Writing Your Self Transforming personal material

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-01-07
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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Writing Your Self is a comprehensive resource for anyone who wants to explore personal material in their writing. It examines how many writers use personal subject matter in memoirs, poems, journals and novels, making it a definitive book for exploring personal literature and life writing. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Myra Schneider is a poet and tutor for the Poetry School in London, UK. She is author of Writing My Way Through Cancer (Jessica Kingsley, 2003) and Writing for Self-Discovery (with John Killick, Element Books, 1998). John Killick has been a teacher and education officer in prisons and more recently has worked with people with dementia. He is a poet and literary journalist.

Table of Contents

Childhood and Relationships with Parents
Adult Relationships
Displacement and Disability
Mental Illness
Caring and Coping
Facing Death
Getting Started, Image Exploration and Basic Techniques
Accessing Memories, Secret Letters, Monologues and Dialogues, Visualizations
Fictionalizing, Transforming Personal Material, Dreams, Drawing as a Starting Point
Keeping a Journal, Writing a Memoir, Shaping Work
Finishing Work
Notes about Contributors
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