Do you want to write your own life story but don’t know how to turn real events into fiction?
In Write Your Story: Turn Your Life Into Fiction, Helena Halme shows you in 10 easy steps how to turn your life into a novel. She will inspire you to:
- Research your own life
- Find the right genre for your life story
- Create an engaging plot and story arc
- Shape strong characters out of ‘real’ people
- Use dynamic dialogue
- Stop worrying about what people might think of your book
- Write regularly and with confidence
Helena Halme is the author of 15 fiction titles including her best-selling novel, The English Heart, which is based on the true story of how she met and fell head over heels in love with a Royal Navy Officer at the British Embassy in Helsinki.
Former BBC journalist, magazine editor, and bookseller, Helena holds an MA in Creative Writing. She is the winner of the John Nurminen prize for best thesis on British politics. As well as writing her own books, Helena helps experienced and new authors to write and publish their works. Find out more on her Self Publishing Coach website.
In Write Your Story Helena shows you how easy it is to turn your life into fiction.
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Short with great points to consider if you think you have a story or more in you waiting to be written. The brevity is actually a strength because I would never read a long book about writing. Within pages of beginning this how-to book, I was actually considering a few ideas for using my life travels in some form to create a novel.
Many of the points are made with examples from the author’s own experience. I find her books very readable, so, her tips helped me visualize a similar transformation of certain facets of my life into a story others might want to read.
5***** GoodReadsIt’s been my dream to write a book all my life. This book gave me interesting points to consider, and I’m sure with these tips I will eventually write my first book.
5***** AmazonI chose to read this book because I plan to use events from my early life to write fiction. This book offers the encourages readers to turn life events very close to them into compelling pieces for others to read. The process is presented as similar to writing other works but makes it seem doable.
5***** AmazonSent book to a friend and they loved it! Thanks so much!
5***** AmazonI found the book very helpful when I was writing my first published novel which was published last December. Thank you for educating me on dos and don’ts when it comes to writing a global book.