Writing from Personal Experience: How to Turn Your Life into Salable Prose

Writing from Personal Experience: How to Turn Your Life into Salable Prose

by Kelton

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ISBN-13: 9780898799729
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 05/01/2000
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Chapter 1My Mystery4
Chapter 2Sunday Near the Park With Me11
Chapter 3Every Day Between You and You15
Chapter 4Just Do It, Man! Just Do It!20
Chapter 5Writers in Training24
Chapter 6Whole Days Can Be Trouble28
Chapter 7Say No/Say Later32
Chapter 8Writing Is Acting on Paper35
Chapter 9It's Not About the Nina or the Pinta30
Chapter 10Surprise! Surprise!43
Chapter 11The "What to Bring" List40
Chapter 12Word Pictures51
Chapter 13Statements as Leads63
Chapter 14How What?69
Chapter 15Three Components of a Personal Experience Piece78
Chapter 16How to Put the Components to Work87
Chapter 17Writing About "Nots"108
Chapter 18Everyone Can Near the Music113
Chapter 19Being Somewhere Else: Getting Ideas110
Chapter 20One True Thing122
Chapter 21Write What You Know125
Chapter 22Keeping a Journal128
Chapter 23My Mother and Willy Loman131
Chapter 24George and Abe135
Chapter 25If You Ask People How They Are, They Might Tell You138
Chapter 26The Subtext141
Chapter 27The Difference Between "Aha" and "Oy Vay"145
Chapter 28Likable Voices148
Chapter 29Oona the Tuna and Onward151
Chapter 30Lousy First Drafts155
Chapter 31Night Came: Six Tips for Tightening158
Chapter 32Not Enough Cocktail Lounge: Nine More Jips for Revising162
Chapter 33Why You Hit Snags and What You Can Do167
Chapter 34Is It Funny?172
Chapter 35Rejections176
Chapter 36Don't Jurn Your Friends and Loved Ones Into Critics181
Chapter 37Writing Classes: Me as a Student185
Chapter 38Getting the Most From Writing Classes101
Chapter 39Will You Hold for the Editor in Chief?105
Epilogue108
Appendix
Part 1Cover Letter
Part 2"Waiting for Daddy"
Part 3Editor's Analysis200
Index208

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