Here is a book that speaks to everyone interested in creative writing experiences that will draw a family together for the moment and across generations. Families should be writingrecollections, whims, stories of love and pain and laughter, the troubling, sad, or silly things that together make your family richly different from all the rest. Family stuff. Important stuff. In this very practical book, Stillman details why and how to record words that go straight to the heartthe simple, vital words that will speak to those you care most about and to their descendants many years from now. The real family treasures, writes Stillman, are those made of words, not dusty artifacts. And he proves it, with example after example of what happens when families write together, along with scores of ideas for activities that will generate your own keepsake writing. The first edition of Families Writing sold widely, and many copies were picked up by teachers who have successfully used the Families Writing approach in the classroom. In this second edition, therefore, Stillman has added an entirely new chapter of suggestions for teachers.
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FOREWORD Writing to Mythical Figures
Bothering to Write IV WORDS AS GIFTS
Tips for Journal Writers My Sister and I
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