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    Question Looking for guides/books that teach creating personal anecdotes-based books.

    Hello everyone,


    I will be very thankful for any suggestion for the bellow-


    I am looking for guides(ebooks preferred) that teach how to create/write a personal anecdotes-based book, that will be based on a central theme/concept/premise.

    I am looking to find ways and methods to brainstorm myself, for such themes and topics for the book, like:
    starting with the obvious major topics, but also being able to recognize untapped topics and stories, within myself, that may be also helpful, especially anecdotes that I experienced in recent times(and less from the past)

    The type of anecdotes/theme, that I am willing to include in the book, aren't necessarily about life-changing experiences, but are just fun and interesting to read.

    For example:
    Let's say that I work in pizza delivery, but I only deliver a single pizza per day, because I live in a small cold town. This may be a source for many anecdotes that I personally experienced, and hopefully, may be entertaining and interesting to read/listen.

    Subjects that I am looking to learn about:

    1.
    Ways and methods to brainstorm myself, that may help me to find anecdotes/topics/themes/ in my own life and from my own life's experiences(recent times preferred)
    2.
    How to select/shape the best theme and concept, so the book will be more appealing to the readers.
    3.
    How to create original and innovative themes and topics, so the book will have a chance to stand-out ,and be as original as possible.
    4.
    Any additional issues about the subject, that I am not aware of, yet.

    I read several memoir writing books, but I found it hard to find information about creating such anecdotes-based books, as described above, which aren't necessarily about life-changing experiences, but rather, are just fun and interesting to read(theme/concept-based)

    I also read some books about writing nonfiction books, in general(finding topic, research etc), but they didn't cover enough material about anecdotes-based book writing, specifically.

    I will be very thankful for suggestion about any guides or ebooks, that teach the above, or as close as possible to the above.

    Thank you!
    Last edited by creativitytogo; 12-05-2018 at 10:07 AM.

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