Writing Your Life: A Journey of Discovery

Author:   Patti Miller
Publisher:   Allen & Unwin
Edition:   2nd edition
ISBN:  

9781865084343


Pages:   348
Publication Date:   01 January 2001
Format:   Paperback
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Everyone can write a life story. If you have dreamed by childhood creeks, had coffee with a friend, watched the sun rise after a partner has died, or lived through any of life's twists and turns, then you have a life story to write. Writing Your Life provides techniques for getting started, handling perspective, finding your voice and bringing experiences to life on the page. It also explores issues like selective memory, emotional healing and how to communicate your truths without clich s. Expanded and revised throughout including three new chapters, Writing Your Life also illustrates the passion and delight of life writing with the addition of a wholly new anthology of stories by people who have already been encouraged by Patti Miller's writing techniques. This wonderful new edition of Writing Your Life will inspire and guide you through the exciting journey of exploring your own life story. 'This book will be a valuable companion as you write your own life story.' Caroline Jones, author of An Authentic Life 'Patti Miller is the perfect navigator to accompany anyone embarking on the journey of discovery that is life writing . her voice is like that of a guiding friend, offering encouragement and support as well as practical advice.' Caroline Baum

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Author:   Patti Miller
Publisher:   Allen & Unwin
Imprint:   Allen & Unwin
Edition:   2nd edition
Dimensions:   Width: 13.00cm , Height: 2.60cm , Length: 19.50cm
Weight:   0.328kg
ISBN:  

9781865084343


ISBN 10:   1865084344
Pages:   348
Publication Date:   01 January 2001
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Print
Availability:   Awaiting stock   Availability explained

Table of Contents

Part I: Before you Start 1. The reason why 2. 2. How to use this book 3. 3. Rewards and difficulties Part II: Workshops 4. Workshop I Getting started 5. Workshop II Sources 6. Workshop III Memory 7. Workshop IV Finding your voice 8. Workshop V Bringing it to life - detail 9. Workshop VI Bringing it to life - drama 10. Workshop VII Structure 11. Workshop VIII Crafting the story 12. Workshop IX Telling your truth 13. Workshop X Experimenting with form - life writing 14. Post-Workshop 1 Questions, suggestions, topics 15. Post-Workshop II Out into the world Part III: Anthology Part IV: Appendices

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'This book will be a valuable companion as you write your own life story.' Caroline Jones, author of An Authentic Life 'Patti Miller is the perfect navigator to accompany anyone embarking on the journey of discovery that is life writing... her voice is like that of a guiding friend, offering encouragement and support as well as practical advice.' Caroline Baum


Author Information

Patti Miller is the author of seven books: the best-selling Writing Your Life, The Last One Who Remembers, Child and The Memoir Book (all published by A&U), Whatever the Gods Do, (Random House) the award- winning The Mind of a Thief (now a VCE text) and, in 2015, Ransacking Paris, both published by UQP. She began 'Life Stories Workshops' at Varuna in 1991 and is Australia's best- known memoir teacher, offering the Faber Academy course and memoir courses around Australia and in Paris. More than 35 of her writers have been commercially published.

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