Story Within New Insights and Inspiration for Writers

ISBN-10: 1615641149

ISBN-13: 9781615641147

Edition: 2011

Authors: Laura Oliver

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Every reader has a story inside them. Laura Oliver has been teaching aspiring writers how to plumb emotional contradictions for insight for more than a decade in workshops and university classes. Now she has written the book her students have been asking her for, a book that aspiring writers of every genre can use to guide, coach, and encourage them on their journey. The Story Withinemploys the compelling art of memoir to illuminate craft and touches on nuanced subjects only a teacher who is herself actively writing knows to address. Each chapter offers excerpts from Laura's own stories, as well as those of students and published authors and then provides fresh advice and clear instruction on the subject of writing.
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Getting Started
Why We Write, Why We Don't
Point of Origin
Calling a Story to You: Subject
The Science of Inspiration
Navigating a Story
Skills of the Craft
Teaching a Crow to Talk: Voice
Talk to Me: Dialogue
Quintessential Elements
Journal to Freedom
Connection: Making What Happened What Matters
The Secret of Showing (Don't Tell)
On Location: Setting and Place
Character and the Cargo Hold: Using the Past
Plot: What's the Problem?
What's So Funny?
Before You Submit: A Craft Checklist
Spirit: Caring for the Writer
Time and Writing with Children
Using Intuition to Guide Your Work
Jealousy: Your Tough-Love Friend
Choosing Your Genre
Writing Classes and a Wider Audience
Continuing the Journey into the World
Forming a Writing Support Group
Publishing and Rejection
Attending a Writers' Conference
Maintaining Magic
Writing Principles for Mind and Heart
Appendixes
Suggested Reading List
Permissions
Index
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