Why We Write About Ourselves

Speaking frankly about issues ranging from turning oneself into an authentic, compelling character to exposing hard truths, these outstanding authors disclose what keeps them going, what gets in their way, and what they love most—and ...

Author: Meredith Maran

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698185326

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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In the voices of twenty landmark memoirists—including New York Times bestselling authors Cheryl Strayed, Sue Monk Kidd, and Pat Conroy—a definitive text on the craft of autobiographical writing, indispensable for amateur and professional writers alike. For readers of Mary Karr’s The Art of Memoir and Judith Barrington’s Writing the Memoir, this follow-up to editor Meredith Maran’s acclaimed writers’ handbook, Why We Write, offers inspiration, encouragement, and pithy, practical advice for bloggers, journal-keepers, aspiring essayists, and memoirists. Curated and edited by Maran, herself an acclaimed author and book critic, these memoirists share the lessons they’ve learned through years of honing their craft. They reveal what drives them to tell their personal stories and examine the nuts and bolts of how they do it. Speaking frankly about issues ranging from turning oneself into an authentic, compelling character to exposing hard truths, these outstanding authors disclose what keeps them going, what gets in their way, and what they love most—and least—about writing about themselves. “It's possible that Why We Write About Ourselves is the first compilation of memoirists at the top of their game seriously and thoughtfully considering the genre.” – LA Times

Writing Ourselves Whole

for deep inner change, and, more than anything, want to encourage that small,
quiet (or clamorous!), persistent part of you who just wants to drop everything
else and write. My invitation is to let yourself write slow. Write your story in chunks
, ...

Author: Jen Cross

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 9781633536203

Category: Self-Help

Page: 287

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#1 Best Seller in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Study Aids - A Book That Will Change Your Life Healing victims of sexual assault through transformative journaling. One in six women is the victim of sexual assault. Using her own hard-won wisdom, author Jen Cross shows how to heal through journaling and personal writing Rape victims and victims of other sexual abuse. Writing Ourselves Whole is a collection of essays and creative writing encouragements for sexual trauma survivors who want to risk writing a different story. Each short chapter offers encouragement, experience, and exercises. How to change your life. When you can find language for the stories that are locked inside, you can change your life. Talk therapy can only go so far for the millions of Americans struggling in the aftermath of sexual abuse and sexual assault. Sexual assault survivors can heal themselves. Sexual trauma survivor communities (and their allies) have the capacity to hold and hear one another's stories–we do not have to relegate ourselves solely to the individual isolation of the therapist's office. What You'll Learn Inside Writing Ourselves Whole: How to reconnect with your creative instinct through freewriting How freewriting can help you reclaim the parts of yourself and your history How "restorying" the old myths about sexual trauma survivors can set you free If you have read books such as Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way, Natalie Goldberg's Writing Down the Bones, or Louise DeSalvo's Writing as a Way of Healing, your will want to read Writing Ourselves Whole.

Writing Ourselves Into the Story

We do not want to give readers the impression that the voices need this
validation in order to be worthy of being heard or that the goal of the book is to
integrate ourselves into the presently unfolding story of the discipline rather than
to cause ...

Author: Sheryl I. Fontaine

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 080931827X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 383

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The twenty-three selections in this volume are essays, research studies, and personal narratives by the "silent majority" in composition studies: teachers and researchers with viewpoints that Sheryl I. Fontaine and Susan Hunter note are often voiced in private conversations but seldom printed in scholarly journals or aired at professional conferences. Rather than focusing on the traditional categories of pedagogy and research, Fontaine and Hunter organize the essays into four sections: the invisible pedagogue of the discipline, the model of power that dominates composition, the ever-present but seldom heard student voice, and other voices excluded from professional development in composition studies. Contributors discuss the barriers they face as teachers, of being overwhelmed by the reality of some of their students' lives. Essayists raise questions about teaching practices that are sometimes homophobic and the effects on gay and lesbian students of the canonization of mainstream heterosexual texts. They probe the exploitation of untenured, part-time faculty?"second-class professionals" whose work is not taken seriously by their colleagues.

Reading and Writing Ourselves into Being

Their bonds of trust and true friendship, forged through years of loyal letter writing
and shared reading, provide, in a rich matrix of shared everyday understandings,
the material for this study. Their correspondence, as we will see in a variety of ...

Author: Claire White Putala

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781607529392

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 325

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This text is a study of literacy based upon a set of correspondence, the Osborne Family Papers, 1812–1968, housed in the Special Collections Research Center of Syracuse University. A collection of some 358 boxes, it is particularly well suited for a study on literacy. In addition to the voluminous public and private correspondence of prison reformer Thomas Mott Osborne (1859–1926), a vast and rich store of the family’s literacy "works" have been carefully preserved. In addition to hundreds of letters, many between and among the women of the family, it also abounds with other literacy documents of interest such as ledgers, account books, travelogues, verse, diaries, and notes. Unusually and quite valuably, even scraps of children’s writing have been preserved, making possible studies regarding emergent literacy practices of the times.

Book of Myself

A keepsake fill-in book contains more than two hundred prompts divided into three life phases--Early, Middle, and Later Years--and separates each phase into five subject categories--Family, Friends, Education, Work/Responsibilities, and The ...

Author: David Marshall

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 0786862505

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 593


A keepsake fill-in book contains more than two hundred prompts divided into three life phases--Early, Middle, and Later Years--and separates each phase into five subject categories--Family, Friends, Education, Work/Responsibilities, and The World.

Well bound Words

Look in thy heart and write ” would seem the right advice when filling a journal ,
writing a letter , or stating the goals of a group to which you belong . Yet at times ,
writing about ourselves can be the most difficult enterprise of all . We are so close

Author: John J. Ruszkiewicz

Publisher: Scott Foresman & Company

ISBN: 067315355X

Category: English language

Page: 359

View: 569


Designed to teach students both how to write & how to think about writing.

Aircraft Stories

For we live with and perform it now , finding it for instance in many forms in our
science and social - science writing . ... 8 How many times have you heard in
conversation between social scientists that to write about oneself is self -
indulgent ?

Author: John Law

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

ISBN: UOM:39015055082229

Category: Science

Page: 252

View: 690


DIVA case study of a large military aircraft (TSR 2 from British Aircraft Corporation) which explores modernism and postmodernism and how we might think past the limits that these set to our ways of thinking./div

Your Story

In this book she has created a menu of encouraging possibilities on how to overcome our fears and dig deep into our souls, so that our true voice can emerge.

Author: Joanne Fedler

Publisher: Hay House

ISBN: 9781401954314

Category: SELF-HELP

Page: 245

View: 268


We either think our lives are so special that everyone should be interested in what's happened to us, or so ordinary that we can't imagine anyone would care. The truth lies somewhere in between: yes, we are all special, and no, people will notcare--unless we write with them in mind. Joanne Fedler, a beloved writing teacher and mentor, has written Your Story to help all people, even those who don't necessarily identify as writers, value their life stories and write them in such a way that they transcend the personal and speak into a universal story. This book shows how to write from your life, but for the benefit of others. Each human life is unique, and the meaning we each make from our joys and suffering can, if written with a reader in mind, be an act of generosity and sharing. Filled with practical wisdom and tools, the book tackles: -mindset issues that prevent us from writing -ways to develop trust (in yourself, the process, the mystery) -triggers or prompts to elicit our own stories -Joanne's original techniques for lifewriting developed over a decade of teaching and mentoring -and much more Joanne understands the writer's loneliness, says one such writer whose life she's touched, the award-winning Israeli author Nava Semel. In this book she has created a menu of encouraging possibilities on how to overcome our fears and dig deep into our souls, so that our true voice can emerge.

Self assessment and Development in Writing

Second we must acknowledge that often we do not give students adequate
instruction in how to assess their own texts and their growth as writers . Just as
we no longer assume that students will somehow magically learn to write by only

Author: Jane Bowman Smith

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: UCSC:32106017090447

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

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This collection explores student self-assessment and its role in the development of writing. Chapters address both theoretical and practical issues and make connections to extend the work done by teacher evaluation of student writing, peer evaluation and in portfolios.

Literature and Ourselves

A Thematic Introduction for Readers and Writers Gloria Mason Henderson,
William Day, Sandra Stevenson Waller. 34 35 anything else , my head is bursting
. I hear this kind of thing all day long , write self - criticisms every week , and now I

Author: Gloria Mason Henderson

Publisher: New York ; Don Mills, Ont. : Longman

ISBN: 0673999556

Category: Literature

Page: 1396

View: 157


Critical Literacy and the Aesthetic

We can write ourselves into understanding . We can also write ourselves into
being . We develop ourselves , vary who we are by engaging in writing . Foucault
has said in an interview : for me my books are experiences , in a sense , that ...

Author: Ray Misson

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124060976

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 259

View: 753


Addresses the role of aesthetics in an age of postmodern criticism, showing how the critical and the aesthetic are reconcilable in literary theory and practice.

A Community of Voices

writing is sort of a maverick form , which you will study intensely in literature
classes but seldom be asked to write yourself . The exceptions are English
department courses in creative writing or courses within subjects such as
business or ...

Author: Toby Fulwiler

Publisher: Macmillan Coll Division

ISBN: PSU:000018186406

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 974

View: 971


New Approaches to Welfare Theory

[ with the onset of multiple sclerosis I ] began to doubt the premises of all the
stories I had ever told myself . ' The narrative structure of the self means that we
can reflect critically on the ' scripts ' by which we have lived , and write ourselves
anew ...

Author: Glenn Drover

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015028868035

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 314

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New Approaches to Welfare Theory draws on recent work from the sociology of social action, feminist literature and critical social theory, to counter the current impasse in social policy. Interdisciplinary in scope and including work by economists, psychologists, philosophers and social workers, it offers insights into the meaning and dynamics of claimsmaking in modern society. The introduction examines the claims which groups - especially groups of marginalized people - make against institutions, the problems they have in articulating their aspirations and needs, and the structured institutional responses to their claims. This is followed by a series of papers on the problem of establishing the moral justifiability of claims, including contributions from both the contractarian and utilitarian approaches. Later sections concentrate on the constraining and enabling effects of social structures on claimsmaking - including the various excluding and filtering institutional responses - and the interactions both of claimsmakers with political institutions and of social groups with institutional patterns. The volume concludes with an afterword by the editors discussing the relationship between the universalist and particularist approaches, the two perspectives on the moral dimensions of welfare which feature most prominently in the book. The essays and papers in this book draw upon a broad background of research, teaching and practical experience by a distinguished group of scholars. New Approaches to Welfare Theory will be welcomed by students and researchers, as well as by social workers and policy an enlightening and instructive discussion of the problems and implications of an approach to welfare from the perspective of social action.

Current History

They will write ourselves off , has grown into a well of it as evolving to the tune of
vio . nigh world - embracing belief . During lated treaties , repudiated debts and
unthe last two decades , we have seen mildeclared wars . They will write of it as ...



ISBN: UVA:X000446060

Category: History


View: 536


The More I Tell My Story

I view this as a move toward wholeness . We may re - make a world without a
crippling pain or scar . We may write ourselves into a story where we once were
absent . Barbara Myerhoff and Deena Metzger view journal writing as an
opportunity ...

Author: Emily F. Nye


ISBN: UOM:39015033973077

Category: AIDS (Disease)

Page: 372

View: 805


Love Poems We Write Ourselves

Love Poems We Write Ourselves is a journey through words into the multi-dimensional experiences and emotions we experience as humans through the author's own stories and journey.

Author: Dylan Collins


ISBN: 1088433987


Page: 102

View: 347


Love Poems We Write Ourselves is a journey through words into the multi-dimensional experiences and emotions we experience as humans through the author's own stories and journey. It is a love letter from survival and learning to love oneself.

Re seeing the Practices of My Multicultural Self

Working from this assumption of partial sharings , partial truths , we could have
examined our interview texts as enactments of ... what opportunities did I offer for
us to re - write ourselves as White women struggling to be multicultural teachers

Author: Cathy A. Zozakiewicz


ISBN: WISC:89070903448


Page: 674

View: 962


Book Review Digest

But self - induced head wounds aside , Krim's vast body of itinerant work seems
anything but cause for mourning . ... Mitchell Stevens ( 1000w ) “ The author's eye
- opening claim that we write ourselves when we write about others gets lost in ...



ISBN: UOM:39015078261859

Category: Bibliography


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Excerpts from and citations to reviews of more than 8,000 books each year, drawn from coverage of 109 publications. Book Review Digest provides citations to and excerpts of reviews of current juvenile and adult fiction and nonfiction in the English language. Reviews of the following types of books are excluded: government publications, textbooks, and technical books in the sciences and law. Reviews of books on science for the general reader, however, are included. The reviews originate in a group of selected periodicals in the humanities, social sciences, and general science published in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. - Publisher.