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Mary Carroll Moore: Writing the Container of Your Story

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Published on Sep 17, 2012

Award-winning author and master writing instructor Mary Carroll Moore helps you take your novel, memoir, or nonfiction book from idea to print! Learn why the atmosphere, or "container," of your story brings emotion and meaning to the reader--and how to enhance and place it for the best results.

Finally, sound, easy-to-follow advice on:

How a storyboard designs your book's flow of chapters and ideas

How to handle your book's creative tension
—and avoid writer's block

Why you can throw away your outline
—random writing leads to perfectly linked chapters

Mary Carroll Moore, M.A., MFAW, has been writing, teaching, and publishing since the 1970s. Her twelve published books include the novel Qualities of Light (Spinsters Ink, 2009), the memoir/self-help book How to Master Change in Your Life: Sixty-seven Ways to Handle Life's Toughest Moments (Eckankar Publications, 1999), and eight titles in the health and food genres including Cholesterol Cures (Rodale Press) and the IACP/Seagrams (Julia Child Award) winning Healthy Cooking (Ortho Publications).

Her forthcoming book on the craft of writing, Your Book Starts Here: Create, Craft, and Sell Your First Novel, Memoir, or Nonfiction Book, based on her "How to Plan, Write, and Develop a Book" writing workshops, will be released in 2011.

A former nationally syndicated columnist for the Los Angeles Times, Mary's essays, short stories, articles, and poetry have appeared in literary journals, magazines, and newspapers around the U.S. and have won awards with the McKnight Awards for Creative Prose, Glimmer Train Press, the Loft Mentor Series, and other writing competitions.

Visit Mary's web site:
www.marycarrollmoore.com

Subscribe to her weekly blog:
http://howtoplanwriteanddevelopabook....

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