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Writing What You Know : How to Turn Personal Experiences into Publishable Fiction, Nonfiction, and
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It's easy for people to write about their feelings in a journal. It's more difficult, however, to convert personal experiences into stories worthy of publicationfiction, non-fiction, or poetry. Filled with engaging exercises,Write from Life guides writers in identifying story-worthy material and transforming their raw material into finished pieces, through conquering fears associated with personal exposure, determining a story's focus, shaping the material into a cohesive whole, and editing and revising as needed. Writers working in any form will find this book invaluable for supplying them with the inspiration and practical instruction they need to get their experiences and emotions into print. In addition, they will learn to:Tap into difficult, guarded parts of their lives to tell the stories they desireWrite emotionally intense materialDecide which literary form is right for their storiesCreate the illusion of real speech with effective dialogueTell their stories with authorityDevelop effective beginnings, middles, and endsShare their work with others and deal with reactions courageouslyFiles' friendly, encouraging advice makes it a pleasure for writers to write the stories they are most passionate about. In an age when publishing can mean pushing a button on Facebook, Twitter, or a blog, there is an enduring urge to send stories out into the world. In an atmosphere of misinformation and lies that social media and the ease of publishing may encourage, we especially crave truth. The time to start telling it is nowso many aspiring writers have truths worth sharing and stories begging to be told!
Number of Pages: 199
Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines
Sub-Genre: Composition + Creative Writing
Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services
Author: Meg Files
Street Date: April 19, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-10-8528
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