Writing Hard Stories: Celebrated Memoirists Who Shaped Art from Trauma, Paperback
Writing Hard Stories encourages all writers as they work to craft honest memoirs. Some of the country's most admired authors describe their own treks through dark memories and breakthrough moments and attest to the healing power of putting words to e...
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Producator: Beacon Press
Writing Hard Stories encourages all writers as they work to craft honest memoirs. Some of the country's most admired authors describe their own treks through dark memories and breakthrough moments and attest to the healing power of putting words to experience. What does it take to write an honest memoir? And what happens to us when we embark on that journey? Would she manage it? Writing Hard Stories features some of the country's most admired writers discussing their treks through dark memories and breakthrough moments, and it demonstrates the healing power of putting words to experience. A unique compilation of authentic stories about the death of a partner, parent, or child; about violence and shunning; and about the process of writing, the book will serve as a tool for teachers of writing and give readers an intimate look into the lives of the authors they love. Authors profiled in Writing Hard Stories Andre Dubus III, Sue William Silverman, Michael Patrick Mac Donald, Joan Wickersham, Kyoko Mori, Richard Hoffman, Suzanne Strempek Shea, Abigail Thomas, Monica Wood, Mark Doty, Edwidge Dantict, Marianne Leone, Jerald Walker, Kate Bornstein, Jessica Handler, Richard Blanco, Alysia Abbott, and Kim Stafford Insights from Writing Hard Stories -Why we endeavor collectively to write a book or paint a canvas or write a symphony...is to understand who we are as human beings, and it's that shared knowledge that somehow helps us to survive.---Richard Blanco -Here's what you need to understand: your brothers or family or friends] are going to have their own stories to tell. You don't have to tell the family story. You have to tell your story of being in that family.---Andre Dubus III -We all need a way to express or make something out of experiences that otherwise have no meaning. If what you want is clarity and meaning, you have to break the secrets over your knee and make something of those ingredients.---Abigail Thomas -What we remember and how we remember it really tells us
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