Turning Memories Into Memoirs: A Handbook for Writing Lifestories
Ideal for beginners and experienced writers; based on author's workshops in which thousands have learned to write personal and family stories since 1988. Substantially revised, reflecting author's extensive memoir experience in workshops, writer coaching and co-authoring. Includes how-to exercises, literary techniques, motivational supports, examples from workshops. New features include how to establish and maintain a writing life, how to craft a collection from individual stories, how to explore self-pubishing options, how to use archetypes to build characters, how to research via the Internet to build historical context. Plus 25 all new example lifestories, updated bibliography, 272 pages, 200+ historical photos.