Life Writing: A Guide to Writing Family History

Xlibris Corporation
2/7/2002

Life Writing: A Guide to Writing Family History Overview

Why Life Writing? How many times have you looked through the family album and wished there were more pictures of “the good old days”? William Hofmann’s message in Life Writing is that there are more pictures, thousands of them just waiting to be pulled from your memory and written down. Hofmann’s clear advice on how to get fresh ideas, how to write a rough draft, or how to use the basic principles of rewriting would be useful to any writer. But his book is specifically for those people who would like to use writing as a tool for preserving their past, for recording their own memories and the memories of their parents and grandparents. From the first sentence to the last page, Life Writing is at once supportive and practical, a comprehensive step-by-step guide to gathering your family’s folklore and keeping it alive.


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