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BOOK REVIEW:

How To Write Your Own Life Story

The classical guide for the

nonprofessional writer.

by Lois Daniel

Fourth edition 1997

GROUND RULES

  1. Don’t worry about how it sounds.
  2. Be yourself – write the way you talk
  3. Be honest – write about things as they actually were.
  4. Don’t let your stories be just a sterile recital of events.
  5. When possible, relate things that happened in the distant past to things which happened in the recent past.
  6. Read other biographies
  7. Include humor
  8. Share some wisdom with your descendants
  9. Describe scenes in which the events you recount took place.

Contains interesting and useful information including examples on writing your lifestory. How to go about researching your family tree, and even getting your story published.

SITES OF INTEREST

Writing the Unlikable Character (and Why You Should)

http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/there-are-no-rules/writing-the-unlikable-character-and-why-you-should?et_mid=710895&rid=236296245

PREDITORS AND EDITORS

Regarding publishing and lit agent scams and legits

http://pred-ed.com/

 

 

MY STORIES

Ol Conner Place

http://flashesinthedark.com/2011/01/05/the-ol-conner-place-by-david-pyle/

 

BATTLE OF THREE LAKES

http://www.frontiertales.com/2013/07Jul/battle_of_three_lakes.php

 

AGE OF THE BEASTS: THE LOST CITIES

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NRR8IT8/ref=pe_160540_128382180_em_1p_0_ti

 COMING SOON: WAR OF THE BEASTS

FOX WOMAN

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About davepyl

Though I have held many jobs over the years, being a fiction writer has always been my main interest even though I may not have always pursued it well enough. Originally from Princeton, IN, where I graduated High School and took writing related courses, I went on to attend Vincennes University in Vincennes, IN, and obtained a degree in journalism. After working a few years as a journalist and freelance nonfiction writer, I pursed other careers. late in the 90’s my interest in writing fiction resurged with stronger and better ideas, I have taken courses through Full Sail University to help me hone my skills as a creative writer. Now my plans are to focus more on writing fiction in addition to my day job and build it as a career in as many ways as I can: books, short stories, scripts, comicbooks. My writing credentials include: *KNOX COUNTY DAILY NEWS | Feb 1988 – April 1992; Staff Writer / Journalist; * OFFICIAL DETECTIVE MAGAZINE GROUP | 1990 – 1992Freelance Writer / Photographer; *VIETNAM MAGAZINE | April 1995 • Contributing Writer (Short Story) – “Operation Babylift” *MIDNIGHT ZOO | May/June 1991 • Contributing Writer (Poem) – “Lady In Black” *REUNIONS MAGAZINE Summer, 1995 * Contributing Writer Reunion at George Field *QUILTER’S WORLD | April 2004 • Contributing Writer (Short Story) – “Two Visionaries” *STORYTELLER MAGAZINE | Nov/Dec 2010. • Contributing Writer (Short Story) – “The Ol’ Conner Place” short story *TALES OF THE TALISMAN | Oct 2011 • Contributing Writer (Poem) – “Bloody Red Riding Hood” *REUNIONS MAGAZINE Fall/Winter 2012 * Contributing Writer Morgan/Bivens Family Reunion * Frontier Tales magazine/ Winter 2012/ Battle of Three Lakes and what inspired you to write your book. The battle between the ani-men and the JLA, from Justice League America issues 221-223-1984.
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