Writing Life Stories How to Make Memories into Memoirs, Ideas into Essays and Life into Literature

ISBN-10: 1582975272

ISBN-13: 9781582975276

Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Bill Roorbach

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Previous editions of Writing Life Stories have sold over 28,000 copies Fully revised by the author to reflect current trends in memoir writing, including a section on ethics, and a new section on Internet research Features dozens of fresh exercises specifically geared to creative nonfiction and memoir Writing Life Stories is a classic text that appears on countless creative nonfiction and composition syllabi the world over. This updated 10th anniversary edition gives readers the same friendly instruction and stimulating exercises along with updated information on current memoir writing trends, ethics, Internet research, and even marketing ideas. Readers will discover how to turn their untold life stories into vivid personal essays and riveting memoirs by learning to open up memory, access emotions, shape scenes from experience, develop characters, and research supporting details. With creativity sparking ideas from signing a form releasing yourself to take risks in your work to drawing a map of a remembered neighborhood, this book is full of innovative techniques that prove that real stories are often the best ones.
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: F&W Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Getting Started
Memory
Scenemaking
Big Ideas
Characters and Character
Stage Presence
Finding the Facts
Metaphor and Meaning
Saying it Right
Building a Building
Getting Published
"Into Woods"
"The Olive Jar"
"On Apprenticeship"
Suggested Readings in Creative Nonfiction
Index
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