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Author Schneider, Myra
Title Writing Your Self : Transforming Personal Material
Imprint London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2010
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (270 pages)
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Notes on the authors -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Part 1 -- 1 Childhood and relationships with parents -- 2 Identity -- 3 Adult relationships -- 4 Abuse -- 5 Displacement and disability -- 6 Illness -- 7 Mental illness -- 8 Caring and coping -- 9 Loss -- 10 Facing death -- 11 Spirituality -- Part 2 -- 12 Getting started, image explorations and basic techniques -- 13 Accessing memories, secret letters, monologues and dialogues, visualizations -- 14 Fictionalizing, transforming personal material, dreams, drawing as a starting point -- 15 Keeping a journal, writing a memoir, shaping work -- 16 Finishing work -- Conclusion -- About the contributors -- Poetry acknowledgements -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W
Writing Your Self is a comprehensive resource for anyone who wants to explore personal material in their writing. It examines how many writers use personal subject matter in memoirs, poems, journals and novels. Part One focuses on universal experiences including childhood, identity, adult relationships and loss as well as more specific issues such as displacement and disability, physical and mental illness and abuse. Throughout the book writers, including the authors, give frank, firsthand accounts of their own experiences and how they have tackled writing about them.  Part Two begins with a series of techniques for approaching personal material which include practical exercises and examples. It also considers the differences between raw and finished writing and the validity of each and offers ideas for developing work. With its wide range of writers and the exciting possibilities it offers, Writing Your Self is a definitive book for exploring personal literature and life writing
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Schneider, Myra Writing Your Self : Transforming Personal Material London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc,c2010 9781847062512
Subject Autobiography -- Authorship.;Biography as a literary form
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Alt Author Killick, John
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