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- DescriptionBreathe Life into Your Life Story is an essential read for anyone who aspires to write a life story but t just any story, one your family and others will actually WANT to read. Written for both vices and experienced writers, this book presents techniques used by velists to immerse readers into their fictional world techniques like showing rather than just telling; creating interesting, believable characters and settings; writing at the gut level; alternating scene and narrative; beginning with a bang; generating tension, and more. Excerpts from memoirs written by such pros as Maya Angelou, Frank McCourt, Russell Baker, and many others illustrate how best-selling authors have used these methods to hook their readers. Dozens of Learn by Doing exercises help readers practice and acquire the skills necessary to breathe life into their own stories.
- Author BiographyDawn Thurston, a graduate of UCLA, teaches writing at Santiago Canyon College in Orange, California.Morris Thurston, a graduate of BYU and Harvard Law School, is a retired senior partner in the law firm of Latham & Watkins. He is currently a volume editor for the Joseph Smith Papers Project and an adjunct professor at BYU Law School. His biography of a great-great-grandfather, Tora Thurston: The History of a Norwegian Pioneer, won the Dallas Genealogical Society s biography award.
- Author(s)Dawn Thurston,Morris Thurston
- PublisherSignature Books
- Date of Publication15/05/2007
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectUsage & Writing Guides
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSignature Books
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight422 g
- Width178 mm
- Height230 mm
- Spine17 mm
- Illustrator(s)Amy Hadley
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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