Writing Life Stories by Bill Roorbach
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Writing Life Stories
By Bill Roorbach

Writing Life Stories

How to Make Memories into Memoirs, Ideas into Essays and Life into Literature 2nd Revised edition

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Writing Life Stories by Bill Roorbach

Book Description

How to Make Memories into Memoirs, Ideas into Essays, and Life into Literature From drawing a map of a remembered neighborhood to signing a form releasing yourself to take risks in your work, Roorbach offers innovative techniques that will trigger ideas for all writers. Writing Life Stories is a classic text that appears on countless creative nonfiction and composition syllabi the world over. This updated 10th anniversary edition gives you the same friendly instruction and stimulating exercises along with updated information on current memoir writing trends, ethics, internet research, and even marketing ideas. You'll discover how to turn your untold life stories into vivid personal essays and riveting memoirs by learning to open up memory, access emotions, shape scenes from experience, develop characters, and research supporting details. This guide will teach you to see your life more clearly and show you why real stories are often the best ones.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781582975276
ISBN-10: 1582975272
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Writer's Digest Books
Publisher: F&W Publications Inc
Publish Date: 25-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Big Bend by Bill Roorbach Big Bend, Paperback (January 2014)

Through quirky plots, one-of-kind characters, and more than a few twists, the stories in Big Bend examine gentle-hearted men and their relationships. From made-in-heaven meetings to troublesome liaisons, Roorbach's characters experience romance in unexpected, sometimes disastrous ways.

Smallest Color by Bill Roorbach Smallest Color, Paperback (November 2002)

Coop Henry's secret needs attention. His missing brother haunts his life and he isn't holding up well under the strain. When his mother threatens to hire a detective in one last desperate attempt to discover what happened to his brother 30 years before, Coop's life begins to come unglued.

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Author Biography - Bill Roorbach

Bill Roorbach has published six books, (both award-winning fiction and nonfiction) and makes appearances at colleges and conferences across the USA.

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