Writing Hack #24 of 33—Writing Hacks for Aspiring Authors Who Crave to Be to Published
By Deborah S. Nelson, Author-Book Coach-Speaker
A certain number of writers have quite a life story to tell. However, you might not want to write just one book on your life story. Break it up into sections, and see if you could get a few books going. If your life has been super adventurous, consider writing a series.
You could embellish your various life stories to create a fictional series from the individual stories. Practice writing one chapter of your life to see how it reads. Take it a local writers group for feedback. If you don’t have a local writer’s group that you feel you can trust, set up a half-hour consultation with me. More on that below.
Always remember, your reader knows nothing. Your words must paint the backdrop, and fill in the details as well. Too many details are distracting and too sparse details will not keep the reader’s interest.
Here is a good trick when telling a long story. Drag an imaginary magnifying glass with you as you write. Magnify the details, and word pictures to create the present moment as you write. You want to place your reader into a fresh new moment as they read along. Keep it fresh with details but continue to paint the backdrop with broader word images, so that the details have context.
Your life stories are rich content for a multitude of articles, books, and short stories. Use this material to touch the reader with your wisdom and experiences.
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Deborah S. Nelson is an aspiring writer who has written and published 22 books to Amazon.com in the past nine years. She has worked inside a publishing house and written at least 400 online and offline articles. She claims she is still an aspiring writer addicted to the thrill of publishing—both your thrill and hers. That thrill is what propelled her into publishing coaching—and keeps her hooked!
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