The material is right there in front of you. Youave known yourself for, well, a lifetimeaand you finally feel ready to share your story with the world. Yet when it actually comes time to put pen to paper, you find that youare stumped. Enter Adair Lara: award-winning author, seasoned columnist, beloved writing coach, and the answer to all of your autobiographical quandaries. Naked, Drunk, and Writing is the culmination of Laraas vast experience as a writer, editor, and teacher. It is packed with insights and advice both practical (awriting workshops you pay for are the best--itas too easy to quit when youave made no investmenta) and irreverent (aapply Part A [butt] to Part B [chair]a), answering such important questions as: ac How do I know where to start my piece and where to end it? ac How do I make myself write when Iam too scared or lazy or busy? ac What makes a good pitch letter, and how do I get mine noticed? ac Iam ready to publishanow where do I find an agent? ac If I show my manuscript to my mother, will I ever be invited to a family gathering again? As thorough and instructive as a personal writing coach (and cheaper, too), Naked, Drunk, and Writing is a must-have if you are an aspiring columnist, essayist, or memoiristaor just a writer who needs a bit of help in getting your story told. From the Trade Paperback edition.Even when an essay is a chronological narrativeaa herea#39;s my story of life as a black woman in Americaafinding an angle will sharpen it, as Zora ... Like the outline of a narrative essay, the angle lets you know what to put in, what to leave out.
|Title||:||Naked, Drunk, and Writing|
|Publisher||:||Ten Speed Press - 2010-08-31|