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Writing Family Histories and Memoirs Paperback – April, 1995
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I had intended to write a second guide to help my new storywriters in fine-tuning their actual writing content and individual writing stye. That is already covered quite well in Chapter 15, Self Editing Your FInal Manusctript. I especially appreciate the Twenty Rules for Good Writing, which Polking attributes to the Writer's Digest School, which she once directed.
My third book would have been intended for the more sophisticated taste and style of a good writer; exactly what Kirk Polking's manual has done for us. That is why I envy her accomplishment.
I recommend the book as a fine reference at a fair price.
Kirk Polking, the former editor of Writer's Digest and former director of Writer's Digest School, demonstrates with her own skillful writing just how to write informatively and to be engaging at the same time.
I recommend the book highly. It can be easily obtained through the Amazon Marketplace at very reasonable prices.
A bit dated with references to recording cassette tapes, but this does not take away from
the overall excellence.
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Polking presented good suggestions on how to write family memoirs. I found it helpful as I started to write my own.Published on November 4, 2013 by Casey
I'm in the process of creating a short story book for my family and this book will be very helpful in preparing my work! Read morePublished on January 22, 2008 by B. Rodriguez