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Write from Life: Turning Your Personal Experiences into Compelling Stories Paperback – 25 Jul 2002

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books; 1 edition (25 July 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582971544
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582971544
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,357,805 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It's easy for people to write about their feelings in a journal. It's more difficult, however, to convert personal experiences into stories worthy of publication - fiction, nonfliction or poetry. Meg Files teaches writers how to transform their raw experiences into finished pieces. They'll learn how to identify story-worthy material, conquer fears associated with personal exposure, determine a story's focus, shape the material into a cohesive whole, then edit and revise as needed. Writers working in any form will find this book invaluable for supplying them with the inspiration and practical instruction they need to get their experiences and emotions into print.

About the Author

Meg Files has taught creative writing for thirty years. She now teaches at Pima College in Tucson, Arizona. She is the author of two works of fiction, Meridian 144 and Home is the Hunter. She has also published a collection of poems titled The Love Hunter. Her short stories, articles, essays and poems have been published in numberous literary magazines as well as large-circulation publications.

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