by Danielle Hanna
Last December, I released my book, Journaling to Become a Better Writer. I’m very pleased to announce that it’s about to get a new, professionally-designed cover. (Carrie and I did pretty awesome on this one, but … take a look at the previews below!)
I have four finalists to choose from, and I need your help. Care to vote? Just head over to the JBBW Poll and have your say!
This would also be the correct time to let you all know that I’m about to begin publishing under a new name, Danielle Lincoln Hanna. I’m very proud to be assuming the name of my adoptive family. The full story of how that came about is included in journal excerpts in the book.
You’ve heard it said, “Good writers keep journals.” But are you exploiting everything your journal has to offer? Relieved of the burden of creating a story, you can focus on simply telling it well. Learn how to sketch from life models through seven techniques you can practice in your journal and apply directly to fiction:
- Recognizing a Story Worth Telling
- Using Basic Story Structure
- Getting in Touch with Your Emotions
- Describing Your World
- Capturing Characters
- Finding Your Purpose
This is not your average book on the craft of writing. Hanna bares pages from her own journal to illustrate her techniques. These same excerpts share the story of the most traumatic plot twist of her life: the stripping away of her family and her search for someone to finally call “Daddy” – a quest which almost claimed her life.
Part writing how-to book, part memoir, part self-discovery guide, this volume will show you what the everyday events of your life have to do with great fiction. Your life, after all, is a story.