ERIC Number: ED418419
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
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Writing from Personal Experience: How To Turn Your Life into Salable Prose.
Kelton, Nancy Davidoff
Through the guide's 39 chapters, a person can learn how to write his or her life, and how to prepare, submit, and sell the story. The guide offers 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 of keeping a journal; using humor to share personal stories; preparing manuscripts; networking--when it helps, when it does not help; and handling rejection and acceptance. The appendixes include a cover letter, a case study showing how the author published a personal experience piece titled "Waiting for Daddy," and an editor's analysis. (NKA)
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Authors, Autobiographies, Journal Writing, Life Events, Prose, Publishing Industry, Writing for Publication, Writing Processes, Writing Skills
Writer's Digest Books, F & W Publications, Inc., 1507 Dana Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45207 ($16.99).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Authorship; Idea Generation; Personal Experiences