Shimmering Images: A Handy Little Guide to Writing Memoir

Shimmering Images: A Handy Little Guide to Writing Memoir

by Lisa Dale Norton
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Shimmering Images: A Handy Little Guide to Writing Memoir by Lisa Dale Norton

Rich, funny, and moving personal narratives depend on a few key moments in time to anchor the story and give it impact. Shimmering Images teaches the aspiring memoirist how to locate key memories using Lisa's technique for finding, linking, and fleshing out those vibrant recollections of important moments and situations.

Shimmering Images will address:
*the difference between memoir and autobiography
*how to claim your voice
*the art of storytelling
*honesty, truth, and compassion in writing
*authentic dialogue and the need for specificity

Readers will learn how to craft a short piece of narrative nonfiction grounded in their core memories and master a technique they can use over and over again for writing other narratives.

A must-have book for anyone who has treasured Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott or Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429953078
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 08/05/2008
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

LISA DALE NORTON is the author of HAWK FLIES ABOVE. She is the founder of the Santa Fe Writing Institute and teaches writing at the UCLA Extension Writers' Program. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


Lisa Dale Norton is the author of Hawk Flies Above and Shimmering Images.  She is the founder of the Santa Fe Writing Institute and teaches writing at the UCLA Extension Writers' Program. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Shimmering Images: A Handy Little Guide to Writing Memoir 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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justme73 More than 1 year ago
even thuogh I am taking memoir classes from a excellent instructor this book helped everything come together. If you are serious about writing your memoirs you need this tool.