Writing Your Self: Transforming personal material by Myra SchneiderWriting Your Self: Transforming personal material by Myra Schneider

Writing Your Self: Transforming personal material

byMyra Schneider, John Killick

Paperback | January 7, 2010

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Writing Your Self is a comprehensive resource for anyone who wants to explore personal material in their writing. It examines how many writers use personal subject matter in memoirs, poems, journals and novels.

Part One focuses on universal experiences including childhood, identity, adult relationships and loss as well as more specific issues such as displacement and disability, physical and mental illness and abuse. Throughout the book writers, including the authors, give frank, firsthand accounts of their own experiences and how they have tackled writing about them.¿

Part Two begins with a series of techniques for approaching personal material which include practical exercises and examples. It also considers the differences between raw and finished writing and the validity of each and offers ideas for developing work.

With its wide range of writers and the exciting possibilities it offers, Writing Your Self is a definitive book for exploring personal literature and life writing.
Title:Writing Your Self: Transforming personal materialFormat:PaperbackDimensions:270 pages, 9.25 × 6.23 × 0.75 inPublished:January 7, 2010Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1847062520

ISBN - 13:9781847062529

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Part I
1. Childhood and Relationships with Parents
2. Identity
3. Adult Relationships
4. Abuse
5. Displacement and Disability
6. Illness
7. Mental Illness
8. Caring and Coping
9. Loss
10. Facing Death
11. Spirituality
Part II
12.Getting Started, Image Exploration and Basic Techniques
13. Accessing Memories, Secret Letters, Monologues and Dialogues, Visualizations
14. Fictionalizing, Transforming Personal Material, Dreams, Drawing as¿a Starting Point
15. Keeping a Journal, Writing a Memoir, Shaping Work
16. Finishing Work
Conclusion
Bibliography
Notes about Contributors
Acknowledgements
Index

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"Writing Your Self" is the ideal resource if you want to explore personal material in your writing" Writing Magazine