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Writer's Digest July/August 2010 (PDF)

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Write & Sell Your Memoir

The Market for Memoirs
Top literary agents get real about what you need to know to break in—and what you need to do to break out.
COMPILED BY JESSICA STRAWSER

A Hook for Every Book
Here's how to find the focus that can turn your own story into a marketable memoir.
BY PAULA BALZER

Elements of an Effective Arc
Build your story around this foolproof framework to keep your memoir afloat.
BY ADAIR LARA

Full Disclosure
If you're driven to tell your story, you may need to relive things you'd rather forget. Here's why it's important not to gloss over the tough stuff.
BY LAURIE ROSIN

Not Just Your Story
Chances are, you're not the only character in your book. Here's what every memoir writer needs to know about invasion of privacy, defamation and the law.
BY AMY COOK

THE WD INTERVIEW: Yann Martel
In Life of Pi, Yann Martel all but reinvented storytelling. With a new novel on shelves and the whole world watching, can he do it again?
BY JESSICA STRAWSER

In Her Blood
After 20 years of publishing, Charlaine Harris wrote the book she'd always wanted to write—and hit a vein with readers everywhere. Here's the author behind "True Blood" on happy accidents, near misses and writing, above all, for fun.
BY ZACHARY PETIT

Building a Gripping Story
The winner of the WD Popular Fiction Awards assembled a powerful thriller—one piece at a time.
BY MELISSA HILL

COLUMNS/DEPARTMENTS

QUESTIONS & QUANDARIES:
Imminent Answers; Underage Writing; Letting Well Enough Alone

BY BRIAN A. KLEMS

ASK THE PRO: Cherry Weiner, Agent
BY KARA GEBHART UHL

BREAKING IN: Debut Author Spotlight
BY CHUCK SAMBUCHINO

MFA INSIDER: Emerging as a Writer
BY CHITRA BANERJEE DIVAKARUNI

YOUR STORY: A Working Professional
BY MIGUEL LOPEZ DE LEON

STANDOUT MARKETS: Soho Press; Electric Literature
BY VANESSA WIELAND

CONFERENCE SCENE: Nonfiction Events
BY LINDA FORMICHELLI

WRITER'S WORKBOOK: Raising the Stakes

Understanding the Key Types of Stakes
BY DONALD MAASS

Building Tension to Heighten the Stakes
BY JESSICA PAGE MORRELL

Upping the Ante: Three Strategies
BY VICTORIA LYNN SCHMIDT

INKWELL
EDITED BY ZACHARY PETIT
  • Based on a True Story
  • Bob, The Column
  • Cracking Into Comics
  • You Are What You Read
  • Poetic Asides
  • Annual Poetry Contest • Reject a Hit

PLUS:
  • CONTRIBUTORS
  • EDITOR'S LETTER
  • ONLINE EXCLUSIVES
  • READER MAIL
SKU Z9303
Author/Speaker/Editor Writer's Digest
File Type PDF
Format Download
ISBN 13 9781599636641
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