Break Into Fiction 11 Steps To Building A Powerful Story

The result of all this work was the creation of Break Into Fiction®, a Template Teaching Series that simplifies the process of how to build a full story ...

Author: Dianna Love

Publisher: Silver Hawk Press LLC

ISBN: 9781940651859

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines


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Getting a book published is hard enough, but what about building a loyal reader base? It’s been said that nothing sells a book – to an editor or a reader – faster than a great story. Whether you’re a plotter or a pantser (write by the seat of your pants), Break Into Fiction® is the book that will help you find the weak spots (sagging middles, unlikeable characters, slow pacing and more) in your fiction stories. Editing is key to any story, but it starts with the author. Writing fast means nothing if the final story isn’t sound. But the sooner you grasp the power points for a story, the faster you’ll be able to build a strong backlist. Now you have a way to improve your writing one easy step at a time. Written by a New York Times and USA Today bestselling novelists, Break Into Fiction® is a workshop-in-a-book and the one resource all writers need to master the art of fiction. This book is based on the popular workshops Mary Buckham and Dianna Love taught in the US and internationally to beginning writers, multi-published authors and even a Pulitzer Prize winner. Their innovative method shows writers how to create stories of depth, excitement, and emotion with: • Easy-to-understand templates that guide the new writer through building a novel and show more experienced writers how to deepen a plot and take a first draft to the next level much more quickly • Reference examples from strongly-plotted popular genre films of suspense, classics, children, and romance • Simple worksheets to build a strong story through Character-Driven™ plotting for any genre • Troubleshooting tips that reveal how to find and fix holes that weaken the plot • Insights from best-selling novelists representing a variety of fiction genres • A bonus dialogue guide that reveals how to make a character come alive through conversation. Break Into Fiction® is here to help aspiring-to-bestselling authors with a step-by-step guide!

Breaking Into Fiction

A New Slant on the Craft and Craftiness of Writing Saleable Fiction David J. Gammon. =****) - - - - - - I N T R O DUCTION BETWEEN YOU AND ME.

Author: David J. Gammon


ISBN: UCAL:B3512881

Category: Short story

Page: 123

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Taboo Breaking the Rules In Christian Fiction

type on it, I'd pay the same. It would suit Smedley's purpose just as well. “Have you been good today?” I asked him. He simply cocked his head in reply, ...

Author: Grant Dillon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781611602333

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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What is "edgy" Christian fiction? Is nothing taboo anymore? When has the subjects of sex, nudity, violence, foul language been taken too far in Christian-"themed" fiction? Where do you draw the line? Should the edgy subgenre, with all its warts and bruises and very damaged characters, be examined for what it is, rather than offering up a sanitized account of what it isn't? Taboo subjects shouldn't be sugarcoated for the sake of money or fame. They should be exposed for what they are, and placed into their own separate category, not hidden "between the lines" within Christian literature. That seems like trickery. Some of these acts of trickery the Taboo author has found to be quite intentional on the edgy author's part. That just gives Christians and Christian fiction a bad rap. This book examines the edgy style from the edgy writer's point of view - and beyond.

Get Started in Writing Young Adult Fiction

How to write inspiring fiction for young readers Juliet Mushens ... Rather than fixating on how you will write once you get the perfect 1) computer or 2) ...

Author: Juliet Mushens

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473607088

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Learn how to write young adult fiction with imagination and verve. This is an authoritative and engaging introduction to writing young adult fiction for the complete beginner. It will help you understand how the genre works, the big do's and don't's - as well as giving you the inspiration and motivation you actually need to write. Written by a leading literary agent who knows what it takes to make it in this market, this book will give you the advice and tips you need to stand out. An essential book for anyone hoping to emulate the success and addictive qualities that characterize books like The Hunger Games, Twilight, Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars. ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.

Postmodern Fiction and the Break Up of Britain

The plot also revolves around a break-in at the house of the Marquess of Queensberry organised at the behest of Lord Alfred Douglas. Back in 1975 there was ...

Author: Hywel Dix

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441164193

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 178

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A monograph analysing the symbolic role played by contemporary fiction in the break-up of political and cultural consensus in British public life.

Write Fantastic Non fiction and Get it Published

have something to say that you care about, people will forgive imperfections in your accent and recording quality. To get started, you simply need a ...

Author: Claire Gillman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444136517

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

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""Write Fantastic Non-fiction and get it Published"" is designed specifically for you, if you want to turn your idea into a book. If you're wondering where to start, this book clearly explains how to select a subject, hone your research skills, explore different genres and styles and edit your work. It does more than simply review the different genres, however - it will, crucially, help you to master the skill of assessing your own work objectively - essential for any would-be writer. With your confidence strengthened through practical tips, insights and exercises, it will also give you the crucial insider information on and how to approach a publisher or find an agent. Written by an author with a track record of helping new writers secure agents and publishing deals, it will take you from 'would-be writer' to 'writer' quickly and painlessly

Get Started in Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy

How to write compelling and imaginative sci-fi and fantasy fiction Adam Roberts ... which would certainly get across to your reader that the story is set in ...

Author: Adam Roberts

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444795660

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO WRITING AWESOME AND AMAZING FICTION FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION. This is an authoritative and engaging introduction to writing science fiction and fantasy for the complete beginner. This book provides all the information, guidance, and advice you need to write great science fiction to captivate your readers. It will help you understand how the genre works, the big dos and don'ts - as well as giving you the inspiration and motivation you actually need to write. Written by a leading science fiction novelist and a Professor in Creative Writing at the University of London - you'll discover how to let your creativity flow, create incredible worlds, and get your novel finished. ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.

Get Started in Writing Historical Fiction

Look back at the historical object you explored in Chapter 1. Imagine a character, A, from one of the times your object has known and jot down a few notes ...

Author: Emma Darwin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473609679

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Do you have a compelling vision for a story set in the past? Are you inspired by novelists such as Alan Furst and Philippa Gregory? Get Started in Writing Historical Fiction is designed for anyone who wants to write in this exciting and wide-ranging genre of fiction, whatever your favorite style and era. Designed to build your confidence and help fire up creativity, this book is an essential guide to mastering the practicalities of writing historical fiction, showing you where to start with research, developing your plots, and convincingly and imaginatively capturing the voices of the past. Using Snapshots designed to get you writing quickly, Key Ideas to help crystallize thought, and a wealth of supplementary materials, this indispensable guide will have you telling amazing and rich historical stories in no time. You'll learn to research and plan your story, practice developing characters and settings, perfect your characters' voices, and transport the reader to another era. ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their stories. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises, and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community, at, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.

Break Into Travel Writing

Fiction vs nonfiction NONFICTION Nonfictionreliessolely on thetruthwhichmeans being factually correct is imperative. Travel writers relying on personal ...

Author: Beth Blair

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444171242

Category: Travel

Page: 288

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Getting paid to go on holiday may sound like a great lifestyle. But there's a lot of hard graft involved - particularly, breaking into this industry in the first place. Few industries have changed as rapidly as publishing, and within publishing few areas have changed as rapidly as travel publishing. This book will bring you bang up-to-date with the latest trends in blogging, social media, magazines, websites, travel guides, and travel books. It provides specific advice for each sector, on how to write and, just as importantly, how to get published. Written by Beth Blair, an American travel writer who has been published in books, magazines, and online, this book is full of practical and inspiring advice that will help you broaden your horizons and turn your travel writing into cash.

The Foreign in International Crime Fiction

In a global age like today, I'm simply writing about what comes up familiar ... (Qiu, 2010) Using crime fiction both as a career strategy to break into the ...

Author: Jean Anderson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441177032

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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'The foreigner' is a familiar character in popular crime fiction, from the foreign detective whose outsider status provides a unique perspective on a familiar or exotic location to the xenophobic portrayal of the criminal 'other'. Exploring popular crime fiction from across the world,� The Foreign in International Crime Writing� examines these popular works as 'transcultural contact zones' in which writers can tackle such issues as national identity, immigration, globalization and diaspora communities. Offering readings of 20th and 21st century crime writing from Norway, the UK, India, China, Europe and Australasia, the essays in this book open up new directions for scholarship on crime writing and transnational literatures.

Music Into Fiction

When Hoffmann left Bamberg in 1814 and moved to Berlin to assume a position in ... “Should any kind of philistinism ever be able to break into our poetic ...

Author: Theodore Ziolkowski

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781571139733

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 260

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Illuminates unexplored dimensions of the music-literature relationship and the sometimes unrecognized talents of certain famous writers and composers.

Modernist Fiction

... and recollections that break into the characters ' interior monologues . ... acting on Ford Madox Ford's suggestion that ' to get ... a man in fiction ...

Author: Randall Stevenson

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813108144

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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To many writers of the early twentieth century, modernism meant not only the reshaping or abandonment of tradition but also an interest in psychology and in new concepts of space, time, art, and language. Randall Stevenson's important new analysis of the genre presents a lucid, comprehensive introduction to modernist fiction, covering a wide range of writers and works. Drawing on narrative theory and cultural history, Stevenson offers fresh insights into the work of such important modernists as Henry James, Joseph Conrad, Ford Madox Ford, D.H. Lawrence, Wyndham Lewis, Dorothy Richardson, May Sinclair, Virginia Woolf, and James Joyce. In addition he discusses the work of Marcel Proust, an important figure in the development of modernism in Europe. This illuminating book places the new imagination of the modernist age in its historical context and looks at how and why the pressures of early twentieth century life led to the development of this distinctive and influential literary form. This accessible account of modernism, modernity, and the novel will be welcomed by students, scholars, and general readers alike.

Postmodern Artistry in Medievalist Fiction

Diogenes asks, and replies, “It's at the end of a race that you break into a burst of speed” (Davenport 990, 59). In Richardson's epistolary novels, ...

Author: Earl R. Anderson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476673004

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 242

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Focusing on modern-day fiction set in the Middle Ages or that incorporates medieval elements, this study examines storytelling components and rhetorical tropes in more than 60 works in five languages by more than 40 authors. Medievalist fiction got its "postmodern" start with such authors as Calvino, Fuentes, Carpentier and Eco. Its momentum increased since the 1990s with writers whose work has received less critical attention, like Laura Esquivel, Tariq Ali, Matthew Pearl, Matilde Asensi, Ildefonso Falcones, Andrew Davison, Bernard Cornwell, Donnal Woolfolk Cross, Ariana Franklin, Nicole Griffith, Levi Grossman, Conn Iggulden, Edward Rutherfurd, Javier Sierra, Alan Moore and Brenda Vantrease. The author explores a wide range of "medievalizing" tropes, discusses the negative responses of postmodernism and posits four "hard problems" in medievalist fiction.

Excess and Transgression in Simone de Beauvoir s Fiction

An ellipsis indicates a break in the narrative as Monique is unable or unwilling to pursue the idea that before, Maurice was always there when she needed ...

Author: Alison Holland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351937931

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

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Alison Holland’s innovative book fills a gap in Beauvoir studies by focusing on the writer’s frequently neglected novels and short stories, L’Invitée, Les Mandarins, Les Belles Images, and La Femme rompue. In illuminating the density and rich complexity of Beauvoir’s style, Holland challenges the often accepted view that Beauvoir’s writing is flat, detached, and controlled, revealing, rather, that her prose is frequently disrupted and inflected by forceful emotion. Holland shows that excess and transgression are intrinsic qualities of the texts, and argues that Beauvoir’s textual strategies duplicate madness in her fiction. Holland’s reading of Beauvoir’s fiction demonstrates the extent to which Beauvoir’s fiction undermines an ideologically patriarchal position on language. Her study is important not only for its re-evaluation of Beauvoir as a fiction writer but for its contribution to the wider debate on madness and literature.

Putting the Science in Fiction

Expert Advice for Writing with Authenticity in Science Fiction, Fantasy, ... about a plastic bag taking five hundred years to break down in a landfill.

Author: Dan Koboldt

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440353420

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 274

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Science and technology have starring roles in a wide range of genres--science fiction, fantasy, thriller, mystery, and more. Unfortunately, many depictions of technical subjects in literature, film, and television are pure fiction. A basic understanding of biology, physics, engineering, and medicine will help you create more realistic stories that satisfy discerning readers. This book brings together scientists, physicians, engineers, and other experts to help you: • Understand the basic principles of science, technology, and medicine that are frequently featured in fiction. • Avoid common pitfalls and misconceptions to ensure technical accuracy. • Write realistic and compelling scientific elements that will captivate readers. • Brainstorm and develop new science- and technology-based story ideas. Whether writing about mutant monsters, rogue viruses, giant spaceships, or even murders and espionage, Putting the Science in Fiction will have something to help every writer craft better fiction. Putting the Science in Fiction collects articles from "Science in Sci-fi, Fact in Fantasy," Dan Koboldt's popular blog series for authors and fans of speculative fiction ( Each article discusses an element of sci-fi or fantasy with an expert in that field. Scientists, engineers, medical professionals, and others share their insights in order to debunk the myths, correct the misconceptions, and offer advice on getting the details right.

Video Gaming in Science Fiction

... and has been a part of science fiction imagination for some time. in works such as Peripheral, for example, the divide between the game and the ...

Author: Jason Barr

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476666372

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 194

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As video gaming and gaming culture became more mainstream in the 1970s, science fiction authors began to incorporate aspects of each into their work. This study examines how media-fueled paranoia about video gaming--first emerging almost fifty years ago--still resonates in modern science fiction. The author reveals how negative stereotypes of gamers and gaming have endured in depictions of modern gamers in the media and how honest portrayals are still wanting, even in the "forward thinking" world of science fiction.

Fantasy Fiction into Film

It is consistent with this that the children never talk in terms of ... the wolves break into the Beavers' house, the children (and beavers) climb a tree ...

Author: Leslie Stratyner

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476611358

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 207

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This work examines the symbolism of fantasy fiction, literal and figurative representation in fantastic film adaptations, and the imaginative differences between page and screen. Essays focus on movies adapted from various types of fantasy fiction—novels, short stories and graphic novels—and study the transformation and literal translation from text to film in the Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Howl’s Moving Castle, Finding Neverland, The Wizard of Oz, Wicked and Practical Magic.

Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction

In fact, what I don't like about musicals is their unapologetic artificiality. How do those people all know they should break into the same song at the same ...

Author: Professor of Classics and Ancient History A B Bosworth

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198152876

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 370

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This volume collects ten contributions by leading scholars in the field of Alexander studies, which represent an advanced scholarship in this area.

Contemporary Pakistani Fiction in English

Although the expansion of critical terms, including what constitutes “Pakistani” and what “American” (645), helps Medovoi break out of the national ...

Author: Cara N. Cilano

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135907259

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

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Looking at a wide selection of Pakistani novels in English, this book explores how literary texts imaginatively probe the past, convey the present, and project a future in terms that facilitate a sense of collective belonging. The novels discussed cover a range of historical movements and developments, including pre-20th century Islamic history, the 1947 partition, the 1971 Pakistani war, the Zia years, and post-9/11 Pakistan, as well as pervasive themes, including ethnonationalist tensions, the zamindari system, and conspiracy thinking. The book offers a range of representations of how and whether collective belonging takes shape, and illustrates how the Pakistani novel in English, often overshadowed by the proliferation of the Indian novel in English, complements Pakistani multi-lingual literary imaginaries by presenting alternatives to standard versions of history and by highlighting the issues English-language literary production bring to the fore in a broader Pakistani context. It goes on to look at the literary devices and themes used to portray idea, nation and state as a foundation for collective belonging. The book illustrates the distinct contributions the Pakistani novel in English makes to the larger fields of postcolonial and South Asian literary and cultural studies.

Consciousness in Modernist Fiction

... lookedat this person, then at that person, tried to break into their talk, opened his mouth and shutitagain.Theywere talkingaboutthe fishing industry.

Author: V. Sotirova

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137307255

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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This stylistic study of consciousness in the Modernist novel explores shifts across different viewpoints and the techniques through which they are dialogically interconnected. The dialogic resonances in the presentation of character consciousness are analysed using linguistic evidence and evidence drawn from everyday conversational practices.