Overview

In Memoirs of the Soul, Nan Phifer makes writing roundabout, leading people who may not have thought of themselves as writers to strong descriptions and surprising insights. Memoirs of the Soul will help make writing expressive, safe, and satisfying. More selective than journals, memoirs focus on keenly-felt hours and minutes, times when we are most alive, times when experiences are significant. More profound than family histories and genealogies, memoirs enrich those records ...
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Memoirs of the Soul: A Writing Guide

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Overview

In Memoirs of the Soul, Nan Phifer makes writing roundabout, leading people who may not have thought of themselves as writers to strong descriptions and surprising insights. Memoirs of the Soul will help make writing expressive, safe, and satisfying. More selective than journals, memoirs focus on keenly-felt hours and minutes, times when we are most alive, times when experiences are significant. More profound than family histories and genealogies, memoirs enrich those records when added to them.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
"Highlighting the differences between autobiographical writing and memoir writing, Phifer urges amateur writers to write of the 'inner life,' or times of 'joy or crisis or profound contentment.' She offers a structured, well-organized process for writers to follow, which includes specific exercises, inspiring quotations, and examples of student work from her memoir-writing workshops....This how-to is highly recommended for public libraries."
Professor W. Keith Duffy
"Phifer's carefully phrased prompts, instructions, and examples ask writers to begin at the surface of their existence and to burrow deeper and deeper into their hearts and minds. With each chapter, she challenges would-be memoirists to take another step inward, to inch closer to their own souls. In many ways, Phifer's book is like a deep-sea diving expedition--or and archeological dig--where the depth of the sea itself is revealed layer by layer, league by league, chapter by chapter."
Sue Bronson
"The exercises in Memoirs of the Soul will challenge you to write with more depth, more sense of place, more feeling, and it will give your writing an emotional impact that it lacked before."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013206618
  • Publisher: Ingot Press
  • Publication date: 10/24/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 892,044
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Nan Phifer travels nationally to give workshops on writing spiritual memoirs, and is affiliated with The Oregon Writing Project at the University of Oregon in Eugene. In Memoirs of the Soul, Nan offers a vital and engaging way to discover and record your very essence.
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