for many.  If you were...

Chapter 4 – Your Fourth Decade

By: Maureen | December 19, 2018
By Maureen Santini © Copyright. All Rights Reserved. This is Chapter 4 in Write Your Life Story for Posterity. You’ve just finished writing about your third decade of life. You are well on your way. Let’s keep going. If you're new to this website, here's why you should strongly consider...

Chapter 5 – Your Fifth Decade

By: Maureen | January 23, 2019
  By Maureen Santini © Copyright. All Rights Reserved. This is Chapter 5 in Write your Life Story for Posterity. Most of you are half-way to the finish mark. Well done! The end is in sight. Begin writing about your fifth decade, ages 40 through 49, as of your 40th...

Chapter 6 – Your Sixth Decade

By: Maureen | June 4, 2023
By Maureen Santini © Copyright. All Rights Reserved. This is Chapter 6 in Write Your Life Story for Posterity. You’ve just finished writing about your fifth decade of life. You’ve made great progress! The finish line is in view. Your sixth decade spans ages 50 through 59 – challenging years...

Chapter 7 – Your Seventh Decade

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By: Maureen | June 5, 2022
By Maureen Santini © Copyright. All Rights Reserved. This is Chapter 7 in Write Your Life Story for Posterity. You’ve just finished writing about your sixth decade of life. You’re well on your way! Your seventh decade spans ages 60 through 69 – momentous years for many. Begin writing as...

Chapter 8 – Your Eigth Decade

By: Maureen | June 5, 2022
By Maureen Santini © Copyright. All Rights Reserved. This is Chapter 8 in Write Your Life Story for Posterity. You’ve just finished writing about your seventh decade of life. Just a few chapters to go! Your eighth decade, ages 70 through 79, begins at your 70th birthday. If you were...

Chapter 9 – Your Ninth Decade and Beyond

By: Maureen | June 5, 2022
By Maureen Santini © Copyright. All Rights Reserved. This is Chapter 9 in Write Your Life Story for Posterity. If you’re following the decade-by-decade method, you’ve just finished writing about your eighth decade. Your ninth decade, ages 80 and beyond, begins at your 80th birthday. If you were born in...

Chapter 10 – Your Extended Family History

By: Maureen | June 5, 2022
By Maureen Santini © Copyright. All Rights Reserved. Chapter 10 in Write Your Life Story for Posterity is to write about your family history. For those following the decade-by-decade method to write their memoirs, this is the next to last chapter. The last chapter is summing up. Congratulations on your...

Chapter 11 – Your Life Story Review

By: Maureen | June 5, 2022
By Maureen Santini © Copyright. All Rights Reserved. This is Chapter 11 in Write Your Life Story for Posterity, summary of your life story. The final chapter. By following the decade-by-decade method advocated by this website, you have preserved the library of your life and times for generations to come....