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Writing & Selling your Memoir

Balzer, Paula (eBook - 2011)
Writing & Selling your Memoir
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There's more to writing a memoir than just writing your life story. A memoir isn't one long diary entry. Rather, it's a well-crafted story about a crucial, often exceptionally difficult, time in someone's life. Writing & Selling Your Memoir talks readers through the process of telling their most personal stories in a compelling, relatable, and readable manner. Unlike other books dedicated to the art and craft of writing memoir, it teaches readers how to approach the genre with love, respect, and know-how without sentimentalizing it. Drawing on her experience working with New York Times best-selling memoirists, literary agent Paula Balzer carefully explores the genre and provides readers with step-by-step instruction on how to: Identify strong opening and closing points Find and develop a strong central hook that readers can relate to Structure a memoir to maximize readability Use dialogue and pacing to enhance intimacy Approach honesty and truthfulness Build a successful author platform around their memoir Get an agent's attention Get published Full of tips, techniques, detailed exercises, and examples from best-selling memoirs as well as sidebars from well-known memoir authors, Writing & Selling Your Memoir teaches you how to approach an often tricky genre and tell your story without sentimentalizing it.
Authors: Balzer, Paula
Title: Writing & selling your memoir
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Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : Writers Digest Books, 2011
Characteristics: 233 p
Statement of Responsibility: Paula Balzer
Notes: Includes index
Contents: pt. 1. Preparing to write
pt. 2. The memoirist's toolbox
pt. 3. Becoming the kind of writer publishers want
Additional Contributors: ebrary
ISBN: 1599631350
9781599631356
9781599634203
Branch Call Number: Electronic Book
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2012. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries
Subject Headings: Autobiography Authorship Biography as a literary form
Genre/Form: Electronic books
Topical Term: Autobiography
Biography as a literary form
LCCN: 2011284885
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