Write Your Story, Heal Your Life
From the author of the popular TEDx Talk, “Use Fiction to Rewrite Your Life,” comes a new life writing approach unlike any other how-to book on writing fiction.
How to turn life writing into fiction. According to common wisdom, we all have a book inside of us. But how do you select your most significant experiences to write your story―the one that helps you evolve and invites pure creativity into your life, the one that people line up to read? Creative writing professor and popular fiction author Jessica Lourey guides you through the redemptive process of writing a novel that recycles and transforms your most precious resources―your real life stories and emotions.
Writing fiction from real life stories. There’s a creative way to heal your life―writing and rewriting. Based on a method developed in the wake of a tragedy, this fact-to-fiction process doesn’t just provide the essential building blocks of best-selling books, it also transforms your life. Tender, raw, and laugh-out-loud funny, Rewrite Your Life offers both a map and a compass for those seeking to harvest their real life stories to craft a rich, powerful work of fiction. Inside, you’ll learn about the science of writing to heal and the magic of revision, with bonus material like:
- A scene by scene study
- A character building table
- A novel outline template
If you enjoyed books like On Writing Well, Your Story Matters, Writing Down the Bones, or The Emotional Craft of Fiction, then you’ll love Rewrite Your Life.