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Breathe life into your life story : how to write a story people will want to read

Author: Dawn Thurston; Morris Ashcroft Thurston
Publisher: Salt Lake City : Signature Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dawn Thurston; Morris Ashcroft Thurston
ISBN: 1560850949 9781560850946
OCLC Number: 85766016
Description: 213 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Breathing lessons : first things first --
The power of "showing" : give your story the breath of life --
Lights, camera, action! zoom in on key events --
Writing at the gut level : let your feelings show --
Writing about people : breathe life into your "characters" --
Writing about places : put your life on the map --
Recreating your world : establish your "life context" --
Linking your life with history : where were you when? --
The Hitchcock factor : rivet readers with conflict and suspense --
What's essential and what's not? cut the clutter --
Beginning with a bang : write a "wow" beginning --
Jump-starting your imagination : story ideas for the stumped --
Breathing on your own : steady to "the end" --
Learn by doing exercises --
Sample sketch of a childhood home --
Sample sketch of a neighborhood.
Responsibility: Dawn and Morris Thurston ; illustrations by Amy Hadley.
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