Fire Up Your Fiction

"What a wonderful resource for writers at any stage of their career! I wish I had this book when I first started writing. ... I can't think of anything important that you haven't addressed succinctly and clearly. ..

Author: Jodie Renner

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ISBN: 0993700403

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Fire up Your Fiction - An Editor's Guide to Writing Compelling Stories, has won two awards to date under its previous title, Style That Sizzles & Pacing for Power. This popular writing guide received a Silver Medal in the Florida Authors & Publishers President's Book Awards for 2013 and an Honorable Mention in the Writer's Digest Self-Published E-Book Awards for 2013. "What a wonderful resource for writers at any stage of their career! I wish I had this book when I first started writing. ... I can't think of anything important that you haven't addressed succinctly and clearly. ... This should be on the booklist for Master's Programs in Writing for Publication. ... You must be a wonderful editor to be able to write such a readable, but comprehensive book." - Judge, Writer's Digest Self-Published e-Book Awards, January 2014 Fiction writers - if you're looking to hone your style, bring your scenes to life, tighten up your writing, add tension, pick up the pace, and develop a more authentic, appealing voice, this guide to the indispensable style elements of writing a popular novel is for you. This book is chock-full of excellent tips to help you learn to write like the pros and create a compelling novel that sells. Not only that, but if you apply these tips to your manuscript, you'll save a lot of money on editing costs. Topics include: hooking readers in on your first pages, writing compelling action scenes, style blunders to avoid, showing instead of telling, streamlining cluttered sentences and paragraphs, avoiding repetitions, choosing words that nail it, varying your pacing, avoiding info dumps, smoothing out awkward structures, writing natural-sounding dialogue, expressing thoughts, showing character reactions, avoiding melodrama, finding your authentic voice, and more. "This book is packed with good advice on how to spot and fix weaknesses in your fiction writing. It summarizes the combined wisdom of the last century or so of fiction teachers into one handy volume." - Randy Ingermanson, bestselling author of Writing Fiction for Dummies "A handy checklist and self-editing guide that will get any fiction writer to a stronger, well-told tale." - James Scott Bell, bestselling author of Revision & Self-Editing, Plot & Structure, and The Art of War for Writers

Fire Up Your Team

n his novel The Best Laid Plans (2010), Terry Fallis addresses the issue of living
your values in a humorous way. It's a political novel set “today” in Ottawa, Ontario.
A sixty-something engineering professor named Angus runs for parliament in ...

Author: Jacqueline Throop-Robinson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781491715994

Category: Business & Economics

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In today’s ever-changing world, leaders must create anew every day—new solutions, new ideas for action, new strategies – and then comfortably lead their organizations into an unpredictable future. In her handbook for leaders, author Jacqueline Throop-Robinson provides tools and techniques that can help any CEO or manager ignite passion, productivity and performance by connecting, collaborating and creating with their team. Throop-Robinson relies on her extensive experience as a successful entrepreneur, corporate manager, and consultant to help empower leaders and their teams to achieve their full potential. While combining theory with real-life stories and activities, Throop-Robinson offers time-tested advice that helps leaders change their mindset to build trust; collaborate and play with their team to accelerate performance; explore the importance and impact of inspiration; use feedback and feedforward to improve leadership practices and overall productivity; and lead fearlessly to help teams overcome obstacles and see progress. Fire Up Your Team shares fifty ways to lead fearlessly, strengthen skills, improve creativity, and motivate a team to effectively move forward and achieve goals, one step at a time.

The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing

Chapter Five Fire Up Your Fiction Igniting Your Novel with Passion and Purpose
Donald Maass Many fiction manuscripts submitted to my literary agency feel
lackluster. Much genre fiction feels tired. Many mainstream and literary novels
also ...

Author: Writer's Digest Books

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440348457

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Get advice from the best in the business on every stage of the novel-writing and publishing process! In The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing, 3rd Edition, you'll learn from established writers about how to make your novel a reality. Discover techniques and strategies for generating ideas, connecting with readers emotionally, and finding inspiration you need to finish your work. This fully revised edition includes an updated marketing section for navigating the unique challenges and possibilities of the evolving literary marketplace. Inside you'll find new essays from dozens of best-selling authors and publishing professionals detailing how to: • Master the elements of fiction, from plot and character to dialogue and point of view • Develop a unique voice and sensibility in your writing • Manage the practical aspects of writing, from overcoming writer's block to revising your work • Determine the key elements for success in every genre • Find an agent, market your work, and get published--or self-publish--successfully You'll also find interviews with some of the world's finest and most popular writers, including David Baldacci, Lee Child, Robert Crais, Khaled Hosseini, Hugh Howey, Stephen King, Dennis Lehane, George R.R. Martin, Jojo Moyes, Anne Rice, Jane Smiley, and Garth Stein. Their insights on the craft and business of fiction will provide you with invaluable mentorship as you embark on your writing journey. The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing is your go-to guide for every aspect of creating a bestseller.

Captivate Your Readers

FIRE UP YOUR FICTION An Editor's Guide to Writing Compelling Stories ISBN:
978-0993700408 If you're looking to hone your style, bring your scenes to life,
tighten your writing, add tension, pick up the pace, and develop a more authentic,
 ...

Author: Jodie Renner

Publisher: Cobalt Books

ISBN: 9780993700415

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Are you looking for concrete, effective ways to bring your fiction to life for readers, so they feel they’re right there with the characters? And they stay up until the wee hours eagerly turning the pages? Then this book is for you. Today’s readers want to put aside their cares and chores and lose themselves in an absorbing story. This book shows you how to provide the emotional involvement and immediacy readers crave in fiction. This third editor’s guide to writing compelling fiction by multi-award-winning author Jodie Renner provides specific advice, with examples, for hooking readers on page one and immersing them in your story world. And like Renner’s other guides, it’s presented in a concise, reader-friendly format for busy writers, and you can pick and choose among the topics to suit your current questions and needs. It’s all about engaging readers through techniques such as using deep point of view, showing instead of telling, avoiding author intrusions, creating dialogue that’s real and riveting, and basically stepping back as the author and letting the characters tell the story.

Outing Sport Adventure Travel Fiction

a populous place almost as large as Musyé , gallant English soldiers who have
tugged appeared in view , Albert received a hint to their way among the Nile
cataracts , what fire up to eight atmospheres of steam , they think of the Nile to
spend ...

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ISBN: PSU:000066982975

Category: Sports

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The Fire in Fiction

Passion, Purpose and Techniques to Make Your Novel Great Donald Maass ...
CHAPTER THREE Have you ever skimmed through some scenes in the middle
of a novel? Worse, have you ever ... What can you do to fire up your middles?

Author: Donald Maass

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781582979878

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Discover the Difference Between a So-So Manuscript and a Novel Readers Can't Forget We've all read them: novels by our favorite authors that disappoint. Uninspired and lifeless, we wonder what happened. Was the author in a hurry? Did she have a bad year? Has he lost interest altogether? Something similar is true of a great many unpublished manuscripts. They are okay stories that never take flight. They don't grip the imagination, let alone the heart. They merit only a shrug and a polite dismissal by agents and editors. It doesn't have to be that way. In The Fire in Fiction, successful literary agent and author Donald Maass shows you not only how to infuse your story with deep conviction and fiery passion, but how to do it over and over again. The book features: • Techniques for capturing a special time and place, creating characters whose lives matter, nailing multiple-impact plot turns, making the supernatural real, infusing issues into fiction, and more. • Story-enriching exercises at the end of every chapter to show you how to apply the practical tools just covered to your own work. • Rich examples drawn from contemporary novels as diverse as The Lake House, Water for Elephants, and Jennifer Government to illustrate how various techniques work in actual stories. Plus, Maass introduces an original technique that any novelist can use any time, in any scene, in any novel, even on the most uninspired day...to take the most powerful experiences from your personal life and turn those experiences directly into powerful fiction. Tap into The Fire in Fiction, and supercharge your story with originality and spark!

Life Matches

A simple book of matches sparks Tim to live a satisfying life. This business fiction book will show you how Life Matches: Fire Up Your Life!

Author: Andrew Dix

Publisher: Andrew W Dix

ISBN: 9781609102579

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 110

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Tim Davis is a fizzled out director of sales for a leading advertising sales company. A possible heart attack forces him to confront his life's priorities. Tim discovers how to "Fire Up!" his life by learning how to use his God-given strengths and talents more effectively. A simple book of matches sparks Tim to live a satisfying life. This business fiction book will show you how Life Matches: Fire Up Your Life!

Fire Up Your Brilliance

The Passion Energies That Position You for Success Ann Taylor, June O. Lang,
Anne de la Bouillerie Goeke. CHAPTER TEN WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
It's never too late— in fiction or in life— to revise. Nancy Thayer N ow, several ...

Author: Ann Taylor

Publisher:

ISBN: 097076300X

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 122

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The Chronicle

History finds no necessity to endorse the fiction of a Popish plot in order to
account for the great fire of London . ... The London fire brigade has tried the
experiment , and found it far harder to get up the flames than to extinguish them .
The moral ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112084399838

Category: Banks and banking

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Outing

Sport, Adventure, Travel, Fiction. a populous place almost as large as Musyé ,
gallant English soldiers who have tugged appeared in view , Albert received a
hint to their way among the Nile cataracts , what fire up to eight atmospheres of ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015014669165

Category: Sports

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Miscellaneous Fiction Mary Stuart Queen of Scots

I put up at the Jolly Sandboys on to rain I told ' em to make the fire up , and
nowhere else . " If you like to come there , and there's a glorious blaze in the
kitchen , i come there . If you like to go on by your can tell you . " self , go on by
yourself ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015024926860

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Analog Science Fiction science Fact

I saw . nurse I don't know what made me look up , " You heard me . You can't ...
Talk about eighteenth - century clothing , smiled at having your whole world
collapse on me . ... remember how fired up you were before “ And it appears they
did .

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ISBN: MINN:31951P00083938R

Category: Science fiction

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New Soviet Science Fiction

All I can do is to descend into the subjective ; to tell you what it means to me .
Kindly bear in mind as I do this that my definitions deal with good science fiction
and good fiction . In order to do this I must fire up my literary cyclotron and split
the ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015008494166

Category: Science fiction, English

Page: 297

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Outing

Sport, Adventure, Travel Fiction Poultney Bigelow, James Henry Worman, Ben
James Worman, Caspar Whitney, Albert Britt ... clerk was coming jauntily after
them , only a dozen paces in rear . the road , opened fire up the opposite hillIn
this order they pushed ahead perhaps side . The sergeant and his comrade , a
hundred yards farther , moving slowly bending low over their horses ' necks , up
the defile ...

Author: Poultney Bigelow

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:41732458

Category: Sports

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The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

up manage a really big star . ” " You're ... One thing about me : once I make up my
mind , I never back down . I brewed an ... but that got him so fired up with disgust
after a while that he started coming home and practicing while I was asleep .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105007530020

Category: Fantasy fiction

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Isaac Asimov s Science Fiction Magazine

Had she been different when they'd gotten together in the first place ? At this
point , I found it difficult to give a shit . We reached camp , and they sullenly
began to get the food out for supper . I fired up the stove . Soon , I had a rice dish
cooking .

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ISBN: UCSC:32106020081144

Category: Science fiction, American

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The Writings of Mark Twain

You promised to come here and you didn't keep your word . ( This sounds like
astonishment - but don't be misled by that . ) Come , fire up again on your fiction -
mill and give us another good promise . And this time keep it - for it is your turn to
 ...

Author: Mark Twain

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ISBN: IND:30000111808899

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Is this the Way to Fiction

THESE STORIES ARE TOO TERRIFYING , TOO HORRIFYING , TOO TRUE TO
BE RERUNS ! ONLY THE NAMES HAVE BEEN CHANGED TO PROTECT THE
GUILTY . . . FROM FURTHER EMBARRASSMENT ! READY ? FIRE UP THE OL ...

Author: Gary Sassaman

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015064772596

Category: Actors

Page: 111

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