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The author of the book: Victoria Costello
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 821 KB
Edition: Alpha
Date of issue: December 6th 2011
ISBN: 1615641238
ISBN 13: 9781615641239

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Writing a memoir is more than making a list of life's big moments. A good memoir tells a true story in the same way as a novel tells a fictional one. Therefore, memoirists must employ the same tactics as novelists to tell a unique personal story.

The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Writing a Memoir enables readers to learn to:

* Select a focus--the period of time or series of events on which to concentrate and explore the theme that arises from this pivotal time in their lives.

* Invoke and recreate essential pieces of conversations and scenes that took place long ago in order to accurately recreate them in a narrative with a beginning, middle and end.

* Hone their craft--plot, dialogue, setting, pacing, and point of view are the essential ingredients for writing a compelling memoir.

* Add a pinch of drama

* Write, re-write, edit and consider the possibility of publication

Through prompts, exercises and inspirational examples from published memoirists, this guide will help readers learn and refine their personal writing in order to create a memoir they'll wish to share with others.

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Ebook The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing a Memoir read Online! I'm a science and parenting writer with two recent books that I'm excited to share with my Goodreads friends. I tell the deeply personal story of my ten-year journey from despair to recovery and joy for myself and my two sons in my upcoming memoir, A LETHAL INHERITANCE, A MOTHER UNCOVERS THE SCIENCE BEHIND THREE GENERATIONS OF MENTAL ILLNESS.I'm thrilled with some of my early reviews...Andrew Solomon called the book "lucid" and "invaluable." Ayelet Waldman said: "Costello elegantly weaves personal history and scientific research into a compelling and profoundly important narrative." I've also got a book out about how anyone can write their own healing life story. THE COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO WRITING A MEMOIR covers the theory and craft of this explosively popular genre.

I'm a blogger on, and Yahoo Health & Wellness News. On my own blog, MentalHealthMomBlog, I put all kinds of news important for parents about mental wellness.

Currently available books I've coauthored include a psychology primer for parents and college students, "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Child and Adolescent Psychology," written with child psychiatrist Dr. Jack Westman. My "Everything Parent's Guide to Children with OCD," written with Stephen Martin, MFT, is another well established parental resource on special needs kids.

I also love to talk to groups of parents. My speaking and workshops topics include: prevention of mental health disorders for parents and children, using the latest science to interpret your personal risk based on family mental health histories, building emotional resilience and positive communication in families, strength based recovery, and self healing through memoir writing.

I look forward to hearing from you!

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