5FactsPosterNovember is better known for Movember, National Novel Writing Month and Black Friday Thanksgiving. But it's also National Lifewriting Month, a time to engage in journaling, memoir-writing and other forms of chronicling your existence. Whoa.

There's a handy tool to help you tell your own story: The 5 Facts of Fiction®, created by my husband, Steve Peha of Teaching That Makes Sense, Inc. He built it to help kids write better narratives and dissect the fiction they read. But it's actually an awesome tool for writing about yourself (here's why). Just change "Fiction" to "My Life" and make yourself the character. Boom!

Download The 5 Facts of Fiction packet, or the 11x17 poster. And if you'd rather pay someone else to write about your life, I suggest my friend and colleague Taylor Sisk at PastForward.