Life is a Story [Hardcover]

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Life is a Story is a comprehensive resource for life writing. The Hardcover edition provides valuable tips on interviewing, and countless memory joggers. It looks at ethics and writing trends. While illustrating the use of literary devices to improve writing, this valuable resource explores the use of creative non-fiction methods. A fun and informative read.



Life is a Story: How to Write Your Memoir

Author: Mark Koehler

Price: Hardcover $31.55

Edition: Paperback 252 pages

Dimensions: 159w x 242h x 31d mm (6”x9”)

Published: Jan 2018

Publisher: Life Story Writing



About the author

Mark Koehler is a writer, editor, and life story coach. He helps people write their memoirs, and believes that through memoir writing, we find out about ourselves, through the magic of self-discovery and sharing a legacy.

He founded LifeStory Writing in 2016, conducts seminars and workshops, and provides mentoring and support for anyone wanting to write a memoir, autobiography or biography. This book is part of the larger project,

He studied journalism at the University of Canberra and graduated in Professional Writing in 1991.

For twenty years he worked as a fulltime journalist, photographer, writer and editor. He has written in most genres, published thousands of images, articles, and stories for newspapers and online.

He loves teaching, editing, and coaxing the best out of his clients. His other life passions include book design, photography, and tennis.

LifeStoryWriting was set up specifically to assist people with their life story project.

Life is a Story: How to Write Your Memoir is his sixth book, and will enlarge upon this work.

Additional information

Weight 0.725 kg
Dimensions 15.9 × 24.2 × 3.1 cm
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Memoir help
Other books by the same author
Foreword – About this book

1 The girl in the chair
2 The steps
3 Motivations
4 Audience
5 Self-belief
6 The basics
7 Word processing
8 When and where
9 Procrastination
10 Themes
11 Timeline
12 Biography
13 Autobiography and memoir
14 Travel memoir
15 Chronology
16 Memory
17 Artistic licence
18 Writer’s notebook
19 Research
20 Lists
21 Interviewing
22 Roadmap
23 Life stages
24 Title
25 Voice and style
26 Characters
27 Point of view
28 Tense
29 Beginning
30 Turning points
31 Dark days
32 Bringing it to life
33 Ending
34 Overcoming writer’s block
35 Improving your writing
36 Setting the scene
37 Using all the senses
38 Dialogue
39 What not to include
40 Words to avoid
41 Embarrassing truths
42 Sex
43 Love letters
44 Humour
45 Editing and rewriting
46 Final draft
47 Photography
48 Design and layout
49 Publishing
50 A final word

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