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Story As Physical Journey
Notes on Cheryl Strayed's memoir Wild. Cheryl's memoir is a great example of how a physical journey can be mated to the stages of an inner journey to create a compelling memoir.
Storytelling and the Superconscious Mind
by Bill Johnson
Understanding how to get to a quiet, contemplative place to create more compelling characters; and how to create characters who have inner lives separate from an author's inner life.
Premise and Mystery
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