Table of contents for Breathe life into your life story : how to write a story people will want to read / by Dawn and Morris Thurston ; illustrations by Amy Hadley.

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Contents
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 1. Breathing Lessons: First Things First . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 2. The Power of "Showing": Give Your Story the Breath of Life . . . . . . 
 3. Lights, Camera, Action! Zoom in on Key Events . . . . . . . . . 
 4. Writing at the Gut Level: Let Your Feelings Show . . . . . . . 
 5. Writing about People: Breathe Life into Your "Characters" . . . . . . 
 6. Writing about Places: Put Your Life on the Map . . . . . . . . 
 7. Recreating Your World: Establish Your "Life Context" . . . . . 
 8. Linking Your Life with History: Where Were You When ? . . . . . 
 9. The Hitchcock Factor: Rivet Readers with Conflict and Suspense . . . . . 
 10. What's Essential and What's Not? Cut the Clutter . . . . . . . 
 11. Beginning with a Bang: Write a "Wow" Beginning . . . . . . . . 
 12. Jump-starting Your Imagination: Story Ideas for the Stumped . . . . 
 13. Breathing on Your Own: Steady to "the End" . . . . . . . . . . 
Appendices
 A. Learn by Doing exercises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 B. Sample sketch of a childhood home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 C. Sample sketch of a neighborhood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Index . 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Autobiography -- Authorship.