Writing with Heart

A blog about writing confidently and living adventurously

Join Me Sunday November 29 for a Reading and Conversation with Memoirist and Journalist Katie Arnold book writing coaching creative nonfiction katie arnold memoir running Nov 24, 2020
This Sunday, November 29 at 8:00 pm ET, Join Host Brad Wetzler when he welcomes journalist, memoirist, and elite ultra runner Katie Arnold to our weekly Sunday Live Reading.
Katie Arnold is a contributing editor and former managing editor at Outside Magazine, where she worked on staff for 12...
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How to Write about Travel memoir nonfiction travel writing writing Nov 18, 2020

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 Nov 18, 2020

 

 

 

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 Structure Your Memoir or Nonfiction Book brad wetzler creative writing fearless writing memoir nonfiction Nov 18, 2020

 

 

 

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 Nov 18, 2020

 

 

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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Showing, Telling, and the Art of Embodied Writing in Memoir and Nonfiction Writing brad wetzler creative writing memoir nonfiction Nov 18, 2020

 


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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Alan Watts and the Art of Living Your Weird memoir spirituality yoga Nov 16, 2020

I was in my mid-thirties and quite depressed when I first stumbled on a recording of Alan Watts' unique style of spiritual entertainment. Within a few minutes, I was chuckling out loud and had forgotten I was depressed.

These days, I no longer suffer from depression, and Watts' recordings still...

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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 Oct 23, 2020

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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Short Memoir: Looking Back on Jon Krakauer's "Into Thin Air," Part II adventure book writing coaching brad wetzler editing jon krakauer memoir non-fiction travel writing writing Oct 15, 2020

How I Coached Jon Krakauer to Write the Story that Only He Could Tell

Last week, I posted Part I of the story of my involvement with "Into Thin Air." That post told the behind-the-scenes story of the days during and immediately after the storm that killed climbers during the 1996 season....

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Short Memoir: Looking Back on Jon Krakauer's "Into Thin Air" adventure book writing coaching brad wetzler editing everest jon krakauer memoir non-fiction travel writing writing Oct 15, 2020

Sending Jon Krakauer to Everest was my idea. After the news broke, I spent the better part of a day wondering if I’d put him in a frozen grave.

IT WAS THE WORST STORY IDEA idea an editor could come up with, let alone assign to a real human being. That’s how I felt on Saturday, May 11,...

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Short Memoir: On Finding Your Author Voice book writing coach brad wetzler memoir nonfiction writing Oct 15, 2020

I want to tell you about a book that, each time I open it, makes me a better writer. You probably haven’t heard of it, or of the author, Ted Solotaroff. It’s not a best-seller like Bird by Bird or a popular favorite like Stephen King’s On Writing. In fact,...

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How to Tell Your Origin Story memoir nonfiction origin story publishing writing Oct 07, 2020

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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