WRITING ALCHEMY: How to Write Fast and Deep, the Standard for Becoming the BEST Writer You Can Be
Materials: Paper, Ink, Memoir writing paperback book
WANT TO TELL YOUR LIFE STORY?
WANT TO WRITE YOUR MEMOIR?
Memoir Writing How-To Book Helps You Become a Powerful and Engaging Writer
If your dream of writing a book is calling to you...stop dreaming.
You CAN do this, You CAN write your memoir...
..With the help of a FAST, EASY, FOCUSED PROCESS that puts you in control of your writing.
WRITING ALCHEMY: HOW TO WRITE FAST AND DEEP
That Will Transform Your Writing...Within the First Few Hours of Using It.
WRITING ALCHEMY helps you tell your life story and share your stories with others...family, friends, maybe even the reading public. Your challenge is to make your story a totally captivating experience for your readers. Believe in yourself. Believe in your story. Discover WRITING ALCHEMY, the fast, fun and effective way to bring your stories to life on paper (or electronic media).
¶¶¶ Does WRITING ALCHEMY really work? Here's a recent email we received that joins the many testimonials we regularly receive for this book:
"I purchased Writing Alchemy some time ago and find that it is not only a mainstay in writing a memoir, but also it is a definite "how-to" manual for penning any type of prose. Currently, I am researching material in order to write an historical novel about my great-great-grandmother who, for 18 months, 'passed' as a man and fought alongside her Confederate comrades during the Civil War. I am so extremely fortunate to be the recipient of the five diaries she wrote during that venture in her life. However, 'bringing her to life' will be so much easier thanks to Writing Alchemy.
"Thank you for preparing and publishing this wonderful writing guideline. It certainly assisted me in writing my memoir and will be indispensable in every writing project I accomplish from now going forward. Kudos." -- Dr. J. D. W-B
¶¶¶ HERE'S THE #1 SECRET TO WRITING SUCCESS:
Whether writing fiction, creative nonfiction, short stories, essays or memoir, you need to connect with readers emotionally. WRITING ALCHEMY shows you how. WRITING ALCHEMY gives you the tools and techniques you need to breathe life into your words and thoughts.
We're excited to share WRITING ALCHEMY
because this is the first fully explained process
that shows you how to use all that you already
know about writing (but couldn't figure out how
to fit together). At the same time, it expands to
accommodate all that you will learn about
writing in the future.
¶¶¶ HERE'S THE #2 SECRET TO WRITING SUCCESS:
Your writing process needs to be purposeful. WRITING ALCHEMY gives you more power over the writing process. By helping you organize your thoughts, recall more detail and better control the message. You take charge of the writing process. The choices you make are not left to whim or chance. They are deliberate steps born of understanding that will get you to the finished product. Your book.
WRITING ALCHEMY Gives You the TOOLS, TECHNIQUES and EXERCISES to:
- Take control of your ideas.
- Breathe life into the people you're writing about and make them come alive as strong, multi-dimensional characters with honest emotions and motivations.
- Sharpen readers' feelings as they come to share in your characters' emotional transformations.
- Create colorful word pictures, rich in descriptive sensory detail that transport readers into each scene.
- Use dialogue to control the pace of your story and give greater voice to characters.
YOU GET 306 PAGES PACKED WITH STORIES, TOOLS, TECHNIQUES AND EXERCISES THAT WILL FOREVER TRANSFORM HOW YOU WRITE.
WRITING ALCHEMY Acclaimed By Publishing
Industry, Authors and Writing Students
WRITING ALCHEMY HONORED BY:
- Oklahoma Writers' Federation Inc.
...(2013 Best Nonfiction Book)
- 2013 Indie Book Awards (Finalist)
- 2013 New England Book Festival
WRITING ALCHEMY'S TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introducing Writing Alchemy--Far from Writing as Usual
1. GETTING A HEAD START ON WRITING ALCHEMY
---A Great Book is the Gold Standard
---The Problem: Opportunistic Writer
---The Solution: Writing Alchemy
---What is Writing Alchemy?
---Jumping Right In
---Writing Alchemy in Use
---Have Fun While You Write
---8 Head-Start Steps to Your First Scene
2. DECONSTRUCTING THE FIVE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF WRITING
---The Origin and Development of Writing Alchemy
---Benefits of the Writing Alchemy System
---Essential Elements of Writing
---Deconstruction Learned at My Mother's Knee
---Deconstruction's Pre-Writes Mean Fewer Rewrites
---Deconstruction's Deceptive Simplicity (Or Is It Deceptive?)
---Begin Deconstructing Your Story
3. THE ELEMENT OF PEOPLE AND CHARACTERS
---...Because It All Begins with Characters
---First, A Confession
---Three Schools of Character Development
---A Fourth School of Thought for Character Development
---The Five Dimensions of Character
---Two Theories of Needs (Motivation)
---And Finally, Adding Enduring Personality Traits
---Now You're Ready to Create Your Main Characters
4. THE ELEMENT OF EMOTION AND AFFECT
---Emotions in Writing
---What Do We Mean When We Talk about Emotions?
---History of Emotions
---A Vocabulary of Emotion
---A Tool from the Social Sciences
---Let's Be Intelligent about Our Emotions
---Five Final Factors: A Quick Quiz
---What is Your Emotional Intelligence?
---What Else Might You Find?
5. THE ELEMENT OF DIALOGUE
---Beware. That's Risk in Dialogue
---It All Started a Long Time Ago
---The Direction of Dialogue
---To Write Dialogue, You Must Understand It
---Putting the Game People Play into the Dialogue You Write
---What Can You Learn about Dialogue if You Analyze a Conversation?
---The Body Speaks
---Wrapping Up Dialogue from the Perspective of the Social Sciences
---Dialogue is Not Real...Listen for the Difference
---Set the Stage for the Dialogue and Let Your Character Walk on Prepared
---Words to Speak With
---Truth in Dialogue
---One More Good Excuse to Spend Time Reading
---Rules Make Dialogue Your Power Tool
6. THE ELEMENT OF SENSATION AND PERCEPTION
---The Sense of Sight
---The Sense of Sound
---The Sense of Smell
---The Sense of Taste
---The Sense of Touch
7. THE ELEMENT OF TIME AND PLACE
---A Personal Sense of Time and Place
---Sharing Knowledge of Time and Place with Readers
---Perspectives on Place
---The Sense of Place
---Guidance to Our Understanding of Place as Relationships
---A Social Scientist on Place, Lifespace and Our Behavior
---Before Leaving Place Behind: A Social Scientist on Internal Responses to Place
---Time on Its Own
---Time and the Memoirist
---Social Science and Time
---Working Time into the Narrative: How Might You Do This?
---Time is a Marker of Cultures
---What Time Type are You?
---A Measure of Your Sense of Time
---A Famous Social Scientist Gives Us a Clue about Time
---Of Marshmallows and Money
---Time, Place and Memoir
---A Personal Time and Place Example
---"And One More Thing..."
8. CONSTRUCTING WITH THE FIVE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF WRITING
---Three Metaphors for Construction
---Begin Constructing Your Story
---Plotting Your Story
---Memoir Writing and Journaling
---Alternate Forms of Memoirs
---Now Get to Writing, Really
---Fun. Joy. Happiness. Work. And Alchemy.
HERE'S A SAMPLING OF WHAT AUTHORS HAVE SAID:
¶¶¶ "WRITING ALCHEMY is the Next Best Thing. It will help you create purpose-driven writing, develop a more productive writing practice that makes better use of your time and energy...You'll find something you can use on every page--and it's fun to read." - Susan Wittig Albert, NYT bestselling author of the China Bayles series
¶¶¶ "Deconstruction could easily become the buzzword for anyone writing family stories. It's a user-friendly, step-by-step method...It's fun and fast. I'm using it as I write my manuscript." - Betty Auchard, award-winning author of "Dancing in My Nightgown"
¶¶¶ "The revolutionary ideas in WRITING ALCHEMY jumpstart the process through the use of pre-writing exercises...until your own important life narrative shimmers upon the page." - Sue William Sivermant, poet and award-winning author of two memoirs and "Fearless Confessions: A Writer's Guide to Memoir"
¶¶¶ "A grand new approach to writing that I intend to try with my own writing classes." - Maralys Wills, award-winning author of 13 books
¶¶¶ "...with Butler and Bonnett as guides, the transformation from raw material to memoir may well be magic." - Susan J. Tweit, naturalist and award-winning author of "Walking Nature Home: A Life's Journey
¶¶¶ "I wish I had had WRITING ALCHEMY right beside me when I started my novel. Now I have to go back and insert all the things I've learned." - Madeline Sharples, poet and author of "Leaving the Hall Light On: A Mother's Memoir of Living with Her Son's Bipolar Disorder and Surviving His Suicide"
¶¶¶ "Oh, if my client X had only read this book first, my job would have been so much easier! (On the other hand, maybe they wouldn't have needed me to rewrite, and I'd be out of a job!)...Highly recommended." - Kim Pearson, poet, ghostwriter, editor and award-winning author of "Making History"
HERE'S WHAT WRITING ALCHEMY STUDENTS ARE SAYING:
¶¶¶ "WRITING ALCHEMY is one of the smartest investments a memoirist can make." - Kathryn S.
¶¶¶ "Writing Alchemy gave me the structure I desired, and enhanced the creative process by encouraging me to “see” the story before putting pen to paper. If I had read your first chapter before writing my recent essay, I know I wouldn’t have struggled through as many rewrites as I did because when I started it, I wasn’t even sure what I was writing about. I thought I was writing about Christmas, and I was really writing about my relationship with my dad. I’m more left-brain than right-brain-oriented, and tend to do more “telling” than “showing.” Your approach helped me immerse myself in sensory detail that made the story richer." - Claudia B.
¶¶¶ "This course really encourages the writer to stretch beyond her comfort zone to give her characters the full attention they deserve....For those looking for a challenge, this course is it--in a good way!" - Karen D.
¶¶¶ "WRITING ALCHEMY...was a wonderful experience in my lifetime. I love the new science and easy way of writing a story after some hard work to get to that point. It is worth the juicy fruit I am tasting now." - S.C.
¶¶¶ "Clever, innovative approach to writing. I like it." - Dawn T.
¶¶¶ "I loved the Deconstruction/Construction process. I became more aware and my writing was enriched." - P.P.
¶¶¶ "It made writing the first draft that much easier, after taking the steps as outlined in this technique." - T.O.
¶¶¶ I am most grateful for "Writing Alchemy". What an amazing resource it is. It has helped me to revise my story. I know that it will forever change the way I write. - M.P.
TODAY, YOUR CAN JOIN THE RANKS OF PUBLISHED AUTHORS AND ASPIRING WRITERS WHO ARE USING WRITING ALCHEMY TO WRITE...FAST AND DEEP.
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Am about one third of the way through this book and it is probably the best one I've ever used to improve my writing. It magically brought back the joy of writing!
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