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Writing your self; transforming personal material.


Writing your self; transforming personal material.

Schneider, Myra and John Killick.

Continuum Publishing Group


259 pages




Schneider, a poet and writing tutor in the UK, and Killick, a poet, literary journalist, and former teacher, present a guide to bringing people, events, thoughts, and feelings from one's personal life to writing. Using examples throughout, they discuss how different writers have explored a range of experiences with childhood, identity, adult relationships, loss, death, spirituality, displacement and disability, abuse, physical and mental illness, and caring and coping, and techniques for tackling this subject matter, such as image exploration, accessing memories, fictionalizing, keeping a journal, and writing a memoir. They also cover the difference between raw and finished work.

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Date:May 1, 2010
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