Thursday, October 30, 2014

Book Beginning: Your Life is a Book by Brenda Peterson & Sarah Jane Freymann


Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name.

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With this book, we hope to help you write the best memoir possible from the often confusing, exhilarating, and unexpected raw material of your life.

-- From the authors' User's Guide to Your Life is a Book: How to Craft and Publish Your Memoir by Brenda Peterson and Sarah Jane Freymann, published by Sasquatch Books.

A memoir is like a love story, with all the ecstasies, disappointments, and turning points of any relationship. And at the end, you might be surprised to discover that the love of your life is – your life.

– From Part 1: "Crafting Your Memoir."

Your Life is a Book is an indispensable companion for anyone thinking of writing their memoir, especially with the hope of getting it published. Peterson is a writing teacher and author. Freeman is a literary agent who has led memoir workshops since 2009.

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