Author, Ethel Herr, offers a thorough examination of writing personal stories. Herr outlines the necessary elements of a personal story when writing one, how to make the story identifiable for the reader, and discusses how to write the story well, including writing powerful anecdotes and showing rather than telling. She then goes on to explore the marketplace for selling personal stories.
DISCLAIMER: In the beginning of the audio presentation, the instructor mentions a personal experience story all in attendance have heard in another session. Though the story is not repeated here, the example is unnecessary--the information provided is applicable to any personal story the writer is considering writing.
The lecture was originally given at an American Christian Writers conference. If you want more information on their conferences and services visit www.acwriters.com.