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Table Of Contents

Chapter 1: Overview
A Little about the Writing Process
Literary Elements
Organization
Writer’s Block and Tools to Help You Start and Keep Writing
Implements and Accoutrement
Te Steps of Writing Your Memoir
Chapter 2: Traditional Literary Elements
Teme
Setting
Character and Character Building
Point of View
Symbolism
Plot
Climax and Conflict
Chapter 3: Creative Organizational Design
Chronological
Place
Character
In Medias Res and In Fine
Terapeutic
Cognitive Behavioral
Existential
Spiritual
Sacred Contracts
Dark Night of the Soul
Other Spiritual Perspectives
Your Personal Imprint
Chapter 4: Angel Assignments
Necessary Distraction
Quieting the Analytical Mind
Brainstorming
Earthy Tricks and Exercise Options
Your Initial Audience
Chapter 5: Workshopping and Editing
Workshopping
Knowing When You Are Ready for Workshopping
Finding the Right People
Rules and Etiquette for Workshopping Groups
Editing
Knowing You’re Ready for Editing
Developmental Editing Checklist
Copyediting Checklist
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The Art of Cathartic Memoir

The Art of Cathartic Memoir

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For countless years, emotional pain has been a catalyst for creation. Musicians and mystics, artists and authors have transformed personal tragedy into works of sublime beauty—and in doing so, often found inner peace. The Art of Cathartic Memoir explicitly shows writers how to recast their experiences into art while encouraging them to find such inner peace. It offers exercises, structure, and inspiration based on a wide range of literary, psychological, and spiritual sources. Drawing upon the ideas of Carolyn Myss, St. John of the Cross, and many others, The Art of Cathartic Memoir supports writers in constructing their life stories in a mystical yet artful way. Whether writing a full-length book or a shorter piece of memoir, The Art of Cathartic Memoir facilitates transformation on many levels and speaks to writers, why they need to create, what keeps them from it, and how to overcome resistance.
“Krista has been a friend and trusted editor for several years. She has worked with me and my brother on a manuscript authored by our deceased father. As a skilled writer, Krista quickly identified and sensitively corrected the technical and grammatical issues involved in dealing with a non-native English speaker. More importantly, she readily grasped the meaning and intent of what was written. She was able to delve into what our father was thinking and his motivation as he wrote particular passages and recalled specific scenes.”
—A. Zygielbaum, Lincoln, Nebraska

“Krista’s workshop and gentle facilitation enabled even the beginning writer to tap into skills never before realized. Her workshop gave me permission to play with words in my head and allow those words to dance on paper.”
—D. Brown, Lincoln, Nebraska

For countless years, emotional pain has been a catalyst for creation. Musicians and mystics, artists and authors have transformed personal tragedy into works of sublime beauty—and in doing so, often found inner peace. The Art of Cathartic Memoir explicitly shows writers how to recast their experiences into art while encouraging them to find such inner peace. It offers exercises, structure, and inspiration based on a wide range of literary, psychological, and spiritual sources. Drawing upon the ideas of Carolyn Myss, St. John of the Cross, and many others, The Art of Cathartic Memoir supports writers in constructing their life stories in a mystical yet artful way. Whether writing a full-length book or a shorter piece of memoir, The Art of Cathartic Memoir facilitates transformation on many levels and speaks to writers, why they need to create, what keeps them from it, and how to overcome resistance.
“Krista has been a friend and trusted editor for several years. She has worked with me and my brother on a manuscript authored by our deceased father. As a skilled writer, Krista quickly identified and sensitively corrected the technical and grammatical issues involved in dealing with a non-native English speaker. More importantly, she readily grasped the meaning and intent of what was written. She was able to delve into what our father was thinking and his motivation as he wrote particular passages and recalled specific scenes.”
—A. Zygielbaum, Lincoln, Nebraska

“Krista’s workshop and gentle facilitation enabled even the beginning writer to tap into skills never before realized. Her workshop gave me permission to play with words in my head and allow those words to dance on paper.”
—D. Brown, Lincoln, Nebraska

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