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Writing From Life: For Women With Stories To Tell

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Susan Wittig Albert, award-winning, bestselling author and memoirist, on the importance of women’s stories:
“Women’s stories must be told, so that the women who come after us will know how it really was, so that they know that their mothers and grandmothers and great-grandmothers are more than just the characters in men’s tales, that we are dimensional, intentional beings
Kindle Edition, 234 pages
Published January 9th 2014 by Persevero Press (first published January 13th 1997)
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Dec 30, 2012 Amy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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I wish I had liked this book more than I did. It's a step-by-step program to write one's own autobiography, aimed at mature women, and focusing by chapter on different aspects of life. I think where it failed for me is that it is very prescriptive, and I've about had it with step-by-step formulaic programs for doing things. It's also dated, in that it predates the digital era; all this is done daily by bloggers with images, links, etc. so the process of chronicling one's life is much more common ...more
The goodreads description of this book is very accurate, so read it to see whether this is something you are looking for right now. Right now I am reading through it without doing the exercises, but I think I would like to do them one day.

It's a very good book and I like it. It has a wonderful collection of quotes on the margins -- almost worth it to get the book just for the quotes!

The only really annoying thing right now is the idea of including family in the list of soul mates almost by defa
Jul 11, 2008 Karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I started reading/writing from this book as a library loan, but had to get my own copy because it is one of those books that helps me do the writing I want to do. But, it will take me years to go through the exercises. I love the format she outlines for writing your own life story.
Chris Babcock
Jan 28, 2011 Chris Babcock rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Inspirational. Susan writes a description of her journey to the author she ahs become. I keep rereading it to remind myself to keep traveling down the road I want to go down, even when it seems to be going nowhere.
Kim j
Feb 25, 2012 Kim j rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This is such a fantastic way to write about yourself.without feeling cocky! I love to journal & this has helped me focus on things I never thought to put in writing. I think everyone ahould do this. Thanks!
May 03, 2013 Kathy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am re-reading this book as a continual inspiration to find my own writing path. This is a great book for anyone who wants to write about their life as a way to inspire others as you share your journey.
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