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Marlys Marshall Styne (Author)

ISBN: 0-7414-4296-5 ©2007
Price: $9.95
Book Size: 5.5'' x 8.5'' , 81 pages
Category/Subject: EDUCATION / Adult & Continuing Education

"A Brief Guide for Seniors Who Want to Write" This brief guide can make it easy and enjoyable for senior citizens to write to discover, to heal, to reinvent, and to share their valuable experiences and memories with future generations.

Seniorwriting is a brief manual for senior citizens who need to record their valuable experiences and memories for themselves, their families, or posterity. It covers journaling and the benefits of personal writing to discover, to heal, and to reinvent. It offers short writing samples by the author based on some of her writing suggestions. Finally, it describes various methods of organizing, revising, editing, printing, self-publishing, and sharing life stories.

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Customer Reviews

  Guidelines for Senior Writers , 01/14/2008
Reviewer: Richard R. Blake
October 23, 2007 By Reader Views "" (Austin, Texas) - See all my reviews Reviewed by Richard R. Blake for Reader Views (10/07) In "Seniorwriting" Marlys Marshall Styne writes, in non-technical terms, guidelines for stimulating ways to transform memories from the mind to words on paper or to your computer. This compact, user-friendly book is divided into three parts. Styne begins by sharing the results of writing, answering the question, "Why write." Discovery, healing, rejuvenation and enjoyment top the list. Her chapter titled: "Your Training Camp: Your Journal" offers ten suggestions for getting started. Another nine suggestions are offered that help answer the question, "Who am I?" Some health benefits are offered in chapter four with pointers how to get started with six positive suggestions for thoughts to include in a "Healing Journal." In an earlier book "Reinventing Myself: Memoirs of a Retired Professor," Marlys related how, when facing the challenge of retirement, widowhood, and depression, she set out on a quest to find contentment through reflection and writing. She writes now to encourage people of every age, especially seniors to follow her example in their quest for meaning and purpose. Part two of the book offers ten examples of recreating experiences and memories. Marlys has taken actual journal assignments from writing classes and provided examples from her essays to illustrate how the assignments might be approached. Personal observations, family tales, imagining a windfall, holiday memories, and favorite things are only a few of the topics developed. Part three helps the reader (the writer) put the finishing touches on their project. Organizing the material, planning, revising, editing, proofreading, printing, and publishing are all covered in this important section. "Seniorwriting: A Brief Guide for Seniors Who Want to Write" is actually a book for every generation. For the senior it is important to realize that the time is now. Leave a legacy of family memories with your treasured heirlooms in the form of a written record of your values, dreams, and accomplishments. This important guidebook will get you started, move you beyond writer's block, and amaze you with the results. "Seniorwriting" is an important addition to any writer's library.

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