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Your Life as Story: Discovering the "New Autobiography" and Writing Memoir as Literature
Edition: 1st Trade Paperback ed
Feature: Autobiography writing memoir as literature.
Item Dimensions: Array
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 368
Publication Date: 1998-04-13
Release Date: 1998-04-13
• Autobiography writing memoir as literature.
In Your Life As Story, autobiography expert Tristine Rainer explains how we can all find the important messages in our lives. Like Mary Karr or Frank McCourt, we can shape those stories into dramatic narratives that are compelling to others. Blending literary scholarship with practical coaching, Rainer shares her remarkable techniques for finding the essentials of story structure within your life's scattered experiences. Most important, she explains how to treasure the struggles in your past and discover the meaning within those experiences to capture the unique myth at work in your life.
Every person's life tells a story, but few of us dare to consider our own story worthy of being written. Tristine Rainer shows us how to apply the structure of story telling to an ordinary life to give it shape, meaning, and clarity. Learning the tricks to becoming a better autobiographic writer may not lead to getting published, nor should that be the goal. Rather, it is a process that helps us re-remember the past so that we can better understand the meaning of the present.
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