We are on the fast track to Christmas now and the lead up to the festive season is busy to say the least. If, like me, you are adding a holiday to your Christmas celebrations, then you will really start to be pressed right around now. Right then, time to get your priorities in order!
It is a really exciting time for story writing and story tellers. With the advent of digital media more people are engaging in the creation of story. People are experimenting with production, form and distribution.
With just over a month left of the year, I am making a mad dash to finish my novel. Here’s where I’m at and what I’m up to.
To gain work from magazines and newspapers, whether you are looking to write a feature article, profile, essay, review, travel piece, or any piece really, first you need to win the publication over with your idea – you need to pitch your story.
After you have completed the first draft of your novel, it is time to begin revising and rewriting. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? But what does this actually mean, what steps do you need to take?
We can all use writing activities to get writing, keep writing, and to work through writer’s block – never more so than in November.
Life writing is much more than just a listing of facts: dates, figures, events, etc. It is the animating of a life in such a way that others are engaged, interested, inspired even. If life writing is not simply the facts, what is it that people look for in autobiographies, biographies and memoirs?
The genre of life writing is so broad, it can be difficult to identify what falls within this category and where the boundaries of the genre lie. And once you are clear of the boundaries, the genre itself can be fraught with difficulties.
We all know what life writing is…biography and autobiography, right? I mean, there are shelves in bookstores and libraries dedicated to them, we’ve read them, we’ve watched representations of them on TV and in film, perhaps we’ve even attempted to write them. They are the record of a life, one’s own or another’s. But is it really as simple as that?