Each day for the 15 days leading up to the WAW Open House (October 7, 2012, 2-5 p.m.), we’re going to feature a current or former participant who’s completed a major project (book, film, album, academic credential). We’ll find out what they learned that helped them with their work.
Eric Poole, Crafting the Story
Project: WHERE’S MY WAND? One Boy’s Magical Triumph Over Alienation
and Shag Carpeting
When writing a memoir, create a thematic arc that gives your book a reason for being. Amusing or terrifying or heartfelt tales of your life are not, in this crowded marketplace, reason enough for a publisher to buy your book. Discover the “theme” of your life, something that sets your story apart and creates a journey for the reader. Terry is a goddess at helping you define this!