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: Reference

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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!

How to Write and Sell Your First Novel

The reader keeps on turning pages to find out what happens . You answer a few
questions or solve a few problems along the way , perhaps , and give some true
or misleading hints , but the big questions hang there until the end . Think of ...

Author: Oscar Collier

Publisher:

ISBN: 1568656777

Category: Creative writing

Page: 264

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This guide uses case studies to reveal the keys to writing and publishing a successful novel.

The G O Life Seize Your Greatest Opportunity

In the breakout new book by HGTV star and real estate (mogul), Page Turner, she shares how she learned to expect only the best while seizing every opportunity that would propel her business and create a lasting legacy for her family.

Author: Page Turner

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780359710119

Category: Self-Help

Page: 100

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Society often tells us to expect the worst yet hope for the best. In the breakout new book by HGTV star and real estate (mogul), Page Turner, she shares how she learned to expect only the best while seizing every opportunity that would propel her business and create a lasting legacy for her family. She was able create the lifestyle of her dreams by re-writing her story and creating her own blueprint as a single mom with three daughters (and no child support). Page strives to share her purpose plan and keys to execution on how you too can seize your greatest opportunities by living The G.O. Life! Page believes that if she can do it, so can you! With the G.O. Life, your next move, will be your best move!

The Page Turner Library

also listed in the top twenty professions on our planet because if you write a book
you are perceived as an authority or expert in something. So, it is worth giving it a
try. What to write? There are plenty of subjects on which books can be written, ...

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.

The Write Stuff

This great book shows you how to loose a stream of ideas as well as provides
tips on increasing your productivity . ... 99 / 136 pages / paperback The Art of
Compelling Fiction : How to Write a Page - Turner by Christopher T . Leland
Transform ...

Author: Writer's Digest Books (Firm)

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000060347527

Category: Authorship

Page: 144

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Excerpts from recently published books in the field of creative writing technique, authorship, etc.

How to Write what You Want and Sell what You Write

It ' s very hard to write a great one . You have to learn a lot of tricks , some of
which I ' ll explain later . Not many writers write hugely popular works as their first
work . They build up to it . You learn to writepage - turner ” text the more you
write ...

Author: Skip Press

Publisher:

ISBN: 0760772339

Category: Authorship

Page: 268

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Will Write for Shoes

How to Write a Chick Lit Novel Cathy Yardley. naturally are going to want to write
a page-turner. So, the following tips are what I've gathered from a simple survey
of my writing friends who would rather be bound stark naked to a fire-ant hill ...

Author: Cathy Yardley

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781466850200

Category: Reference

Page: 224

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* What is Chick Lit exactly? * How do I write a Chick Lit novel? * What are the steps I need to take to get published? Once dismissed as a fad by the popular press and literary community, the women's fiction genre called Chick Lit is now one of the hottest growing markets for new writers. In Will Write for Shoes, veteran Chick Lit and romance author Cathy Yardley addresses the common questions (and misconceptions) about the genre. Based on years of teaching about commercial women's fiction, this definitive guide provides invaluable tips and step-by-step methods for writing and selling a successful Chick Lit novel. Features include: * The history of Chick Lit * A blueprint for writing a Chick Lit novel * New trends in the genre * Tips and tools for breaking into the market * FAQs and miscellanea A directory of agents and publishers who acquire Chick Lit, sample submission materials, and online resources make this fun and comprehensive manual a must-have for all women who want to write a Chick Lit novel.

How to Write Attention Grabbing Query Cover Letters

But what made the book a real page - turner was not the broad subject but the
author's focus on one specific moon mission — the ill - fated Apollo 13 mission
that nearly ended in disaster . 6. CUSTOMIZED Send your queries only to those ...

Author: John Wood

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 1582970238

Category: Reference

Page: 208

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John Wood sees it with numbing regularity: the query letter that comes close to making a sale - until the writer makes some fatal, but avoidable mistake. &break;&break;So the Modern Maturity senior editor wrote this letter-writer's guidebook. Read it, learn from it, use its secrets to write queries that get accepted. &break;&break;Discover: &break; why boldness beats blandness every time&break; how to rocket your query right past the slush pile&break; how to make a big impression with a little cover letter&break; the 10 basics you must have in your article query&break; the 10 query blunders that can ruin your chances&break; how to dramatize your novel with a query/synopsis package&break; what a book proposal is, why you need it, and how to write it &break;&break;As you publish more, your professional correspondence will increase. Whether the correspondence is a complaint to your editor, a celebrity interview request or anything else connected with your career, you'll make it ring with style and professionalism with this book. &break;&break;Wood includes chapter-ending Question & Answer sections that clarify issues concerning the type of letter at hand. He's also packed the book with illustrative samples. You'll see many that are pure dynamite - and one real bomb. &break;&break;Read this book and immediately begin to write energetic, masterly, persuasive letters. Keep editors hanging on your words. Make them eager to buy your work.

The Girl in the Letter The most gripping heartwrenching page turner of the year

She couldn't do it; she might as well be sitting in the office stark naked given how
utterly exposed she felt writing this story the way Miles wanted it. It wasn't right.
She'd just have to tell him – even if it meant losing the job she had fought so hard
 ...

Author: Emily Gunnis

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472255082

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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'A great book, truly hard to put down. Fast paced, brilliantly plotted and desperately sad at times - all hallmarks of a bestseller' Lesley Pearse on The Girl in the Letter 'I was gripped by The Girl in the Letter. The story is compelling, twisty, heart-wrenching and thought-provoking. A novel that stays with you' Sophie Kinsella Perfect for fans of Kate Morton and Kathryn Hughes, this gripping novel of long-buried secrets will stay with you for ever. A heartbreaking letter. A girl locked away. A mystery to be solved. 1956. When Ivy Jenkins falls pregnant she is sent in disgrace to St Margaret's, a dark, brooding house for unmarried mothers. Her baby is adopted against her will. Ivy will never leave. Present day. Samantha Harper is a journalist desperate for a break. When she stumbles on a letter from the past, the contents shock and move her. The letter is from a young mother, begging to be rescued from St Margaret's. Before it is too late. Sam is pulled into the tragic story and discovers a spate of unexplained deaths surrounding the woman and her child. With St Margaret's set for demolition, Sam has only hours to piece together a sixty-year-old mystery before the truth, which lies disturbingly close to home, is lost for ever... Read her letter. Remember her story... 'What a heartfelt emotional story, made even more so because it's based on a shocking truth. I raced through it, involved, moved and gripped' Fanny Blake

Secret Lives the absolutely gripping page turner from the bestselling author

He goes to her house about two evenings a week, and on those evenings I write
and write and write to keep from thinking. Sara Jane is my enemy ... At first he
asked my advice about what to say to her and how to ask her out. He'd say, “What
 ...

Author: Diane Chamberlain

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472271297

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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How far would YOU go to keep your secret safe? From the Sunday Times bestselling author of BIG LIES IN A SMALL TOWN, an utterly gripping page-turner of intrigue and suspense. 'Impossible to stop thinking about' Heat magazine Eden Riley's life is far from what it seems. Her marriage is failing, and her career is spiralling out of control. She knows nothing of her late mother and returning to her childhood home in search of answers seems like the perfect way to escape. But as she delves deeper into her mother's past, Eden discovers truths that are darker than she ever could have imagined. It seems that everyone has a secret. But will Eden ever come to terms with the truth? 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

Outlook

He may be on his way to becoming a Sufi, channelling Mulla Nasruddin as he
rides towards the sunset on a donkey- shaped magic carpet. In short, he knows
too much and he feels too passionately to write a squishy-mushy page-turner
so ...

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Mastering Suspense Structure and Plot

Inside, Cleland will show you how to: • Implement thirteen no-fail techniques to construct an effective plot and structure for your story • Use Cleland's Plotting Road Map to add elements of suspense like twists, reversals, and moments ...

Author: Jane Cleland

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599639697

Category: Reference

Page: 240

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Enthrall Your Readers! Suspense is one of the most powerful tools a writer has for captivating readers--but it isn't just for thrillers. From mainstream fiction to memoir, suspense creates the emotional tension that keeps readers on the edge of their seats. Mastering Suspense, Structure, & Plot is your hands-on guide to weaving suspense into your narrative. Award-winning author Jane K. Cleland teaches you how to navigate genre conventions, write for your audience, and build gripping tension to craft an irresistible page-turner. Inside, Cleland will show you how to: • Implement thirteen no-fail techniques to construct an effective plot and structure for your story • Use Cleland's Plotting Road Map to add elements of suspense like twists, reversals, and moments of danger • Write subplots with purpose • Improve your descriptions, character development, sentence structure, and more Packed with case studies, exercises, and dozens of examples from best-selling authors, Mastering Suspense, Structure, & Plot is the key to writing suspenseful, engaging stories that leave your readers wanting more. ------ "Indispensable! For newbie authors and veterans alike, this terrific how-to is your new go-to. Don't write your book without it--it's a treasure." --Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony, Macavity and Mary Higgins Clark award-winning author

A Cold Dark Place

Olsen keeps his readers Velcroed to the edge of their seats from first page to last.
... By far Olsen's best work to date.” —Bookreporter.com Victim Six “A rapid-fire
page-turner.” —The Seattle Times “Olsen knows how to write a terrifying story.

Author: Gregg Olsen

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 9780786029228

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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The #1 New York –bestselling author of If You Tell “will scare you—and you’ll love it” with this gripping crime thriller (Lee Child). “Grabs you by the throat.” —Kay Hooper In a secluded farmhouse in the Pacific Northwest, a family has been slaughtered—and a teenage son has disappeared. Single mother and cop, Emily Kenyon spearheads a dark hunt for a killer. But Emily’s teenage daughter Jenna is one step ahead of her. Then another family is butchered, and another. As Emily fits the puzzle pieces together, she makes a chilling discovery: the killer is coming after her and her daughter . . . Praise for Gregg Olsen “An irresistible page-turner.” —Kevin O’Brien “Olsen writes rapid-fire page-turners.” —TheSeattle Times “Frightening . . . a nail-biter.” —Suspense Magazine “A work of dark, gripping suspense.” —Anne Frasier “Truly a great read.” —Mystery Scene Magazine

The Girl in the Woods

“A rapid-fire page-turner.” —The Seattle Times “Olsen knows how to write a
terrifying story.” —The Daily Vanguard “Victim Six is a bloody thriller with a
nonstop, page-turning pace.” —The Oregonian “Olsen is a master of writing
about ...

Author: Gregg Olsen

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 9780786029938

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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"OLSEN WILL SCARE YOU--AND YOU'LL LOVE IT." —Lee Child "YOU'LL SLEEP WITH THE LIGHTS ON AFTER READING GREGG OLSEN." —Allison Brennan A schoolgirl found it on a nature hike. A severed human foot wearing pink nail polish. A gruesome but invaluable clue that leads forensic pathologist Birdy Waterman down a much darker trail--to a dangerous psychopath whose powers of persuasion seem to have no end. Only by teaming up with sheriff's detective Kendall Stark can Birdy hope to even the odds in a deadly game. It's a fateful decision the killer wants them to make. And it's the only way Birdy and Kendall can find their way to a murderer who's ready to kill again. . . Praise for Gregg Olsen's novels "Wickedly clever! Twisted." —Lisa Gardner "Olsen writes rapid-fire page-turners." —Seattle Times "Grabs you by the throat." —Kay Hooper “The fifth Waterman and Stark thriller from the very talented Gregg Olsen . . . it’s truly a great read.” —Mystery Scene Magazine

The Nowhere Girl

I think fans of Jodi Picoult, Liane Moriarty and others will love this one. I was blown away by the story and the characters.’ Crossroad Reviews ‘Jeez, Louise!!! This story kept me reading and reading like there was no tomorrow!

Author: Nicole Trope

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 9781838882099

Category: Fiction

Page:

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‘OMG this book! So so so heartbreaking, my heart broke… My god it was fabulous, the writing style and storyline were brilliant and well written... This book will stay with me for a long long time and definitely on my favs of 2020!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I will not think about it anymore. I won’t think about her. My lost little sister with her beautiful smile, her chestnut-coloured eyes. My sister who I couldn’t protect. If you passed Alice on the street, you couldn’t help but smile. At how she holds hands with her husband, Jack, who she has been with since she was at university. At the way she admires her three boys, the centre of her universe. But if you looked very closely, you’d see how tightly she holds Jack’s hand, afraid to let go. You’d see how carefully she watches her boys, scared to look away. You’d see her smile fading in a matter of seconds, and the pain she hides behind her eyes. She has told Jack that she ran away from home when she was younger – but she didn’t tell him the whole story. Her husband doesn’t know about the guilt she bears about her little sister she failed to save. Now, after a lifetime of fresh starts, Alice can feel her past playing catch-up. She is sure she is being watched, certain she is being followed. She may not be able to stop her secret coming out – but can she stop the world she has lovingly built collapsing in on her? This utterly heartbreaking, beautifully written and gripping family drama examines just how far we are willing to go for our loved ones, and the desperate decisions we make when we have no other choice. Fans of Jodi Picoult, Kerry Fisher and Liane Moriarty will be blown away by this incredibly moving tale. Readers absolutely love The Nowhere Girl: ‘One of a kind. I think fans of Jodi Picoult, Liane Moriarty and others will love this one. I was blown away by the story and the characters.’ Crossroad Reviews ‘Jeez, Louise!!! This story kept me reading and reading like there was no tomorrow!... I adored it… It made my heart sing and weep. It made my eyes leak and my mouth smile. It was utterly gripping and devastating.’ B for Book Review, 5 stars ‘An incredible book by an incredible writer!... Had me hooked from the very first page and kept me reading right through the night. I am a relatively slow reader but I devoured this book in one sitting as I just couldn’t put it down.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Wow, just wow!!!!!... So amazing and beautifully written... I loved it so much... An emotional rollercoaster that I never wanted to get off from.’ Blue Moon Blogger, 5 stars ‘Jaw-droppingly good!... One of the most evocative, captivating books that I had the pleasure to have read… Exquisitely crafted… Unequivocally one of the best books that I have read.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘All I can say is WOW!… I couldn’t put the book down.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘OMG… What can I say?... Nicole took me on a journey… It felt so real, I cried.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘WOW… I loved this one.’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘Oh my, what a story! I absolutely loved it from beginning to end.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Captivating. I was hooked from the first sentence and had to keep reading until I got to the end… It had my heart racing… I wish I could give it SIX stars!’ Reading Down Under, 5 stars ‘Oh my goodness, what a fantastic book… A definite “edge of seater”. Well done, Nicole, I look forward to your next masterpiece.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars ‘I couldn’t stop reading!... I read the last half of the book all in one morning (during a snow day from school!). Couldn’t put it down!... I am not a person who typically gets emotional when I read books but the last 4–5 chapters had me so emotionally connected.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘I finished just moments ago and the only word that comes to mind is “wow!” I am blown away by the author’s ability to create such a painful, beautiful story… I felt everything from joy to anger. This story deserves great praise. I will be telling everyone about it and can’t wait for people to read it!’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars

Snow Fire

There's evil , laughter , sexy romance , earthy delights and a cast of characters to
keep the reader turning the pages . ... TANIVER “ Ms. Hess certainly knows how
to write a romance ... the characters are wonderful and find a way to sneak into ...

Author: Norah Hess

Publisher: Leisure Books

ISBN: 0843946911

Category: Fiction

Page: 395

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Lost and battered by a swirling storm, a beautiful woman is rescued by a handsome stranger who ignites a fiery passion within her. Reissue.

Writing Romance

You'll always be aware that one day she'll read what you've written . As a writer ,
you can't afford to worry about what your characters think of you . of your hero
and real page - turner , you must know your characters intimately . c . Using Real
 ...

Author: Vanessa Grant

Publisher: North Vancouver, B.C. : Self-Counsel Press

ISBN: 1551803534

Category: Reference

Page: 239

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I Hate Writing

I Hate Writing may be the only "page-turner" textbook out there. J.M. Bohannon gives her readers invaluable writing advice, using an uplifting, modern voice tinged with humor.

Author: J. M. Bohannon

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595349432

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 76

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I Hate Writing may be the only "page-turner" textbook out there. J.M. Bohannon gives her readers invaluable writing advice, using an uplifting, modern voice tinged with humor. She takes her readers through the stages of writing a paper, giving detailed advice on how to find topics, turn ideas into words, and organize those words into coherent paragraphs with seamless transitions. She shows her readers how to revise their own work and through her "Critical Q's" teaches them to become critical readers. She also explains how to find outside sources and how to include those sources in a paper. "Too many students approach writing at the university level as a scientist approaches a volatile experiment: with protective suit, goggles, gloves, and forceps. They struggle to write without contaminating that writing with anything resembling personality. Don't let that student be you. Your unique voice should blast through your writing, letting everyone know there's a person behind your words."