How To Do Biography: A Primer

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Harvard University Press #ad - Following his recent biography: a brief history from Harvard, award-winning biographer and teacher Nigel Hamilton tackles the practicalities of doing biography in the first succinct primer to elucidate the tools of the biographer's craft.

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Biography: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions

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OUP Oxford #ad - These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Biography is one of the most popular, best-selling, and widely-read of literary genres. But why do certain people and historical events arouse so much interest? how can biographies be compared with history and works of fiction? Does a biography need to be true? Is it acceptable to omit or conceal things? Does the biographer need to personally know the subject? Must a biographer be subjective?In this Very Short Introduction Hermione Lee considers the cultural and historical background of different types of biographies, looking at the factors that affect biographers and whether there are different strategies, ethics, and principles required for writing about one person compared to another.

Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, new ideas, perspective, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable. She also considers contemporary biographical publications and considers what kind of 'lives' are the most popular and in demand. About the series: the very short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area.

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Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writers' Guide from the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University

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Plume #ad - Interested in journalism and creative writing and want to write a book? Read inspiring stories and practical advice from America’s most respected journalists. The country’s most prominent journalists and nonfiction authors gather each year at Harvard’s Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism. The essays contain important counsel for new and career journalists, as well as for freelance writers, radio producers, and memoirists.

Packed with refreshingly candid and insightful recommendations, Telling True Stories will show anyone fascinated by the art of writing nonfiction how to bring people, scenes, and ideas to life on the page. Telling true stories presents their best advice—covering everything from finding a good topic, to structuring narrative stories, to writing and selling your first book.

Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writers' Guide from the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University #ad - More than fifty well-known writers offer their most powerful tips, including:• tom wolfe on the emotional core of the story• Gay Talese on writing about private lives• Malcolm Gladwell on the limits of profiles• Nora Ephron on narrative writing and screenwriters• Alma Guillermoprieto on telling the story and telling the truth• Dozens of Pulitzer Prize–winning journalists from the Atlantic Monthly, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, New Yorker, Washington Post and more.

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Writing Life Stories: How To Make Memories Into Memoirs, Ideas Into Essays And Life Into Literature

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Writer's Digest Books #ad - This updated 10th anniversary edition gives you the same friendly instruction and stimulating exercises along with updated information on current memoir writing trends, ethics, internet research, and even marketing ideas. How to make memories into memoirs, ideas into essays, and Life into LiteratureFrom drawing a map of a remembered neighborhood to signing a form releasing yourself to take risks in your work, Roorbach offers innovative techniques that will trigger ideas for all writers.

Writing life stories is a classic text that appears on countless creative nonfiction and composition syllabi the world over. You'll discover how to turn your untold life stories into vivid personal essays and riveting memoirs by learning to open up memory, develop characters, access emotions, shape scenes from experience, and research supporting details.

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Vintage #ad - Taken together, the wry self-deprecation, some written expressly for this book--bring into focus the passion, these reminiscences--some previously published, and the integrity with which this brilliant historian has always approached his work. Johnson library in austin, texas; his encounters with witnesses, including longtime residents wrenchingly displaced by the construction of Moses' Cross-Bronx Expressway and Lady Bird Johnson acknowledging the beauty and influence of one of LBJ's mistresses.

He describes what it was like to interview the mighty Robert Moses and to begin discovering the extent of the political power Moses wielded; the combination of discouragement and exhilaration he felt confronting the vast holdings of the Lyndon B. One of the great reporters of our time and probably the greatest biographer.

Working #ad - The sunday times londonfrom the two-time pulitzer prize-winning author of The Power Broker and The Years of Lyndon Johnson: an unprecedented gathering of vivid, candid, deeply moving recollections about his experiences researching and writing his acclaimed books. Now in paperback, robert Caro gives us a glimpse into his own life and work in these evocatively written, personal pieces.

. Caro recalls the moments at which he came to understand that he wanted to write not just about the men who wielded power but about the people and the politics that were shaped by that power. He gratefully remembers how, after years of working in solitude, he found a writers' community at the New York Public Library, and details the ways he goes about planning and composing his books.

And he talks about the importance to him of the writing itself, of how he tries to infuse it with a sense of place and mood to bring characters and situations to life on the page.

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The Quest for Corvo: An Experiment in Biography Valancourt eClassics

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Valancourt Books #ad - Rolfe”; it is a brilliant and bizarre fantasy, in which a downtrodden English writer is one day unexpectedly elected Pope. The letters tell of the final days of rolfe alias Baron Corvo in Venice – penniless, homeless, and starving – and set out in lurid detail the depths of his sexual depravity. A. J.

A. The book is hadrian the Seventh 1904, the work of one “Fr. This first-ever digital edition makes Symons’s finest work available to a new generation of readers and joins several of Corvo’s works, also available from Valancourt Books. What emerges is a thrilling page-turner, as compelling and mysterious as a detective novel, often heartbreaking facts of the life of the eccentric Baron, we make the acquaintance of not one, and as we follow Symons’s quest and discover the often funny, but two fascinating men: Rolfe and his biographer.

The Quest for Corvo: An Experiment in Biography Valancourt eClassics #ad - Subtitled ‘an experiment in biography’, Symons’s book remains one of the greatest biographies ever written and an enduring work of twentieth-century English literature. Symons’s life is changed forever when his friend Millard, a dealer in rare books, lends him an old tome and a stack of manuscript letters.

Compelled to learn more about rolfe and understand how a man who could write a masterpiece like Hadrian the Seventh could wind up dying in squalor in Italy, Symons sets out on his ‘Quest for Corvo’, and enemies, tracing Rolfe’s family, friends, and piecing together from their accounts the life of this enigmatic genius.

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You Can't Make This Stuff Up: The Complete Guide to Writing Creative Nonfiction--from Memoir to Literary Journalism and Everything in Between

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Da Capo Lifelong Books #ad - Offering new ways of understanding the genre, this practical guidebook will help you thoroughly expand and stylize your work. In you can't make this stuff up, lee gutkind, the go-to expert for all things creative nonfiction, offers his unvarnished wisdom to help you craft the best writing possible. From "the godfather behind creative nonfiction" Vanity Fair comes this indispensable how-to for nonfiction writers of all levels and genres, "reminiscent of Stephen King's fiction handbook On Writing" Kirkus.

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How to Write Your Own Life Story: The Classic Guide for the Nonprofessional Writer

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Chicago Review Press #ad - This warmhearted, encouraging guide helps readers record the events of their lives for family and friends. Provided are tips on intriguing topics to write about, foolproof tricks to jog your memory, ways to gather the facts at a local library or historical society, inspired excerpts from other writers, ways to capture stories on paper without getting bogged down, and published biographies that will delight and motivate.

Writing the story of one’s life sounds like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Excerpts from other writers’ work are included to exemplify and inspire.

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Storycraft: The Complete Guide to Writing Narrative Nonfiction Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing

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University of Chicago Press #ad - Yet writers looking for guidance on reporting and writing true stories have had few places to turn for advice. From there, styles, genres, he expands the discussion to other well-known writers to show the broad range of texts, and media to which his advice applies. With examples that draw from magazine essays, and radio programs, book-length nonfiction narratives, documentaries, Storycraft will be an indispensable resource for years to come.

Revealing the stories behind the stories, Hart brings readers into the process of developing nonfiction narratives by sharing tips, anecdotes, and recommendations he forged during his decades-long career in journalism. Now in storycraft, jack hart, a former managing editor of the Oregonian who guided several Pulitzer Prize–winning narratives to publication, delivers what will certainly become the definitive guide to the methods and mechanics of crafting narrative nonfiction.

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A Student's Guide to History

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Bedford/St. Martin's #ad - The appendixes point students to the most helpful research resources. The writing process is explained thoroughly, and advice on creating a strong thesis and writing an effective paper culminate in a model student research paper. This guide provides comprehensive coverage of the historian's research process - from formulating a research question to finding, and working with sources of all types - written and nonwritten, evaluating, in print and online.

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The Art of Writing a Non-Fiction Book: An Easy Guide to Researching, Creating, Editing, and Self-Publishing Your First Book Become a Writer Today 3

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Become a Writer Today #ad - It will help you become a published non-fiction author. Download a sample or buy now and write the non-fiction book you always dreamed about! Now, this book isn't everyone. Freedom. If you want to become a successful non-fiction author, this book explains all you need to know about writing and publishing a book your readers love.

My name is bryan collins, i'm an author from Ireland, and I've published a number of popular non-fiction books. In this detailed, yet practical writing book, I explain all you need to know about writing your non-fiction book, step-by-step. In this book for non-fiction writers, you'll discover:why successful non-fiction authors spend lots of time researching their book before writing itThe secret behind outlining a non-fiction book that's worth publishing and which is easy to writeHow to take charge of the editing process, before it takes charge of youWhat you need to know about book covers, book titles and self-publishingWhat to do when you finish writing your book it's not what you think˃˃˃ Interview with the AuthorQ.

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I discovered it's natural to wonder if you're not good enough and what to do about it.

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