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In this clear, concise writing resource by award-winning editor and book writing coach Brad Wetzler you'll learn the six elements every great story must have to move readers. This book will also teach you how to integrate each element into your own writing process. "How to Tell a Great Story" is more than a booklet. It's a virtual personal writing coach. It will become a trusted dear friend on your journey to becoming a published author of memoir or nonfiction.
Sign up for the new "Be Fearless" Memoir Writing Course or one of our coaching packages. Writing a memoir heals your past, creates new career possibilities, and serves humanity. Let's rewrite your story and find your life's purpose together!
"I was in a tough spot before I found Brad Wetzler. I'd been working on a manuscript for Penguin-Random House for two years and rewritten the entire text two times over. It was the sequel to a New York Times bestseller I had put out a couple years prior. However, the editor assigned to me by my publisher couldn't offer me any useful advice for how to fix i. With deadlines looming, I needed to get the book done. So I called up Brad and over the course of a month he helped me work the kinks out. He could see the forest for the trees, and gave me actionable advice that turned the book around. I'd highly recommend Brad to anyone looking for a structural or developmental edit. I'll definitely be using him again in the future."
"Working with Brad has been a transformative experience as he has been the catalyst for turning a solid and potent idea (but lacking structure and cohesiveness) into a real live book proposal. His ability to bring focus to something expansive without losing the heart of the content is one of my biggest appreciations. Brad helped me add sophistication and availability to my writing without changing the intention and message of my ideas. He has helped me put a vision into grounded reality and for that gift I am eternally grateful."
"Through my work with Brad I have become a more direct and accessible writer, speaker, and therapist. He helped me loosen my adademic speech to uncover my true voice and purpose. While I thought I was just writing a book, I have emerged with a fully integrated vision of what I have to offer the world."
"A few years ago I was referred to Brad when I started editing my memoir and I had no idea what I was doing. Brad took the mystery out of book writing and broke things down for me step by step and tailored his mentorship to my writing needs. He challenged me to get to the root of my emotions so that I could engage my readers authentically. He made me do the emotional work! He consistently asked me the right questions at the right time so that I could unclutter my narrative. It was like book therapy! I'm happy to tell you that Brad's work with me paid off! Just a few months into moving to New York City to option my book I picked up a book deal! If it weren't for Brad I would've been stuck on my storyline, unable to break my story free! Pick it up this fall and check for Brad's name in the acknowledgments! He's the real deal!"
I'm Brad, an author, journalist, travel writer, editor, book writing coach, and yoga teacher. I created the Yoga of Writing to be a place of healing, growth, and transformation. I draw on the wisdom of yoga and writing, as well as mindfulness. I also pull from my vast experience as an author, journalist, and professional editor to help people tell the story only they can tell--and tell it with grace, power, and heart.
A former senior editor and contributing editor at Outside magazine, I traveled the world as an adventure-travel writer. I published articles about exotic places as well as explorers, athletes, politicians, and environmentalists. My articles appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, GQ, Wired, and Yoga Journal. As an editor, I conceived, assigned, and edited "Into Thin Air," Jon Krakauer's award-winning work of longform nonfiction.
But success and world travel didn't bring me happiness. After a long period of depression, I reconnected with my yoga practice. I turned my focus inward. And I rediscovered myself and a way to help other writers tell their stories with heart, courage, and full truth.
Brad's mindful, embodied writing coaching methods will help you tell the story only you can tell.
And guess what? The world desperately needs your story.
Dedicated to creating with confidence and an open heart--and living boldly.
I will help you write and publish your book and realize your dream of being a real author.