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Whether you're creating a memoir or a personal essay, writing about your own life can be a daunting task: How much do you remember? What's important to include in your story? What about truth and artistic license? How do you even get started mining a life's worth of memory?

From drawing a map of a remembered neighborhood to writing from old photographs to composing open letters that reveal the power of your own voice, award-winning author and teacher Bill Roorbach offers ...

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Writing Life Stories: How To Make Memories Into Memoirs, Ideas Into Essays And Life Into Literature

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Overview

Whether you're creating a memoir or a personal essay, writing about your own life can be a daunting task: How much do you remember? What's important to include in your story? What about truth and artistic license? How do you even get started mining a life's worth of memory?

From drawing a map of a remembered neighborhood to writing from old photographs to composing open letters that reveal the power of your own voice, award-winning author and teacher Bill Roorbach offers innovative techniques that will trigger ideas for all writers of creative nonfiction. With humor and candor, this completely revised and updated second edition of Writing Life Stories-which includes dozens of new lessons and exercises-will teach you to see your life more clearly and show you why real stories are often the most compelling ones.

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This is your life! Why not write it down? Author Bill Roorbach has come up with this guide to Writing Life Stories.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781884910470
  • Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2000
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.68 (d)

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Preface     1
Introduction     3
Getting Started     10
Memory     25
Scenemaking     44
Big Ideas     65
Characters and Character     87
Stage Presence     120
Finding the Facts     137
Metaphor and Meaning     158
Saying it Right     179
Building a Building     203
Getting Published     218
"Into Woods"   Bill Roorbach     239
"The Olive Jar"   Kristen Keckler     249
"On Apprenticeship"   Bill Roorbach     265
Suggested Readings in Creative Nonfiction     270
Index     292
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