Writing What You Know: How to Turn Personal Experiences into Publishable Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry Meg Files

ISBN: 9781621535119

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224 pages


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Writing What You Know: How to Turn Personal Experiences into Publishable Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry  by  Meg Files

Writing What You Know: How to Turn Personal Experiences into Publishable Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry by Meg Files
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Its easy for people to write about their feelings in a journal. Its more difficult, however, to convert personal experiences into stories worthy of publication—fiction, non-fiction, or poetry. Filled with engaging exercises, Write from Life guidesMoreIts easy for people to write about their feelings in a journal. Its more difficult, however, to convert personal experiences into stories worthy of publication—fiction, 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 storys 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 now—so many aspiring writers have truths worth sharing and stories begging to be told!



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