So many writers want to tell their story in their first book. And that's fine; that's wonderful in fact. Who knows how many people will enjoy and benefit from your unique experience?
If you're hoping to publish successfully, however, I'd recommend you keep your story short. The Power of Now is a good example: Eckhart tells his story in the first page and a half. And that's it. The rest is directed to the reader.
Creative Visualization was Shakti Gawain's first book — and yet she never even mentions what her story is. She just gives her readers a powerful workshop, giving so many different simple ways to improve our lives.
There are all kinds of exceptions to this, of course. There are some very successful memoirs. So feel free to completely ignore my advice — or anyone else's advice, for that matter — and follow your heart and write from your soul.
Love, love, love,
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