Homemade Biography

Homemade Biography

How to Collect, Record, and Tell the Life Story of Someone You Love

Paperback - 2007
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How well do you really know the older people in your family? And how will you make sure their stories will be preserved for generations to come? Homemade Biography is a fun and practical guide to recording a relative's story so it will never be forgotten. New York Times bestselling author Tom Zoellner, who wrote his own grandmother's biography, draws on years of interviewing and writing experience to provide:
- More than 300 questions designed to provke vivid responses
- Case studies of successful family biographies
- A revolutionary technique for writing with grace and energy
- Ways of finding a connective theme buried in a jumble of facts
- Strategies for dealing with sensitive topics
- Professional methods of editing for quality and accuracy
- Tips for making your relative's story a part of the permanent historical record

Most of us think about bringing a tape recorder or a notebook to a visit with an older relative, but few actually do it. This clear-eyed manual gives you all the expertise you'll need to finish what could be one of the most fulfilling conversations you'll ever have.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, c2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312348311
0312348312
Branch Call Number: 929.1072
Characteristics: 206 p. ; 21 cm.

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