How To Write A Page Turner

You'll learn how to: • Recognize the essential tension elements of danger, conflict, uncertainty, and withholding, and add them to your fiction • Create levels of tension in your characters through flaws, dialogue, power struggles, and ...

Author: Jordan Rosenfeld

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440354502

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Infuse Your Fiction with the Powerful Tug of Tension! Tension is the heart of conflict, the backbone of uncertainty, the hallmark of danger. It keeps readers guessing and characters on their toes. When you've got tension in place, stories leave readers breathless and wanting more. When it's missing, scenes feel inconsequential, plots drag, and characters meander. Learning the craft of writing can sometimes feel like a paint by numbers approach--connect compelling character A to plot event B. To avoid writing that's formulaic, predictable, and slow, How to Write a Page Turner will help you sew the threads of tension tight for an unforgettable story. You'll learn how to: • Recognize the essential tension elements of danger, conflict, uncertainty, and withholding, and add them to your fiction • Create levels of tension in your characters through flaws, dialogue, power struggles, and more • Build tension at energetic markers throughout the plot • Use intimate imagery, strong sentences, and well-chosen words to build tension in exposition While this book walks you through the key areas that need tension building, from character to plot, it also delves deeper, analyzing exceptional examples from contemporary fiction's most gripping page-turners. So as you dive into the inner conflicts of a character's deepest psyche, to the mechanics of how you reveal information to the reader, you'll also discover how to craft a story your readers can't put down!

Scenes and Sequels

Mike Klaassen has already read the books and attended the seminars. Combining his copious notes with his own writing experience, he's clarified and expanded the concepts of scenes and sequels.

Author: Mike Klaassen

Publisher:

ISBN: 1682229076

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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Are you thinking about writing fiction? Writing a novel? Trying to improve a manuscript? Then you need to know all about scenes and sequels. Scenes and sequels are the one-two punch of a story that make it page-turning fiction. If you don't know what they are and how they work, how can your tale reach its potential? Writing fiction isn't easy, but trying to write a novel without a solid understanding of scenes and sequels will fall flat. You can learn about scenes and sequels in three ways: (1) just start writing and hope you figure it out over time, (2) read lots of books and attend a bunch of seminars, or (3) study a book devoted entirely to the subject. Mike Klaassen has already read the books and attended the seminars. Combining his copious notes with his own writing experience, he's clarified and expanded the concepts of scenes and sequels. Save yourself a ton of time, money, and frustration with one comprehensive, concise book. Inside "Scenes and Sequels," you'll discover: practical definitions of scenes and sequels, the components of scenes and sequels, how scenes and sequels compare to other passages of writing, the nuances of using each, practical examples of how to use scenes and sequels, prototype scenes and sequels, how to control the pace of your fiction, how to troubleshoot a manuscript with scene-and-sequel analysis, and much, much more. Why spend countless hours doing your own research? "Scenes and Sequels: How to Write Page-Turning Fiction" is a treasure of straightforward, practical information that you can use immediately. Unlock your full writing potential with "Scenes and Sequels" today!

The Page Turner Library

Unless you are writing fiction or a fairy tale, you must have some knowledge ... Also, think whether you can really write 100 to 200 pages on the topic you ...

Author: Thejendra Sreenivas

Publisher: Thejendra Sreenivas

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

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The Page Turner Library is a delightful catalog of all the mild and wild books scribbled by Thejendra Sreenivas, a book publishing coach and a multi-genre author. Each chapter contains the cover image, synopsis, sample chapter, and a link to buy the book. The genres range from Personal Development, Humor & Satire, Religion & Spirituality, Children Adventures, Mental Health, Technology, Management & Leadership, Thriller & Mystery, Writing & Publishing, etc. So, grab some popcorn and start flipping the pages to see my unique collection. All these books are available in both Paperback and all eBook formats on Amazon, Google Play, Apple, Kobo, Nook, and several eBook retailers. I hope you will find these books interesting enough to spread the word around. And if you buy any of them please leave an honest review and also share it on your social media. In addition, this catalog also covers my personal development magazine and book publishing services like - Assisted Self-Publishing, One Page Websites, and Podcast Creation in case you have any plans of becoming an author.

Brass Ring a gripping emotional page turner about two sisters from the bestselling author

“No, or if she did write stories I didn't know about them. She wrote letters to other patients. They were often quite long and well written, although her ...

Author: Diane Chamberlain

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472282279

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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What if your LONG-LOST SISTER holds the key to a family secret? From the Sunday Times top ten bestselling author of BIG LIES IN A SMALL TOWN, a truly gripping novel of two sisters and a heartwrenching secret. Claire leads a busy, fulfilled and happy life, a life she wouldn't trade for anything . . . but that is about to change for ever. When Claire fails to prevent a young woman's suicide, the incident seems to trigger something in her - forgotten images of a long-lost sister and a childhood she had always remembered as being close to perfection. Realising that this was not the case, Claire runs the risk of uncovering the dark secrets that are locked away in her memories. Caught in a complex struggle between the present and past, between the man who wants to help her and the husband who cannot, Claire must discover the terrible truth for herself... Unlock the secrets you'll love to discover with Diane Chamberlain, the storyteller beloved of readers everywhere: 'An excellent read that will be loved by her fans and anyone who enjoys reading' Jodi Picoult 'I completely LOVED this book' Jane Green 'Totally amazing...so powerful and beautifully written. I love Diane's writing' Cathy Kelly 'Incredibly moving story, rich in character and atmosphere. I couldn't put it down' Susan Lewis 'With beautifully drawn characters and a string of twists that will keep you guessing right up to the end' Stylist 'Chamberlain puts so much grit, emotion and drama into her books that it's impossible to stop thinking about them' Heat 'Gripping' Woman & Home 'Essential reading for Jodi Picoult fans' Daily Mail

How to Write a Novel 30 Days to Your Success

If you have the desire of becoming a successful fiction writer, then you will pass this opportunity up by not reading this guide. * Do you have a strong desire to write a novel? * Are you interested in learning what it takes to successfully ...

Author: Peter Kornfeld

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781312298361

Category: Education

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How to Write a Novel: 30 Days to Your Success reveals killer techniques for writing fiction. If you’ve always had the desire to learn how to write a book and don't know where to begin, then you will discover easy to follow steps that will jump start and catapult your way to becoming an experienced author. Peter Kornfeld delivers all the secrets that you need to know about writing fiction. If you have the desire of becoming a successful fiction writer, then you will pass this opportunity up by not reading this guide. * Do you have a strong desire to write a novel? * Are you interested in learning what it takes to successfully outline your story? * Is writing a fiction novel a dream that you would love to fulfill? If you answered yes to these questions, then get excited because you can accomplish this by the results in Kornfeld’s guide. He explains the basics of writing fiction and outlining your novel. Let's get started!

How to Write and Self Publish Your First Novel

It is concise and to the point and it is written from experience; thousands of hours of experience. Every essay in this book is relevant and has a purpose. Every essay will give you pause for thought.

Author: Paul Dorset

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1466294345

Category: Reference

Page: 126

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Writing and publishing your first novel is tough. It usually takes a long time. Years for most people. It can be soul destroying too. You finally complete your manuscript; you send off samples to agents and publishers, and anxiously watch the mail for the responses. Then they come in, one at a time, rejection after rejection. How do I know this? I've been there. Does this mean I was a bad writer? No, but I could have used some help in those early days. Sure, I had purchased a few books on writing and I had tried to pay attention to the advice they gave, but there were so many of them and sometimes advice seemed to conflict other advice. It was way too much to take in. But I persevered with my writing and now I have been writing for several years and I have completed several novels and other books, and my writing is a lot better. My early novels could still do with some major re-editing (which they will be finally getting this summer), but my later works, oh wow I can spot the differences! So, a few months ago I decided I would go the self-publishing route to getting my books out there in the big world. Things are changing in the book markets and so many people now have Kindles and Nooks and iPads and other electronic book readers. I thought to myself, why not do it myself? I know I can write; I have that confidence. Enough complete strangers have told me they like what I write, so why shouldn't I join that list of published authors? And why should I have to wait for some agent or publisher to take a chance on an unknown author before I get published? So I did it, and now I have the story to tell and the method you can use to generate your own success. This ebook is a series of essays solely concerned with improving your writing skills and getting your first novel successfully self-published. It is written in a way that you can keep dipping into it, and keep coming back to parts of it, time and time again. It is concise and to the point and it is written from experience; thousands of hours of experience. Every essay in this book is relevant and has a purpose. Every essay will give you pause for thought. Can I turn you into a bestselling author? No - only you can do that. But I can set you on a path to success. I can give you clear guidelines about what not to do, and how to do things better. And I can tell you exactly how to self-publish that novel. This ebook takes your novel from the beginning and leads you along a path of self-discovery. When you have finished reading you will be Writing for Success and be someone who has a better chance than most every other wannabe author out there of becoming the next Tom Clancy, JK Rowling, Stephen King, or whoever else is your writing hero. Good luck! ESSAYS: 1. Don't Start the Story at the Beginning 2. Become a Successful Writer in 2,000 Hours 3. Poems and Short Stories 4. Creating a Good Plot 5. How Long Should a First Novel Be? 6. Writing in the First Person 7. Writing in the Third Person 8. Dialog Versus Narrative - Show Versus Tell 9. Writing Your First Novel: Words & Routine 10. Conflict and Its Importance 11. Plot Pace 12. Creating Believable and Well Rounded Characters 13. Writing Dialog - Or 'He Said, She Said' 14. Creating a Page Turner 15. Letting the Book 'Cook' 16. Self-Editing Your Novel 17. The Process of Pre-Reads 18. Creating a World of Fantasy 19. How to Write & Self-Publish a Novel: The End-To-End Process Checklist 20. Creating a Writing Environment without Interruptions 21. Reading to Write 22. Encouraging All Would Be Authors 23. The Self-Publishing Process: The Complete A-Z Instructions 24. Marketing Your Novel - The Relevance of Social Media, ARCs and Book Bloggers

Coffee and Tears A heartwarming page turner packed with intrigue and mystery

“Six months I spent turning my cell block inside and out, running schemes to help get a ... He said to write down everything I'd done, everything I hated, ...

Author: B.R. Spangler

Publisher: Junco Publications

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

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Friendships, romance, secrets, and forgiveness come together in this cozy mystery. Angela's Diner has the reputation of a safe haven where patrons find a moment of peace as they linger over coffee and tears. For one young runaway, Angela's is more than a place to tell your tale -- it's a place where with the magic of chicken and waffles, and a little bit of trust, may just save your life. Gabriella Santiago used to be a typical teenager who enjoyed the usual teenage things. That is until a single day ended who she was and within hours she ran from home, never to look back. Only when Gabby is cold, hungry and at her lowest, does she find Angela's Diner. Gabby embraces her new life and the family she has found in the midst of strangers and obscurity. Acceptance is what she craves, but before long, Gabby realizes she's not the only one in the diner with something to hide. Her new family has a secret too, and some secrets refuse to stay buried. "Lovely story with great characters and nicely woven plot threads. Some mystery, some danger, some coffee and tears. I read Coffee and Tears front to back, and a month later my recall of the story is very clear. If you read a lot, you know what I'm talking about. :) So two thumbs up for Coffee and Tears." ~ Anne Frasier - New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Elise Sandburg Series, Hush, Sleep Tight, Before I wake, and Pale Immortal "Good fast read, enjoyable beach reading!" ~ Joanna Daneman - #1 Hall of Fame Top 10 Reviewer Vine Voice "This book almost has the feel of a cozy mystery. It was not predictable at all and took me to surprising places. I was mad and angry and worried and sad. But I loved every bit of it. This was a heartwarming fast paced cozy sort of book...if that is your idea of a great book...you will love this one!" ~ Patty Magyar - Blog: Books, Thoughts And A Few Adventures... "Featuring a small town and real people thatbecome vivid in a matter of pages, the story proves both touching andresilient, capturing your imagination as if peeking through a window." ~ Kindle Fire Department

We Play Ourselves

'Funny, sharp, modern - this is an excellent debut novel. Its bold, edgy, strange heroine has adventures and misadventures, screws up again and again, but somehow won my love. I couldn't put this book down.

Author: Jen Silverman

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781838954321

Category: Fiction

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'Witty...Earnest...Laugh-out-loud...Pitch-perfect' New York Times In the pursuit of fame, how do you know when you've gone too far? When Cass - a thirty-something, promising, queer playwright - receives a prestigious award, it seems as though her career is finally taking off. That is until she finds herself at the centre of a searing public shaming, which relegates her from rising star in New York to a nobody on her best friend's sofa in L.A. As she comes to terms with the extent of her failure, she is forced to question who she is without the thing that has always defined her: her art. So she fills the days by stalking her playwright nemesis, of whom she is excruciatingly envious, and getting pulled into the orbit of the charismatic but manipulative filmmaker next door. As Cass becomes increasingly involved with her neighbour and the group of pugilistic teenage girls she's documenting, Cass begins to dream of a comeback. But when the film spins dangerously out of control, Cass is once again forced to reckon with her ambition, and her rage. We Play Ourselves is a darkly funny novel about the cost of making art, and the art of making enemies. 'Funny, sharp, modern - this is an excellent debut novel. Its bold, edgy, strange heroine has adventures and misadventures, screws up again and again, but somehow won my love. I couldn't put this book down.' Weike Wang, PEN/Hemingway-award winning author of Chemistry

Reflection A gripping page turner you won t want to miss

She sat down, turning so she could look at him. “No. They put it up a few years ago. I instigated it, because I love to sit here when I'm writing or reading ...

Author: Diane Chamberlain

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472271372

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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From the Sunday Times top ten bestselling author of BIG LIES IN A SMALL TOWN, a compelling novel that asks... What if the person you trusted most was hiding something from you? Twenty years ago, a terrible tragedy shattered the tranquillity of the small Pennsylvania Dutch town of Reflection. The residents of the village have never forgiven the one woman they blamed for what happened - Rachel Huber. After the incident, Rachel left the town and cut off all ties there. But when Rachel receives the news that her estranged grandmother, Helen, is ill and needs her care, she returns to Reflection. On arrival she discovers that the town has not forgotten the past and amongst the hostility and gossip, Rachel is forced to seek out old allies and new passions. Soon she finds an unlikely advocate in her grandmother, who surprises her with her wise counsel and rare strength. Rachel comes to realize that they are both trying to overcome the past, and in doing so brings private guilt and concealed secrets into the light. Unlock the secrets you'll love to discover with Diane Chamberlain, the storyteller beloved of readers everywhere: 'An excellent read that will be loved by her fans and anyone who enjoys reading' Jodi Picoult 'I completely LOVED this book' Jane Green 'Totally amazing...so powerful and beautifully written. I love Diane's writing' Cathy Kelly 'Incredibly moving story, rich in character and atmosphere. I couldn't put it down' Susan Lewis 'With beautifully drawn characters and a string of twists that will keep you guessing right up to the end' Stylist 'Chamberlain puts so much grit, emotion and drama into her books that it's impossible to stop thinking about them' Heat 'Gripping' Woman & Home 'Essential reading for Jodi Picoult fans' Daily Mail

The Page Turner

“I mean, I'venever seena page turner listed inthe program. ... The pianist needsthepage turner. ... Pamela was thinkingshe might write a letter.

Author: David Leavitt

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349141244

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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'Moving and thought-provoking' Literary Review At eighteen, Paul Porterfield aspires to play the piano at the world's great concert halls. So far the closest he has come has been to turn pages of sheet music for his idol, the dashing, temperamental Richard Kennington, a former piano prodigy on the cusp of middle age. Months later, while on holiday with his mother in Italy, Paul encounters Richard a second time. Their earlier attraction develops into an intense affair. As the innocence of first love becomes entangled with the quest for a more enduring happiness, Paul comes to realise that he cannot be a page turner all his life and that he has to confront his ambitions. With artful storytelling, shrewd perception and arch humour, THE PAGE TURNER testifies to the bittersweet truths of strained relationships and the resiliency of the human heart.

Critical Incident A gripping and heart breaking page turner

I write this book at a time when there is a spike in this ideology. When officers up and down the country are becoming the victims of repeated physical and ...

Author: TL Dyer

Publisher: Edge of the Roof Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 333

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Good and bad. Right and wrong. Decent and indecent. The line that separates them is thinner than you think. PC Steve Fuller has served as an officer for over twenty years. There’s nothing he hasn’t seen, nothing he can’t deal with. He might be closing in on forty but he’s still in good shape, his head on straight, his instincts sharp. Or so he thinks. Until Anna Johnson. Hours before washing her dried blood from his body, Steve holds the young woman’s hand in the wreckage of the car, comforting her as best as one stranger to another can in the most critical moment of her life. He’s the last person she’ll see. She’s another tragic victim of the road. Another fatality. At the end of another shift. Except she won’t go away. Pale blue eyes and porcelain skin framed by ebony hair haunt his sleep at night and his conscience during the day. Compelled to find out more about what, or who, caused Anna to lose control of the car that night, Steve goes looking for answers. But they’re not easy to find. And the more he tries to do right, the more everyone tells him he’s wrong, until – piece by piece – he can’t be entirely sure of the difference any more. As the autopilot driving his life falters – colleagues questioning his decisions, physical sensations he can’t control, thoughts that leave him uneasy – the truth about Anna Johnson begins to unravel. And it’s nothing like he expects. Critical Incident is a gripping and heart-breaking page-turner, and the first book in the Code Zero police drama series This book was previously published under the title No Further Action "A wonderfully touching and powerful story." "A must read for anyone who likes deep, sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreakingly sad, explorations of the human condition." "Had me engaged from the start"

A Life Without You a gripping and emotional page turner about love and family secrets

Anyway, for now I'll get back to the point and write about what you've been up to, birthday girl. Over the past year we've become closer than ever.

Author: Katie Marsh

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473613645

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 384

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'A heart-clangingly powerful stunner of a novel' - Isabelle Broom. Perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes, Lucy Dillon and Amanda Prowse. Can you ever outrun the past? It's Zoe's wedding day. She's about to marry Jamie, the love of her life. Then a phone call comes out of the blue, with the news that her mum Gina has been arrested. Zoe must make an impossible decision: should she leave her own wedding to help? Zoe hasn't seen Gina for years, blaming her for the secret that she's been running from ever since she was sixteen. Now, Gina is back in her life, but she's very different to the mum Zoe remembers. Slowly but surely, Gina is losing her memory. As she struggles to cope with Gina's illness, can Zoe face up to the terrible events of years ago and find her way back to the people she loves? A Life Without You is a stirring and poignant novel about the power of the past - and the possibilities of the future. *What readers are saying about A Life Without You:* 'A story that will evoke every emotion that lurks within your heart and pull each string firmly. Devastating is the perfect word, yet it is also beautiful and passionate and exquisitely written.' 'This novel made me sob, and it made me smile. It's a gorgeous, beautiful and evocative novel about love, hope and forgiveness.' - Amazon reader, 5 stars 'Superbly written. Tender & poignant. Five star read.' 'I loved A Life Without You! Snotty tears, but a smile on my face and also in my heart. Just perfect.' 'Katie Marsh has touched my heart. She is a hidden gem within the world of fiction and I cannot recommend her books enough. I will be shouting about this book to everyone who will listen. A Life Without You is not to missed.' 'It made me sob, and it made me smile. Gorgeous, just gorgeous, beautiful and evocative novel about love, hope and forgiveness.' 'Makes you feel warm inside, but also absolutely breaks your heart... totally beautiful and uplifting.' 'A stunning and compassionate story of family, forgiveness and unconditional love... will remain forever in my heart' 'Very touching... I couldn't put it down!'

Telling Science Stories

Clemens, A. (2018) “Writing a page-turner: how to tell a story in your scientific paper,” LSE Impact Blog [Online].

Author: Martin W. Angler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351035088

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

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A practical manual for anyone who wants to turn scientific facts into gripping science stories, this book provides an overview of story elements and structure, guidance on where to locate them in scientific papers and a step-by-step guide to applying storytelling techniques to writing about science. In this book, Martin W. Angler outlines basic storytelling elements to show how and where fledgling science storytellers can find them in scientific output. Journalistic techniques like selection through news values and narrative interviews are covered in dedicated chapters. A variety of writing techniques and approaches are presented as a way of framing science stories in ways that are informative and compelling in different media – from short films to news articles. Practical examples, selected interviews and case studies complement each chapter, with exercises and experimentation suggestions included for deeper understanding. Review questions at the end of each chapter cement the newly gained knowledge to make sure readers absorb it, with links to articles and online tools inviting further reading. A valuable resource for students of journalism and science communication as well as professional journalists, scientists and scientists-in-training who want to engage with the public or simply improve their journal papers. This book is a one-stop shop on science storytelling with a clear focus on providing practical techniques and advice on how to thrive as science writers and communicate science in all of its complexity.

Writing A Crime Novel

Writing A Crime Novel is for would-be writers of crime novels. This book is for you whether you are considering a standalone novel or a series.

Author: DH. SMITH

Publisher:

ISBN: 1909804363

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Page: 214

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Writing A Crime Novel is for would-be writers of crime novels. This book is for you whether you are considering a standalone novel or a series. The book includes chapters on: Types of crime novels Characters, place and plotting in crime fiction The importance of time How to write a page-turner Research, with a focus on police work and forensics What to do when the first draft is completeThroughout the book are exercises to get your imagination on the move. DH Smith is the writer of the Jack of All Trades crime series. Nine have been published with a tenth soon to follow.

Crime and Thriller Writing

The second thing I'd encourage you to do is write a page-turner. Just before I started Afrika Reich I accosted an editor at a big UK publisher and asked ...

Author: Michelle Spring

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472529657

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Crime and Thriller Writing: A Writers' & Artists' Companion is an essential guide to writing in these exciting genres. PART 1 explores the nature and history of the genre and helpsyou get started with ideas, planning and research. PART 2 includes tips by bestselling crime writers: Mark Billingham, S.J. Bolton, Alafair Burke, Lee Child, N. J. Cooper, Meg Gardiner, Tess Gerritsen, Sophie Hannah, Jim Kelly, Laura Lippman, Gayle Lynds, Alex McBride, Val McDermid, Dreda Say Mitchell, Sara Paretsky, Jill Paton Walsh, George Pelecanos, Ian Rankin, Peter Robinson, S. J. Rozan, Guy Saville, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, Dana Stabenow, Andrew Taylor, Charles Todd and Laura Wilson. PART 3 contains practical advice--from shaping plots and exploring your characters to the meaning of writer's block, the power of the rewrite, and how to find an agent when your novel is complete.

The Arvon Book of Crime and Thriller Writing

The second thing I'd encourage you to do is write a page-turner. Just before I started Afrika Reich I accosted an editor at a big UK publisher and asked ...

Author: Michelle Spring

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408166161

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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This is the second book in the Arvon series of books on writing. Written by two distinguished writers in the field, Michelle Spring and Laurie R. King, the book reveals, with riveting honesty, why and how authors are drawn to write about crime. The book also features fascinating insights from twenty-six top crime-writing guests. The Arvon Book of Crime and Thriller Writing is a detailed, practical guide to writing every kind of crime story, from classic whodunits to fast-paced thrillers. The book's objective is to bring together some of the lessons and insights that the authors and contributors have learned over their careers, to help the readers to free their creative minds, while also studying the solid technique behind writing in this genre. The Arvon Book of Crime Writing captures the essence of Arvon teaching into a practical handbook for writers, packed with tips and advice from leading novelists as well reflections on the genre itself and practical instruction on great storytelling. The Arvon Foundation runs professional writing courses by published writers and provides expert tuition and creative support. Contributors from leading crime writers include: Lee Child, P.D James, and Ian Rankin. The Arvon Book of Crime Writing is divided into three sections: Part 1 - Essays on critical issues in the genre, Part 2: Guest Writers - 25 contributors offering advice and tips Part 3: How To Write Crime.

The Power to Write

Bird by Bird: Some Instruction on Writing and Life. ... Leland, Christopher T. The Art of Compelling Fiction: How to Write a Page-Turner.

Author: Caroline Joy Adams

Publisher: Conari Press

ISBN: 9781609250645

Category: Education

Page: 192

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A writing workshop in a book! Writing teacher and artist/calligrapher Adams knows the tremendous power of the written word. And she has made it her mission to put into action her belief that everyone can experience and enjoy this power and the fruits of her or his own creativity. Many can write, but few do. Why? Fear stops us, Adams writes. Fear, not knowing how to get started, and the lack of inspiration. Having discovered these truths while teaching her numerous writing workshops, Adams has put them into The Power to Write and created a writing workshop in a book. Readers can use it alone or form their own groups.

The Science of Writing Characters

What are their peak experiences, low points and turning points, ... If you're aiming to write a page-turner, are the turning points regularly spaced?

Author: Kira-Anne Pelican

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501357237

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

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The Science of Writing Characters is a comprehensive handbook to help writers create compelling and psychologically-credible characters that come to life on the page. Drawing on the latest psychological theory and research, ranging from personality theory to evolutionary science, the book equips screenwriters and novelists with all the techniques they need to build complex, dimensional characters from the bottom up. Writers learn how to create rounded characters using the 'Big Five' dimensions of personality and then are shown how these personality traits shape action, relationships and dialogue. Throughout The Science of Writing Characters, psychological theories and research are translated into handy practical tips, which are illustrated through examples of characters in action in well-known films, television series and novels, ranging from Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri and Game of Thrones to The Bonfire of the Vanities and The Goldfinch. This very practical approach makes the book an engaging and accessible companion guide for all writers who want to better understand how they can make memorable characters with the potential for global appeal.

The Perfect Marriage

This one's definitely a page-turner! ... —Essence “New York Times bestselling author Kimberla Lawson Roby has a knack for writing suspenseful, page ...

Author: Kimberla Lawson Roby

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781455518395

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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The New York Times bestselling novel from the author of the Reverend Curtis Black series. Denise and Derrek Shaw are the perfect American couple. Happily married for fifteen years, they have a wonderful daughter, Mackenzie, successful careers, and a beautiful home in a posh Chicago suburb. They are attractive, respected . . . and hiding a shocking secret: a dangerous addiction to drugs. It started innocently enough. Denise occasionally used prescription drugs to help her deal with the long hours and demanding nature of her job. Derrek, also under pressure at work, began using cocaine socially with some of his colleagues. They can quit whenever they want to. At least, that's what Denise would like to believe . . . As her job becomes more stressful, Denise can no longer get through the day without a fix. Derrek realizes his harmless habit has become anything but, and desperately wants to get clean. However, his attempts are derailed when there is a sudden family tragedy. Once soul mates, now this husband and wife are quickly losing the immense love that had been the cornerstone of their marriage. With her parents spiraling out of control, Mackenzie makes an unexpected move to take matters into her own hands. Is her sacrifice too late-or is there still hope? Is there a final chance to save the Shaw family?