The Story Within

Author: Laura Oliver, M.F.A.
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101545801
Format: PDF, ePub
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Laura Oliver has been teaching aspiring writers how to plumb emotional contradictions for insight for more than a decade in workshops and university classes. Now she has written the book her students have been asking her for, a book that aspiring writers of every genre can use to guide, coach, and encourage them on their journey.The Story Within employs the compelling art of memoir to illuminate craft and touches on nuanced subjects only a teacher who is herself actively writing knows to address. Each chapter offers excerpts from Laura's own stories, as well as those of students and published authors and then provides fresh advice and clear instruction on the subject of writing.

The Story Within

Author: Amy Boesky
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421410974
Format: PDF, ePub
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The contributors to The Story Within share powerful experiences of living with genetic disorders. Their stories illustrate the complexities involved in making decisions about genetic diseases: whether to be tested, who to tell, whether to have children, and whether and how to treat children medically, if treatment is available. More broadly, they consider how genetic information shapes the ways we see ourselves, the world, and our actions within it. People affected by genetic disease respond to such choices in varied and personal ways. These writers reflect that breadth of response, yet they share the desire to challenge a restricted sense of what "health" is or whose life has value. They write hoping to expand conversations about genetics and identity—to deepen debate and generate questions. They or their families are affected by Huntington’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, genetic deafness or blindness, schizophrenia, cystic fibrosis, Tay-Sachs, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, fragile X, or Fanconi anemia. All of their stories remind us that genetic health is complicated, dynamic, and above all, deeply personal. Contributors Misha Angrist, Amy Boesky, Kelly Cupo, Michael Downing, Clare Dunsford, Mara Faulkner, Christine Kehl O’Hagan, Charlie Pierce, Kate Preskenis, Emily Rapp, Jennifer Rosner, Joanna Rudnick, Anabel Stenzel (deceased), Isabel Stenzel Byrnes, Laurie Strongin, Patrick Tracey, Alice Wexler -- Alexandra Stern, University of Michigan, author of Telling Genes: The Story of Genetic Counseling in AmericaRita Charon, M.D., Ph.D., Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University, author of Narrative Medicine: Honoring the Stories of IllnessPatrick Tracey

The Story Within Us

Author: Megan Sweeney
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252094255
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The Story Within Us: Women Prisoners Reflect on Reading features in-depth, oral interviews with eleven incarcerated women, each of whom offers a narrative of her life and her reading experiences within prison walls. The women share powerful stories about their complex and diverse efforts to negotiate difficult relationships, exercise agency in restrictive circumstances, and find meaning and beauty in the midst of pain. Their shared emphases on abuse, poverty, addiction, and mental illness illuminate the pathways that lead many women to prison and suggest possibilities for addressing the profound social problems that fuel crime. Framing the narratives within an analytic introduction and reflective afterword, Megan Sweeney highlights the crucial intellectual work that the incarcerated women perform despite myriad restrictions on reading and education in U.S. prisons. These women use the limited reading materials available to them as sources of guidance and support and as tools for self-reflection and self-education. Through their creative engagements with books, the women learn to reframe their own life stories, situate their experiences in relation to broader social patterns, deepen their understanding of others, experiment with new ways of being, and maintain a sense of connection with their fellow citizens on both sides of the prison fence.

Hizbullah

Author: Naim Qassem
Publisher: Saqi
ISBN: 0863568637
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Hizbullah ('Party of God') is one of the Middle East's major political forces. Sheikh Naim Qassem, its Deputy Secretary-General, provides and insider's view of this Shi'ite resistance group turned political party, from its inception to the present day. Formed in 1982 in response to Israel's invasion of Lebanon, Hizbullah was instrumental in forcing Israel to withdraw its troops in 2000. During the 1990s, after many years functioning as both a guerrilla movement and a social-support provider to Lebanese victims of war, Hizbullah moved into mainstream parliamentary politi. The group's mandate is laid out here, allowing access to the mindset of this important party at a crucial stage of its development. 'A comprehensive guide to the mandate of one of the Middle East's major political forces.' Washington Report on Middle Eastern Affairs 'A fascinating account of the creation and rise of Hizbullah.' London Review of Books

Writing the Story Within

Author: Chip Richards
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide Limited
ISBN: 9780738743158
Format: PDF, ePub
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An empowering nine-part writing journey for transforming your ideas and experiences into magnetically engaging stories. Whether your vision is to write a novel, feature film, children's book, or travel blog, Writing the Story Within will help you move beyond self-doubt, procrastination, and judgment to clearly express your true creative voice.

The Story Within Plot Guide for Novelists

Author: Alicia Rasley
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781533005014
Format: PDF, ePub
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Learn the art of story from a master writing teacher!If you're a character-driven writer in search of a plot, or a plot-driven writer in search of characters, this is the book you've been waiting for. The Story Within Guidebook helps you explore your own story and connect your plot directly to your characters, and vice versa. Using the exercises, you'll be working towards a more vivid and coherent plot, and vital and active characters.Alicia Rasley is a Rita-award winning author and nationally known teacher of writing workshops. She teaches composition and tutors students in two state universities. She grew up in the mountains of Southwest Virginia but now lives in the midwestern flat land. Her book The Year She Fell has twice been a Kindle fiction bestseller.Her writing blog is at: www.edittorrent.blogspot.com, and her website is www.aliciarasley.com. Her writing book, The Power of Point of View, is still available from Writer's Digest Books.

Turn the Page

Author: Dr. Johnny Parker
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781944430627
Format: PDF, ePub
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Transform your life! Your story is your life. Do you feel stuck in a disappointing story or a never-ending chapter? Turn the Page and rewrite your story.

The History of Love A Novel

Author: Nicole Krauss
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393328627
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Sixty years after a book's publication, its author remembers his lost love and missing son, while a teenage girl, named for one of the book's characters, seeks her namesake, as well as a cure for her widowed mother's loneliness. By the author of Man Walks Into a Room. Reader's Guide included. Reprint.

Wars Within

Author: Janet E. Steele
Publisher: Tempo Publishing
ISBN: 9812303278
Format: PDF, Mobi
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For the twenty three years prior to its banning on June 21 1994, Tempo magazine was Indonesia's most important news weekly, and its editor in chief one of Indonesias's leading poets and intellectuals. This book tells the story of the paper, its staff and many supporters, and of its relations with political movements.

Her Name Is Rose

Author: Christine Breen
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466857234
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People used to say Iris Bowen was beautiful, what with the wild weave of her red hair, the high cheekbones, and the way she carried herself like a barefoot dancer through the streets of Ranelagh on the outskirts of Dublin city. But that was a lifetime ago. In a cottage in the west of Ireland, Iris--gardener and mother to an adopted daughter, Rose--is doing her best to carry on after the death of her husband two years before. At the back of her mind is a promise she never intended to keep, until the day she gets a phone call from her doctor. Meanwhile, nineteen-year-old Rose is a brilliant violinist at the Royal Academy in London, still grieving for her father but relishing her music and life in the city. Excited but nervous, she hums on the way to an important master class, and then suddenly finds herself missing both of her parents when the class ends in disaster. After the doctor's call, Iris is haunted by the promise she made to her husband--to find Rose's birth mother, so that their daughter might still have family if anything happened to Iris. Armed only with a twenty-year-old envelope, Iris impulsively begins a journey into the past that takes her to Boston and back, with unexpected results for herself and for Rose and for both friends and strangers. Intimate, moving, and witty, Christine Breen's Her Name is Rose is a gorgeous novel about what can happen when life does not play out the way you expect.