Where One Hears the Rain: Finding Your Voice and Crafting Your Story, from Inspiration to Publication


Where One Hears the Rain is a comprehensive, entertaining, and informative guide that explores the art of memoir writing and provides aspiring authors with the tools and inspiration to craft their own compelling personal narratives.

Drawing on his journey as an author, collaborative writer, and decade-long tenure as a memoir writing workshop instructor, Chris Epting offers invaluable insights and practical advice to guide writers to their unique voice and shape their personal stories. This book delves into the essential aspects of memoir writing, from uncovering inspiration to developing compelling narratives to organizing and structuring the autobiographical narrative for maximum emotional impact.

What sets Where One Hears the Rain apart is Epting’s incorporation of lessons learned from his mentor, the legendary author John Cheever. Epting weaves Cheever’s teachings seamlessly into the fabric of the book, enriching readers’ understanding of the craft and exposing them to the wisdom passed down from one literary generation to another.

This book is a treasure trove of knowledge for aspiring memoirists, covering every aspect of the writing and publishing process, including the intricacies of the publishing industry. Epting’s exhaustive approach ensures that readers are equipped with the tools and know-how to navigate the path to publication successfully. Moreover, the inclusion of personal anecdotes from Epting’s own writing experiences adds depth and authenticity, making the book both engaging and instructional.

Where One Hears the Rain: Finding Your Voice and Crafting Your Story, from Inspiration to Publication is an indispensable resource for anyone seeking to embark on the memoir writing journey. Chris Epting’s expertise, combined with his passion for storytelling, makes this book an invaluable companion that will inspire, educate, and empower writers as they strive to share their own unique narratives with the world.