Here are a few questions that go beyond the run-of-the-mill "what is your name and where were you born" variety. While you're at it, interview yourself! Jot down some thoughts about your answers to these questions in your journal
"Writing Your Family History" ~ 'One of the most rewarding challenges I have accomplished in my genealogy journey has been the completion of my family history book. I am extremely passionate about recording family stories and I will encourage you at every opportunity. I have assembled some of my best advice, tips and tricks to help you in your journey to writing your family history book.'
How to Compile a Family History Album - I like her layout ideas. Simple and clean with lots of journaling and digital freebies from Creative Memories. Of course, I'll be using StoryBook Creator for mine.