The Very Short Story Starter

With 101 original and thought-provoking prompts, this workbook offers inspiration and guidance to help you write powerful stories under the creative constraints of length and time.

Author: John Gillard

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 1419730134

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Think about your writing from a new perspective and learn to tell a story in the most effective way possible with this flash fiction workbook. Popular with creative writers around the world, flash fiction is an ultra-short story format (usually 1,000 words or less) that distills a narrative into its most economic and impactful form. In this lay-flat paperback workbook you'll find 101 flash fiction writing prompts, each crafted to inspire an incredible variety of very short stories. Some prompts instruct you to focus on setting or developing a specific character. Other prompts ask you to play with story structure, to begin at the end or jump right into the middle of the action. You are also encouraged to bring the journal to different locations (a coffee shop or a museum) and take story cues from your surroundings. With helpful writing tips and just the right amount of space to write, this journal is the perfect tool to jump-start a flash fiction writing practice.

101 Pocket Writing Tips Techniques

After decades of studying and applying the writing craft, award-winning author, Ronda Hinrichsen, shares "how-to-write" tips and answers many frequently-asked-questions to guide writers in their personal writing journeys.

Author: Ronda Hinrichsen

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1517175151

Category:

Page: 106

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After decades of studying and applying the writing craft, award-winning author, Ronda Hinrichsen, shares "how-to-write" tips and answers many frequently-asked-questions to guide writers in their personal writing journeys.

101 Tips on Writing and Selling Your First Novel

Write about the places you know, you love or the places you enjoy writing about.
The bottom line: Set your book in the place where you can best tell your story. Tip
#42. Get 'em out of the house and the office. The term armchair traveler has ...

Author: Prudy Taylor Board

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595293131

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 174

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"101 Tips on Writing and Selling Your First Novel takes you from the baby steps of getting organized to full-blown marketing with well-written, well-organized, information-packed pages that have even the 'greenest' of writers submitting a professional and polished manuscript for publication. Ms. Taylor's readers will be empowered with confidence, having the knowledge that all their bases are covered when submitting their first, and subsequent, novels for publication." -Ingrid Taylor, Small Press Review "As a novice writer, you must have a good grasp of the basics, and now it's here! Not only will 101 TIPS show you how to write, but once your book is ready, how to sell. Allow yourself to be one of the very small percentage of writers who approach agents, editors, and publishers, in a professional manner, with your work ready to be seen!" -Babs Lakey, Publisher, Futures Mysterious Anthology Magazine, www.fmam.biz "For years I have been struggling with a novel in progress. Prudy Taylor Board's worksheet pages, calendars, making the characters alive and functioning, have all helped me see my novel as a living, moving, productive vehicle. Every writer should have this book and every workshop facilitator should use it as a textbook. It is the most complete "trip ticket" for writers I have come across in 40 years of writing." -Virginia B. Elliott, Naples, Florida

101 Tips on Writing and Selling Your First Novel

Asageneral rule, your main characters must have changed by the time you write
our two favorite words: The End. The change does not always have tobe drastic,
especially ingenre fiction. It can beas simple as your character having learned a ...

Author: Prudy Board

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781469724362

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 189

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"101 Tips on Writing and Selling Your First Novel takes you from the baby steps of getting organized to full-blown marketing with well-written, well-organized, information-packed pages that have even the 'greenest' of writers submitting a professional and polished manuscript for publication. Ms. Taylor's readers will be empowered with confidence, having the knowledge that all their bases are covered when submitting their first, and subsequent, novels for publication." -Ingrid Taylor, Small Press Review "As a novice writer, you must have a good grasp of the basics, and now it's here! Not only will 101 TIPS show you how to write, but once your book is ready, how to sell. Allow yourself to be one of the very small percentage of writers who approach agents, editors, and publishers, in a professional manner, with your work ready to be seen!" -Babs Lakey, Publisher, Futures Mysterious Anthology Magazine, www.fmam.biz "For years I have been struggling with a novel in progress. Prudy Taylor Board's worksheet pages, calendars, making the characters alive and functioning, have all helped me see my novel as a living, moving, productive vehicle. Every writer should have this book and every workshop facilitator should use it as a textbook. It is the most complete "trip ticket" for writers I have come across in 40 years of writing." -Virginia B. Elliott, Naples, Florida

Book Report

Readers will learn: How To Decide if Your Book Concept has Publishing Potential, How to Create Unique Storytelling Ideas, How To Improve Writing Skills, Why It Is Important to Market the Book Proposal and Query Letter Not The Book, How to ...

Author: Mark Shaw

Publisher: Books for Life Fndtn

ISBN: 0971759669

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

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Based on practical advice from Mark Shaw, the author of fifteen published books, Book Report is the only reference on book publishing alternatives writers will ever need. Readers will learn: How To Decide if Your Book Concept has Publishing Potential, How to Create Unique Storytelling Ideas, How To Improve Writing Skills, Why It Is Important to Market the Book Proposal and Query Letter Not The Book, How to Create Exciting Book Proposals and Query Letters, How To Find the Right Literary Agent or Publisher, and Why it is Important to Avoid Subsidy Publishers.

Write Your Short Story

Not sure how to begin a short story? Let me help you! Whether you're a beginner or a published writer always looking for new ideas, this little book is for you!

Author: Lorena A Falcón

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798645725266

Category:

Page: 72

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Not sure how to begin a short story? Let me help you! Whether you're a beginner or a published writer always looking for new ideas, this little book is for you! After a quick introduction to short stories and their elements, you'll find tips on short story writing and a list of 101 ideas for your next short story. I hope these writing ideas serve you as inspiration and starters for your writing. They are grouped in three categories situations, first sentence and last sentence. But that's only for clarity, you can use them anyway you like. Curious about my short stories? You can check some mini-stories here -> amazon.com/dp/B07VCW6PDV

101 Creative Writing Exercises

Discover effective writing concepts, tools, and techniques. Create projects you can publish. Ideal for new and experienced writers alike, this book will enlighten and inspire you with exciting new ideas.

Author: Melissa Donovan

Publisher:

ISBN: 0615547850

Category: Creative writing

Page: 216

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101 Creative Writing Exercises takes you on an adventure through the world of creative writing. Explore different forms and genres by experimenting with fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Discover effective writing concepts, tools, and techniques. Create projects you can publish. Ideal for new and experienced writers alike, this book will enlighten and inspire you with exciting new ideas. Freewriting Journaling and Memoir Fiction and Storytelling Form Poetry and Free Verse Article and Blog Writing By Melissa Donovan, Founder and Editor of Writing Forward, a critically acclaimed blog packed with creative writing tips and ideas

101 Habits of Highly Successful Novelists

Not only do we produce many different types of novels, we tend to view the craft
of fiction writing in a manner as ... the nutsandbolts specifics of writing and selling
as a guide for the beginner, our views and advice are remarkably similar. This is
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Author: Andrew McAleer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440515248

Category: Reference

Page: 240

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This title focuses on the behaviors necessary to succeed in the dog-eat-dog world of fiction writing by asking successful authors how they practice their craft. Readers will learn how to adopt those habits on their quest to become novelists. The book will inspire, nourish, and provide the needed kick in the pants to turn the wannabes into doers! The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Novelists is full of "aha" experiences as the reader uncovers the collected wisdom from the cream of today’s fiction writers.

Practical Tips for Writing Popular Fiction

... 63 - 64 occult novel , 22 Olympics , 10 omniscient observer , 63 - 64 On
Becoming a Novelist , 3 , 105 Ordinary People ... 94 , 101 Love Story , 14 Quality
Paperback Book Club , The , 126 M McCormack , Tom , 106 - 07 McMurtry , Larry
, 101 ...

Author: Robyn Carr

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 089879515X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 149

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Offers advice on writing genre fiction, covering characterization, plot construction, motivation, dialogue, and pacing

NaNoWriMo 101

This book goes into great detail about everything you need to know to be successful during NaNoWriMo. It also covers things you may not have thought of, such as what to do when the novel is finished.

Author: HowExpert

Publisher: HowExpert

ISBN: 9781647587673

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 53

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Have you always dreamed of writing a novel? NaNoWriMo offers your chance. It is a 30 day challenge in which you write a complete novel during National Novel Writing Month. This book will help you learn what NaNoWriMo has to offer, and how to make the most of the challenge. You will learn about required preparation, strategies, resources, and more. Learn how to overcome the most common obstacles to writing a book, and learn what to do to make sure you are successful in NaNoWriMo. This book goes into great detail about everything you need to know to be successful during NaNoWriMo. It also covers things you may not have thought of, such as what to do when the novel is finished. It covers the basics of what to do with your work when the writing and editing is completed, and where to find resources for getting your work read by the masses. The tips and tools you will find within these pages is helpful for all writers, not just those participating in NaNoWriMo. With this information you can develop daily writing habits, write your first novel, and start getting your work seen by the world. If you’re an established writer, NaNoWriMo can help you get back on the bandwagon with your next hit. About the Expert Nicole Thomas is an established copywriter with more than 10 years of experience in the field. She has been writing novels, short stories and prose since 1993, with several publications in literary magazines over the years. She also has work self-published in various arenas. In addition, she has completed the NaNoWriMo challenge twice, and is currently working on a third novel and a non-fiction book series. Nicole lives in rural Missouri, the same state in which she attended high school and university. In her spare time she enjoys camping, concerts, festivals, and spending time with her children and local family. HowExpert publishes quick 'how to' guides on all topics from A to Z by everyday experts.

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

Full color cover . America now available to nonmembers . Market only $ 8.95 ( + .
N.Y . res . tax ) . Dealer discounts available . Science Fiction Resources , 101
reports , writing tips , inside info on the st community . $ 10 / 6 issues . SFWA ,
Dept.

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105011991523

Category: Fantasy fiction

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The High School Student s Guide to Writing a Great Research Paper

Presents a guide to writing a research paper, covering such topics as finding sources, taking research notes, creating an outline, writing the first draft, and completing the final version.

Author: Erika Eby

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781601386045

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Presents a guide to writing a research paper, covering such topics as finding sources, taking research notes, creating an outline, writing the first draft, and completing the final version.

101 Questions to Improve Your Novel

These 101 questions and explanations will help you improve and check your novel's opening, plot and character development, conflict, pacing, dialogue, and of course the writing itself.

Author: Kristen James

Publisher:

ISBN: 0692448713

Category:

Page: 108

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From plot twists to dialogue, authors have a long list to think about when revising and polishing a novel. These 101 questions and explanations will help you improve and check your novel's opening, plot and character development, conflict, pacing, dialogue, and of course the writing itself. After months or years of working on a story, it's difficult to check the quality on every fiction element. 101 Questions looks at overarching issues, small details, and writing technique. You may learn about new techniques and tips, see a method differently, or realize that you forgot a trick. This handy list of 101 questions explores many possible ways to improve specific areas, add layers and depth, strengthen conflict, find plot holes, and identify writing issues. Sample Question - #40. Do all of your characters have strong feelings about each other? Working on this element truly adds another layer to your story. In life, we meet people and classify them right away. It's not often that we know a person but don't have any opinions or feelings about them. But we see that in stories all the time. Sometimes I read or edit a novel and have a hard time telling the characters apart. This arises when the characters aren't distinct, but it's also caused by a lack of feeling toward each other. If your hero really dislikes another character, that will color the hero's description and interaction with that character. Take a closer look at your work: make a list of all of your characters and then describe how your hero feels about them. If your hero doesn't feel anything that shows in your story right now, do you need to make that character more colorful? And by colorful, I mean annoying, more pushy, more opinionated, more deceitful, more secretive, more talkative, more silent, more helpful, more sweet, more of a pushover, more something? Look at the relationship between all of your main characters. It might help to make a chart. Then think about how they interact and secretly feel about each other. You can have a lot of fun in this area, and it really deepens your story.

The Easy Way to Write a Novel That Sells

Amateurs think it's something that only others can do. These are some of the most persistent myths that surround the writing process. Rob Parnell's new book explodes those myths!

Author: Rob Parnell

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1514698994

Category:

Page: 254

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Rob Parnell, "the world's foremost writing guru" - and Kindle bestselling author, brings you the ultimate easy way to write a novel that sells. Even if you've never written a word of fiction before! Here's a complete guide to planning, creating and writing a great full length novel in the shortest possible time. Includes a 12-module Fiction 101 writing course to help you with the 'rules' of characterization, plotting, point of view, scene structure, novel templates and much more. With step by step, no nonsense tips, techniques and simple strategies, this book will enable you to turn your most treasured dream - to write a novel that sells - into a reality. You'll be able to turn on the tap to instant creativity. You will gain the all important Author's Mindset! You'll learn how to banish self doubt and lack of confidence. You'll have access to all the tricks and skills of professional writers. Best of all, whilst writing for no more than an hour or two a day, you'll be able to finish an entire novel - easily - in less than a month. Guaranteed! Most people - even some professional writers - think that writing a novel is hard. That it's something that requires dedication, talent and heaps of spare time. Amateurs think it's something that only others can do. These are some of the most persistent myths that surround the writing process. Rob Parnell's new book explodes those myths! Based on information gleaned from twenty-five years of writing and working with hundreds of writers, artists, screenwriters, agents, producers, directors, managers and publishers, this book will take you on an exciting journey. It's a frank, honest and thorough road map to success. You will learn how to write fast and well and easily - in fact, probably faster and better than you ever thought possible! You Will Discover: * How to acquire an author's mindset - easily, quickly and without effort. * Writing Q.E.D - creating compelling fiction no-one can ignore! * The trick to getting your reader to love your characters * Revolutionary F.A.S.T. editing * The Six Killer Rules for writing any fiction. * The Ten Deadly Sins writers commit - so you don't have to! * How to deal with procrastination and the dreaded writer's block. * How to deal with distractions including family, friends and spouses! * Learn the secret to boundless creativity * All the tips, tools and techniques necessary for fast, faultless fiction! * All this and much, much more! These skills would likely take you years to learn. Why waste that valuable time? It's all here! Rob has been a writer all his life. He's passionate about writing. Ask any of his 100,000 students at www.easywaytowrite.com and they'll tell you. His aim is to help writers - no matter where they're at - to succeed. Here's a secret: Good fiction writing can be taught. You don't need to be a genius, or hugely talented or even clever. Good writing can be taught. Have you ever been amazed by an author's success? Especially when their writing is average? There's a reason for it. The truth is anyone, with the right guidance, can create compelling fiction. Anyone can write a brilliant novel. Yep. Even you. Over the years, Rob has worked with thousands of writers, on all kinds of projects. The same excuses keep coming up. * I don't have the time to write * I can't get my head around this story - it's too hard * I don't know where to start * I'm not good enough * I can't get this character right * This plot doesn't work as well I thought it would You've probably used a few of these yourself in the past. The fact is all the above excuses are the result of wrong thinking. That's where "The Easy Way to Write a Novel That Sells" can help you most. It goes right to heart of writers' problems and deconstructs them from the inside out.

International Directory of Little Magazines Small Presses

Fiction . “ We primarily are consultants for book - length works only . Send a query
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Excelling at the Craft of Writing

For any writer hoping to reinvigorate their writing, this is the place to start.

Author: Greg Johnson

Publisher: Faithhappenings Publishing

ISBN: 1941555128

Category:

Page: 348

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Looking to elevate your craft? Since 2011, the WordServe Water Cooler-the official blog of the WordServe Literary Agency-has allowed writers to encourage, engage, and enrich each other on their writing journeys. Now, the best of the Water Cooler's writing on craft has been compiled in one place. Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, have been working on a novel for decades or are just dipping your toes into the world of publishing, the tips and tricks offered here will take your craft to the next level. The easy-to-read, engaging essays cover a range of topics, from organizing and outlining your work to creating powerful characters and dialogue to fine-tuning your language, style, and voice. With proven advice from more than thirty published authors, Excelling at the Craft of Writing moves from the first seeds of starting your writing project up to the last stages of creating a proposal and pitching your work to agents. For any writer hoping to reinvigorate their writing, this is the place to start.

Christian Writers Market Guide 2005

Topics include : Column Writing 101 , Introduction to Self - Publishing , Writing for
Children , Writing Your Family History , Writing for ... Beginning to advanced
workshops in fiction , nonfiction , proposal writing , and more . ... Click on “ Advice
.

Author: Sally E. Stuart

Publisher: Shaw

ISBN: 0877882002

Category: Reference

Page: 609

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Twenty Years of Equipping Christian Writers. Countless books can help you hone your writing skills, but The Christian Writers’ Market Guide is the one reference tool that helps you get what you write into the hands of the industry’s top publishers and marketers. The most up-to-date marketing resource for Christian writer–and the only one written exclusively for this specialized market–the twentieth edition of this reference guide includes information on agents, editors, publisher guidelines, specialty markets, and more. Whether you are a beginning or advanced writer, full-time freelancer, agent, editor, publisher, publicist, instructor, or student, The Christian Writers’ Market Guide 2005 is your best link to new or expanded publishing success. “An indispensable tool. For all you writers on Christian topics, this is the reference you have to buy.” –Writers’ Journal “An essential reference for anyone seeking to be published in the Christian community.” –The Midwest Book Review “Stuart’s guide stands out from the rest with its wealth of information and helpful hints.” –Book Reviews for Church Librarians “The single most valuable tool for those who wish to get their writing published.” –CLASS Communiqué

The Writer

Mike Dixon , Ed . Fiction , to 1,200 words , for junior - high - age young people . ...
Seasoned scripters and pros entering this fast - growing field all benefit from our
latest market news , writing tips , exclusive agent and producer contacts . career ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015067425150

Category: Authorship

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Author 101

When I first began to get serious about writing and publishing my fiction , in the
early 1980s , I devoured every issue of ... WRITERS " I strongly recommend that
you start reading Writer ' s Digest magazine , Writer ' s Digest which is full of tips
on ...

Author: Rick Frishman

Publisher: Adams Media

ISBN: 1593374178

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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This new series of instructional books helps beginning writers navigate the crowded publishing marketplace. It's an all-in-one publishing curriculum for anyone who has ever wanted to turn a good idea into a bestseller.

The Write Stuff

( from Writing for Young Adults , Chap . 3 ) page 89 Chapter 10 Memory ( from
Writing Life Stories , Chap . 2 ) page 101 Chapter 11 Matters of Style ( from
Writing Fiction Step by Step , Chap . 13 ) page 107 Chapter 12 Fantasy Races (
from ...

Author: Writer's Digest Books (Firm)

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ISBN: PSU:000060347527

Category: Authorship

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