6 edition of Writing Ourselves into the Story found in the catalog.
Writing Ourselves into the Story
January 4, 1993
by Southern Illinois University
Written in English
|Contributions||Sheryl I Fontaine (Editor), Susan Hunter (Editor)|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||392|
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These early writings are a crucial part of the process. As authors, we need to know everything that came before and why our characters act as they do.
Our readers, however, do not. Here are the steps for writing a book about your life: Start by journaling or free-writing. Outline and organize your notes. Pick a nonfiction genre to write in. Research for accuracy. Identify characters and perspective. Add speculation. Determine the setting.
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What to write: Try to summarize your life in two or three sentences. Take your time. Think about your past. "But mostly think about who you are today and how you got that way," says Roberta Temes, PhD, psychologist and author of How to Write a Memoir in 30 Days.
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You have a story to tell. Whether you want to tell you entire life story or just a particular part of it is up to you. Writing about your own life takes time, effort and dedication; it also takes organization and planning. But before you put your pen to the paper, take the time to reflect on your story and plan a road.
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