Fast Draft Your Memoir

This is your roadmap for completing the memoir you've dreamed about writing.

Author: Rachael Herron

Publisher: HGA Publishing

ISBN: 9781940785424

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This is your roadmap for completing the memoir you've dreamed about writing. "Rachael Herron resonates with our audience, and not just because she knows her stuff—she does—or because she's hilarious—she is—but because her honesty and earnestness come through in all her messaging." Samantha Sanders, Writer’s Digest Writing memoir is daunting! You’re the expert on your life, naturally, but narrating and organizing your own experiences in the best way can feel impossible. Many writers become frustrated in early drafting stages and quit after a couple of brief attempts. Learn from bestselling memoirist Rachael Herron (who teaches this class at Stanford Continuing Studies) how to fast-draft your memoir while keeping its structure compelling. Learn how to frame your life’s story and give it a natural arc to keep your reader glued to the page. Figure out how to handle those family and friends you’re writing about. Explore what truth means in memoir. Work quickly to quiet the inner critic. Most of all, learn how to get out of your own way to get the words on the page. You can do this! Rachael will show you how. CLICK BUY NOW!

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Author: Angelique M. Davis

Publisher: Alchemy House Press via PublishDrive

ISBN: PKEY:6610000192625

Category: Reference

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Have you always dreamed of a writing retreat? Do you need more joy in your scholarly life? This is the book for you. With a combined 35 years of experience in the academy, Angelique M. Davis and Rose Ernst guide you through the process of selecting and planning a writing retreat tailored to your needs. What are you waiting for? It's time to plan your next writing retreat!

Letters to New Authors

This is the firm nudge you’ve been needing to push you from wanting-to-write to actually getting your work done!

Author: Rachael Herron

Publisher: HGA Publishing

ISBN: 9781940785394

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 165

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This is the firm nudge you’ve been needing to push you from wanting-to-write to actually getting your work done! Is writing the most important thing to you, but you never get any done? Do you write all the time in your mind but never put the words onto paper? Or are you stuck in the middle of writing and can’t see your way out? For less than the cost of one venti latte, let Rachael Herron lead you out of procrastination and right back to your desk where the words are waiting for you to capture. When she’s not writing her own books, Rachael leads international writing retreats and teaches writing in the extension programs at UC Berkeley and Stanford. “With the help of Herron’s advice, a person can stop careening across the writing highway, make forward progress between the lines, and successfully complete the first draft.” Kristine Kay Mietzner “Simply put, if you have ever struggled to finish a book, if you have a yen to write about a time in your life, but aren't sure how to structure it, where to start, how to get through the middle and across the finish line---THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU.” - Barbara Edelman on Fast-Draft Your Memoir “Herron is like the little cheer-leading angel on your shoulder, having your back the whole way through your writing endeavors.” Amazon Review p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 18.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 18.0px Helvetica; min-height: 22.0px}

Memoir Writing For Dummies

Remember the past — put on your research cap and uncover your memories Get over writer's block — find out how to deal with distractions and focus on the task Write your first draft — develop your structure, setting, characters, and ...

Author: Ryan Van Cleave

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118414651

Category: Education

Page: 384

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The fast and easy way to write your memoir Memoir writing is a growing phenomenon, and not just bycelebrities and politicians. Everyone has a story to tell, andMemoir Writing For Dummies provides hopeful writers with thetools they need to share their life stories with the world andbecome published authors. With easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions—along withhelpful tips and advice on how to get published—MemoirWriting For Dummies shows you how to put pen to paper and honethe craft of writing a truly compelling memoir. You'll get adviceon how to explore your memories, map out your story, perfect yourplot, setting, character, and dialogue, and so much more. Includes tips on getting over writer's block Guides you through every step of the writing and editingprocesses Covers the best ways to market a finished memoir Packed with proven tips and writing tricks of the trade,Memoir Writing For Dummies gives you everything you need toensure your life story is never forgotten.

A Life in Stitches

In these 20 heartfelt essays, Rachael Herron celebrated romance novelist by day, 911 dispatcher by night, and founder of the hugely popular blog Yarnagogo.com shows how when life unravels there s always a way to knit it back together again, ...

Author: Rachael Herron

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452109978

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

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In these 20 heartfelt essays, Rachael Herron celebrated romance novelist by day, 911 dispatcher by night, and founder of the hugely popular blog Yarnagogo.com shows how when life unravels there s always a way to knit it back together again, many times into something even better. Honest, funny, and full of warmth, Herron s tales, each inspired by something she knit or something knit for her, will speak to anyone who has ever picked up a pair of needles. From her very first sweater (a hilarious disaster, to say the least) to the yellow afghan that caused a breakup (and, ultimately, a breakthrough), every piece has a moving story behind it. This beautifully crafted and candid collection is perfect for the knitter who loves to read and the reader who loves to knit.

Letters to New Authors Preview

Check out this preview of Rachael's inspiring letters for living your best creative life! This is the firm nudge you’ve been needing to push you from wanting-to-write to actually getting your work done!

Author: Rachael Herron

Publisher: HGA Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Check out this preview of Rachael's inspiring letters for living your best creative life! This is the firm nudge you’ve been needing to push you from wanting-to-write to actually getting your work done! Is writing the most important thing to you, but you never get any done? Do you write all the time in your mind but never put the words onto paper? Or are you stuck in the middle of writing and can’t see your way out? For less than the cost of one venti latte, let Rachael Herron lead you out of procrastination and right back to your desk where the words are waiting for you to capture. When she’s not writing her own books, Rachael leads international writing retreats and teaches writing in the extension programs at UC Berkeley and Stanford. “With the help of Herron’s advice, a person can stop careening across the writing highway, make forward progress between the lines, and successfully complete the first draft.” Kristine Kay Mietzner “Simply put, if you have ever struggled to finish a book, if you have a yen to write about a time in your life, but aren't sure how to structure it, where to start, how to get through the middle and across the finish line---THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU.” - Barbara Edelman on Fast-Draft Your Memoir “Herron is like the little cheer-leading angel on your shoulder, having your back the whole way through your writing endeavors.” Amazon Reviewer

Freckled

I might be growing up wild in Hawaii, but I have dreams I’m going to reach, no matter how crazy things get. ★★ Gold Winner in Memoir/Autobiography for eLit Book Awards 2019 ★★ ★★ First Place in non-fiction for the 2019 Indie ...

Author: TW Neal

Publisher: Neal Enterprises INC

ISBN: 9781732771208

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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For fans of The Glass Castle and Educated, comes mystery author Toby Neal’s personal story of surviving a wild childhood in paradise. We never call it homeless. We’re just camping in the jungle on Kauai... We live in a place everyone calls paradise. Sure, Kauai’s beautiful, with empty beaches, drip-castle mountains, and perfect surf...but we’ve been camping for six months, eating boiled chicken feed for breakfast, and wearing camouflage clothes so no one sees us trespassing in our jungle hideout. The cockroaches leave rainbow colors all over everything from eating the crayons we left outside the tent, and now a tractor is coming to scrape our camp into the river. Standing in front of the tent in my nightgown, clinging to my sister as we face the tractor, I know my own truth: I just want to be normal. But Mom and Pop are addicted. Addicted to Kauai’s beauty, to drugs, to surfing, to living a life according to their own rules out from under their high-achieving parents’ judgmental eyes. I’m just their red-headed, mouthy oldest kid. What I want doesn’t matter. But I’m smart. I will make a different life for myself someday if I keep up my grades no matter what happens. No matter how often we run out of food. No matter how many times I change schools...or don’t go to school at all. No matter how many bullies beat me up for the color of my skin. I might be growing up wild in Hawaii, but I have dreams I’m going to reach, no matter how crazy things get. ★★ Gold Winner in Memoir/Autobiography for eLit Book Awards 2019 ★★ ★★ First Place in non-fiction for the 2019 Indie Reader Discovery Awards! ★★ ★★ Winner for Memoir in the 13th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards ★★ ★★ NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for Women's Interest Winner 2019 ★★ “An affecting and riveting chronicle of a singular childhood that evokes the contradictions of hippie utopian ideals in an unspoiled Hawaiian landscape long since lost.” ~Kirkus Reviews "A celebration of the best within each of us as well as a witness of human frailty and resilience, T.W. Neal’s memoir is a must-read!" ~Lehua Parker, author of One Boy, No Water "As much a meditation on inner strength as it is on family dynamics, T.W. Neal's gorgeous memoir Freckled isn't one to be missed. I read it two great gulps, and I can still see the palm fronds swaying above a girl who wouldn't give up. Highly recommended." - Rachael Herron, author of Fast-Draft Your Memoir: Write Your Life Story in 45 Hours

How to Write a Memoir in 30 Days

Days 26 – 30 include exercises that structure the story of the memoir. The book also includes information about publishers and literary agents, as well as information and resources about self-publishing.

Author: Roberta PHD Temes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781621451525

Category: Reference

Page: 192

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How to Write Your Memoir in 30 Days provides the framework for writers enthusiastic about telling their story, but wondering how to begin. Step-by-step techniques, culled from writers’ workshops taught by the author, are presented in a welcoming, non-intimidating style. The prospect of writing a book is not daunting when compartmentalized into thirty discrete assignments: Days 1 – 5 include exercises to identify major themes. Days 6 – 10 include exercises about plot. Days 11 – 15 include exercises about personalities. Days 16 – 20 include exercises about experiences. Days 21 – 25 include exercises that analyze responses to events. Days 26 – 30 include exercises that structure the story of the memoir. The book also includes information about publishers and literary agents, as well as information and resources about self-publishing. It also includes quick “clear communication” lessons about spelling and grammar. Perfect for today’s society, where we are all accustomed to celebrating each of life’s passages with a blog post and comfortable sharing our innermost feelings, How to Write a Memoir in 30 Days is a fun, easy guide to writing the next great memoir.

Don t Write Your Memoir Without Me

Written by Viga Boland, author of 4 memoirs, who facilitates memoir writing workshops live and online, Don't Write Your MEmoir without ME is a quick easy read that inspires with humor and down to earth advice.

Author: Viga Boland

Publisher: Viga Boland

ISBN: 099204975X

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An inspiring and motivational workbook for those who want to write a memoir and don't know how to start. Written by Viga Boland, author of 4 memoirs, who facilitates memoir writing workshops live and online, Don't Write Your MEmoir without ME is a quick easy read that inspires with humor and down to earth advice. If you can think outside the box your earlier education put you into, you'll come away believing you too can write a memoir.

Preparation for State mandated Testing

As explained in the purposes section above , Mr. Paulsen and Mr. Sachar also
chose memoir as a way to teach writing ... 2 Mr. Paulsen asks the students to turn
to a new page in their notebooks and write a quick draft about a time they were ...

Author: David J. Johnson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015062470250

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Write It Now

This book number 7 assumes that you have done all the necessary preparation.

Author: Robbie Mccauley

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1546982337

Category:

Page: 60

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This book number 7 assumes that you have done all the necessary preparation. Now it is time to write the first draft of your work. First draft? Yes, no matter how good you are it will be the first. It will need editing and changing later. So because it is a draft, you should try to write it as fast as you can. Since it will need editing anyway, don't edit as you go. Don't worry too much about it, it doesn't have to be perfect right away. Getting the story down is what is important at this stage. Write it as quickly and as often as you can. This technique will unlock the creative part of your brain. You should be aware that writing is creative; editing is not. They use different parts of the brain. Trying to do both at once will stifle creativity. Write now! Edit later! Write fast!

Changing Memories Into Memoirs

He grabbed his kimono and backed toward the door so fast he forgot to open it .
We decided there must be ... Rice in Our Teacups " by Fanny - Maude Evans ,
PEN , February , 1972 This is an easy way to write your memoir . But what if it isn't
 ...

Author: Fanny-Maude Evans

Publisher: Fanny Maude Evans

ISBN: UVA:X001016572

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 214

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Illustrated with examples and anecdotes, this handbook suggests ways of arranging life experiences in a readable form using the principles of creative writing

Making Piece

I loved savoring my café latte on the front porch, taking that first half hour to shake
off sleep and greet the day. ... It never failed to amaze me how fast the sun rises
in this West Texas frontier, how quickly a summer desert morning could ... chain
myself to my computer and bang out a completed draft of my memoir about how I
quit a lucrative web-producer job to become a pie baker to the stars in Malibu.

Author: Beth M. Howard

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9781472007773

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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When journalist Beth Howard’s young husband died suddenly, baking was the one things that still made her smile.

I ll Never Write My Memoirs

Iconic music and film legend Grace Jones gives an in-depth account of her stellar career, professional and personal life, and the signature look that catapulted her into the stardom stratosphere.

Author: Grace Jones

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476765082

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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"Memoir from model and actress Grace Jones"--Provided by publisher.

Lessons that Change Writers

and “ Qualities of a Memoir That Works " for brainstorming with your students ✓
Wall poster of Ted Hughes quotation ... when my seventh graders draft their first
memoirs of the school year , they wrestle with a host of familiar difficulties and
confusions . A quick read of their initial attempts as memoirists invariably shows :
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Author: Nancie Atwell

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: UOM:49015003059285

Category: English language

Page: 265

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In Lessons That Change Writers, Nancie has narrowed and deepened her conversation with teachers, to focus on the minilesson as a vehicle for helping students improve their writing. She shares over a hundred of these writing lessons which are described by her students as the best of the best.

Arkansas Review

My first wife , Mary , whom I call Elizabeth because that was her middle name , in
my memoir , could point out those ... and just work my brains out seven days a
week , hours and hours every day , writing as fast as I can write with as little ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105113524081

Category: American fiction

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The Anatomist

The Autobiography of Anthony Sampson Anthony Sampson. Preface ' Why don't
you write your memoirs ? ... But finally in 1998 he sat down at his computer and
started a first draft , which he put aside in order to write his polemic against
Blairism and the Iraq ... about the stark divide between the northern and southern
hemispheres , Anthony was always clear and readable , and he got to the point
fast .

Author: Anthony Sampson

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131676822

Category: Authors, English

Page: 283

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Memoir and Letters of Charles Sumner

The draft will be enforced . ... To Mr. Cobden , September 4 :“ Your letter of the 7th
of August is my last news from England . You seem tranquil . ... Meanwhile , the
war goes on ; not as fast as the public expected , but fully as fast as I expected .

Author: Edward Lillie Pierce

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293011069428

Category:

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