IniciGrupsConversesMésTendències
Cerca al lloc
Aquest lloc utilitza galetes per a oferir els nostres serveis, millorar el desenvolupament, per a anàlisis i (si no has iniciat la sessió) per a publicitat. Utilitzant LibraryThing acceptes que has llegit i entès els nostres Termes de servei i política de privacitat. L'ús que facis del lloc i dels seus serveis està subjecte a aquestes polítiques i termes.

Resultats de Google Books

Clica una miniatura per anar a Google Books.

Writing Hard Stories: Celebrated Memoirists…
S'està carregant…

Writing Hard Stories: Celebrated Memoirists Who Shaped Art from Trauma (edició 2017)

de Melanie Brooks (Autor)

MembresRessenyesPopularitatValoració mitjanaMencions
6623403,783 (3.64)4
"Acclaimed memoirists describe the process of writing their most painful memories In her attempt to write a memoir about her father's death from a secret AIDS infection in 1985, Melanie Brooks was left with some painful questions: What does it take to write an honest memoir? And what happens to us when we embark on that journey? Would she manage it? Brooks sought guidance from the memoirists who most moved her--including Andre Dubus III, Joan Wickersham, Mark Doty, Marianne Leone, Richard Hoffman, Edwidge Danticat, Michael Patrick MacDonald, Richard Blanco, Abigail Thomas, Sue Silverman, Kate Bornstein, Jerald Walker, and Kyoko Mori--to answer these questions. Writing Hard Stories encourages all writers as they work through their challenging stories. It features some of the country's most admired writers discussing their treks through dark memories and breakthrough moments, and it demonstrates the healing power of putting words to experience. A unique compilation of authentic stories about the death of a partner, parent, or child; about violence and shunning; and about the process of writing, the book will serve as a tool for teachers of writing and give readers an intimate look into the lives of the authors they love"--… (més)
Membre:vasquirrel
Títol:Writing Hard Stories: Celebrated Memoirists Who Shaped Art from Trauma
Autors:Melanie Brooks (Autor)
Informació:Beacon Press (2017), 248 pages
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca
Valoració:****1/2
Etiquetes:Cap

Informació de l'obra

Writing Hard Stories: Celebrated Memoirists Who Shaped Art from Trauma de Melanie Brooks

Cap
S'està carregant…

Apunta't a LibraryThing per saber si aquest llibre et pot agradar.

No hi ha cap discussió a Converses sobre aquesta obra.

» Mira també 4 mencions

Es mostren 1-5 de 24 (següent | mostra-les totes)
Ressenya escrita per a Crítics Matiners de LibraryThing .
This book is okay- there were some things I jotted down in my 'Writer Refs' notebook. But I can't honestly say it 'pulled me in.' ( )
  Litgirl7 | May 10, 2018 |
Ressenya escrita per a Crítics Matiners de LibraryThing .
"The worst story we can tell ourselves is that we are alone."

Melanie Brooks is trying to write a memoir about her father, who died of HIV due to an infected blood transfusion. Finding it difficult to approach a subject that was so personal and so painful, she began to seek out the wisdom of memoirists who had written about their own painful stories and shared them with the world. These interviews comprise the heart of this book, which unveils the process of juggling hard memories with the craft of writing a good story, how to tell one's personal truth, how to deal with the reactions afterward, and how sharing one's own specific story can connect with reader remind them and the author that they are not alone in their experiences after all.

For those wishing to start or continue writing a memoir, then this book might be a balm, a reminder that it can be done, providing insight into the processes of some masters of the craft.

For fans of memoirs, the book provides a backdoor look into how many of these amazing stories were written and the impact it had on the author's lives.

For me, this provided both while also increasing my TBR list, because dang if there's not a bunch of these memoirs that I need to read. ( )
  andreablythe | Dec 25, 2017 |
Ressenya escrita per a Crítics Matiners de LibraryThing .
I really wanted to like this book, and there were things in it that were very likeable: interviews with a mix of well-known and virtually unknown (to me) memoirists meant that I discovered new memoirs I might want to read but also got insight into the back story of memoirs I've already read. The quality of the book varied with the quality of the interview, with some of the sections offering pretty interesting insights like that of Andre Dubus III: "what distinguishes decent writing from good writing and good writing from great writing is just how rigorous the writer was in his or her curiosity, just how authentic and sincere they were. In the A-plus books, the writer went to the bottom of the experience and what did he or she find? More bottomlessness. There are no answers, there are only questions."

On the down side, the interviewer/author's wide-eyed, incredulous demeanor is off-putting. She rarely offers anything beyond the interview itself. The tension that is supposed to animate the series of interviews and connect them together - her attempt to write her own "hard story" - ends up not being compelling enough and not integrated thoroughly enough, often relegated to a short paragraph at the end of the chapter.

Overall, this was an interesting idea carried out in a way that was too formulaic. ( )
  Crae | Mar 14, 2017 |
Ressenya escrita per a Crítics Matiners de LibraryThing .
It isn't hard to write a book about people who wrote hard stories. You just have to travel a bit and interview the authors. "Was it hard to write hard stories?" you ask them all. "Yes, it was hard," they all say. And that is your book. And that is this book. ( )
  debnance | Mar 14, 2017 |
Ressenya escrita per a Crítics Matiners de LibraryThing .
Actual Rating: 3.5

I actually really liked this when I started it. It was eye-opening, and as a writer myself, I thought that the advice I learned was so important. It talked about allowing yourself to feel, and coming to terms with the truth - both for yourself and for everyone around you.

This book was insightful, but as I read on I felt like it started to become repetitive: every chapter was essentially saying the same thing. I feel like if I had a deeper understanding of each of the interviewed authors - maybe an excerpt depicting their writing and emotion, each chapter would've felt more personal and more different. We did get a glimpse - several paragraphs describing what each author's memoir was about, but by the time we got to the 'advice' portion, it was just too easy to forget.

Other than that, Brooks' writing style itself was engaging, and I actually really loved how she tied together the authors' writing with her own writing, with ours, the readers. It shows just how powerful books can be - how it encourages the sharing of stories, which, is what this book is really all about. ( )
  CatherineHsu | Mar 12, 2017 |
Es mostren 1-5 de 24 (següent | mostra-les totes)
Sense ressenyes | afegeix-hi una ressenya
Has d'iniciar sessió per poder modificar les dades del coneixement compartit.
Si et cal més ajuda, mira la pàgina d'ajuda del coneixement compartit.
Títol normalitzat
Títol original
Títols alternatius
Data original de publicació
Gent/Personatges
Llocs importants
Esdeveniments importants
Pel·lícules relacionades
Epígraf
Dedicatòria
Primeres paraules
Citacions
Darreres paraules
Nota de desambiguació
Editor de l'editorial
Creadors de notes promocionals a la coberta
Llengua original
CDD/SMD canònics
LCC canònic

Referències a aquesta obra en fonts externes.

Wikipedia en anglès

Cap

"Acclaimed memoirists describe the process of writing their most painful memories In her attempt to write a memoir about her father's death from a secret AIDS infection in 1985, Melanie Brooks was left with some painful questions: What does it take to write an honest memoir? And what happens to us when we embark on that journey? Would she manage it? Brooks sought guidance from the memoirists who most moved her--including Andre Dubus III, Joan Wickersham, Mark Doty, Marianne Leone, Richard Hoffman, Edwidge Danticat, Michael Patrick MacDonald, Richard Blanco, Abigail Thomas, Sue Silverman, Kate Bornstein, Jerald Walker, and Kyoko Mori--to answer these questions. Writing Hard Stories encourages all writers as they work through their challenging stories. It features some of the country's most admired writers discussing their treks through dark memories and breakthrough moments, and it demonstrates the healing power of putting words to experience. A unique compilation of authentic stories about the death of a partner, parent, or child; about violence and shunning; and about the process of writing, the book will serve as a tool for teachers of writing and give readers an intimate look into the lives of the authors they love"--

No s'han trobat descripcions de biblioteca.

Descripció del llibre
Sumari haiku

Autor amb llibres seus als Crítics Matiners de LibraryThing

El llibre de Melanie Brooks Writing Hard Stories: Celebrated Memoirists Who Shaped Art from Trauma estava disponible a LibraryThing Early Reviewers.

Debats actuals

Cap

Cobertes populars

Dreceres

Valoració

Mitjana: (3.64)
0.5
1
1.5
2 4
2.5 1
3 5
3.5 3
4 9
4.5 3
5 4

Ets tu?

Fes-te Autor del LibraryThing.

 

Quant a | Contacte | LibraryThing.com | Privadesa/Condicions | Ajuda/PMF | Blog | Botiga | APIs | TinyCat | Biblioteques llegades | Crítics Matiners | Coneixement comú | 206,919,937 llibres! | Barra superior: Sempre visible