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Write Your Life Story and Get it Published

Teach Yourself: 2010 (Teach Yourself Creative Writing)

By Anne Gawthorpe

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Format: Paperback, 368 pages
Other Information: black & white illustrations
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 April 2010
If you have ever wanted to write down your life story but never found the time or the confidence, this book is for you. It will help you to find a style that suits you, collect and structure all the information you need, plan your story and discover your voice. In reading this book you will learn how to gather anecdotes and other information from your different sources, plan and structure your work and, ultimately, how and where to publish, guided by a highly experienced and prize-winning winning author. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of writing your life story. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Types of memoir Chapter 2- Reasons for writing memoirs Chapter 3 - Making a start Chapter 4 - Using triggers Chapter 5 - Family Research Chapter 6 - expanding the search Chapter 7 - Background research Chapter 8 - Photographs Section two Chapter 9 - Format Chapter 10 - Handling information Chapter 11 - Writing the memoir Chapter 12 - Writing style Chapter 13 - adding colour Chapter 14 - Second draft Chapter 15 - Illustrating Section three Chapter 16 - Final product Chapter 17 - Blogs Chapter 18 - other outlets Section four Chapter 19 - Building on your achievement

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If you have ever wanted to create a written account of your life, you will find in here all the practical advice, creative insight and technical tools you will need to preserve your story for years to come as well as publish it for others to enjoy.

About the Author

Ann Gawthorpe is a prize-winning professional writer. A journalist, author and radio presenter, she has first-hand experience of helping people write down their own life stories.


'Sound, solid advice, crisply presented and with good ideas for exercises to get the creative juices flowing.' - Ancestors Magazine

EAN: 9781444103212
ISBN: 1444103210
Publisher: Teach Yourself Books
Dimensions: 19.8 x 13 x 1.7 centimeters (0.32 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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