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Back cover copy Learn to: Mine your past for great storiesChoose the best structure to highlight your storyGet your memoir publishedMarket your finished memoir Expert tips and strategies to help you craft your life story andget it published!
Memoir writing is a growing phenomenon -- and it's not justfor celebrities and politicians. Everyone has a story to tell, andMemoir Writing For Dummies provides you with the tools youneed to share your life story with the world. With easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions -- along with helpful tips and adviceon how to get published -- Memoir Writing For Dummiesshows you how to put pen to paper and hone the craft of writing atruly compelling memoir.
You'll get advice on how to explore yourmemories, map out your story, perfect your plot, and so much more. Packed with proven tips and writing tricks of the trade, MemoirWriting For Dummies gives you everything you need to ensureyour life story is never forgotten.
Remember the past -- put on your research cap and uncoveryour memoriesGet over writer's block -- find out how to deal withdistractions and focus on the taskWrite your first draft -- develop your structure, setting, characters, and dialogueEdit your work -- explore ways to push your story to thenext level and make revisions like the prosGet published -- understand the publishing process anddecide which route is right for youMarket your memoir -- develop strategies to get the wordout about your memoir Open the book and find: Ways to unlock your memoriesWriting exercises in each chapter to improve yourmanuscriptHow to use metaphor and figurative languageStrategies for fine-tuning your storyTips for editing your workHow to find a literary agentUnderstanding the difference between traditional publishing andself-publishingWays to promote your finished product show more Table of contents Introduction 1 Part I: The Lowdown on Memoir Writing: Just the Basics 9 Chapter 2: Understanding What Readers Expect: Gathering Enough Material 47 Chapter 5: Telling Your Story with Pizzazz 75 Chapter 6: Establishing the Setting and Scene 93 Chapter 8: The Character of Characters Chapter 9: Making the Most of Dialogue Chapter Realizing the Power of Voice Chapter Handling Point of View Chapter Adjusting the Big Picture: Fine-Tuning Structure and Story Chapter Making Revisions Chapter A Publishing Primer Chapter Locating and Landing a Literary Agent Chapter Self-Publishing and E-Publishing Chapter The Part of Tens Chapter Ten Myths about Memoirs Chapter Van Cleave Ryan G.
Van Cleave, PhD, is the author of 20 books, including creative writing textbooks, an illustrated humor book, a young adult novel, and a bestselling memoir.? He has taught memoir writing at numerous universities as well as at prisons, community centers, and urban at-risk youth programs.The fast and easy way to write your memoir Memoir writing is a growing phenomenon, and not just by celebrities and politicians.
Everyone has a story to tell, and Memoir Writing For Dummies provides hopeful writers with the tools they need to share their life .
The Power of Memoir is a pioneering how-to book that provides a new step-by-step program to use memoir writing as a therapeutic process.
By going through these steps you'll learn how to choose the significant milestones and turning points that make up a coherent story . Description The fast and easy way to write your memoir Memoir writing is a growing phenomenon, and not just by celebrities and politicians.
Everyone has a story to tell, and Memoir Writing For Dummies provides hopeful writers with the tools they need to share their life stories with the world and become published authors. Haven’t Written Anything Yet, Writing for Beginners If you’ve only just begun to develop your writing talent, whether for fiction or nonfiction, you’ll find invaluable guidance on writing for beginners right here.
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