What would any team be without a coach? What is a musician without a teacher? Artists, lawyers, doctors -- every serious profession rely on feedback. Feedback is an important part of every creative journey. Read on to learn why it will be important to you as you write your book.
A critique group can help in the process of fine-tuning your writing. It can be a place of support, friendship, and critical feedback. But picking the right one for you can be a challenge. Check out this list of ideas for how to select the right group for you.
Once you have received feedback you may need some help implementing it. The following guidance will help you leverage feedback to its best effect.
Linda Joy Meyers, award-winning author and founder of the National Association of Memoir Writers, discusses a common concern for memoir writers... how do you know what to include or leave out of your memoir when including it might hurt your relationships with family or friends? It's a complicated situation and there may be no single answer for every writer. Linda speaks to this issue with clarity, compassion, and personal experience. Listen in as she discusses writing your truth while balancing your concerns for others involved in that truth.
Join best-selling author, Dr. Roberta Temes, as she shares her writing tips and exercises, and guides authors through the critical initial steps of crafting a memoir.
Bestselling author Domingo Martinez discusses the struggle when writing a memoir and trying to stick to the facts.
Author Kirsten Imani Kasai talks about how to create a good story in the Horror genre. But don't be fooled...her advice about tapping into our fears and building balanced characters would work well in storytelling of nearly any fiction genre. Check it out...if you dare.
Linda Joy Meyers, award-winning author and founder of the National Association of Memoir Writers, discusses techniques for defining the focus of your memoir. Her approach will help you define the significant moments in your life and pick from those the events that belong in your memoir. Linda graciously shares specific details that you can duplicate in your own writing. If you write memoir oar are even considering it, you won't want to miss this interview.
Inspired by his participation in Machinima - using computer graphics for cinematic production - author, John D. Gwinner, took the next step to better understand the format for writing a full screenplay. He learned that the key to good storytelling in a screenplay is to illicit emotions through actions and to create impactful dialogue, both of which can translate well into a manuscript for a book, if a writer wishes.
Author, screenwriter, director, and producer Guy Magar talks about the notion that a memoir is not as 'easy' as writing about your life experience. If you are considering penning a memoir, check out this interview for tips on what makes for a great memoir.