Write Your Heart Out

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Walking Stick Press, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 214 pages
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Write Your Heart Out explores how to turn personal experiences, ideas and emotions into stories, essays, poems and memoirs. In a clear, insightful voice, Rebecca McClanahan teaches readers how to mine and shape personal material, urging them to write deeply, honestly and imaginatively about the most important people, events and emotions in their lives. She emphasizes the importance of personal writing as both catharsis and discovery, addressing such topics as:- Writing about the past- Writing about, and from, strong emotions- Writing to communicate with family and friends- Writing about work, goals and interestsMoving from the private to the public, the book's structure is formulated to guide readers in writing personal, heartfelt works that can, if so desired, culminate in publication.Rebecca McClanahan is the author of six books, including Word Painting. Her short stories, essays and poems have appeared in some of the finest literary journals in the country, including the Kenyon Review, the Gettysburg Review, and the Georgia Review, and have been anthologized in Pushcart Prize XVIII and Best American Poetry, 1998. She lives in New York City.

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Contents

Introduction
1
CHAPTER
21
Private Writing
35
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Rebecca McClanahan has published ten books--of poetry, essays, writing instruction, and memoir--most recently "The Tribal Knot: A Memoir of Family, Community, and a Century of Change". Her work has appeared in "Best American Essays", "Best American Poetry", "The Georgia Review", "The Kenyon Review", "The Gettysburg Review", "The Sun", and numerous anthologies. McClanahan's awards include the Wood Prize from "Poetry", a Pushcart Prize in fiction, the Carter Prize for the Essay, the Glasgow Award in nonfiction, literary fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council, and a Governor's Award for Excellence in Education. She currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, and teaches in the MFA programs of Rainier Writing Workshop and Queens University.

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