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Writing Your Life


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Part I: Before you Start 1. The reason why 2. 2. How to use this book 3. 3. Rewards and difficulties Part II: Workshops 4. Workshop I Getting started 5. Workshop II Sources 6. Workshop III Memory 7. Workshop IV Finding your voice 8. Workshop V Bringing it to life - detail 9. Workshop VI Bringing it to life - drama 10. Workshop VII Structure 11. Workshop VIII Crafting the story 12. Workshop IX Telling your truth 13. Workshop X Experimenting with form - life writing 14. Post-Workshop 1 Questions, suggestions, topics 15. Post-Workshop II Out into the world Part III: Anthology Part IV: Appendices

About the Author

Patti Miller is a writer and teacher who lives in the Blue Mountains of NSW. After teaching general writing classes for many years, Patti discovered how many people wanted to write their life stories and designed workshops especially for them. The first edition of 'Writing your Life' (1994) grew out of those workshops. 'The Last One Who Remembers' (1997), Patti's second book, shows what is possible if writers continue to explore their craft in the this way. 'Child' (1998) was her third book and first novel.


'This book will be a valuable companion as you write your own life story.' Caroline Jones, author of An Authentic Life 'Patti Miller is the perfect navigator to accompany anyone embarking on the journey of discovery that is life writing... her voice is like that of a guiding friend, offering encouragement and support as well as practical advice.' Caroline Baum

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