Writes of Life: Using Your Personal Experiences in Everything You Write
Personal stories form the basis of most great literature¿whether fiction, non-fiction, poetry, essays or biography. It¿s all within us¿the stories, experiences, dreams, adventures (and misadventures), relationships, tragedies, triumphs, loves found and broken, mountains climbed, discoveries made. Let¿s allow the magical, mystical storyteller to spin our thousand and one tales with complete freedom and abandon, and use our own walk as the ever-renewing foundation for our writing life.Writes of Life is a dynamic book for any creative writing or English student, from undergrads to MFAs. It features ten chapters and 112 pages of commentary and anecdotes, advice from many of the world¿s top writers today, core concepts, questions and more than 60 exercises designed to develop great pieces of writing from our most intrinsic source ¿ ourselves.
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Writes of Life: Using Personal Experiences in Everything You Write
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12 senses ability action verbs adventure Anne Lamott Anne Rice APPLY & INTEGRATE become body characters color conversation create Creative Dream deep dialogue discovery draft ego/the Elmore Leonard emotional Eulert everything EXERCISES experience expression eyes favorite feel fiction finished flash fiction flow focus George Lucas grabbed happen heart Henry Miller ideas imagination immerse inner innocence and wonder inspiration intuition Isabel Allende J.K. Rowling Joseph Campbell journal entry JOURNALING & SELF-REFLECTION journey Joyce Carol Oates Li-Young Lee lives magic Marty Balin material Megan memoir memory mind move movie Muse narrative nature non-fiction novel observation one’s Paddy Chayefsky person piece poems practice QUESTIONS FOR JOURNALING reader rewrite rhythm Rudolf Steiner sentence session short story smell solitude soul spirit story or essay storytelling superconscious taste tell Tom Wolfe trigger Trust vignettes Voice walk wild words writing project wrote