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A blog about writing confidently and living adventurously

How to Tell Your Origin Story memoir nonfiction origin story publishing writing Feb 14, 2021

Tell Your Origin Story:

Barry Lopez: The world is held together with stories and compassion.

We all have an origin story (a term from comic books). They need to understand how they got their superpowers. These superheroes had problems like humans and responded like humans. Over time it became...

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How to Write about Travel memoir nonfiction travel writing writing Feb 14, 2021

Do you wish to learn how to write and publish travel articles and essays? This 30-minute instructional video by author, journalist, and travel writer Brad Wetzler will give you all the information you need to succeed.

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How to Find Your Author Voice in Memoir and Nonfiction author memoir nonfiction publishing voice writing Feb 14, 2021

 

 

 

Struggling to find your author voice in memoir or nonfiction? This 30-minute video will help you write a book and become a published author. 

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How to Write Powerful Scenes in Memoir and Nonfiction creative writing memoir nonfiction Feb 14, 2021

Brad Wetzler, author, journalist, award-winning editor, book writing coach, and yoga/mindfulness teacher, presents a 30-minute write course on how to write more powerful scenes and anecdotes in memoir and nonfiction.

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How to Structure Your Memoir or Nonfiction Book brad wetzler creative writing fearless writing memoir nonfiction Feb 14, 2021

 

 

 

Brad Wetzler, author, journalist, award-winning editor, book writing coach, and yoga/mindfulness teacher, discusses how to structure your memoir or nonfiction book.

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The Life-Changing Art of Tidying Up Your Sentences brad wetzler creative writing memoir nonfiction Feb 14, 2021

 

 

In this 30-minute nonfiction and memoir instructional video, writing teacher and book writing coach Brad Wetzler discusses tangible ways that writers can clean up their sentences and write more powerfully. 

Here are a few concepts that Brad discusses: 

1. Lean on strong...

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The Three Arcs of a Story creative writing memoir nonfiction writing Feb 14, 2021

Are you struggling to write a memoir or nonfiction book? Your writing will get stronger when you understand the three arcs of narrative writing: physical, emotional, and intentional.

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Showing, Telling, and the Art of Embodied Writing in Memoir and Nonfiction Writing brad wetzler creative writing memoir nonfiction Feb 14, 2021

 


In this 30-minute writing tutorial, writing teacher and book writing coach Brad Wetzler discusses the difference between showing and telling in narrative writing and how to write in a more embodied way. 

Here are a few of the concepts Brad Wetzler addresses: 

1. What is...

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The VAST Method of Narrative Writing (aka The Magic Formula) book writing coach book writing coaching brad wetzler creative nonfiction memoir nonfiction Feb 14, 2021

Struggling to write a nonfiction book or memor? In this video, writing teacher Brad Wetzler discusses his VAST Method of Narrative Writing. It will help you make progress, finish, and publish your book.

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How to Turn Yourself into a Character in Nonfiction and Memoir book writing coach brad wetzler creative nonfiction creative writing memoir nonfiction Feb 14, 2021

In this 30-minute writing lesson, writing teacher and book writing coach Brad Wetzler discusses various techniques writers can use to turn our complex human personalities into coherent characters that the reader can make sense of and follow through the course of a story.  

 

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WORDS CHANGE US: WHEN THINGS FALL APART by Pema Chodron fear pema chodron writing coach yoga Jan 23, 2021

"Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth."

This quote from Pema Chodron is today's WORDS CHANGE US.

Pema's words feel true to me. They reflect my own experience.

Where there's fear, there's heat, and something to look at.

I was 51 years old and,admittedly, stricken by both doubt and...

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WORDS CHANGE US: THIS IS WATER by David Foster Wallace creative nonfiction spirituality transformation yoga Jan 23, 2021

Tonight's WORDS CHANGE US comes from "This Is Water" by the late David Foster Wallace. I think these words speak for themselves. What do you worship?

"Here's something else that's weird but true: in the day-to day trenches of adult life, there is actually no such thing as atheism. There is no such...

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