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  1. PiP's Avatar
    At least the week ended on a positive...AND, you will work extra hard next week to make up for lost time
  2. Smith's Avatar
    Good to know I was on the right path. I've been reading the classics but haven't really been taking notes. I think I'll finish reading A Farewell to Arms without taking notes, and then go back and re-read through it while taking notes. This way I can still just enjoy the read on the first time through, you know?

    I believe a good novel is a combination of head and heart. It's a dance. Still, I found value in your advice. I need to trust myself to listen to my heart more when writing fiction. Easier said than done: there's no instruction manual.
  3. Megan Pearson's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Smith
    I'd like to hear more about how your friend could have written about her experience in South Africa in a "creative writing" style, as opposed to a "business career" non-fiction style.
    Hi Smith! Post 2 touches on this, but I thought I'd let a few days go by before posting more. However, it doesn't address her experience. I'll have to think about that some. That might make for a nice topic in this series!
    Thanks for the suggestion, Smith!
  4. Megan Pearson's Avatar
    Hey Bob, thanks for the encouraging comments and the invite! I will look into it.
  5. Smith's Avatar
    I'm excited and can't wait to see what insights you have to share about how to transition from career writing to creative writing.

    I'd like to hear more about how your friend could have written about her experience in South Africa in a "creative writing" style, as opposed to a "business career" non-fiction style.
  6. Plasticweld's Avatar
    Megan, we used to have a non-fiction writing contest here on the forum that used a formate that you would have liked, called Side Trips. It took real life experiences and used the story formate to basically share a teachable moment in life.

    I think one of the most popular contests was something along the lines of, an incident in life that made you who you are.

    The non-fiction forum here also is a great place to share a story, you will find many forum members who crafted a story out of a some life experience. The majority of what I write fall into that style of writing. I write for either the humor section or the NF sections here and would love to see some of your work. I think of myself as a storyteller not a writer. From what you say, you are interested in the same type of writing.


    Welcome to the forum, I am looking forward to reading some of your stories...Bob
    Updated December 28th, 2018 at 01:43 AM by Plasticweld
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