Breaking Ground on Your Memoir

jump in without thinking about what it is that they want to say or how they want to say it. In order to avoid falling into this trap and ending up spinning your wheels indefinitely, you need to figure out what focus your memoir will ...

Author: Brooke Warner

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 1631520113

Category: Reference

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In Breaking Ground on Your Memoir, Linda Joy Myers (President of the National Association of Memoir Writers) and Brooke Warner (Publisher of She Writes Press) present from the ground up—from basic to advanced—the craft and skills memoirists can draw upon to write a powerful and moving story, as well as inspiration to write, finish, and polish their own story. Full of rich insights and practical advice and strategies, Breaking Ground on Your Memoir offers all the tools writers need to write a powerful, publishable memoir. In this book you will discover: • how to get focused on what your memoir is about—your themes. • how to build the structure of your story. • techniques to make your memoir come alive. • the secrets of craft: how to write a great scene, colorful and memorable descriptions, narration, and flashback. • how to connect with your reader using through-threads and takeaway so they’ll keep turning the pages, and learn something about their own lives by reading your book. Visit the authors online at

Breaking Ground

THE LATE KOFI ANNAN Former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate “In Heidi Kühn's new book, Breaking Ground, the power of humanity and good over evil is clear as a bell. This is Heidi's extraordinary journey ...

Author: Heidi Kühn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1647221293

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 254

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A memoir of a quest to eradicate landmines from the face of the Earth—and replace dangerous ground with productive farmland: “Kuhn is an inspiration.” —Gillian Sorensen, former United Nations Assistant Secretary-General After surviving a bout with cancer, Heidi Kühn decided to devote herself to ridding the world of another kind of life-threatening scourge: landmines in regions as far-flung as Croatia, Vietnam, and Afghanistan. Inspired by the work of the late Princess Diana, Heidi began the humanitarian organization Roots of Peace from the basement of her Northern California home. She gained the support of famed Napa Valley vintners Robert Mondavi and Mike Grgich, and soon her “mines-to-vines” mission began to take hold. In this powerful memoir, Heidi tells the Roots of Peace story, from the early days in which she built her vision to her current presence on the global stage, where she has worked with presidents, prime ministers, landmine survivors, and religious leaders from around the world to spread a message of peace and recovery. In the years since the founding of Roots of Peace, its agricultural projects have made tremendous progress to fight against landmines, revitalizing devastated land and uplifting the lives of countless people in the process. This is a story of healing, faith, and how an ordinary person can inspire remarkable change—and plant the seeds of a brighter future.

Green Light Your Book

A straightforward, highly effective workbook designed to help memoirists of every level get their story on the page. Breaking Ground on Your Memoir by Linda Joy Myers and Brooke Warner. $14.95, 978-1-631520-85-3.

Author: Brooke Warner

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 1631528033

Category: Reference

Page: 264

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Green-Light Your Book is a straight-shooting guide to a changing industry. Written for aspiring authors, previously published authors, and independent publishers, it explains the ever-shifting publishing landscape and helps indie authors understand that they’re up against the status quo, and how to work within the system but also how to subvert the system in order to succeed. Publishing expert and independent publisher Brooke Warner is fearless in her critique of an industry that’s lost its mandate, and in so doing has opened the door wide for indie publishers to thrive. While she does not shy away from calling out the bias against indie authors, she also asserts that it’s never been a more exciting time to be in book publishing—and her passion and enthusiasm are contagious. “If you’re going to green-light your work, you have to wow,” Warner writes. But to surpass expectations, you also need to be a student of publishing and to be able to hold your own with book buyers, event coordinators, librarians, wholesalers, distributors, and reviewers. Green-Light Your Book seeks to equip authors and publishers with the language, knowledge, and skill sets they need to play big.

Breaking Ground

Lord, so many Christians spend so much of their spiritual lives in a compromised state of distrust. ... I highly recommend this book as well his books, Ragamuffin Gospel and The Signature of Jesus, and his memoir, All is Grace. 64.

Author: B. J. Condrey

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532678797

Category: Religion

Page: 122

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Written primarily for new Christians, this discipleship-oriented book is designed to help people lay a biblical foundation in six weeks. In Psalms 11:3, David wrote, "If the foundations are destroyed, what will the righteous do?" A solid, biblical foundation is key to long-term spiritual success. With this goal in mind, this book is uniquely formatted to encourage the reader to interact with the Bible, spend time with God daily, meet with a mentor or small group, and explore topics that are vital to cultivating a biblical worldview.

Breaking Ground

“ Notes of My First Journey ” is presented as the memoir of a trip undertaken by the narrator in his youth and contextualizes that journey in the Russian environment . This is not the data - filled geography of the traveling scientist ...

Author: Sara Dickinson

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9401202710

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 292

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Breaking Ground examines travel writing’s contribution to the development of a Russian national culture from roughly 1700 to 1850, as Russia struggled to define itself against Western Europe. Russian examples of literary travel writing began with imitative descriptions of grand tours abroad, but progressive familiarity with the West and with its literary forms gradually enabled writers to find other ways of describing the experiences of Russians en route. Blending foreign and native cultural influences, writers responded to the pressures of the age—to Catherine II, Napoleon, and Nicholas I, for example—both by turning “inward” to focus on domestic touring and by rewriting their relationship to the West. This book tracks the evolution of literary travel writing in this period of its unprecedented popularity and demonstrates how the expression of national identity, the discovery of a national culture, and conceptions of place—both Russian and Western European-were among its primary achievements. These elements also constitute travel writing’s chief legacy to prose fiction, “breaking ground” for the later masterpieces of writers such as Turgenev, Dostoevsky, and Tolstoy. For literary scholars, historians, and other educated readers with interests in Russian culture, travel writing, comparative literature, and national identity.

Story Power

the president and founder of the National Association of Memoir Writers. Linda Joy is the author of The Power of Memoir and Journey of Memoir, and coauthored Breaking Ground on your Memoir and The Magic of Memoir.

Author: Kate Farrell

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 1642501980

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 207

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Reconnect Through Stories Stories are everywhere. The art of storytelling has been around as long as humans have. And in today’s noisy, techy, automated world, storytelling is not only prevalent―it’s vital. Whether you're interested in enlivening conversation, building your business brand, sharing family wisdom, or performing on stage, Story Power will show you how to make use of a good story. Become an engaging storyteller. Storytelling is the most effective way to communicate and to affect change―if you know how to use it. Story Power provides techniques for creating and framing personal stories alongside effective tips for telling them in any setting. Plus, this book models stories with unique storytelling examples, exercises, and prompts, as well as storytelling techniques for delivery in a spontaneous, authentic style. Learn from the experts. Story Power is an engaging, lively guide to the art of storytelling from author and librarian Kate Farrell, a seasoned storyteller and founder of the Word Weaving Storytelling Project. In Kate's book, more than twenty skillful contributors with a range of diverse voices share their secrets to creating, crafting, and telling memorable tales. If you want to experience the power of storytelling in your life, Story Power is for you. In this book, you will discover: • How to share your own coming-of-age stories and family folklore • The importance of a personal branding story and storytelling marketing • Seven Steps to Storytelling, along with helpful tools, organizers, and media options For readers of Storyworthy, The Storyteller's Secret, and Long Story Short, Story Power is a must-have.

My Accounting Journey Stories Told Along the Way

Sin and Syntax by Constance Hale The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr On Writing by Stephen King Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott ... It Was the Worst of Sentences by June Casagrande Breaking Ground on Your Memoir by Linda Joy Myers and Brooke ...

Author: Gary C. Schweitzer

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1684706491

Category: Biography & Autobiography


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Readers of every profession will discover the possibilities of a life of travel and work outside the US, learn how opportunities and random events can have lasting impact, and recognize the need to change plans. Gary’s accounting profession gave him the opportunity to experience an accounting journey lasting almost four decades; living and working on four continents. Beginning with the earliest memories of his father’s grocery store in the African-American neighborhood of Miami in the 1950s and 1960s, the memoir continues with his service in the peacetime US Army, and then traces his accounting journey through Miami, Budapest, Caracas, Seoul, Tokyo, Moscow, and London. Gary had a normal childhood; free of abuse, divorce, poverty, health problems, or other drama. He has a good education, including an advanced degree, served his country as an officer in the US Army, and had a successful career as a Certified Public Accountant. He is happily married since 1974 to his college sweetheart.

From Page to Stage

Green-Light Your Book: How Writers Can Succeed in the New Era of Publishing by Brooke Warner. $16.95, 978-1-63152-802- 6. A straight-shooting guide ... and harness their creative power. Breaking Ground on Your Memoir by Linda Joy Myers and.

Author: Betsy Graziani Fasbinder

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 163152464X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 248

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In this accessible, straightforward book, seasoned author Betsy Graziani Fasbinder offers readers the why, what, and how of public speaking, along with exercises and resources to support ongoing learning. She provides inspiration and encouragement to help writers to overcome their fears of public speaking, but she doesn’t stop there; she also lays out the practical, nuts-and-bolts tools they need to select, deselect, and arrange the content of what to say when they’re on a podium, in an interview, or in casual conversations about their writing, and includes a model for handling challenging questions from interviewers and audience members with confidence and grace. Part practical how-to—full of usable tools and tips—and part author cheerleader and champion, From Page to Stage is the ultimate resource for writers who wish bring their storytelling skills to their speaking opportunities.


HIGH PROFILE BUILDING ON EXPERIENCE Makoto Fujimura talks to Daniel Libeskind I have a distaste for ideologies and isms enjoyed reading your memoir Breaking Ground.1 1 was struck especially by your meekness - you even referred to ...





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Breaking Ground on Your Memoir

Full of rich insights, inspiration, and practical advice and strategies, Breaking Ground on Your Memoir offers all the tools writers need to write a powerful, publishable memoir.

Author: Brooke Warner


ISBN: 9781631520853

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 148

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Full of rich insights, inspiration, and practical advice and strategies, Breaking Ground on Your Memoir offers all the tools writers need to write a powerful, publishable memoir.