Writing About Your Life: A Journey into the Past

Writing About Your Life: A Journey into the Past
ISBN10: 1569243794
Pages: 240
Language English
Author: William Zinsser
ISBN13: 9781569243794
Published: March 28th 2005 by Da Capo Press
Genre: Language
Goodreads Rating: 4.07

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.

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