Bird by Bird

A step-by-step guide to writing and managing the writer's life covers each portion of a written project, addresses such concerns as writer's block and getting published, and offers awareness and survival tips. Reprint. Tour.

Author: Anne Lamott

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780385480017

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 239

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A step-by-step guide to writing and managing the writer's life covers each portion of a written project, addresses such concerns as writer's block and getting published, and offers awareness and survival tips. Reprint. Tour.

On Life Writing

Dissection would be the nasty way to describe writing about someone who is
dead. Following this grisly line, to pin a living person on the page would require
the skills of a vivisectionist. Excruciating—for the one being seen, or not seen.

Author: Zachary Leader

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191081361

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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'Life-writing' is a generic term meant to encompass a range of writings about lives or parts of lives, or which provide materials out of which lives or parts of lives are composed. These writings include not only memoir, autobiography, biography, diaries, autobiographical fiction, and biographical fiction, but letters, writs, wills, written anecdotes, depositions, marginalia, lyric poems, scientific and historical writings, and digital forms (including blogs, tweets, Facebook entries). On Life-Writing offers a sampling of approaches to the study of life-writing, introducing readers to something of the range of forms the term encompasses, their changing fortunes and features, the notions of 'life,' 'self' and 'story' which help to explain these changing fortunes and features, recent attempts to group forms, the permeability of the boundaries between forms, the moral problems raised by life-writing in all forms, but particularly in fictional forms, and the relations between life-writing and history, life-writing and psychoanalysis, life-writing and philosophy. The essays mostly focus on individual instances rather than fields, whether historical, theoretical or generic. Generalizations are grounded in particulars. For example, the role of the 'life-changing encounter,' a frequent trope in literary life-writing, is pondered by Hermione Lee through an account of a much-storied first meeting between the philosopher Isaiah Berlin and the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova; James Shapiro examines the history of the 'cradle to grave' life-narrative, as well as the potential distortions it breeds, by focusing on Shakespeare biography, in particular attempts to explain Shakespeare's so-called 'lost years'.

Encyclopedia of Life Writing

Life writing about women scientists became popular only in the late 20th century,
with the striking exception of stories about Florence Nightingale. Marginalized
during the emergence of Western science, and almost completely excluded in ...

Author: Margaretta Jolly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136787430

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1150

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First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Writing Your Life History A Journey of Self discovery

Writing Fiction. Dillard, Anne. The Writing Life. (Describes what process of writing
feels like.) Hofman, William J. Life Writing. (A Guide To Family Journals and
Personal Memoirs). King, Stephen. On Writing. Klauser, Henrietta Anne. Writing
On ...

Author: Hilda K. Ross, Ph.D.

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781483449029

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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This manual provides valuable tools such as the Life Framework, techniques for organizing your material, a reading list, memory prodders, and the writing hints that have been deemed worthy of special mention by the students. Hilda states: “My interest in working with the Life History stems from many years of professional involvement with the older people. Clearly the Life History helped them recall their abilities in surmounting great difficulties, providing a strong foundation for getting on with life with renewed vigor and enthusiasm. A completed Life History gives the writer grand rewards: an enthusiasm for getting on with life, a document for living for the next generations, and for your family and friends, an opportunity to know who you are.”

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.”

A Comprehensive Interpretation of the Life and Work of Christa Wolf 20th Century German Writer

Her writing became the expression of her various perceptions of life , neither
mimicking nor replacing life , but substantiating it , as she was seeking to
authenticate her fluctuating sense of self . In this respect her writing did not depart
from life ...

Author: Hajo Drees

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111855842

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 170

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Christa Wolf has been celebrated as one of the most innovative German-speaking postwar writers and is the recipient of many international awards and prizes. Her fiction has also earned her censorship and international criticism. Her prose brilliantly depicts East and West Germany's path to coming to terms with the influence of the Hitler regime. This study examines her fiction, speeches, and essays, illustrating how the trinity of identity, socialization and artistic creativity evolves and manifests itself in her writing.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life The ancient world

Because it forms the permanent basis of all knowledge , writing truly is one of the
most significant inventions in history . ~ Gregory S. Aldrete MESOPOTAMIA
INTELLECTUAL LIFE LANGUAGE & WRITING Mesopotamia The invention of
writing ...

Author: Joyce E. Salisbury

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 0313325421

Category: History, Ancient

Page: 642

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Explores ordinary life through time and across the globe.

Southerly

I guess you could say call this writing from life, in the sense of the life of the mind,
the psyche. Just recently, over the last couple of months I've found myself
unexpectedly writing poems that are either directly autobiographical or contain ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105020641861

Category: Australian literature

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Vols. for 1939-1944 include the Annual report of the Australian English Association; v. for 1945-1946 include the Annual report of the Sydney Branch of the English Association.

Writing Desire

Reviewing the life writing of the men of this generation , Robinson ( 1999 ) is
critical of the genre of life writing during the postwar period in which he sees little
more than testimonies of “ coming - out . ” Expressing a penchant for the elegant
self ...

Author: Bertram Cohler

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299222004

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Exploring nearly sixty years of memoir and autobiography, Writing Desire examines the changing identity of gay men writing within a historical context. Distinguished scholar and psychoanalyst Bertram J. Cohler has carefully selected a diverse group of ten men, including historians, activists, journalists, poets, performance artists, and bloggers, whose life writing evokes the evolution of gay life in twentieth-century America. By contrasting the personal experience of these disparate writers, Cohler illustrates the social transformations that these men helped shape. Among Cohler's diverse subjects is Alan Helms, whose journey from Indiana to New York's gay society represents the passage of men who came of age in the 1950s and 1960s, when homosexuality was considered a hidden "disease." The liberating effects of Stonewall's aftermath are chronicled in the life of Arnie Kantrowitz, the prototypical activist for gay rights in the 1970s and the founder the Gay and Lesbian Alliance against Defamation. The artistic works of Tim Miller and Mark Doty evoke loss and shock during of the early stages of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s. Cohler rounds out this collective group portrait by looking at the newest generation of writers in the Internet age via the blog of BrYaN, who did the previously unthinkable: he "outed" himself to millions of people. A compelling mix of social history and personal biography, Writing Desire distills the experience of three generations of gay America. Finalist, LGBT Studies, Lambda Literary Foundation

Writing the Indian Nation

See Smith , " The Life of George Copway , " 5-38 . 32 . See Jace Weaver , "
Native American Authors and Their Communities , " in Wicazo Sa Review 12.1 (
Spring 1997 ) : 47-87 , especially 54-61 for his comments on Peter Jones's
writing 33 .

Author: Maureen Ann Konkle

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P006104411

Category: American literature

Page: 546

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This Book Is about Writing My 2020 Life Story

This book is about writing my 2020 life story: Lined Journal to Write In, Notebook, Blank Book,Size 6" x 9" 100 page.

Author: Rafid press

Publisher:

ISBN: 1655531247

Category:

Page: 100

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This book is about writing my 2020 life story: Lined Journal to Write In, Notebook, Blank Book,Size 6" x 9" 100 page.

The Life and Letters of Walter Farquhar Hook

Employed morning in writing life of Ridley . I begin this year under the deepest
depression of spirits ; very miserable indeed . The public affairs of the Church ,
and especially the wretched business at St. Saviour's , make me very melancholy
, O ...

Author: William Richard Wood Stephens

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015003856369

Category:

Page: 626

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The Writer s Handbook 2002

life would improve, but I am so impressionable that I was afraid that I'd be thinking
and worrying about my alignment instead of my line breaks. And such fretting
would affect my writing adversely. Even as recently as this very day, I walk into
my ...

Author: Elfrieda Abbe

Publisher: Writer

ISBN: 0871161893

Category: Authorship

Page: 1056

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A guide for professional writers with over 1,000 pages of essential information, how-to advice, and the paying markets for their work.

George S Kaufman and His Friends

Her reason , she said many times , was that she realized early in life that ,
however successfully other women might be able combine the writing life with
family life , her personal makeup was such that she could not ; it had to be one or
the ...

Author: Scott Meredith

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday

ISBN: STANFORD:36105004694464

Category: Algonquin Round Table

Page: 723

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The Arvon Book of Life Writing

Essential reading for anyone interested in writing biography or memoir, with practical advice from successful biographers and creative writing teachers.

Author: Sally Cline

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408124185

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Essential reading for anyone interested in writing biography or memoir, with practical advice from successful biographers and creative writing teachers.

The Craft and Business of Song Writing

1 2 3 4 1 1 1 1 I need you in 1 2 1 1 my life 3 1 4 / 4 4 1 It feels a little stiff this way
and " life " held this long is a little strained . Better to make " life " a beat shorter
and end in a rest . How about emphasizing 1 and 3 ? 1 2 3 4 / - / - I need you in 1
2 ...

Author: John Braheny

Publisher: Betterway Books

ISBN: UVA:X001819566

Category: Popular music

Page: 322

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On the workings of the music industry.

The Right to Write

In The Right to Write, Julia Cameron's most revolutionary book, the author of the bestselling self-help guide The Artist's Way, asserts that conventional writing wisdom would have you believe in a false doctrine that stifles creativity.

Author: Julia Cameron

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101127834

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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What if everything we have been taught about learning to write was wrong? In The Right to Write, Julia Cameron's most revolutionary book, the author of the bestselling self-help guide The Artist's Way, asserts that conventional writing wisdom would have you believe in a false doctrine that stifles creativity. With the techniques and anecdotes in The Right to Write, readers learn to make writing a natural, intensely personal part of life. Cameron's instruction and examples include the details of the writing processes she uses to create her own bestselling books. She makes writing a playful and realistic as well as a reflective event. Anyone jumping into the writing life for the first time and those already living it will discover the art of writing is never the same after reading The Right to Write.