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Writing from Life : How to Turn Your Personal Experience into Profitable Prose (How to Books) (2ND)
Writing from Life : How to Turn Your Personal Experience into Profitable Prose (How to Books) (2ND)
Publisher : How to Books Ltd
Published Date : 2010/12
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781845284190

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Book Description
Source: ENG
Place of Publication: Great Britain
Subject Development: Techniques
Review:
Phoenix Public Library Holdings (Internal Code for CLS)
Table of Contents
 
    1 Writing and Your life                        1  (20)
      Personal experience                          2  (2)
      Exercise                                     4  (1)
      Using memory aids                            4  (5)
      Exercise                                     9  (1)
      Exercise                                     10 (1)
      What to do with your personal experiences    11 (2)
      Proof that you can use anything              13 (1)
      Overcoming writers' block                    14 (4)
      Exercise                                     18 (3)
  PART ONE NON-FICTION
    2 Easy Ways to Start                           21 (11)
      Writing for letters pages                    21 (2)
      Exercise                                     23 (1)
      What you need to know                        23 (2)
      Checklist - golden rules                     25 (1)
      Doing market research                        26 (3)
      Exercise                                     29 (1)
      Other openings                               29 (2)
      Tip                                          31 (1)
    3 And My Specialist Subject Is...              32 (21)
      Everyone has one                             32 (1)
      Investigating markets                        32 (1)
      Exercise                                     33 (1)
      Specialist subjects                          34 (3)
      Hobbies                                      37 (1)
      Exercise                                     38 (1)
      More specialist subjects                     38 (4)
      Collections                                  42 (1)
      Exercise                                     43 (1)
      And more specialist subjects                 44 (1)
      Jobs                                         45 (1)
      Exercise                                     46 (1)
      And more specialist subjects                 46 (3)
      Writing for different markets                49 (2)
      One offs or forevers                         51 (1)
      Facts                                        52 (1)
    4 Washing your Dirty Linen                     53 (12)
      Understanding the requirements               53 (1)
      A warning                                    54 (1)
      Why are you doing this?                      55 (2)
      Exercise                                     57 (1)
      Seven deadly sins                            57 (4)
      Learning from soaps                          61 (1)
      An A-Z of ideas                              62 (2)
      Would your story be big enough to fill a     64 (1)
      book?
    5 Wholesome Real Life                          65 (12)
      Writing about real life experiences          65 (3)
      Nothing much has happened                    68 (2)
      Exercise                                     70 (1)
      Nostalgia is big                             70 (1)
      Exercise                                     71 (1)
      Using humour                                 71 (1)
      What can't you do?                           72 (1)
      Exercise                                     72 (1)
      Exercise                                     73 (1)
      Writing about children                       74 (1)
      Exercise                                     74 (1)
      Writing about animals                        75 (1)
      Writing about psychic experiences            75 (2)
    6 Everyone has a Book in Them                  77 (24)
      Who is it for?                               77 (3)
      Where do I begin?                            80 (2)
      Humour and your life                         82 (1)
      An ordinary life                             83 (3)
      Exercise                                     86 (1)
      Libel and how to avoid it                    86 (1)
      Interests - explored and unexplored          87 (5)
      Tips                                         92 (5)
      Interviewing techniques                      97 (1)
      Six top tips                                 98 (3)
  PART TWO FICTION
    7 What is Fiction?                             101(25)
      A definition                                 101(2)
      Turning fact into fiction                    103(3)
      Constructing characters                      106(4)
      Exercise                                     110(2)
      Exercise                                     112(1)
      Plotting                                     112(4)
      Conveying emotions                           116(2)
      Exercise                                     118(1)
      Exercise                                     119(1)
      Exercise                                     120(2)
      Strengthening your writing                   122(1)
      Exercise                                     122(1)
      Exercises                                    123(1)
      Exercises                                    124(2)
    8 Short Stories                                126(16)
      Knowing the markets                          126(1)
      Using your personal experiences              127(3)
      Borrowing personal experiences               130(3)
      Tiny personal experiences                    133(1)
      Using what if?                               134(2)
      Anecdotes aren't stories                     136(2)
      Writing twist ends                           138(2)
      Exercise                                     140(2)
    9 Novels                                       142(17)
      A new experience?                            142(1)
      Slowing down                                 143(1)
      How do I begin?                              144(1)
      Using personal experience                    145(3)
      Exercise                                     148(3)
      Choosing the genre                           151(5)
      Exercise                                     156(2)
      Recap                                        158(1)
    10 Writing for Children                        159(24)
      Exercise                                     159(1)
      Why do you want to write for children?       160(1)
      Before you start                             161(2)
      Writing for different age groups             163(1)
      Exercise                                     164(3)
      Exercise                                     167(2)
      Exercise                                     169(2)
      Exercise                                     171(1)
      Emotions                                     172(2)
      Settings                                     174(1)
      Characters                                   175(1)
      Exercise                                     175(2)
      Exercise                                     177(1)
      Writing dialogue                             177(1)
      Exercise                                     177(3)
      Plotting                                     180(1)
      Fairy godmothers                             181(1)
      Difficult bits                               182(1)
Index                                              183
 

This book will show you how your own personal experiences can provide you with an endless supply of ideas for your writing - whether fiction or non-fiction. You will learn how to write about what you know - and you certainly know a lot. The good news is that the older you are, and the older you get, the more experiences you have had - so you'll always have something to write about. The author, Lynne Hackles, will show you how to make your own 'Raking up your past' file - using memories, lists, diaries, newspapers, smells, family trees, etc. Plus how to turn your own anecdotes, recounted to friends and family, into useful prose; and how to fashion the passed-down history of your ancestors into a family saga. With this book you'll also learn how to: - Sell a snippet of conversation - Make money by sharing secrets - Take your boss and your best friend and come up with a new character - Sell one event in your life to several different markets - Impart knowledge you didn't think you had to people who didn't know they needed it - Use the emotions, traumas, joys and experiences of your own life to make your writing stronger and more saleable.With this book you'll never run out of ideas, and writer's block will be a thing of the past.

Contents
1. Writing and your life; PART ONE - NON-FICTION; 2. Easy ways to start; 3. And my specialist subject is...; 4. Washing your dirty linen; 5. Wholesome real life; 6. Everyone has a book in them; PART TWO - FICTION; 7. What is fiction?; 8. Short stories; 9. Novels; 10. Writing for children; Index.