Bring Your Fiction to Life

... Spirits Series [a couple hours each] Final read-through Shadows of the Night [throughout the first part of the month] Revised Bring Your Fiction to Life ...

Author: Karen S. Wiesner

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440349867

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Craft a Story That Towers Above the Rest You know it when you read it: In page after page and scene after scene, a truly engrossing novel has qualities that set it apart. Authentic characters, a well-rounded plot, and immersive settings work in harmony to create a three-dimensional experience--one you can practically step inside and explore. But while you can recognize this work when you read it, writing it can be much more challenging. Bring Your Fiction to Life teaches you how to build a solid narrative structure and layer in lush, textured scenes to create a story that rings true. You'll learn how to: • Master the three-dimensional aspects of characters, plots, and settings using detailed sketches that define the past, present, and future aspects of each element. • Develop complex opening, resolution, and bridge scenes that expertly lead readers through your fictional world. • Construct and analyze an outline for your manuscript, using tools and techniques to analyze scenes that lack dimensionality. • Brainstorm, research, and draft efficiently and effectively, and juggle multiple projects with ease. Packed with story-development charts, worksheets, and checklists, Bring Your Fiction to Life shows you how to craft a vivid story world that readers will instantly recognize as remarkable.

Making Good Choices Series Book 1 Taking Responsibility Builds Trust

The stories are interactive in two ways: 1) The stories are designed to allow you and your child to interact together. Reading the stories, you'll think of many similar incidents you and your child have faced.

Author: Karen Sue Wiesner

Publisher: Writers Exchange E-Publishing

ISBN: 9781876962449

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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The Making Good Choices Series is an interactive set of stories and illustrations designed to help parents and kids understand each other and to work together toward making good decisions. For Parents: The Making Good Choices Series is designed specifically for preschoolers up to elementary school-aged children. Kids this age are facing some of the first hard choices they'll make. Sometimes it's not easy for them to understand what parents want and why they want it. In the stories that follow, the kids will make choices on their own, either good or not so good, and learn about important concepts that will set the groundwork for the rest of their lives. The language throughout is in a simple-to-grasp tone. The stories are interactive in two ways: 1) The stories are designed to allow you and your child to interact together. Reading the stories, you'll think of many similar incidents you and your child have faced. Share those situations and try to get your child to decide whether they made good choices and how to do so in the future. 2) Within each story, you'll see highlighted words and graphics. In the electronic version of this story, these words are "hot linked". By clicking on these, you can jump to another place for further exploring and fun. For Kids: Being a kid is hard, isn't it? So many things to do and see, and Mom and Dad always saying "No" when you want a "Yes." Sometimes it's not easy to understand your parents. But when you make good choices, you'll start to understand them a little more each time. That's what the Making Good Choices Series is all about. The stories in this book will help you make sense of why your parents say "No", why they say "Yes" and how you can hear more "Yes" from them more often. Following each story, kids, you'll get a chance to decide if the character in the story made good choices. In the electronic version, click on either "Yes" or "No" and find out if you made the best choice. You'll also find special, fun things tucked into the stories: Plant a seed: Kids, when you see this picture in the electronic book, click on it and we'll plant a special seed of understanding. Gold star: Kids, when you see Reb's Gold Star, click on it in the electronic book and we'll do something extra fun

Creating Character Bringing Your Story to Life

New York: Broadway Books, 2001. Hart, Jack. A Writer's Coach: The Complete Guide to Writing Strategies That Work. New York: Anchor Books, 2006.

Author: William Bernhardt

Publisher: Babylon Books

ISBN: 9780997901085

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 144

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All fiction is character-driven, according to William Bernhardt, despite what you might have heard elsewhere. If your characters don’t interest readers, even the most exciting plots will fail. “Action is character,” Aristotle wrote, but what does that mean, and how can you use that fundamental principle to create dynamic fiction that will captivate readers? This book explains the relationship between character and plot, and how the perfect melding of the two produces a mesmerizing story. Using examples spanning from The Odyssey to The Da Vinci Code, Bernhardt discusses the art of character creation in a direct and easily comprehended manner. The book also includes exercises designed to help writers apply these ideas to their own work. William Bernhardt is the author of more than fifty novels, including the blockbuster Ben Kincaid series of legal thrillers. Bernhardt is also one of the most sought-after writing instructors in the nation. His programs have educated many authors now published by major houses. He is the only person to have received the Southern Writers Gold Medal Award, the Royden B. Davis Distinguished Author Award (U Penn) and the H. Louise Cobb Distinguished Author Award (OSU), which is given "in recognition of an outstanding body of work that has profoundly influenced the way in which we understand ourselves and American society at large." The Red Sneaker Writing Center is dedicated to helping writers achieve their literary goals. What is a red sneaker writer? A committed writer seeking useful instruction and guidance rather than obfuscation and attitude. Red sneakers get the job done, and so do red sneaker writers, by paying close attention to their art and craft, committing to hard work, and never quitting. Are you a red sneaker writer? If so, this book is for you.

How to Fix Your Novel

Topics include: Story Structure Character Building Viewpoint Tense Voice Setting Conflict Suspense Mystery Dialogue Writing Big Beginnings and Endings Getting Published Whether you're a first time novelist still planning your story, or an ...

Author: Steve Alcorn

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 1470102617

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 254

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Have you started a novel, only to get part way into the manuscript and find yourself stuck? Or do you have an idea for a novel, but aren't sure where to begin? Have you completed a first draft, but feel it doesn't quite have the luster of professional writing? In this lively and fun-to-read guide, Steve Alcorn shows you the remedies you need to achieve success. Step by step, you'll breathe life into old manuscripts, create new novels that read like bestsellers, and put the spark back into your writing life. Topics include: Story Structure Character Building Viewpoint Tense Voice Setting Conflict Suspense Mystery Dialogue Writing Big Beginnings and Endings Getting Published Whether you're a first time novelist still planning your story, or an experienced author looking for ways to bring your fiction to life, How to Fix Your Novel is the ideal prescription.

Entrepreneur Bring Your Vision to Life The Guide for Christian Entrepreneurs to Turn What If Into Reality

He is particularly interested in fiction and has written six novels under a pseudonym. He has a desire to work with and help other authors who are creating ...

Author: Ralph McCall

Publisher: Destinée Media

ISBN: 9780975908228

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 120

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What are God-given your dreams and desires? What is your vision for the world? How do you want to make a difference? . . . Perhaps you have an inspiration to start a new humanitarian organization, or a new ministry? Or maybe you have an idea to start a new commercial enterprise? It s time to get your ideas off the ground! This book invites you on a twenty-five day journey that takes an idea, refines it, and makes it into a reality. Throughout the journey, you will come to understand the motivational and spiritual aspects of starting a new enterprise and bringing your vision to life.

Until Death Do Us Part Book 2 of the Incognito Series

In addition to being a popular writing reference instructor and writer, ... and Bring Your Fiction to Life: Crafting ThreeDimensional Stories with Depth and ...

Author: Karen Wiesner

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312344242

Category: Fiction

Page: 342

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Men and women who have sacrificed their personal identities to live in the shadows and uphold justice for all--no matter the cost. Network operatives Kirsten Ulrick and Ash Barnett go undercover to protect Raven Harris and her husband from their seemingly invisible enemy. When Raven's life is threatened because of evidence she and her partner uncovered on a dangerously corrupt man of power, and old, unhealed wounds are pierced again, Raven and Casey must renew their vows or let go forever...dead or alive. Ash and Kirsten accept that they can't protect the Harris' without becoming involved in their lives, but seeing the couples' pain reflects their own private torment. For them, there is no life and no love, only duty.

Write a Novel in 10 Minutes a Day

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.

Author: Grubb Katharine Grubb

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 9781529352481

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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LEARN HOW TO WRITE FICTION BY WRITING EVERY DAY Would you like to write but have no spare time? Do you not know where to begin? Write A Novel In 10 Minutes A Day will help you sculpt a full-length piece of creative writing in just ten minutes a day. Starting with a daily practical exercise, it will help you manage your writing schedule within this time frame and help you bring your novel to life. You will be able to clarify your vision and review your time commitments, as well as understand your own abilities. Learning to observe the world around you, write quickly and tap into your unique voice will help you to create all the elements of your story and, by the time you've finished all the exercises, you'll have created something beautiful. 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.

Is Life Like This A Guide to Writing Your First Novel in Six Months

do so, you don't have a novel yet. Don't worry about all of this, however. Not just yet. It may take you until the next draft before it happens.

Author: John Dufresne

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393065411

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 314

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Encourges aspiring writers to take their first tentative steps, with a six-month program that offers exercises designed to sharpen a writer's command of novel-length storytelling.

Write Your Life Story and Get it Published Teach Yourself

But when you fictionalize your life story you can keep the reader intrigued for longer by dangling a piece of information in front of them, ...

Author: Anne Gawthorpe

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444129885

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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If you have ever wanted to write down your life story but never found the time or the confidence, this book is for you. It will help you to find a style that suits you, collect and structure all the information you need, plan your story and discover your voice. In reading this book you will learn how to gather anecdotes and other infromation from your different sources, plan and structure your work and, ultimately, how and where to publish, guided by a highly experienced and prize-winning winning author. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of writing your life story. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Historical Research for Novel Writers

The information you can find within this book has not only facts and figures, but access to letters and diaries, videos and audio files with music, speeches and oral accounts of life in earlier times.

Author: Karen MacMurray

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1500282561

Category:

Page: 298

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Knowledge of the culture, politics, customs and events of a historical period and the judicious placement in a historical novel can facilitate a sense of reality and provides interest in the characters and their challenges. Most historical resources are dry tomes you have to wade through to find the jewels that can bring your novel to life. Historical Research for Novel Writers takes a visual approach to make the research easier and more compelling. The information you can find within this book has not only facts and figures, but access to letters and diaries, videos and audio files with music, speeches and oral accounts of life in earlier times. A large chapter covers Daily Life in numerous countries and cultures. This information goes into depth as to clothing, food, literature, inventions, etiquette and customs, major events and housing. Travel essays written from the 16th century describes the transportation, villages, farms and occupations. Photography or sketches illustrate conditions to better allow the writer to add accurate description and detail to his or her manuscript.

Creating Character

Red sneakers get the job done, and so do red sneaker writers, by paying close attention to their art and craft, committing to hard work, and never quitting. Are you a red sneaker writer? If so, this book is for you.

Author: William Bernhardt

Publisher:

ISBN: 098937890X

Category: Characters and characteristics in literature

Page: 140

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All fiction is character-driven, according to William Bernhardt, despite what you might have heard elsewhere. If your characters don't interest readers, even the most exciting plots will fail. "Action is character," Aristotle wrote, but what does that mean, and how can you use that fundamental principle to create dynamic fiction that will captivate readers? This book explains the relationship between character and plot, and how the perfect melding of the two produces a mesmerizing story. Using examples spanning from The Odyssey to The Da Vinci Code, Bernhardt discusses the art of character creation in a direct and easily comprehended manner. The book also includes exercises designed to help writers apply these ideas to their own writing. William Bernhardt is the author of more than thirty novels, including the blockbuster Ben Kincaid series of legal thrillers. Bernhardt is also one of the most sought-after writing instructors in the nation. His programs have educated many authors now published by major houses. He is the only person to have received the Southern Writers Gold Medal Award, the Royden B. Davis Distinguished Author Award (U Penn) and the H. Louise Cobb Distinguished Author Award (OSU), which is given "in recognition of an outstanding body of work that has profoundly influenced the way in which we understand ourselves and American society at large." The Red Sneaker Writing Center is dedicated to helping writers achieve their literary goals. What is a red sneaker writer? A committed writer seeking useful instruction and guidance rather than obfuscation and attitude. Red sneakers get the job done, and so do red sneaker writers, by paying close attention to their art and craft, committing to hard work, and never quitting. Are you a red sneaker writer? If so, this book is for you.

Your Perfect Life

A Novel Liz Fenton, Lisa Steinke ... The Simon & Schuster Speakers Bureau can bring authors to your live event. ... Life change events—Fiction. 4.

Author: Liz Fenton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476730578

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Waking up the morning after their 20th high-school reunion to discover that they have switched bodies, childhood best friends Casey and Rachel navigate disparate challenges in the face of workaholic Casey's gossip television job and Rachel's mother-and-wife responsibilities. Original.

Life Balance Is Fiction

Finding Your Passion Will Bring a Life Built to Last Jerry Porras, Stewart Emery, Mark Thompson. FTPress Delivers Elements An eburst of inspiration for ...

Author: Jerry Porras

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0137060327

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 10

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This Element is an excerpt from Success Built to Last: Creating a Life that Matters (ISBN: 9780132287517) by Jerry Porras, Stewart Emery, and Mark Thompson. Available in print and digital formats. As conventionally defined, “balance” doesn’t matter. Passion does. Learn how to find it--and start living it! CEOs and Nobel laureates don’t have “balance.” The Dalai Lama doesn’t. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mother Teresa didn’t. Enduringly successful people, many living lives that are gifts to the world, don’t raise balance as a major issue. Not because they’ve handled it masterfully. Because they’re busy doing what matters to them....

Discover Your Life Purpose and Begin to Live

Make a list of your favorite memories, the ones that bring back a warm glow of ... Books have often been described as windows looking into other worlds, ...

Author: Robert Nelson

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781105643699

Category: Self-Help

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When you hear the term 'life purpose', you perhaps envision people who are following some higher calling, like priests, nuns, missionaries, doctors and scientists. In other words, people who are doing important work in the world. People like this are certainly living a purpose, but you may be surprised to learn that a life purpose doesn't have to be so magnanimous either. In fact, throughout the pages of this book, you will find that purposeful living can take virtually limitless forms - most of which you've probably never considered before. A 'purpose' can be as simple as an intention or a resolution. So, a 'life purpose' is really nothing more than a commitment or resolve to live in a certain way and achieve specific objectives. You don’t have to have a deep inner 'calling' in order to have a life purpose. It's the kind of inner journey that changes everything - from emptiness to satisfaction, from boredom to passion, from aimlessness to unbridled joy and beyond!

Empower Your Life

That, to me seems a rather academic point, and doesn't seem to take into account ... This point is often lost amidst the general fiction that bringing up ...

Author: Michael Hardiman

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 9781468920338

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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I decided to write this book because I have come to the conclusion that, for the most part, people do not know how to construct and pursue what makes for what philosophers call 'the good life'. Psychology and philosophy have both provided enormous insights into the challenge that is required to evolve into an emotional healthy and spiritually mature human being. Unfortunately much of that rich tapestry of wisdom and knowledge is left in the hallowed halls of academia. Instead much of the current self-help industry holds out promises that are grounded in shallow optimism and a pseudo-spiritual ideology. Fulfilment, happiness and personal peace are given the fast food approach in much of modern self help 'literature'. Spiritual nutrition is doled out in colourful packaging, tasty morsels that are inexpensive and go down easily. Yet they have little real nutritional value and soon after you are hungry again. This book addresses some of the more common but misleading information in the mind-body-spirit section of the popular psychology world. It combines the reflections of the great philosophers with the research findings of psychology and presents what I believe is a deeper and more spiritually satisfying approach. It describes the kind of thinking and analysis that is necessary if you are to become reflective and insightful in approaching the bigger questions in your life. And, as a result, may equip you to lead a more meaningful, richer and fulfilling life. The challenge to living such a life involves a vibrant combination of the following five elements: Developing healthy self worth, good decision making, a strong life purpose, nourishing relationships and reflective living. The following pages explicate these topics in, what I hope, is an accessible and readable manner.

The Simple Life Guide to Decluttering Your Life

So, take that image of me crushed under a mound of books stacked to the ceiling out of your head. If there is one item I have some flexibility with when it ...

Author: Gary Collins

Publisher: Second Nature Publishing

ISBN: 9781543962970

Category: Self-Help

Page: 176

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Overwhelmed with unnecessary stress and piles of useless stuff? Discover how to ditch society’s expectations and live by your own rules. Exhausted from chasing ill-fitting definitions of success? Struggling to manage your daily to-dos while failing to make progress on what truly matters? Author and digital nomad Gary Collins has thrived since walking away from a stable, unfulfilling job to build a joyful, debt-free, and off-the-grid lifestyle. After teaching thousands of people to step off the burnout treadmill, he's here to share the step-by-step process for living your dream. The Simple Life Guide To Decluttering Your Life: The How-To Book of Doing More with Less and Focusing on the Things That Matter provides realistic solutions to guide you toward a genuinely happy life. With straightforward, no-nonsense advice, Collins demonstrates how to overcome crippling frustration to reorder your priorities. The book's path to your new purpose will help you once and for all usher in a healthier, better way of living. In The Simple Life Guide To Decluttering Your Life, you’ll discover: - What freedom really looks like and how to harness it - Inspiring models for uncovering your purpose and vision - A healthy money mindset to make your assets work for you - A fresh outlook on your physical and mental health to invigorate you for your new lifestyle - How to tidy up your life inside and out with actionable solutions, and much, much more! The Simple Life Guide To Decluttering Your Life is the third book in an eye-opening series that provides time-tested steps to create your new definition of success. If you want to break free, be true to yourself, and live your best life, then you’ll love Gary Collins’ transformative advice. Buy The Simple Life Guide To Decluttering Your Life to gain more by letting go today!

Straightforward Guide to Writing Your Life Story

Your desire to get to University despite a background where you are expected ... about how the techniques of the fiction writer can improve your life story ...

Author: Nicholas Corder

Publisher: Straightforward co Ltd

ISBN: 1847161820

Category: Autobiography

Page: 144

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This comprehensive guide will help readers to write their own life story, whether for personal fulfilment, as a legacy for future generations or even for publication. Packed with solid, helpful advice to help the reader on the road to writing their own story, the guide can be used as a reference work for those attending more formal courses of study. Key techniques are covered, from ideas on how to jog memory to planning, writing and editing.

Your Handwriting Can Change Your Life

Narrowing those upper-zone loops a bit will help you bring your ideas into reality. Midzone Loops Because of their particular circle formation, ...

Author: Vimala Rodgers

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476748078

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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When we purposefully change our handwriting, we introduce attitudes that can improve our relationships, give us the impetus to achieve and take risks, and simply bring out the best in us. This is because our handwriting is a reflection of our innermost thoughts and feelings. When we fall in love, survive a serious illness, or change careers, our view of life is dramatically altered and, as a result, our handwriting patterns change. Conversely, desired transformations can result from intentionally changing the way specific letters are written: * Stick to that diet by changing the letter T. * Avoid being overlooked for that well-deserved promotion by changing the letter G. * Reduce stress and cease juggling too many things at once by changing the letter S. * Overcome shyness or stage fright by changing the letter A. Included is an enlightening assessment test that identifies those personality traits requiring attention. Your Handwriting Can Change Your Life profoundly reveals that the key to making dreams come true is as simple as putting pen to paper.

Build Your Best Writing Life

Just like that, you've created a writer's mission statement to carry with you for ... in this chapter are from my own mission statement for my fiction.

Author: Kristen Kieffer

Publisher: She's Novel Press

ISBN: 9781734206418

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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Is there a gap between where you are and where you want to be in your writing life? Maybe you have a drawer full of unfinished manuscripts or a story idea you’re struggling to develop. Maybe you’re frustrated with your writing progress or overwhelmed by creative doubt, burnout, or writer’s block. Maybe you just can’t seem to sit down and write. No matter the roadblock standing between you and writing success, here’s the good news: You’re capable of becoming the writer you want to be—and that work can begin today. In this actionable and empowering guide to personal writing success, Kristen Kieffer shares 25 insightful chapters designed to help you: • Cultivate confidence in your skills and stories • Develop a personal writing habit you can actually sustain • Improve your writing ability with tools for intentional growth • Discover what you (really) want from your writing life—and how to get it! By the end of Build Your Best Writing Life, you’ll know how to harness the simple techniques that can help you win your inner creative battles, finish projects you can be proud to share with the world, and work with focus to turn your writing dreams into reality.

Writing Bestselling Children s Books

Each scene will have a different mood and pace, letting you see which methods of bringing your character to life work best. If the way you describe your ...

Author: Alexander Gordon Smith

Publisher: Infinite Ideas

ISBN: 9781908189042

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Some people think that writing for kids is easy – short books, no big words, non-existent attention spans and then fill in any gaps with pictures. But nothing could be further from the truth. Children are the harshest critics imaginable. Give a grown-up a copy of Ulysses to read and they’ll pretend to like it just so they don’t look stupid. Give a copy to a kid and they’ll tell you straight up that it’s no good. Writing for children is much harder than writing for adults because it’s all about catching their attention and keeping it – whether for five pages or five hundred. And being restricted by theme, vocabulary, length and a wandering attention span makes things infinitely more complicated. But creating books for children is also one of the most rewarding activities any writer can experience. To kids, stories are everything – they fuel their imaginations and provide endless hours of entertainment.