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Writing Biography & Autobiography : Writing Handbooks - Brian Osborne

Writing Biography & Autobiography

Writing Handbooks

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Many of us have wanted to write a life-story but have been unsure how to set about it or how to bring such a project to completion. Whether you are planning to write about your own family or research the life of a famous historical figure, this book will assist, advise and encourage you.

The author looks at all aspects of writing biography and autobiography, including: the reasons for biographical writing; choosing your subject; identifying your audience; research methods; organising the information; and writing up your material. There are also sections on legal issues, copyright and finding a publisher.

On writing a biography or autobiographyp. 1
Can anyone do it?p. 24
Why write biographies?p. 31
Finding a subjectp. 38
Thinking about structurep. 46
Starting your researchp. 56
Organising your informationp. 88
Writing it upp. 101
Keeping it legalp. 115
Coping with the technicalities. Illustrations and indexp. 129
Getting publishedp. 135
Useful addressesp. 147
Indexp. 154
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ISBN: 9780713667424
ISBN-10: 0713667427
Series: Writing Handbooks
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 164
Published: 1st August 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.9  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1