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The Resource Writing from life : How to turn your personal experience into profitable prose, Lynne Hackles

Writing from life : How to turn your personal experience into profitable prose, Lynne Hackles

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Writing from life : How to turn your personal experience into profitable prose
Title
Writing from life
Title remainder
How to turn your personal experience into profitable prose
Statement of responsibility
Lynne Hackles
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • 'I suggest you take it with you when you travel to work ... You will begin thinking, and often times those are the moments to begin a new journey. This book will prod you onward. Highly recommended.' www.london-morning-paper.co.uk
Biographical or historical data
The first words LYNNE HACKLES ever sold netted GBP2. Since then she has turned hundreds of personal experiences into stories which have sold in the UK and abroad. She leads writing workshops and runs tutorials for a leading correspondence school.
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UK-WkNB
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Hackles, Lynne
Dewey number
  • 808.042
  • 808'.02
  • 808.02
  • 808.02
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Creative writing
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  • Creative writing & creative writing guides
Target audience
general
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Writing from life : How to turn your personal experience into profitable prose, Lynne Hackles
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Publication
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
Control code
9781845284190
Dimensions
23x16x1 cm.
Edition
2nd rev. ed.
Extent
186 p.
Isbn
9781845284190
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Writing from life : How to turn your personal experience into profitable prose, Lynne Hackles
Publication
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
Control code
9781845284190
Dimensions
23x16x1 cm.
Edition
2nd rev. ed.
Extent
186 p.
Isbn
9781845284190
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print

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