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Tammy Bobrowsky of 'What We're Reading' on Ruta Sepetys' new writer’s guide

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Ruta Sepetys and her new book, "You: The Story: A Writer's Guide to Craft Through Memory."

Tammy Bobrowsky of KAXE/KBXE's "What We're Reading" talks about reading about writing and Ruta Sepetys’ new writing book, which encourages people to tell their stories.

Ruta Sepetys is The New York Times bestselling author of Salt to the Sea, Fountains of Silence and I Must Betray You. Her new book is You: The Story: A Writer’s Guide to Craft Through Memory.

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Tammy Bobrowsky is KAXE/KBXE's staff librarian and the host of "What We're Reading," which airs most Mondays and at other times during the KAXE Morning Show.

This book is a departure from Sepetys’ historical fiction work and was inspired by readers who often ask how she is able to write such powerful stories.

“I really believe that the building blocks of story are within our own life experience,” said Sepetys, who interviews many people for her fiction books and builds her stories from their lives.

In You: The Story, Sepetys includes several writing exercises and prompts, and stories from her own life to illustrate storytelling elements.

Sepetys said she hopes You: The Story will “encourage people to reflect on their own memories. Even if they’re not a storyteller, they still have a story and I want to help them recognize and reflect upon that story.”

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