Writing About your Life

Writing About your Life

A Journey Into the Past

Book - 2004
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Written with elegance, warmth, and humor, this highly original "teaching memoir" by William Zinsser--renowned bestselling author of On Writing Well gives you the tools to organize and recover your past, and the confidence to believe in your life narrative. His method is to take you on a memoir of his own: 13 chapters in which he recalls dramatic, amusing, and often surprising moments in his long and varied life as a writer, editor, teacher, and traveler. Along the way, Zinsser pauses to explain the technical decisions he made as he wrote about his life. They are the same decisions you'll have to make as you write about your own life: matters of selection, condensation, focus, attitude, voice, and tone.
Publisher: New York : Marlowe & Co., c2004
ISBN: 9781569243794
Branch Call Number: 808.0092 ZIN NVD
Characteristics: 228 p. ; 22 cm


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Nov 27, 2017

This book helped me a lot in my writtings and still helping me on my senior years.

God saved your soul Prof. Zinnser. Thank you

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