Finding Your Voice, Telling Your Stories: 167 Ways to Tell Your Life Stories

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Marion Street Press, Sep 1, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 199 pages
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Asserting that each life contains the makings of a memoir, Carol LaChapelle gives writers, journal writers, and family historians the tools to explore their memories and turn them into great stories. Condensing 20 years of teaching experience into 167 stimulating exercises, Carol helps readers access and describe the important people, places, and events in their lives. The contributions of real students who have been using these methods in Carol's workshops for years demonstrate just how productive these exercises can be.

 

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Contents

Preface
9
Why Tell Our Stories?
13
How to Use This Book
19
Four Really HelpfulWriting Techniques
27
PlaceBased Stories
31
Telling Stories About People
37
More Life Experiences
131
Summing Upand Keeping It Up
189
Bibliography
195
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About the author (2008)

Carol LaChapelle has contributed to The New York Times and The Writing Group Book. She lives in Chicago.

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