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Freelance Writing Direct: Conversations with authors, journalists, novelists, memoirists, niche writers, agents, publishers, writing teachers, assigning editors and media experts.


Aug 17, 2023

In this episode:

  • Switching genres from memoir to fiction writing [2:54]

  • The freedom of writing fiction [7:07]

  • What to leave out in your story and why? [10:22]

  • The power of deadlines [11:49]

  • Coming to writing later in life [13:33]

  • Using literary devices, such as objective correlative to enhance your story [18:18]

William Dameron is an award winning blogger, memoirist, essayist and the author of “The LIE, A Memoir of Two Marriages, Catfishing & Coming Out.”  His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Salon, The Huffington post, and in the book, Fashionably Late: Gay, Bi and Trans Men Who Came Out Later in Life. He is an IT Director for a global economic consulting firm, where he educates users on the perils of social engineering in cybersecurity. William, his husband, and blended family of five children split their time between Boston and the coast of southern Maine.

 

Connect with Bill:

Website: https://www.williamdameron.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wcdameron/

The Way Life Should Be: https://www.amazon.com/Way-Life-Should-Be-Novel/dp/1662511590

The Lie: A Memoir of Two Marriages, Catfishing & Coming Out

https://www.amazon.com/Lie-Memoir-Marriages-Catfishing-Coming/dp/1542044731/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2PE6QI2KYYUTG&keywords=the+lie+by+william+dameron&qid=1692144535&sprefix=The+Lie+by+Will%2Caps%2C116&sr=8-1

Estelle’s podcast with Ann Hood: Flying High with Storyteller Ann Hood

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/freelance-writing-direct/id1647429472?i=1000614421113

 

Connect with Estelle:

Her website: https://estelleserasmus.com (sign up for her newsletter and receive her writing guide).

Writing That Gets Noticed: Find Your Voice, Become a Better Storyteller, Get Published: Available wherever books are sold at https://estelleserasmus.com/books/writing-that-gets-noticed/

Adjunct Instructor, NYU (Sign up for her latest classes) https://www.sps.nyu.edu/professional-pathways/faculty/1068-estelle-erasmus.html

My next course: Writing About Midlife and Beyond Through Memoir, Essays and Articles

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