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Paper Hearts, Volume 1: Some Writing Advice by [Revis, Beth]
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"Each book [in the Paper Hearts series] is refreshingly well organized and accessible. ...Revis gets straight to the heart of matters such as story structure, offering tools and sample outlines. The books are very much focused more on the 'how' to write than the 'why.'" 
--Joanne O'Sullivan, Asheville Citizen Times


"Revis's book should find its way to the keeper shelf of both aspiring and accomplished writers." --Publisher's Weekly

From the Author

I used tobe a teacher.
 
When I say this, I do not mean thatit was my job. I mean that it was a part of my identity. Of course, there weresome bits of the job I didn't like (grading, politics, more grading), but thepart I did like--teaching--was something that I loved so wholly that it became aningrained part of who I was. 

Or perhaps it was who I always was,and I just didn't know it. 

Whenever there was a concept ortheory or problem that I couldn't quite grasp, I taught myself by breaking itdown into its elements and thinking of how I was learning, notjust what I was learning. My notes when I was a student were alwaysa mess of charts and arrows and connections between ideas (and short storiesand poems scribbled in the margins). 

Everyone has a different way ofthinking, and my way of thinking tends to be an analysis of how an ideadevelops. I do not at all believe in muses, although I do believe ininspiration. I don't get writer's block--I discover bad story structure. Storiesthemselves are layers--not just in history and symbolism, but also in structureand plot and character development. Just like when I was a teacher and wouldfind lesson plans in the oddest places, now I read stories and tend to seebeyond the words, Matrix-like, into the scaffolding.

I say this now so that youunderstand any advice I give is merely what has worked for me, and this allcomes from my own self analysis. I am not at all an expert, and you shouldnever entirely trust anyone that tells you "how to write." Write the way youwrite--if it gets words down on paper, it's more than good enough. But this bookis the sort of thing that would have helped me when I was starting out, so Ithought I'd share it with you. 

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  • File Size: 6337 KB
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  • Publisher: Scripturient Books; 1 edition (November 1, 2015)
  • Publication Date: November 1, 2015
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  • Language: English
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