Stories To Tell is an easy, step-by-step guide to creating a family history book or memoir. As writing teachers and editors, we know that the process of writing a book can be broken down into simple steps that most everyone can follow. Instead of thinking of creating a book as an art, think of it as a craft. Part 1, Imagine, focuses on gathering ideas for the book's contents. It contains a variety of entertaining and thoughtful exercises to sort through memories, photos and documents. Part 2, Plan, shows how to organize a book. It provides useful charts for chronological and topical organization, and a master outline to arrange stories into chapters. Part 3, Create, shows how to create a manuscript, including digital recording for non-writers and interviews. This section also shows how to prepare illustrations and photography to be included in the book. Part 4, Edit, explains how to work with an editor, both to revise and correct the draft manuscript. It shows how to read the draft analytically, and a system for making changes, such as additions, cuts, or moves. Part 5, Design, breaks down the elements of book design, both interior and cover. Choose type, illustrations, and more, or direct a book designer to create the book. Part 6, Publish, explores the options for self publishing. Many authors of family histories need just a few books, or hope to order a few at a time from an online bookstore. This section shows how to choose the right printer or publisher, depending on the goals for the book.
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Nancy Barnes is the founder and managing editor of Stories To Tell Books. As an editor and book designer, she has worked with hundreds of authors to develop their fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. She developed the six step process described in the Stories To Tell Guide to help any author, no matter their level of experience, to enjoy the creative process of planning and developing a book. Visit her author services website at www. StoriesToTellBooks.com
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Book Description CreateSpace, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111453852867