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His one had some good writing ideas at the end of chapters I have been reading a bunch of books on writing I have been reading a bunch of books on writing memoir I think its because I would like to try writing my long story with music and I ve gone through a few This one would be one of my favourites it is really helpful concrete and has some great explanations Very recommended Even though I m a professional writer I got insights from Barrington that I think will greatly improve the memoir I m writing I think there s a lot here for writers at all levels of experience and I hope the book will encourage people with limited writing experience to get started on a memoirBarrington s topics include selecting your material setting a scene fleshing out descriptions by using your senses and historical events moving smoothly back and forth through time all ways to bring your writing alive and make sure it can be meaningful to the reader She also helps you face painful aspects of your past and figure out how to express them productively in a memoirInter I encourage life writing and finally got around to reading this book Although it is older 2002 it s still an excellent guide to writing memoir Chapters cover the important basics give examples and end with exercises to help us think deeper about our writing or try different techniues much helpful than the usual writing prompts other guides tend to give This book is generally meant for people who want to publish and sell as it teaches craft and brings up important considerations People who do not consider themselves writers and just want to capture some family stories may be overwhelmed but if they are inspired to learn about skillful writing and storytelling or have uestions that need answering they will find this book full of useful information rather than a lot of fluff and chat The appendix Your Memoir and the Law will be important for some writers As a beginner writer I found this book to be a great read The author offers lots of helpful pointers and practical advice on writing memoir in a concise and straightforward manner Along the way the author references her own writing as well as that of others and each chapter ends with some writing exercises although there is no necessity for the reader to do these Having read a few other books about writing memoir I especially noticed and do these Having read a few other books about writing memoir I especially noticed and the lack of author ego in this one by comparison. Ragmatic and confiding book One hears on every page the voice of an intelligent and responsive teacher with years of thinking about memoir behind her Vivian GornickJudith Barrington is the author of Lifesaving A Memoir and numerous individual memoirs which have been published in literary magazines and anthologies She is the author of three volumes of poetry Trying to Be an Honest Woman History and Geography and Horses and the Human Soul forthcoming in 2002 She has taught creative writing for the past twenty yea. ,


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them I would rather take time to study a book and its author than waste time reading one that won t benefit me in some way I m so glad I did so with this book The author did a fine job explaining the memoir and how to effectively write oneI found most helpful the topics of voice legal issues and how to use summary vs scene I was lacking in scene writing as I typed away at my memoir This book has helped shape my writing in scenes and voice so that I hopefully have brought the book to life Also the author explains using the senses visuals which help us put the senses visuals which help us put character together such as scents and color of skin I was able to rewrite some of my memoir about a friend who wore Bohemian like clothing when we were twelveSometimes we invited friends like one I met who Mom did not approve of in the least Her name was Janet and she was a smoker already at age twelve I liked her even though Mom had her suspicions Janet was a free spirit who wore what she wanted talked like she wanted and was an interesting person Often she wore purple with dangling things on her wrists and clothes She smelled flowery with perfume and her long flowing hair and dangly earrings matched her nonchalant ind of attitude She was allowed to wear purple makeup and lipstick to match her clothes I was not yet allowed anything but a very pale eye shadow and a hint of blush Mom called it rouge You can wear a light pink eye shadow and a little rouge Tammy but that s it When you turn sixteen you can do what you want but you re not going to look like a clown like Janet I believe even if a fiction writer is struggling at all this would be a great book The legal issues and answers about whether to include family and sensitive issues would be discarded but it would still be worthwhile The book is packed with great help but is not lengthy and does not drone on like other ones I ve picked up and only read portions of due to the redundancyOne of the main things I got from this book is to write for the reader Don t write for yourself Don t expect anything from the reader except their attention If writing about hard topics like child abuse reader except their attention If writing about hard topics like child abuse losing a child and the like the author says that the reader wants. Since Writing the Memoir came out in early 1997 it has sold roughly 80000 copies and is consistently praised as the best book on memoir out there It is thought provoking explanatory and practical each chapter ends with writing exercises It covers everything from uestions of truth and ethics to uestions of craft and the crucial retrospective voice An appendix provides information on legal issuesJudith Barrington an award winning memoir writer and acclaimed writing teacher is attuned to the forces both external To now that the person made it out okay SHE WANTS TO KNOW IF THE PERSON IS OKAY wants to now if the person is okay not looking for pity Whether incorporating humor to these tough subjects is up to the author But However It S Done Never Expect however it s done never expect reader to wonder well what happened and did she survive it alright I chose to use humor for my memoir It s tough but with a lot of hard work can be doneAlso the author gives many memoirs to look into for style and such I chose to buy three of the books she mentioned When I Was Puerto Rican and Half the House are two of them that I am currently readingI m sure I ll be rereading this book as time goes on Tamara BlickhanApril 2 2014 Every writer should read this book It will put an end to your creative blocks and help you remove the mental obstacles that are eeping you from telling your story and we all have them It also contains very practical advice about structure memoir form and how to weave between flashbacks and the present day without confusing the heck out of your reader I read it in one day and it ll help me for years I read this book in a couple of days and found it to be incredibly helpful I intend on writing memoir for my dissertation in creative writing next semester at university and was looking for some guidelines and tools to assist me this book has it all Barrington takes the reader step by step through the process of memoir writing and highlights the do s and dont s in each informative chapter Her greatest piece of advice is to read read read as many memoirs as possible prior to the task This book is not for everyone after all not everyone wants to write a memoir but for me the book did its job and will be a very useful tool in the coming year Clear practical and useful Recommended for writers of memoir and novelists writing in first person I ve had this book for a long time and it s a wonderful guide for those who want to begin writing their story and or stories it s practical and deals with many of the issues writers encounter in trying to tell non fiction I m facilitating a workshop called What s Your Story and the issues of what to tell how to dig for the truth how to make the decisions about what you will tell with family and personal relationships at stake these are discussed so that the reader can navigate the landscape of creative non fiction All that other stuff too Writing books can be boring but Nd internal that work to stop a writer; her tone is respectful of the difficulties and encouraging of taking risks Her nimble prose her deep belief in the importance of this genre and her delight in the rich array of memoirists writing today make this book than the typical how to creative writing book In this second edition the author has added new material and reflects on issues raised since Writing the Memoir was written early in the memoir boomNo student of memoir writing could fail to learn from this wise


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