Writing about Your Life

Publisher: Marlowe
ISBN: 1569244685
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Reference

The author of On Writing Well shares his insights into memoir writing, using his own life to illuminate the techniques and attitudes necessary for successfully rendering a life in words.

Writing Your Life

Author: Lou W. Stanek, PhD
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062267696
Release Date: 2012-11-13
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

We all have stories to tell -- of a rapturous first kiss, a life-altering moment of choice, or the shocking revelation of a long-guarded secret. And these stories are often as distinctive, fascinating, exciting and entertaining as those found in the memoirs and autobiographies that currently top the nation's bestseller lists. We just need to know how to tell them best. Veteran, writing teacher, lecturer, and author of So You Want to Write a Novel, Lou Willet Stanek can help you translate your joys and ordeals, thoughts and triumphs into superbly crafted nonfiction -- taking you step-by-step through the writing process with care, encouragement, and expert advice. She shows you how to unlock your memories, create settings and scenes, protray major characters and dramatic events. And she offers the key to finding your own unique voice, and to presenting your greatest charcter -- yourself -- without boring your reader or sounding egotistical. Complete with invaluable exercises, nuts-and-bolts techniques, and motivational tools, Writing Your Life is indispensible for every aspiring writer who wishes to mine the rich lode of his or her past for all the gems hidden there.

From Memory to Memoir Writing the Stories of Your Life

Author: Mark David Gerson
Publisher: MDG Media International
ISBN: 9781497466074
Release Date: 2014-08-03
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

"THE WRITING GUIDE EVERY MEMOIRIST HAS BEEN WAITING FOR!" – Nancy Pogue LaTurner, author of Voluntary Nomads • Share Your Wisdom...naturally, spontaneously and without struggle • Craft Rich, Compelling Stories...regardless of writing experience or perceived ability • Engage, Entertain and Inspire...with eloquence, confidence and ease What you have lived is unique. What you have learned through your years of living is beyond price. And the value of all you share through your words is incalculable. GET THE STORIES OF YOUR LIFE ONTO THE PAGE TODAY! "I wish I’d had this book when I was writing my memoir!" – Karen Walker, author of Following the Whispers Whoever you are, whatever your experiences, whatever your perceived writing ability, From Memory to Memoir will connect you with the stories you remember and, perhaps even more important, with the stories you have forgotten. It will serve up the inspiration guaranteed to get you writing and keep you writing, the tools and techniques guaranteed to help you craft a rich, compelling narrative, and the support guaranteed to sustain you from the initial word of your book’s first draft to the final word of its ultimate draft. "Join me on this adventure of a lifetime...this journey into the experience of your own creativity as, together, we write the stories of your life!"

Writing Your Life History A Journey of Self Discovery

Author: Hilda K. Ross, Ph.D.
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781483449036
Release Date: 2016-05-31

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."

Blick in die Ewigkeit

Author: Eben Alexander
Publisher: Integral
ISBN: 9783641095918
Release Date: 2013-03-04
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Eine spektakuläre Reise in das Leben nach dem Tod Was geschieht, wenn wir sterben? Gibt es ein Leben nach dem Tod? Fragen, die jeden Menschen berühren und die in diesem Buch auf revolutionäre Weise neu beantwortet werden. Mit 54 Jahren erkrankt der renommierte Neurochirurg und Harvard-Dozent Eben Alexander an einer extrem seltenen Form der Hirnhautentzündung. Er fällt ins Koma. Die Ärzte stellen fest, dass sein Gehirn irreparabel geschädigt ist, und prognostizieren sein baldiges Ende. Doch Eben Alexander kehrt ins Leben zurück – und gesundet innerhalb kurzer Zeit. Minutiös berichtet der Gehirnforscher, was er während des Komas durchlebte: Begleitet von einem Engelwesen taucht er ein in eine Welt ohne Zeit und Raum, in der sich ihm die göttliche Quelle allen Seins offenbart. Hier erfährt er: Wir alle sind Teil eines universalen, unsterblichen Bewusstseins.

Your Life Is a Book And It s Time to Write It

Author: M. a. Kevin Quirk
Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781936780211
Release Date: 2011-04
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Do you have a story that you just have to tell? Do you seek to preserve your life history as a gift for loved ones, or to pay tribute to those who have meant the most to you? Do you yearn to write about one major life experience to inspire others? You're not alone. The desire to write our life story is a timeless, universal urge. Somewhere inside us we know that writing a book about our life will touch those we love, while enriching our lives in today's cell phone-laptop lifestyle. Life is a book, and women and men from 19 to 99 are hearing the call to write it. Someone is waiting to hear you tell your life story: who you are, how you've lived, what you've learned. They want to hear all the stories that have shaped your life. "Your Life Is a Book - And It's Time to Write It An A-to-Z Guide to Help Anyone Write Their Life Story" will take you on the journey of creating your memoir, autobiography, or life story. It doesn't matter how old or how young you are, or whether you've written a lot, a little, or not at all. Through practical tools, lively writing exercises, engaging questions, and helpful illustrations, you'll receive the guidance and encouragement you need from an expert life-writing teacher. Start writing your life story today Kevin Quirk, M.A., has been helping ordinary people of all ages and backgrounds write their life stories as ghostwriter, personal historian, and Writing Your Life Story teacher since 1998. A former journalist and founder of Life Is a Book, he is coauthor of "Brace for Impact: Miracle on the Hudson Survivors Share Their Stories of Near Death and Hope for New Life."

Journey into Thought

Author: Sidney Andrews
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475924623
Release Date: 2012-05-16
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Are you ruled by life’s motivators—or life’s agitators? Do you know what it means to live an authentic life? Are you fully prepared to claim your territorial rights to your own potential? Journey into Thought invites you on a provocative and exciting odyssey into the inner world of thoughts and spirit, where you’ll discover what it means to truly live an authentic life. This is a journey of self-discovery and ultimate self-realization. Once exposed to the truth and reality of what constitutes and contributes to who you are and will become, you will find your awareness of “life’s motivators or life’s agitators” will be evident. Whose thoughts, ideas, perceptions, and dreams do you entertain? How do these thoughts affect your ability to live your best life? How do you rid yourself of outdated, stale, and destructive thoughts that no longer serve you? Learn the tools you’ll need to claim and reframe your whole thought process so that it serves you in every area of your life—mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. You can find the keys to awaken the power of thought and the indomitable spirit within.

Die Kraft gelebter Gegenwart

Author: Michael Brown
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783641069193
Release Date: 2012-03-19
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Angst, Wut, Trauer – negative Gefühle wie diese, zurückgehend bis in die Kindheit und längst vergessen geglaubt, beeinflussen täglich unser Erleben und hindern uns daran, absolut im Jetzt zu sein. Jeder Versuch, zu innerem Frieden und Gelassenheit zu gelangen, ist zum Scheitern verurteilt, solange diese Gefühle unterdrückt und ausgeblendet werden. Mit Hilfe Michael Browns 10-wöchiger Reise lernt der Leser, diese Hindernisse zu erkennen und anzunehmen, um schließlich im intensiven Erleben der Gegenwart anzukommen.

Wege statt Irrwege

Author: James Allworth
Publisher: books4success
ISBN: 9783864702655
Release Date: 2015-02-05
Genre: Self-Help

Scheidungen, kein Kontakt zu den Kindern, Gefängnis wegen Betrugs - all das hat Harvard-Professor Clayton M. Christensen bei ehemaligen Kommilitonen gesehen und es hat ihn zum Nachdenken angeregt: Wie konnte es so weit kommen? Und wie macht man es besser? Seine Überlegungen führten Christensen zu den drei grundlegenden Fragen: Wie führe ich ein glückliches und sinnerfülltes Privatleben? Wie werde ich beruflich erfolgreich und habe Freude an meiner Arbeit? Und wie vermeide ich es, im Gefängnis zu landen? Er findet die Antworten in Wirtschaftstheorien, die er auf persönliche Lebensentscheidungen überträgt - so zum Beispiel die Einführung einer Familienkultur, um den eigenen Kindern Leitlinien an die Hand zu geben. Dabei gibt er jedoch nicht rigide Verhaltensregeln vor, sondern liefert Denkanstöße, mit deren Hilfe der Leser zu seiner ganz persönlichen, maßgeschneiderten Strategie für ein erfülltes und erfolgreiches Leben gelangt.

Das Leben und das Schreiben

Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641054007
Release Date: 2011-02-18
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

„Ich schreibe so lange, wie der Leser davon überzeugt ist, in den Händen eines erstklassigen Wahnsinnigen zu sein.“ Stephen King Während der Genesung nach einem schweren Unfall schreibt Stephen King seine Memoiren – Leben und Schreiben sind eins. Ein unverzichtbarer Ratgeber für alle angehenden Schriftsteller und eine Fundgrube für alle, die mehr über den König des Horror-Genres erfahren wollen. Ein kluges und gleichzeitig packendes Buch über gelebte Literatur. »Eine Konfession.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

My Intimate Journey Into Taylor Caldwell s Life

Author: Chrysoula L.I. Angelou
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781483525808
Release Date: 2014-05-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Taylor Caldwell Reback the international writer of 40 books who fell, in her later years, into the talons of the money hunters. The vulpine valentinos turned the Reback family into a Greek tragedy that was suited to be played on the ancient theater of Epidavros. Just as Taylor Caldwell wrote compelling drama in her books she inserts drama into every aspect of her life with mischeveous whimsy. Her life as a wife, mother, author and lover Taylor lived as a character in her books

The Love Connection

Author: Michael R Mundy
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781483422114
Release Date: 2015-01-28

This book is about a journey into the workings of the Soul. The truth about a human being's life purpose and the keys to transform one's life have been discussed and written about for centuries, by many different people, of many different spiritual persuasions. These truths, whilst written in different languages and supported by different religious beliefs, nevertheless have come from the same Divine source, and subsequently are universal truth that when embraced bring forth unified outcomes. In the writing of this book I have harmonized these important Spiritual, Psychological and Philosophical truths, bringing them together to reveal the keys to a holistically successful life, body, mind and Soul. I envisage that by accepting and acting on this truth your life will be quietly transformed, perhaps from one of anxiousness and uncertainty, to one of calm and certainty, which will find you at peace with your past, intensely passionate about your present, and confident and calm about your future.