Write from Life: Turning Your Personal Experiences into Compelling Stories

Write from Life: Turning Your Personal Experiences into Compelling Stories

by Files




The best, most compelling writing resonates with truth. You want your work to have the same qualities but aren't sure how -- or where -- to start. Write From Life provides the answers. Meg Files draws upon more than three decades of writing and teaching to help you find, explore, and transform your personal experiences into compelling story material. Files's friendly, encouraging advice makes it a pleasure to write the stories you're most passionate about. She knows you can do it, even if you have doubts of your own. The time to start is now -- you have truths worth sharing and stories begging to be told!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781582971544
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 07/24/2002
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

1.Truthtelling: Finding the Best Story Material7
2.Facing Down the Monsters: Quieting the Fears That Hold Back Stories26
3.Jumping Into the Abyss: Understanding the Creative Process56
4.Willing the Flesh: Applying Methods of strong storytelling78
5.Telling It Slant: Using Indirection to Reveal Truth100
6.Choosing Directions: Considering Genre Choices119
7.Splashing in the Abyss: Applying Special Technical Tips149
8.Listening to the Critics: Dealing With Readers191
9.Knowing What's True: Revising Stories212

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