Record Details

Catalog Search

You: the story : a writer's guide to craft through memory / Ruta Sepetys.

Sepetys, Ruta, (author.).

Life is story in motion. Each day, you add to your story, revise it, and view it from a different angle. A day is a story. A year is a story. A life is a story. You are a story. #1 New York Times Bestselling novelist Ruta Sepetys is known for creating vivid characters and harrowing plots. After five award-winning works of historical fiction and countless hours of meticulous research, she can affirm that the secret to strong writing is embedded within your life experience. You: The Story is a powerful how-to book for aspiring novelists that encourages you to look inward and excavate your own memories in order to discover the authentic voices and compelling details that are waiting to be put on the page. Masterfully weaving in humorous and heartfelt stories from her own life that illustrate aspects of the craft of writing (such as plot, character development, or dialogue), Sepetys then inspires readers with a series of writing prompts and exercises. Perfect for fans of Burn After Writing and Bird by Bird, Ruta Sepetys awakens the emerging writer and reveals that with some reflection, curiosity, and courage, you have a story to tell. -- Provided by bookflap.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593524381
  • Physical Description: 217 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Viking, [2023]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 216-217).
Formatted Contents Note:
Plot -- Character Development -- Voice -- Perspective -- Setting -- Dialogue -- Research -- Revision & Input -- Courage.
Subject: Authorship > Psychological aspects
Genre: Self-instructional works.
Self-instructional works.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Susquehanna County Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Susquehanna jY 808.02 SEPE (Text)
Memorial: Given in Memory of Jean Kosko by Diana & Bernie Hurlburt
39000000527783 SSQS Main Floor Available -

Additional Resources