The Teaching Writing series publishes user-friendly writing guides penned by authors with publishing records in their subject matter. Through detailed exercises, exemplars, and a breakdown of the key elements and considerations of personal writing, Faulkner and Squillante provide a lively introduction and guide for writers to the art and craft of personal writing. Their conversational tone about audience, point of view, form, structure, ethics, research, and finding and making time for writing practice is a not-to-miss primer and reference. This book is appropriate for classes focused on poetry, creative nonfiction, ethnography, qualitative research, memoir, narrative inquiry, and other types of life writing, as well as individual writers honing their craft. Writing the Personal invites us all to find our stories and instructs us how to shape them for an audience and for ourselves.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I recently bumped into a friend of mine, who has her her Ph.D., and is using this very book as one her textbooks. I've never seen a professor more excited about a book in my life! The conversation started about me and quickly lead to, "You will love the book I'm using in my class. It will be absolutely beneficial to you should you go forth with your own book." Buy this book for yourself; it helps you work it out.
While there are some useful exercises in this book for writers and non-writers, overall its offerings are pretty slim and uninspiring. I did love the quotes that started each chapter.
Love this book. Sleek and streamlined with good ideas, examples and writing activities appropriate for new and experienced writers. Well written and inspiring. Highly recommend. Would be great for creative writing, memoir or even social science classes as well as individual readers.
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