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Handling the truth : on the writing of memoir

Author: Beth Kephart
Publisher: New York : Gotham Books, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A memoir-writing guide offers writing lessons and examples for those interested in putting their memories down on paper, explains the difference between remembering and imagining, and describes the language of truth.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Beth Kephart
ISBN: 9781592408153 159240815X
OCLC Number: 813931194
Description: xiii, 254 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Definitions, preliminaries, cautions. Prefatory ; Memoir is not ; Memoir is ; Read to write ; Great expectations ; Careful, now --
Raw material. Wrestling yourself down ; Tense? ; Find your form ; Photo shop ; Do you love? ; Whether the weather ; Landscape it ; Think song ; The color of life ; I hear voices ; Tastes like ; Something smells--
fishy? ; Empty your pockets ; Telling detail ; Let me check on that ; First memory ; Remain vulnerable --
Get moving. What's it all about? ; Beginnings ; Blank page --
Fake not and other last words. Fake not ; Exercise empathy ; Seek beauty ; Most unlonely --
Appendix. Read. Please. Childhood relived ; Mothers, fathers, children ; Grief ; The natural world ; Unwell ; Leaving and returning ; Rapacious minds ; Funny business ; Helpful texts.
Responsibility: Beth Kephart.

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A memoir-writing guide offers writing lessons and examples for those interested in putting their memories down on paper, explains the difference between remembering and imagining, and describes the language of truth.

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