Creative writing professor Robin Hemley shows writers how to turn journal entries into fiction; find good story material within themselves; identify the memories ripest for development; take license with fact; gain psychic distance from personal experience; distinguish between memoir and fiction, and more.

Turning Life Into Fiction 2006, Graywolf Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9781555974442

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Turning Life Into Fiction 1997, Story Press Books, Cincinnati, OH

ISBN-13: 9781884910371

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Turning Life Into Fiction 1994, Story Press Books, Cincinnati, OH

ISBN-13: 9781884910005

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