06/05/2014 Share this story   Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Writing The Self

40478b27-a744-4615-8e98-9b474feb884b

The idea of ‘self’ as being the unique part of human beings that encapsulates individuality is sometimes traced back to the introduction of Christianity with its concept of each person’s soul being different from all others and unique to that person. Philosophers and scholars have discussed and developed this theory of the self – working to define exactly what it is and what is its role in humankind.

The expression of self, self-expression if you like, is what drives writing through which someone expresses their thoughts, outlook, experiences and ideas. To some extent this writing can be fictional, as we see in the theory that you should ‘write about what you know’, but self-expression becomes more fully rounded when it takes the form of biography and memoir writing.

If you are thinking of writing anything that falls into a biographical expression of self, this is a book that will give you plenty to think about and could influence the approach you take to your writing.

Back to Bookshop

06/05/2014 Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Recent Bookshop

Woodrush Towers Agents of Odd By S P Rowell

It was like any other night until his nose scraped the ceiling of his one bedroom flat. ...


Zeta Resin Pines By S P Rowell

After decades of regeneration, the event has left the world divided and ruled by Zeta. In southern England, a ...


Charlie Mac by M.McDonald

Charlie was shot in his armchair by the ‘B’ Specials, during the Belfast pogroms in 1922. Mary-Jane, ...


From the Pope to Pigeons; From Dreams to Heaven by Michael J Lowis

This book, the author’s seventh, contains a gallimaufry, or hotchpotch, of twenty topics that include memoir, ...


Other Bookshop in this category

Woodrush Towers Agents of Odd By S P Rowell

It was like any other night until his nose scraped the ceiling of his one bedroom flat. ...


Zeta Resin Pines By S P Rowell

After decades of regeneration, the event has left the world divided and ruled by Zeta. In southern England, a ...


Charlie Mac by M.McDonald

Charlie was shot in his armchair by the ‘B’ Specials, during the Belfast pogroms in 1922. Mary-Jane, ...


From the Pope to Pigeons; From Dreams to Heaven by Michael J Lowis

This book, the author’s seventh, contains a gallimaufry, or hotchpotch, of twenty topics that include memoir, ...