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

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

by Bill Roorbach

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781582975276
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 07/01/2008
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 423,857
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

Bill Roorbach has published six books (both award-winning fiction and nonfiction) and makes appearances at colleges and conferences across the country. He holds the Williams H.P. Jenks Chair in Contemporary American Letters at the College of the Holy Cross, in Worcester, MA.

Table of Contents


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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