Naked, Drunk, and Writing
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The material is right there in front of you. You've known yourself for, well, a lifetimeand you finally feel ready to share your story with the world. Yet when it actually comes time to put pen to paper, you find that you're stumped.Enter Adair Lara: award- winning author, seasoned columnist, beloved writing coach, and the answer to all of your autobiographical quandaries.Naked, Drunk, and Writing is the culmination of Lara's vast experience as a writer, editor, and teacher. It is packed with insights and advice both practical (';writing workshops you pay for are the best--it's too easy to quit when you've made no investment') and irreverent (';apply Part A [butt] to Part B [chair]'), answering such important questions as: *; How do I know where to start my piece and where to end it? *; How do I make myself write when I'm too scared or lazy or busy?*; What makes a good pitch letter, and how do I get mine noticed?*; I'm ready to publishnow where do I find an agent?*; If I show my manuscript to my mother, will I ever be invited to a family gathering again?As thorough and instructive as a personal writing coach (and cheaper, too), Naked, Drunk, and Writing is a must-have if you are an aspiring columnist, essayist, or memoiristor just a writer who needs a bit of help in getting your story told.