Writing from Deeper Within: Advanced Steps in Writing Fiction and Life Stories (Paperback)

Writing from Deeper Within: Advanced Steps in Writing Fiction and Life Stories By Bernard Selling Cover Image


Works of art move and inspire us to think in new ways. And their creation is within your reach -- the techniques required to create works of art simply take time, thoughtfulness, and a willingness to experiment. This sequel to Selling's popular Writing from Within includes a summary of his basic method which teaches you to write using the subject you know best: yourself. But Writing from Deeper Within also contains more advanced techniques that will show you how to expand your personal work into full-length plays, memoirs, screenplays, or novels.

Selling gets rid of the mystery behind creating great art, by breaking the process down into easily understood steps. He shares techniques for backstory, creating strong characters, story pacing, exposition, denouement, developing unique voices within the same story, researching and writing family histories, using visual motifs, employing subtext, and separating the author from the main characters. Whether you have been writing for years and want to continue to improve or are just starting out, Writing from Deeper Within will help you turn what ever you are writing into a work of art.

About the Author

Bernard Selling's first book, Writing from Within: A Unique Guide to Writing Your Life Stories, was published by Hunter House in 1988, has sold over 65,000 copies, and is now in its third edition. Subsequent books include In Your Own Voice, a students' guide to developing writing techniques and skills;Character Consciousness, The Art of Seeing, ; as well as two novels of intrigue set in the Italian Renaissance: The Duke's Musician and Predators. A creative writing teacher by profession, Selling has taught "Writing From Within" workshops to teachers, writers, adults in recovery and those seeking greater self-awareness. He has also taught composition and literature at Loyola Marymount University, West Los Angeles College, and UCLA Extension and English and humanities at the USAF Academy in Colorado Springs. He lectures in the United States and Europe, and has taught his writing techniques to teachers along the Eastern Seaboard from New Hampshire to Texas. He has also worked with a German Educational Foundation: the Eckenroth Foundation which nurtures young German writing talent. Selling lives in Topanga Canyon, CA.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780897936477
ISBN-10: 0897936477
Publisher: Hunter House Publishers
Publication Date: December 25th, 2012
Pages: 206
Language: English