Rewrite Your Life
Learn the Art of Storytelling
“A step-by-step guide for writers struggling to create fiction from their life . . . delivers on its promise with such honesty, simplicity, and beauty.”—William Kent Krueger, New York Times bestselling author
#1 Bestseller in Self-Help, Creativity
Shortlisted for an Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction!
Tender, raw, and laugh-out-loud funny, Rewrite Your Life offers both a map and a compass for those seeking to harvest their life experiences to heal, lead a more authentic life, and craft a rich, powerful work of fiction.
According to common wisdom, we all have a book inside of us. But how do we select and then write our most significant story—the one that helps us to evolve and invites pure creativity into our lives? In Rewrite Your Life, creative writing professor, sociologist, and popular fiction author Jess Lourey guides you through the redemptive process of writing a healing novel that recycles and transforms your most precious resources—your own emotions and experiences.
There’s more to writing that meets the eye. This fact-to-fiction process provides not only the essential building blocks of bestselling novels but is also personally transformative. Based on the process the author developed and field-tested in the wake of her husband’s suicide, Rewrite Your Life is devoted to the practice of discovering, healing, and evolving through fiction writing. It combines research, practical and engaging guidance, and personal experience to meet readers where they are and take their creativity and personal growth to the next level.
Rewrite your life teaches you to:
- Navigate the inner process to telling a story
- Use tools and tactics to master fiction writing
- Uncover the stories through your experiences
If you have read books such as Save the Cat! Writes a Novel, How to Be Heard, or Story Power, you will love Rewrite Your Life.