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Writing about Your Life: A Journey into the Past
     

Writing about Your Life: A Journey into the Past

by William Zinsser
 

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Written with elegance, warmth, and humor, this highly original "teaching memoir" by William Zinsser—renowned bestselling author of On Writing Well gives you the tools to organize and recover your past, and the confidence to believe in your life narrative. His method is to take you on a memoir of his own: 13 chapters in which he recalls dramatic, amusing,

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Written with elegance, warmth, and humor, this highly original "teaching memoir" by William Zinsser—renowned bestselling author of On Writing Well gives you the tools to organize and recover your past, and the confidence to believe in your life narrative. His method is to take you on a memoir of his own: 13 chapters in which he recalls dramatic, amusing, and often surprising moments in his long and varied life as a writer, editor, teacher, and traveler. Along the way, Zinsser pauses to explain the technical decisions he made as he wrote about his life. They are the same decisions you'll have to make as you write about your own life: matters of selection, condensation, focus, attitude, voice, and tone.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781569243794
Publisher:
Da Capo Books
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Pages:
228
Sales rank:
198,620
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.62(d)

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