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Memoir Writing For Dummies

Author : Ryan Van Cleave
ISBN : 9781118414675
Genre : Education
File Size : 45.21 MB
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The fast and easy way to write your memoir Memoir writing is a growing phenomenon, and not just bycelebrities and politicians. Everyone has a story to tell, andMemoir Writing For Dummies provides hopeful writers with thetools they need to share their life stories with the world andbecome published authors. With easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions—along withhelpful tips and advice on how to get published—MemoirWriting For Dummies shows you how to put pen to paper and honethe craft of writing a truly compelling memoir. You'll get adviceon how to explore your memories, map out your story, perfect yourplot, setting, character, and dialogue, and so much more. Includes tips on getting over writer's block Guides you through every step of the writing and editingprocesses Covers the best ways to market a finished memoir Packed with proven tips and writing tricks of the trade,Memoir Writing For Dummies gives you everything you need toensure your life story is never forgotten.
Category: Education

Find Your Story Write Your Memoir

Author : Lynn C. Miller
ISBN : 9780299293130
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Every person has a story to tell, but few beginners know how to uncover their story's narrative potential. And despite a growing interest among students and creative writers, few guides to the genre of memoirs and creative nonfiction highlight compelling storytelling strategies. Addressing this gap, authors Lynn C. Miller and Lisa Lenard-Cook provide a compact, accessible guide to memoir writing that shows how an aspiring memoir writer can use storytelling tools and tactics borrowed from fiction to weave personal experiences into the shape of a story. Find Your Story, Write Your Memoir offers an overview of the building blocks of memoir writing. Individual chapters focus on key issues and challenges, such as the balance between the remembering narrator and the experiencing narrator, the capacity to honor the subjective voice, the occasion of telling (why does this narrator tell this story now?), creating an organically functional structure for a particular story, and taking the next steps with a written memoir. Drawing on their combined years of experience teaching memoir writing, authoring works of fiction and nonfiction, and working in autobiographical performance, Miller and Lenard-Cook provide a practical guide whose core philosophy is motivated by a key word: story. Bronze winner, Foreword Book of the Year, Writing Guides
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Book Of Me

Author : Kean Hong Publishing
ISBN : 1077546769
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The Book of Me is all about me, my life, my style and my dreams memoir & biography Writing This book is design for memoir writing for dummies. It is included Childhood memoirs, family memoirs and relationship memoirs This do it yourself memoir is a best gift for friend, family, men, women, him or her, parents, mom, dad, son, daughter, husband, wife, brother, sister, kids, adults, teens, You & Me

On Writing

Author : Stephen King
ISBN : 9780684853529
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 44.1 MB
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The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Writing The Memoir

Author : Judith Barrington
ISBN : PSU:000054180444
Genre : Education
File Size : 83.29 MB
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New revised and updated edition of the bestselling book on writing memoir.
Category: Education

The Memoir And The Memoirist

Author : Thomas Larson
ISBN : 9780804011006
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 49.36 MB
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The memoir is the most popular and expressive literary form of our time. Writers embrace the memoir and readers devour it, propelling many memoirs by relative unknowns to the top of the best-seller list. Writing programs challenge authors to disclose themselves in personal narrative. Memoir and personal narrative urge writers to face the intimacies of the self and ask what is true. In The Memoir and the Memoirist, critic and memoirist Thomas Larson explores the craft and purpose of writing this new form. Larson guides the reader from the autobiography and the personal essay to the memoir--a genre focused on a particularly emotional relationship in the author's past, an intimate story concerned more with who is remembering, and why, than with what is remembered. The Memoir and the Memoirist touches on the nuances of memory, of finding and telling the truth, and of disclosing one's deepest self. It explores the craft and purpose of personal narrative by looking in detail at more than a dozen examples by writers such as Mary Karr, Frank McCourt, Dave Eggers, Elizabeth Wurtzel, Mark Doty, Nuala O'Faolain, Rick Bragg, and Joseph Lelyveld to show what they reveal about themselves. Larson also opens up his own writing and that of his students to demonstrate the hidden mechanics of the writing process. For both the interested reader of memoir and the writer wrestling with the craft, The Memoir and the Memoirist provides guidance and insight into the many facets of this provocative and popular art form.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Field Guide For Immersion Writing

Author : Robin Hemley
ISBN : 9780820338507
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 49.99 MB
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Discusses the various types of immersion writing, including travel, memoir, and journalism, and explains some of the issues that writers encounter in reporting about the factual world and in describing other people and their own inner experiences.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Let It Bleed

Author : Pamela Des Barres
ISBN : 9781524704742
Genre : Reference
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Author of the international bestseller I'm with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie, Pamela Des Barres shares with women the art of memoir writing. For the last fourteen years, Pamela Des Barres has been teaching an eight-week women's "femoir" writing workshop. She found that the music-loving ladies who showed up at her door had pent-up stories to tell. Many of them had read her two memoirs, which were wildly personal and deeply confessional, and felt comfortable opening up and experiencing that same freedom of expression. In this book, Des Barres guides women through the process of writing their memoirs. She has developed exercises to help her "dolls" recall, remember, relive, and reveal their memories, transgressions, temptations, their sleepless nights and brilliant afternoons, loves and losses, fears and regrets, secrets, sins, and sorrows. The assignments in Femoir have proven incredibly cathartic for her students. Just as intimate as one of her in-person workshops, this book includes some of Des Barres's own stories, as well as those of the women she's taught. Every person has an incredible story to tell—they just need to figure out how to tell it. By understanding themselves better through these writing exercises, women learn to be more fearless, free-spirited, and willing to try something new.
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Author : G. Thomas Couser
ISBN : 9780199826902
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A compact, pithy guide to the most popular form of life-writing, Memoir: An Introduction provides a primer to the ubiquitous literary form and its many subgenres.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Repossessing The World

Author : Helen M. Buss
ISBN : 9780889204089
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 28.79 MB
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Annotation A critical inquiry into women's use of the memoir, a form that has often been dismissed as less significant than autobiography, less professional than the novel, and less intellectual than the essay. Buss (aka Margaret Clarke; English, U. of Calgary) argues that the memoir "bridges the typical strategies of historical and literary discourses in order to establish necessary connections between the private and the public, the personal and political ... The memoir is increasingly used (by women) to interrogate the private individual's relationship to a history and/or a culture from which she finds her experience of her self and her life excluded." Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Category: Biography & Autobiography