Writes of Life: Using Your Personal Experiences in Everything You Write

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Koboca Publishing, Feb 1, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 112 pages
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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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Contents

Introduction
1
Our Life Experiences Our Stories
6
The Circle of Life
14
The Creative Dream
26
Practice Presence
35
Perpetual Discovery
43
Microscopes Telescopes
51
Your 12 Senses
61
Tap Your Goldmine
70
The Art Craft of Fine Storytelling
80
Finish
88
Back Cover
102
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