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Writing from personal experience : how to turn your life into salable prose

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Nancy Davidoff Kelton takes you step by step through getting it down and getting it out. Through this guide's thirty-nine chapters, you'll learn how to write your life, and how to prepare, submit and sell your story. You'll get solid advice on ideas - how to spot them, enjoy them and jot them down; first drafts, and the value in simply telling the story and revising later; establishing a writing routine, and keeping it; the hows and whys on keeping a journal; using humor to share personal stories; preparing manuscripts; networking - when it helps, when it doesn't, and handling rejection, and acceptance. A teacher and a writer, Kelton enriches these pages with her own personal experiences. The book is filled with anecdotes from Kelton's life and career. You'll soon be gently prodding your memories and emotions with the book's exercises, such as writing an open letter that shares your deepest thoughts, a character sketch of someone who touched your life, or a memory from childhood.

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Gorham Free Library 808.02 KELTON (Text)
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1001 . ‡aKelton, Nancy.
24510. ‡aWriting from personal experience : ‡bhow to turn your life into salable prose / ‡cNancy Davidoff Kelton.
250 . ‡aFirst edition.
264 1. ‡aCincinnati, Ohio : ‡bWriter's Digest Books, ‡c[1997]
264 4. ‡c©1997
300 . ‡a211 pages : ‡billustrations ; ‡c24 cm.
336 . ‡atext ‡btxt ‡2rdacontent
337 . ‡aunmediated ‡bn ‡2rdamedia
338 . ‡avolume ‡bnc ‡2rdacarrier
500 . ‡aIncludes index.
5050 . ‡aMy Mystery -- Sunday Near the Park With Me -- Every Day Between You and You -- Just Do It, Man! Just Do It! -- Writers in Training -- Whole Days Can Be Trouble -- Say No/Say Later -- Writing Is Acting on Paper -- It's Not About the Nina or the Pinta -- Surprise! Surprise! -- The "What to Bring" List -- Word Pictures -- Statements as Leads -- How What? -- Three Components of a Personal Experience Piece -- How to Put the Components to Work -- Writing About "Nots" -- Everyone Can Near the Music -- Being Somewhere Else: Getting Ideas -- One True Thing -- Write What You Know -- Keeping a Journal -- My Mother and Willy Loman -- George and Abe -- If You Ask People How They Are, They Might Tell You -- The Subtext -- The Difference Between "Aha" and "Oy Vay" -- Likable Voices -- Oona the Tuna and Onward -- Lousy First Drafts -- Night Came: Six Tips for Tightening -- Not Enough Cocktail Lounge: Nine More Jips for Revising -- Why You Hit Snags and What You Can Do -- Is It Funny? -- Rejections -- Don't Jurn Your Friends and Loved Ones Into Critics -- Writing Classes: Me as a Student -- Getting the Most From Writing Classes -- Will You Hold for the Editor in Chief? -- Cover Letter -- "Waiting for Daddy" -- Editor's Analysis.
520 . ‡aNancy Davidoff Kelton takes you step by step through getting it down and getting it out. Through this guide's thirty-nine chapters, you'll learn how to write your life, and how to prepare, submit and sell your story. You'll get solid advice on ideas - how to spot them, enjoy them and jot them down; first drafts, and the value in simply telling the story and revising later; establishing a writing routine, and keeping it; the hows and whys on keeping a journal; using humor to share personal stories; preparing manuscripts; networking - when it helps, when it doesn't, and handling rejection, and acceptance. A teacher and a writer, Kelton enriches these pages with her own personal experiences. The book is filled with anecdotes from Kelton's life and career. You'll soon be gently prodding your memories and emotions with the book's exercises, such as writing an open letter that shares your deepest thoughts, a character sketch of someone who touched your life, or a memory from childhood.
650 0. ‡aAuthorship.
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