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Writing About Your Life: A Journey into the Past


Publisher:Da Capo Press



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Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub Date: 2005-3-1 Pages: 228 Publisher: Perseus This highly original book by William Zinsser. author of theclassic guide On Writing Well. tells you how to write about thepeople and places and events in your life that have been importantto you-whether you're writing a memoir. a family history or just arecollection of experiences you'd like to preserve or more fullyunderstand Zinsser's method is to take you on a memoir of his own:. 13 chapters in which he recalls dramatic. amusing and ofteninspiring moments in his long and unusually varied life as awriter. editor. teacher and traveler.Along the way in these memoirs William Zinsser pauses to explainthe technical decisions he made as he wrote them. They are the samedecisions you'll have to make as you write about your own life:. matters of selection. condensation. focus. attitude. voice andtone Writt...

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