“Fiction-Writing as Self-Help: Telling a Story with a Take-Away” with Anna Elias
Anna Elias – Fiction Writing as Self-Help
A HOT new trend in the book world (for both writers and readers) is fiction as self-help. At one time, these two genres were like oil and water. The Wayne Dyers of the world had a totally different spin on how self-help should be written. What’s fun about writing fiction as self-help is that it’s not only entertaining but you get a take-away too. It’s a double whammy for the reader.
In these times of stress and worry, picking up a great fiction book that takes you away from the world for a moment yet nourishes your soul too, is a priceless piece of literary art. This is why so many publishers are eating them up and wanting more. They’re a smokin’ hot category to know how to properly write and established author and producer Anna Elias will show you exactly what you need to know to ace it and get your “Fiction Self-Help” book written and published.
After earning her Production Degree from the University of Florida, Anna started her career as Don Johnson’s assistant on Miami Vice. She later worked as a Location Manager and/or Asst. Manager on the TV series In the Heat of the Night and such feature films as Sommersby (Richard Gere, Jodie Foster), Nell (Jodie Foster, Liam Neeson), The Rainmaker (Matt Damon), My Dog Skip (Kevin Bacon, Diane Lane), 12 Monkeys (Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe), A Time to Kill (Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey), Practical Magic (Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman), and The Client (Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones).
She has written many spec screenplays and teleplays, including Star Trek: The Next Generation. She has co-written and doctored independent films, and written and produced award-winning short films like Hereditary Misfortune that won the Jury Prize at the Beverly Hills Film Festival.