The Butterfly Hours

Author: Patty Dann
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834840340
Format: PDF
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Sometimes all it takes is a single word to spark a strong memory. Bicycle. Snowstorm. Washing machine. By presenting one-word prompts and simple phrases, author and writing teacher Patty Dann gives us the keys to unlock our life stories. Organized around her ten rules for writing memoir, Dann’s lyrical vignettes offer glimpses into her own life while, surprisingly, opening us up to our own. This book is a small but powerful guide and companion for anyone wanting to get their own story on the page.

Turning Memories Into Memoirs

Author: Denis Ledoux
Publisher: Soleil Press
ISBN: 9780974277349
Format: PDF, Docs
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Turning Memories Into Memoirs contains countless helpful suggestions for remembering--researching--organizing--collecting and writing memories and family or personal stories. It includes* how-to writing exercises* clear explanation of literary techniques* proven motivational supports and* examples from the workshops. Turning Memories is a useful reference and guide for both beginners and experienced writers who want to write personal and family stories.

The Goldfish Went on Vacation

Author: Patty Dann
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1590305647
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A bittersweet memoir documents the author's journey with her three-year-old son soon after the sudden death of her husband--a journey that cycles through grief and anger, but also through humor, joy, empowerment, and ultimately acceptance. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Writing from the Senses

Author: Laura Deutsch
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834829126
Format: PDF, ePub
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The sensory details that infuse our everyday experience—the smell of a favorite dish cooking, the texture of a well-worn coat, hearing a song that reminds you of a person or a time in your life—can be used to add richness and spark to what we write. Whether you are a professional writer (or want to be one) or someone who just enjoys writing for the joy of self-expression, Writing from the Senses will show you how to tap into an endless source of engaging material, using your senses as prompts. Laura Deutsch explores all kinds of writing—from memoir and journaling to fiction, journalism, poetry, travel, food writing, and more.

Butterfly Boy

Author: Rigoberto González
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 0299219038
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Winner of the American Book Award

Transforming Memories

Author: Liz Crocker
Publisher: Bull Publishing
ISBN: 1945188057
Format: PDF
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From different families and different childhoods, three women remember and speak out about the secrecy, silence, and shame of having an alcoholic parent. Through spontaneous writing with "loaded words" and person-to-person sharing, the women embarked on a transformative journey in which painful images were brought to light, were accepted, and became less painful. Transforming Memories is a collection of their healing writings and an invitation to others, whatever their past burdens, to use the technique of spontaneous writing to reveal difficult memories more clearly.

Boys Keep Swinging

Author: Jake Shears
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501140124
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The lead singer of the glam rock band Scissor Sisters examines his life and career.

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Author: Jean-Dominique Bauby
Publisher: Fourth Estate (GB)
ISBN: 9780007308835
Format: PDF, Kindle
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At the age of 42, Bauby suffered a massive stroke. Paralysed from head to toe, he was left imprisoned inside his body, his mind intact, but unable to speak or move anything except his left eyelid. This is his story.

Memoirs of a Spacewoman

Author: Naomi Mitchison
ISBN: 9781849210355
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Naomi Mitchison, daughter of a distinguished scientist, sister of geneticist J B S Haldane, was always interested in the sciences, especially genetics. Her novels did not tend to demonstrate this, and she did not publish a Science Fiction novel until almost forty years into her fiction-writing career. Isobel Murray's Introduction here argues that it is by no means 'pure' Science Fiction: the success of the novel depends not only on the extraordinarily variety of life forms its heroine encounters and attempts to communicate with on different worlds: she is also a very credible human, or Terran, with recognisibly human emotions and a dramatic emotional life. This novel works effectively for readers who usually eschew the genre and prefer more traditional narratives. Explorers like Mary are an elite class who consider curiosity to be Terrans' supreme gift, and in the novel she more than once takes risks that may destroy her life. Her voice, as she records her adventures and experiments, is individual, attractive and memorable. Isobel Murray is Emeritus Professor of Modern Scottish Literature at the University of Aberdeen.

The Butterfly Groove

Author: Jessica Barraco
Publisher: She Writes Press
ISBN: 1631528017
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A decade after twelve-year-old Jessica loses her mother, Dianne, to cancer complications, she finds herself curious about Dianne’s mysterious youth. Armed with a journalism degree, Jessica sets out on a quest to find two of Dianne’s former lovers, an old ballroom dance partner and a Vietnam war hero, along with anyone else who can tell her about Dianne. The Butterfly Groove features Jessica’s journalistic approach complemented by reimagined portions of Dianne’s life. Part mystery, part coming-of-age story across decades, this memoir is a heartwarming exploration of how our pasts tell our truths, and how love survives us all.