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Story Writing Tips | Storytelling Techniques

A collection of pins sharing Storywriting tips, techniques and steps on how to write your stories. Storytelling comes naturally to human beings. That’s why…
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Here are three resources to help you seek the truth in your stories: ✔️ Lee Gutkind, You Can’t Make This Stuff Up: The Complete Guide to Writing Creative Nonfiction ✔️ Mary Karr, The Art of Memoir ✔️ Lauren Slater, Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir
If you feel the pull to shape your story of loss into an artful narrative, heed this humble warning: the process may split you in two - survivor and witness - but in the end the writing may also help you become whole again. Whether we’re novices or experienced writers, when it comes to confronting grief we all start from the same place: something nearly killed us, literally or figuratively, but we survived. And we shall survive the writing of it.

Guide for Writers

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FREE TRAINING: How to write + publish your brilliant memoir Rowan McCandless and I are getting ready to share our best strategies and tips on how to fast-track the creation and publication of your book. If you’re working on a collection of #creative nonfiction OR a #memoir in essays – OR are struggling with how to write a book-length story about your life and want to move past fear, doubt and overwhelm – this FREE webinar is for you!
In How to Write and Publish Your Brilliant Memoir (minus the crushing fear, doubt + overwhelm) we’re going to share strategies to help you take meaningful steps toward achieving your big writing dreams!

Book Marketing Tips

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#SpeedWriting #FirstDraftFast #Under30Minutes #WritingProductivity #EfficientWriting #QuickDrafting #WriteFaster #DraftingTips Writing Practice, Start Writing, Writing Skills, Essay Writing, Story Lab, Storytelling Techniques, Creative Writing Tips, First Draft, Essayist
Write faster, write better!
Yes, it’s possible to write a solid first draft even if you don’t have a lot of time. Especially with these three simple ways to tap creativity and boost productivity with just 30 minutes a day or less. I’m Nicole Breit, award winning essayist and creator of the Spark Your Story Lab. Today I want to share three time-saving creativity hacks you can start using now to write better first drafts faster than you may think possible. Read my blog for key takeaways from, ‘How To Write A First Draft In <
Nicole Breit | Spark Your Story | Writing Instructor and Author
Nicole Breit | Spark Your Story | Writing Instructor and Author
Writing Process, Writing A Book, Speed Writing
Speed up your writing process
Nicole Breit | Spark Your Story | Writing Instructor and Author
Nicole Breit | Spark Your Story | Writing Instructor and Author
#MemoirWritingTips #MemoirWritingAdvice #WritingInspiration #WriteYourStory #MemoirWritingCommunity #AmWritingMemoir Reading Stories, Study History, Talking To You, Current Events, Writing Tips, Memoirs, Writers, Theories
Ready to write your Memoir?
Your key takeaways from ‘The One Thing Memoir Writers Never Do (But Should)’ A few years ago I completed my foundation certificate in narrative therapy. If you aren’t familiar with narrative therapy theory, one of its foundational tenets is that all of us are multi-storied individuals. That means that a life contains many stories, and people can have different realities of the same experience. Many writers feel compelled to write about difficult experiences – both from the wound and from the s
Nicole Breit | Spark Your Story | Writing Instructor and Author
Nicole Breit | Spark Your Story | Writing Instructor and Author
Writing Prompts, Informational Writing, Online Programs, Writing Center
The secret to crafting a powerful memoir!
Nicole Breit | Spark Your Story | Writing Instructor and Author
Nicole Breit | Spark Your Story | Writing Instructor and Author
Writing Inspiration
The Crucial Step Most Memoir Writers Skip, and How to Fix It!
Nicole Breit | Spark Your Story | Writing Instructor and Author
Nicole Breit | Spark Your Story | Writing Instructor and Author
#StoryTension #WritingTips #WritingCraft #StoryCraft #CreativeWriting #FictionWriting In Writing, Riveting, Your Story, Obvious
The Easy Way to Add Tension to Your Story
Tension is the key to a riveting story, am I right? Listen in as I talk about a particular kind of tension you need to include in a memoir of any length: resistance. Resistance may not always be obvious in a story because “freeze” is a response to danger or trauma. So this is really an invitation in your storytelling to go a little deeper than the obvious physical or verbal interactions in a moment of danger or trauma.
Nicole Breit | Spark Your Story | Writing Instructor and Author
Nicole Breit | Spark Your Story | Writing Instructor and Author
Writing Crafts, Story Starters, Digital Storytelling
Master the Art of Building Suspense in Your Writing!
Nicole Breit | Spark Your Story | Writing Instructor and Author
Nicole Breit | Spark Your Story | Writing Instructor and Author
Fiction Writing
The Easy Way to Add Tension to Your Story!
Nicole Breit | Spark Your Story | Writing Instructor and Author
Nicole Breit | Spark Your Story | Writing Instructor and Author
#WritingAboutGrief #GriefWritingTips #MemoirWriting #WritingInspiration #WritingCommunity #WritingTips Poetry Collection, A Decade, Overwhelmed
Unlock your creativity!
Just over a decade ago I wrote a #poetry collection called I Can Make Life that re-traced my journey of infertility and pregnancy loss. Writing this book taught me a lot about creative work and healing. So many of us feel called to #write about difficult experiences, and we set out without really knowing how to do it. It’s easy to get #overwhelmed – especially if you’re a new writer without enough experience to trust the process.
Nicole Breit | Spark Your Story | Writing Instructor and Author
Nicole Breit | Spark Your Story | Writing Instructor and Author
#WritingAboutGrief #GriefWritingTips #MemoirWriting #WritingInspiration #WritingCommunity #WritingTips Heartache, Grief, Books To Read
From heartache to healing!
Just over a decade ago I wrote a #poetry collection called I Can Make Life that re-traced my journey of infertility and pregnancy loss. Writing this book taught me a lot about creative work and healing. So many of us feel called to #write about difficult experiences, and we set out without really knowing how to do it. It’s easy to get #overwhelmed – especially if you’re a new writer without enough experience to trust the process.
Nicole Breit | Spark Your Story | Writing Instructor and Author
Nicole Breit | Spark Your Story | Writing Instructor and Author
#ShareYourStory #InspiringNarratives #FindYourVoice #ShareYourJourney #AuthenticWriting #BeBold Story Bundle, Your Voice
Let your voice be heard!
You have a #story to tell and you want to share it with the world. But these days you’re struggling… You’ve spent hours, days, weeks trying to finish the #story burning inside you. The #clock keeps ticking. Will you EVER get through a draft that doesn’t make you want to shut your laptop and walk away for good? Does being a #writer really have to be this hard?
Nicole Breit | Spark Your Story | Writing Instructor and Author
Nicole Breit | Spark Your Story | Writing Instructor and Author
#grief #story #emotions #griefstory #reading #writing #storywriting #lifestory How I Feel, How Are You Feeling, Dealing With Grief, Feeling Isolated, Myself Essay, Very Tired
How to Write About Grief in a Story?
Grief is a complex emotion, and writing about grief is equally complicated. Many writers feel they have it all figured out with writing about grief in a story or a novel, but they do a lot wrong. Putting grief adds a twist to your plot, which is why you need to get it right consistently. Before writing a grief story, you need to consider what will make the reader tick to read grief in your plot by following the mentioned important factors.
Nicole Breit | Spark Your Story | Writing Instructor and Author
Nicole Breit | Spark Your Story | Writing Instructor and Author
Three important things before you write your memoir.
I want you to think about how you can jog your memories and collect data to stay as true to your story as possible. a Listen to other voices also. You will need other agents in your memoir. You will specifically need voices that oppose yours. Following along with my youtube video attached with this pin will help you a lot in writing your memoir. #memoir #writing #voices #memories #memory #tips #storytelling #story
Nicole Breit | Spark Your Story | Writing Instructor and Author
Nicole Breit | Spark Your Story | Writing Instructor and Author
Writing a memoir is a beautiful, frustrating, exhilarating, time-consuming, life-changing, often painful, and always rewarding experience. If you are going to write about yourself, if you tell the truth, if you have a real story to tell, and if you do the work, you will feel as if you’re in the middle of everything and stuck. Before you start writing your memoir. Good luck and happy writing! Writing Exercises, Dishonest, Writing About Yourself, Tell The Truth
7 Writing Exercises To Try Before You Write About Yourself
Writing a memoir is a beautiful, frustrating, exhilarating, time-consuming, life-changing, often painful, and always rewarding experience. If you are going to write about yourself, if you tell the truth, if you have a real story to tell, and if you do the work, you will feel as if you’re in the middle of everything and stuck. Before you start writing your memoir. Good luck and happy writing!
Nicole Breit | Spark Your Story | Writing Instructor and Author
Nicole Breit | Spark Your Story | Writing Instructor and Author
Writing a memoir isn’t easy. It requires you to be brave and honest. You also need to deal with memories that may be challenging. Do you know the ONE thing memoir writers never do – but if they did, it would immediately improve their stories? Follow along with the post to read my blog and know what that secret thing is to notice. #memoir #writing #writers #brave #storywriting #help Honest, Brave
Memoir Writing mistakes that writers should avoid
Writing a memoir isn’t easy. It requires you to be brave and honest. You also need to deal with memories that may be challenging. Do you know the ONE thing memoir writers never do – but if they did, it would immediately improve their stories? Follow along with the post to read my blog and know what that secret thing is to notice. #memoir #writing #writers #brave #storywriting #help
Nicole Breit | Spark Your Story | Writing Instructor and Author
Nicole Breit | Spark Your Story | Writing Instructor and Author