Fearless confessions : a writer's guide to memoir / Sue William Silverman.
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- ISBN: 9780820331669 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- ISBN: 082033166X (pbk. : alk. paper)
- Physical Description: xi, 237 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
- Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, c2009.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (p. -234).
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Preface -- 1: Longest Paragraph -- Writing exercises -- 2: Savory Words: The First Bite Of Your Story -- Don't just state your story-reveal your story -- Move readers with active words -- Following a sensory trail -- Writing exercises -- Note on genre -- For your reading pleasure: Candy Cigarettes / Anne Panning -- 3: Writing On Key: A Few Notes About Theme -- False starts -- Starting true -- Colors we choose -- Writing exercises -- For your reading pleasure: Rob me again / Katherine Jamieson -- 4: Plotting Your Life -- Finding the arc of your story -- Motivating your plot -- Thunderous plots -- Structure of plot -- Crossing the finish line -- Turning real life into art -- Writing exercises -- For your reading pleasure: Scavengers / Katy Read -- 5: Between Innocence And Experience: Finding Your Voice(s) -- Using multiple voices -- Your everyday voice and your literary voice -- Guiding voices -- Writing exercises -- For your reading pleasure: Visit / Candance L Greene -- 6: Mock Moons And Metaphor: Crafting Memoir Into Art -- Finding your metaphors -- Metaphoric memoir -- Metaphor: a window onto the world -- Writing exercise -- For your reading pleasure: Tetanus, you understand? / Ellen Morris Prewitt --
7: Writing In Style -- Your story, your style -- Muscular sentence -- More than just and -- Not to be -- Dialogue in memoir -- Past or present tense? -- These boots are made for writing -- Writing exercise -- For your reading pleasure: Man behind the shower curtain / Julie Mullany -- 8: Marketing Your Memoir -- Getting started -- Publishing outlets: pros and cons of each -- How to decide what's best for your book -- Promoting yourself as a professional speaker -- Web opportunities for your memoir -- Importance of all our voices -- Writing exercises -- 9: Confessional And (Finally) Proud Of it -- Western civilization in an eggshell -- One secret, one word, at a time -- Word by word -- Courage to show this to your mother (penance optional) -- Truth and memory in memoir -- What readers understand about memoirs -- What the media doesn't understand about confessional stories -- Hysterical [sic] history of criticism -- Writing exercises -- Appendix 1: Meandering river: an overview of the subgenres of creative nonfiction -- Port of Call 1: Biography -- Port of Call 2: Autobiography -- Port of Call -- Immersion -- Port of Call 4: Memoir -- Port of Call 5: Personal essay -- Port of Call 6: Meditative essay -- Port of Call 7: Lyric essay -- Toward the sea -- Waters ebb and flow -- Appendix 2: Three confessional essays -- From process to product: using print-on-demand to publish / Lynn C Tolson -- Gazing: writing from the womb / Karen Salyer McElmurray -- Weight of a word / Michelle Otero -- Appendix 3: For your reading pleasure: Four full-length essays -- Independence Day, Manley Hot Springs, Alaska / Lisa D Chavez -- After the dash / Michael Hemery -- Beautiful city of Tirzah / Harrison Candelaria Fletcher -- Pat Boone fan club / Sue William Silverman -- Appendix 4: Reading list of contemporary creative nonfiction -- Works cited -- Biographical notes.
|Summary, etc.:|| From the Publisher: Everyone has a story to tell. Fearless Confessions is a guidebook for people who want to take possession of their lives by putting their experiences down on paper-or in a Web site or e-book. Enhanced with illustrative examples from many different writers as well as writing exercises, this guide helps writers navigate a range of issues from craft to ethics to marketing and will be useful to both beginners and more accomplished writers. The rise of interest in memoir recognizes the power of the genre to move and affect not just individual readers but society at large. Sue William Silverman covers traditional writing topics such as metaphor, theme, plot, and voice and also includes chapters on trusting memory and cultivating the courage to tell one's truth in the face of forces-from family members to the media-who would prefer that people with inconvenient pasts and views remain silent. Silverman, an award-winning memoirist, draws upon her own personal and professional experience to provide an essential resource for transforming life into words that matter. Fearless Confessions is an atlas that contains maps to the remarkable places in each person's life that have yet to be explored.
SUE WILLIAM SILVERMAN is a faculty advisor at the Vermont College of Fine Arts and the associate editor of the journal <i>Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction</i>. Her first book, <i>Because I Remember Terror, Father, I Remember You</i> (Georgia), received the AWP Award in Creative Nonfiction. She is also the author of <i>Love Sick: One Woman's Journey through Sexual Addiction</i> (made into a Lifetime TV movie) and <i>Hieroglyphics in Neon</i>, a collection of poems.
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