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  • SubGenre:Reference
  • Language:English
  • Pages:200
  • eBook ISBN:9780986198076

The Elemental Journey of Purposeful Memoir

A Writer's Companion

by Jennifer Browdy

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A writing guide like no other…. Warm and informal, this book is like having an experienced writing coach at your elbow. With a year’s worth of thought-provoking, carefully structured writing prompts and essays on craft, Jennifer Browdy offers guidance and companionship for the aspiring memoirist, encouraging you to dig deep into the storehouse of your memories to share the wisdom that only life experience can bring.

Organized by month, this book offers catalysts for personal writing that are like little doorways, inviting you to step into your past in order to better understand your present, and creatively envision the future you want to create for yourself. Drawing on her more than 25 years of experience as a college teacher of writing and literature, Jennifer gently guides you to look more deeply at different facets of your life. The book includes short essays on the craft of memoir writing, as well as guidelines for memoir writing groups. The ideal writer's companion, whether you are working alone or with others, this gem of a writing guide is guaranteed to spark your memories as you set off on your "elemental journey of purposeful memoir."
About the author
Jennifer Browdy, Ph.D., has taught comparative literature and writing at the college level for more than a quarter century, with a special focus on purposeful memoir by women from around the world. She leads writing workshops and coaches authors internationally, motivated by the belief that we can and should “write the change we want to see in the world,” starting with our own personal stories.