Writing That Gets Noticed: Find Your Voice, Become a Better Storyteller, Get Published

Estelle Erasmus
Published in 2023
by New World Library

In Writing That Gets Noticed, journalist and writing coach Estelle Erasmus shares experiences from her life editing magazines and helping writers develop their voices to guide those looking for ways to get started and how to pitch their stories and essays to be published. Each chapter includes short paragraphs with straightforward headlines of important topics from finding and honing your voice to best practices for pitching. Throughout the book are helpful strategies, writing exercises, resources, and tips, such as journaling and trying a six-word memoir as ways to warm up. Erasmus includes examples from her own essays and pitches, as well as examples of drafts from her students. There is also a chapter on writing personal essays in various formats, including narrative essays, hybrid essays, braided essays, and hermit crab essays. Along with advice, Erasmus offers words of encouragement when it comes to rejection and persistence: “It’s about consistently showing up after everyone else has given up.” 

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