Write Your Travel Memoirs

For every trip there's a story. Start writing yours. Write Your Travel Memoirs will help you get started and stay motivated. What's the secret to writing stories others will find compelling? After you read this book you'll know the answer.

Author: Sarah E. White

Publisher:

ISBN: 0984441301

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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For every trip there's a story. Start writing yours. Write Your Travel Memoirs will help you get started and stay motivated. What's the secret to writing stories others will find compelling? After you read this book you'll know the answer. You'll also have an outline for your travel memoir and a solid plan for writing it. The book includes White's memoir example "Finding Our Place in Cinque Terre" which describes the unique locale before the torrential rains of October 25, 2011 caused floods and mudslides which damaged Vernazza, Monterosso al Mare, and surrounding hiking trails. Sarah E. White is donating all proceeds from sales of this book on Amazon in 2012 to Rick Steves' "Save Vernazza" fund.

How to Write a Memoir in 30 Days

A business memoir: A memoir about your worldof work can be inspiring,
specifically whenyourecount your failuresas wellas successes. • A travel memoir:
Your trip is both a travelogue of fascination and an inner journey showing the
readers ...

Author: Roberta PHD Temes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781621451525

Category: Reference

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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.

The Power of Memoir

The nature of your dig will be unique, depending in part on the kind of story you
are writing. Most people are not as daunted by writing a memoir about the
external world, or experiences where they were the only witness— such as a
travel ...

Author: Linda Myers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470508367

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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A groundbreaking work for healing long-term emotional problems The Power of Memoir is a pioneering how-to book that provides a new step-by-step program to use memoir writing as a therapeutic process. By going through these steps you'll learn how to choose the significant milestones and turning points that make up a coherent story leading to a life-changing epiphany. Help uncover the secret stories that are the keys to healing Explore the dynamics and roles of dysfunctional families Heal old wounds, creating a better present and brighter future Using many examples from her students and clients, the author shows how creative, well-planned, and carefully researched memoir writing can offer a process for sorting out the truth from lies and family myths.

You Should Really Write a Book

How to Write, Sell, and Market Your Memoir Regina Brooks, Brenda Lane
Richardson. would leave her ... If you want to write about your travel experiences,
get started by reading online sites for travel memoirists. For an overview of the
lives of ...

Author: Regina Brooks

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781250015662

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Even if you don't happen to be a celebrity, this book will teach you methods for striking publishing gold—conceptualizing, selling, and marketing a memoir—while dealing with the complicated emotions that arise during the creation of your work. If you've ever been told that "You should really write a book" and you've decided to give it a try, this book is for you. It hones in on the three key measures necessary for aspiring authors to conceptualize, sell, and market their memoirs. Written especially for those who don't happen to be celebrities You Should Really Write a Book reveals why and how so many relatively unknown memoirists are making a name for themselves. With references to more than four hundred books and six memoir categories, this is essential reading for anyone wanting to write a commercially viable memoir in today's vastly changing publishing industry. The days are long gone when editors and agents were willing to take on a manuscript simply because it was based on a "good" idea or even because it was well written. With eyes focused on the bottom line, they now look for skilled and creative authors with an established audience, too. Brooks and Richardson use the latest social networking, marketing, and promotional trends and explain how to conceptualize and strategize campaigns that cause buzz, dramatically fueling word-of-mouth and attracting attention in the publishing world and beyond. Full of current examples and in-depth analysis, this guide explains what sells and why, teaches writers to think like publishers, and offers guidance on dealing with complicated emotions—essential tools for maximizing memoir success.

The Arvon Book of Life Writing

midwives of books', and that the best writing place for him is on a train. For me, it's
walking downhill. Not uphill, which is hard work; but on the way down, thoughts
flow. Travel books are a species of memoir, because they are non-fiction ...

Author: Sally Cline

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408122716

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Fascinating, wide-ranging, hugely knowledgeable - an indispensable guide and a beguiling education William Boyd Packed with insights and advice - just the inspiration to start writing! Jenny Uglow Everyone has a story. This book shows how the best writers tell them, and offers advice on how to tell them yourself. Biographers Sally Cline and Carole Angier teach life writing - an area of creative writing that is exploding in popularity - at the world-famous Arvon Foundation. They have distilled the essence of their popular course on memoir, autobiography and biography into this wide-ranging book. The Arvon Book of Life Writing offers three fascinating ways into the genre. First, reflections on their trade by the authors, exploring its special challenges: truth, memory, ethics, evidence and interpretation. Second, personal tips and tales from 32 top British and American life writers - autobiographers and memoirists, literary, sports and celebrity biographers; plus a critic, an agent, a literary editor, two novelists, and a ghost writer. Third, a practical guide, complete with exercises, designed for use in creative writing courses or by individual writers at home.

Just Write

Personal memoir is much less daunting to write than autobiography, as it can be
very much shorter and can deal with any ... However you don't have to have
suffered to have a tale to tell. in the past, travel memoirs were exceptionally
popular ...

Author: Gabrielle Mander

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448131082

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Everyone has a book in them, or so they say. If you lack the skills or the confidence to tell your story then Just Write is for you. This innovative guide from the inspirational Virgin brand will allow anyone to break their writer's block and realise his or her novel or short story. With 50 beginnings and 50 endings of short stories or novels in every genre to start you off, plus hot tips for creative writing, such as plotting and characterisation, use of simile and metaphor, dos and don'ts, and how to keep track of your characters, the writing process is made understandable and accessible to all. Finally the book will explain how to get an agent and how to get published. So go on, just write!

Write Your Life Story and Get it Published Teach Yourself

... 212–14 speech marks, 192–3 spelling, 155,197 sports memoirs, 15–16
stamped addressed envelopesfor publishers, ... asmemory trigger, 32 Touching
the Void(Simpson), 15 Tovey, Doreen, 18 Tovey, Helen,71 travel memoirs, 14
tributes, ...

Author: Anne Gawthorpe

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444129885

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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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 infromation 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 at www.teachyourself.com 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.

Writing the Memoir

Although some memoirs do, in fact, call for research, the verifiable facts are not
generally as important as they are in autobiography, where the author includes
much that is beyond the realm of memory. A word here about travel writing, which
is ...

Author: Judith Barrington

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781741151381

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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A practical guide to the craft, the personal challenges, and ethical dilemmas of writing your true stories.

Writing True Stories

Writing True Stories is the essential book for anyone who has ever wanted to write a memoir or explore the wider territory of creative nonfiction.

Author: Patti Miller

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781760638719

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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Writing True Stories is the essential book for anyone who has ever wanted to write a memoir or explore the wider territory of creative nonfiction. It provides practical guidance and inspiration on a vast array of writing topics, including how to access memories, find a narrative voice, build a vivid world on the page, create structure, use research-and face the difficulties of truth-telling. This book introduces and develops key writing skills, and then challenges more experienced writers to extend their knowledge and practice of the genre into literary nonfiction, true crime, biography, the personal essay, and travel and sojourn writing. Whether you want to write your own autobiography, investigate a wide-ranging political issue or bring to life an intriguing history, this book will be your guide. Writing True Stories is practical and easy to use as well as an encouraging and insightful companion on the writing journey. Written in a warm, clear and engaging style, it will get you started on the story you want to write-and keep you going until you reach the end. 'A rich, practical and accessible source of wisdom ... the complete tool kit.' Caroline Baum 'Patti is the writing whisperer! She taught me how to stop daydreaming and to get writing. I couldn't have written my memoir without her!' Jessica Rowe

Writer s Guide to Nonfiction

However, there are many fine books on the subject, some of which are listed in
the resource box. ... Two extremely difficult problems to correct in writing about
places in travel narratives and travel memoirs are weak author voice and lack of ...

Author: Elizabeth Lyon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101153505

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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A WRITER’S COMPASSDirection for your writing career Don’t get lost on the publishing path. Just forge ahead with the Writer’s Compass. Drawing on decades of professional experience as an author, editor, writing instructor, mentor, and marketing consultant, Elizabeth Lyon helps you navigate the art and craft of writing—with clear, easy-to-follow directions: NORTH Getting Your Bearings Understand your purpose and your audience; learn to refine your ideas, select effective titles, and find the best method of organization for any piece SOUTH Troubleshooting Use checklists and guidelines to spot weaknesses and problems in leads, organization, conclusions, and style—and find out how to correct them EAST Learning to Market Map a successful cover letter, query letter, or proposal, and discover a four-step process to facilitate publication and sales WEST Refining Your Vision Brainstorm to gain perspective on your writing—and how it fits with your values, goals, and dreams

Princeton Alumni Weekly

On their Fred Kolb has just finished a three - year convention and Roy took them
on a boat trip they plan to visit French ... She is doing travel tours and other travel
Alley & Richards Inc. And they write pretty good books too , development , both ...

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Publisher: princeton alumni weekly

ISBN: PRNC:32101081977009

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The Complete Idiot s Guide to Writing a Memoir

Home as place—In memoirs of childhood, placeis mostoften the home of your
family oforigin. This gives place a significant ... •Travel asplace—In writing about
place as a traveler, don'twrite what everyone else has written. Find a unique
angle ...

Author: Victoria Costello

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101559178

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Helps readers write memoirs, personal essays, and life stories of every length and type.

Memoirs Of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth

His letter to Sir ROBERT CECIL referr ' d to in this was in these terms : “ SIR , “
Your honour may remember , that upon your relation of her majesty ' s speech s6
concerning my travel , I asked leave to make answer in writing ; not but I “ knew ...

Author: Thomas Birch

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB10225032

Category: Electronic books

Page: 491

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Memoirs of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth from the Year 1581 Till Her Death In which the Secret Intrigues of Her Court and the Conduct of Her Favourite Robert Earl of Essex are Particularly Illustrated

His letter to Sir Robert Cecil referr ' d to in this was in these terms : ; " SIR , : , “
Your honour may remember , that upon your relation of her majesty ' s speech •
concerning my travel , I asked leave to make answer in writing ; not but I knew
then ...

Author: Thomas Birch

Publisher:

ISBN: GENT:900000145841

Category: Great Britain

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AARP Roadmap for the Rest of Your Life

If you're driving to your destination, map out the route and try to avoid traveling in
high-traffic areas during rush hour. ... Writing. (Your. Memoirs?) Leisure time is a
great time to write, whether you're going to write the Great American Novel, ...

Author: Bart Astor

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118495728

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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WASHINGTON POST Bestseller List 3/30/14 Solid solutions and step-by-step instructions for planning the next stage of your life Life after 50 isn’t what it used to be. The rules have changed. No more guaranteed pensions, retiree health plans, or extensive leisure and travel. It’s time to forge new paths and create innovative models. That’s where the AARP Roadmap for the Rest of Your Life comes in. Bart Astor, author of more than a dozen books, offers a comprehensive guide for making lifestyle decisions, growing your nest egg, and realizing your goals. This AARP book— Provides guidance on the key areas you’ll need to consider: finances and work, health and fitness, Medicare and Social Security, estate planning, insurance, housing, and more Offers expert tips on creating age- and health-specific goals through a personal “Level of Activity” scale based on how active you can and want to be Includes tips for finding fun and fulfilling activities and even completing your bucket list Supplies ready-to-use worksheets to help you set and meet financial planning goals, get your legal affairs in order, and maintain adequate health insurance Contains a comprehensive list of valuable resources

Make Your Mess Your Memoir

The last quarter of the book is a practical guide so that readers can make their own mess into a message-and memoir.

Author: Anna David

Publisher:

ISBN: 1951407229

Category:

Page:

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These days, there's no better business tool than a book. But most people don't know how to write one-or even where to start. Turns out the best place is the messy middle.Anna David knows this more than anyone. When the New York Times bestselling author of seven books got sober and sold a book about her recovery to the biggest publisher in the world, she thought she'd made it. Then she learned the hard way that trying to make a living by selling books to traditional publishers was a cruel joke-and that accepting the unacceptable was no way to live. The publishing industry was ripe for disrupting. But first David had to make a mess and then learn from it.After years of struggle and self-discovery, she ended up not only mentoring and publishing hundreds of bestselling authors but also thriving personally and professionally. Now she's sharing what she's learned-and showing others how to do the same.In this page-turning and useful memoir-meets-manual, David reveals her personal lows (doing cocaine by herself while contemplating suicide), her career lows (a past-his-prime celebrity hurling a phone at her as she wrote his biography) and how her life today wouldn't be possible without those experiences.With deft humor and unique insight, David demonstrates how much early childhood programming can set us up to repeat our own dysfunctional patterns-until we're ready to shift our behavior. The last quarter of the book is a practical guide so that readers can make their own mess into a message-and memoir.

Writing Places

Gay Talese, author of A Writer’s Life, calls Writing Places, “Wonderful,” while the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette praises this unique memoir for possessing “all the qualities that Zinsser believes matter most in good writing—clarity, ...

Author: William Zinsser

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061877069

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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“William Zinsser turns his zest, warmth and curiosity—his sharp but forgiving eye—on his own story. The result is lively, funny and moving, especially for anyone who cares about art and the business of writing well.” —Evan Thomas, Newsweek In Writing Places, William Zinsser—the author of On Writing Well, the bestseller that has inspired two generations of writers, journalists, and students—recalls the many colorful and instructive places where he has worked and taught. Gay Talese, author of A Writer’s Life, calls Writing Places, “Wonderful,” while the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette praises this unique memoir for possessing “all the qualities that Zinsser believes matter most in good writing—clarity, brevity, simplicity and humanity.”

Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody can Write Revised and Updated

Restaurant,” in Susan Caperna Lloyd's memoir, No Pictures In My Grave: Back in
Trapani, the author finds a ... Chapter summaries for memoirs, autobiographies,
and travel narratives require an extra amount of finesse because you must boil ...

Author: Elizabeth Lyon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440624650

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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Sign the contract…then write the book. The good news is that almost every nonfiction book published is sold by a proposal. In this comprehensive yet accessible guide, you will learn exactly what a proposal is, what it must contain, and how to pull yours together into an informative, persuasive selling package. Already a favorite for thousands of aspiring writers, this book has been revised and updated by Elizabeth Lyon to feature nearly two dozen actual proposals, plus: · Choosing a topic based on current trends and competing titles · Drafting the perfect concept statement—daring agents and editors to reject you · Defining and targeting your readership—then connecting with them · Preparing a table of contents and chapter summaries · Submitting exciting and well-written sample chapters · Writing query letters · Devising a marketing plan that will excite agents and publishers

The Writer s Market

General interest , interview / profile , opinion , photo feature , religious , travel . ...
We include fiction and nonfiction , memoirs , essays , historical , and
informational articles — all of interest to the Orthodox Jew . ... Writer ' s guidelines
available .

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015062125946

Category: Authorship

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Contains a list of entries that provide potential markets for writers, covering magazines, publishers, syndicates, and contests, providing information on submission requirements, pay scale, freelance work, and listings of editors and agents.