Great With Child

Author: Beth Ann Fennelly
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393061826
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A collection of letters written by the mother of a toddler to a pregnant friend explores such topics as the childbirth experience, the identity shift that occurs when a woman enters motherhood, and the ambivalent emotions experienced by mothers when their babies start experiencing independence.

Use Your Words

Author: Kate Hopper
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1936740222
Size: 47.82 MB
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USE YOUR WORDS introduces the art of creative nonfiction to women who want to give written expression to their lives as mothers. Written by award-winning teacher and writer, Kate Hopper, this book will help women find the heart of their writing, learn to use motherhood as a lens through which to write the world, and turn their motherhood stories into art. Each chapter of USE YOUR WORDS focuses on an element of craft and contains a lecture, a published essay, and writing exercises that will serve as jumping-off points for the readers’ own writing. Chapter topics include: the importance of using concrete details, an overview of creative nonfiction as a genre, character development, voice, humor, tense and writing the “hard stuff,” reflection and back-story, structure, revision, and publishing. The content of each lecture is aligned with the essay/poem in that chapter to help readers more easily grasp the elements of craft being discussed. Together the chapters provide a unique opportunity for mother writers to learn and grow as writers. USE YOUR WORDS takes the approach that creative writing can be taught, and this underscores each chapter. When students learn to read like writers, to notice how a piece is put together, and to question the choices a writer makes, they begin to think like writers. When they learn to ground their writing in concrete, sensory details and begin to understand how to create believable characters and realistic dialogue, their own writing improves. USE YOUR WORDS reflects Kate’s style as a teacher, guiding the reader in a straightforward, nurturing, and passionate voice. As one student noted in a class evaluation: “Kate is a born writer and teacher, and her enthusiasm for essays about motherhood and for teaching the nuts and bolts of writing so that ordinary mothers have the tools to write their stories is a gift to the world. She is raising the value of motherhood in our society as she helps mothers build their confidence and strengthen their game as writers.”

Tender Hooks

Author: Beth Ann Fennelly
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393058628
Size: 14.38 MB
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Beth Ann Fennelly is fearless in delineating the joys, absorptions, and—yes—jealousies of new motherhood. Having studied motherhood "as if for an exam," reality proved "wilder and deeper and funnier" than anything she'd anticipated.Tender Hooks is Fennelly's spirited exploration of parenting, with all its contradictions and complexities.

The Young Mother

Author: William A. Alcott
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3734066743
Size: 45.62 MB
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Reproduction of the original: The Young Mother by William A. Alcott

Letters To Mary From A Young Mother

Author: Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595312241
Size: 23.32 MB
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Dear Mary, I found out today that I am going to have a baby. We tried for so long, it seems hard to believe that it finally happened. I think that I am in a state of shock. I'm happy, but scared. My whole life is going to change So begins Letters to Mary from a Young Mother, one woman's story of motherhood, from conception through the first year, as she confides her joys and frustrations to Mary, mother of Jesus. Perhaps more importantly, Letters to Mary explores the humanity of Mary, delving into how she herself might have felt during her own motherhood experience. Mary was a human mother, and as such is connected to mothers in all times and places, from Eve to the present day. She is a fellow traveler on the journey of motherhood, ever-ready to lend an understanding ear.

Letters To A Young Poet

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141960477
Size: 71.64 MB
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Originally written to a young man considering a career in the German military, Rainer Maria Rilke's beautiful letters explore a huge range of subjects delicately and with a passionate sensitivity. The recipient, Franz Kappus, began to send his poetry to the 27-year-old Rilke when a student, seeking advice. Their correspondence lasted from 1902 to 1908, and Kappus collated and published the ten letters after Rilke's death. The letters contain insights which are as profound today as when they were written, touching on sexuality, love, creativity and other aspects of the human condition. The book is perenially and hugely influential in the US, where it enjoys the accolade of being Lady Gaga's favourite book.

Letters To A Young Artist

Author: Anna Deavere Smith
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307487445
Size: 55.59 MB
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From the most exciting individual in American theater” (Newsweek), here is Anna Deavere Smith’s brass tacks advice to aspiring artists of all stripes. In vividly anecdotal letters to the young BZ, she addresses the full spectrum of issues that people starting out will face: from questions of confidence, discipline, and self-esteem, to fame, failure, and fear, to staying healthy, presenting yourself effectively, building a diverse social and professional network, and using your art to promote social change. At once inspiring and no-nonsense, Letters to a Young Artist will challenge you, motivate you, and set you on a course to pursue your art without compromise.