How To Write And Sell Great Short Stories

How to create vivid locations that readers can actually see? How to create such intriguing plots that readers are desperate to carry on reading? How to be really creative with words? You don’t? Then you need to buy this invaluable book.

Author: Linda M. James

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781780993621

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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How to create characters who are more real than your family and friends? How to make these characters speak with their own dialogue, not yours? How to create vivid locations that readers can actually see? How to create such intriguing plots that readers are desperate to carry on reading? How to be really creative with words? You don’t? Then you need to buy this invaluable book. It will not only teach you fascinating story-telling techniques, but how to market your polished short stories once they are written so that they sell worldwide!

How to Write Short Stories That Sell

If you want to write fiction, then short stories are a great place to start. This book will help you to find ideas and teach you all the essential elements of short story writing.

Author: Jane Bettany

Publisher:

ISBN: 0957670435

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 200

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If you want to write fiction, then short stories are a great place to start. This book will help you to find ideas and teach you all the essential elements of short story writing. It covers plot and structure, conflict, dialogue, characterisation, settings, description, tense, viewpoint, flashback, and more. You'll also learn about one of the most important steps in the writing process: editing. How to Write Short Stories That Sell includes writing and editing exercises, and short story examples. It shows you how to increase your chances of selling your work by identifying the right story markets, and explains the correct way to submit your work to a magazine editor. Jane Bettany is a freelance writer, publisher and creative writing teacher with more than twenty years experience of writing fiction. Her stories and non-fiction articles have appeared in women's magazines, literary magazines, newspapers and online. She has an MA in Creative Writing and is a qualified teacher.

How to Write and Sell Short Stories

selling. short. stories? Perhaps I shouldn't be answering this question right at the
beginning of this book, but hey, life is ... The good news about writing for small
presses is that they often ask for short stories that correspond to a theme, which ...

Author: Della Galton

Publisher: Accent Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781907726033

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 240

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A must-have book for any new writer and a welcome addition to the library of established writers who are hoping to ‘up their game’. Have you ever wondered why your short stories are rejected? What is the secret of selling your work? How do you make sure your characters are memorable, your plots realistic and your twists both satisfying and unpredictable? Della Galton answers these and many more questions using a format that will already be familiar to writers: What? Why? When? How? Where? and Who? The Author Della Galton has been selling short stories for twenty years. She sells between 90 and 100 short stories a year to markets in the UK and abroad. She also teaches creative writing and is a popular speaker at writers’ conferences across the UK. Dozens of her students have achieved success in the very competitive field of magazine fiction. Della is also the author of two published novels, Passing Shadows and Helter Skelter.

The Easy Way to Write Short Stories That Sell

You need to convince your subconscious mind that you are a good writer, and
that you are going to write and finish a great short story. Do this by making
positive affirmations like, * I write well and easily. My work is infinitely PART ONE:
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Author: Rob Parnell

Publisher: R&R Books Film Music

ISBN: PKEY:6610000281855

Category: Reference

Page: 200

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The Easy Way to Write Short Stories That Sell will enable you to plan, write, submit, and sell your own commercial short stories, whether you want to get published by magazines, e-zines and/or in anthologies, or whether you prefer to go it alone - and start making money soon from your self-penned stories.

A Writer s Guide to Fiction

The second book in the Writer's Compass series from professional writing instructor Elizabeth Lyon offers both aspiring and established authors the fundamentals of writing and selling a great novel or short story.

Author: Elizabeth Lyon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101143889

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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The second book in the Writer's Compass series from professional writing instructor Elizabeth Lyon offers both aspiring and established authors the fundamentals of writing and selling a great novel or short story. In addition to the basics of characterization, plot, pacing, and theme, A Writer's Guide to Fiction also features a plan for revising fiction, a guide to marketing, samples of cover and query letters, and methods of honing the writing craft.

How To Write The Million Dollar Story

" Sheryl, Amazon.co.uk "This is the second book of Jim Driver's I've read. A quick read, I went through this book during one session on the treadmill at the YMCA.

Author: Jim Driver

Publisher:

ISBN: 1079100067

Category:

Page: 190

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What separates great novels and blockbuster movies from the rest? Just one thing: Story. Once you know the secrets of crafting great stories, you've got it made... Writing a great story should be the aim of every author and screenwriter. Once you've utilised the story-telling secrets contained in Million Dollar Story, you'll be able to repeat it over and over again - just like other super-successful storytellers, such as J.K. Rowling, Dan Brown, George R. R. Martin, Gillian Flynn, James Patterson, and Stephen King. Readers, publishers, and studio heads don't care how accomplished a writer you are. The only question they want answered is, "How good is the story?" When a novel is made into a movie or TV adaptation, the studios aren't paying for great prose, dazzling dialogue, or scintillating syntax - they only want the story. Reviews of Previous Editions "I loved this book, I really did. I found it refreshing, full of no-nonsense honest advice that tells it like it is, a book in which the author likens the old pulp fiction books to modern Kindle short novels." Sheryl, Amazon.co.uk "This is the second book of Jim Driver's I've read. A quick read, I went through this book during one session on the treadmill at the YMCA. I've also read Jim Driver's How to Write a Novel The Easy Way which was also good, short, and to the point. Each book inspired me to write better and faster." Weaver of Words, Amazon.com Filled with story examples from blockbuster novels, movies and TV, comprehensive checklists, and practical hands-on help, How To Write The Million Dollar Story gives you all the skills you need to make you an expert storyteller. NEW 2019 EDITION Don't waste any more of your valuable time, grab your copy today.

How to Write and Sell Your Personal Experiences

Reviews the basics of effective writing and explains how to turn personal experiences into writing that sells, surveying the range of publishing opportunities available--from books and magazines to newspapers

Author: Lois Duncan

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 0898792231

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 236

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Reviews the basics of effective writing and explains how to turn personal experiences into writing that sells, surveying the range of publishing opportunities available--from books and magazines to newspapers

Who s Buying Which Popular Short Fiction Now What Are They Paying

If accepted, your writing is then available in a digital format only for just $0.49 for
each story or article you submit that's accepted. The purpose of selling your
writing digitally (online) with an online bookseller is a great way for authors to ...

Author: Anne Hart

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781532000225

Category: Reference

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Online booksellers are rapidly becoming online publishers. Sell your short fiction or nonfiction to the newest markets. Anyone who publishes your compiled short stories, novels, or nonfiction is looking for more opportunities to market your work. If you have published your stories or nonfiction with a mainstream or print-on-demand publisher, that firm cooperates with online booksellers. They probably want to leverage serial rights opportunities with your short stories, articles, or nonfiction excerpts from your books. After publication, you need to drive people to online booksellers' Web sites and your own to create visibility. The revolution is in virtual book tours and online marketing with booksellers. Another hidden market is short story publishing rights' auctions online to create visibility. You sell your writing as you'd sell a product at one of the online auctions. Long before finding any publisher or after the "face-out shelf life" of your book is over, sell or pre-sell your creations online. Offer short stories or articles to the public for a small fee to download. The music and movie industry do it. So can you. Online booksellers already are famous for a targeted community of readers that buy online. That's only one hint of hidden markets for authors that want to be well-paid for short stories or brief nonfiction. Here's how to write, customize, and market precisely what these merchants want. Here's how to pose the least financial risk to them.

How to Write a Story and Sell it

grateful joy of having an opportunity to do the thing a great writer could do best .
... Now is as definitely a favorable time for good - or great - short stories as has
ever existed since the minstrels sang them in the great halls or Plato told such as
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Author: Adela Rogers St. Johns

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000095270025

Category: Authorship

Page: 217

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The Writer

Writter Porin M PLOTTING AND WRITING SUSPENSE FICTION Patricia Michael
Writing Selling Nonfiction Book Eng arriting telerator MA ... How to turn real - life
material into publisha short stories and novels . ... PLUS 200 best markets .

Author: William Henry Hills

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015067425101

Category: Authorship

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The Portable Writer s Conference

Over 45 editors, authors, and agents provide insight on the writing craft and the business of getting published. Learn from the experts!--From publisher's description.

Author: Stephen Blake Mettee

Publisher: Quill Driver Books

ISBN: 1884956572

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 426

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Over 45 editors, authors, and agents provide insight on the writing craft and the business of getting published. Learn from the experts!--From publisher's description.

How to Get Published in India

Including never-before collected essays from experts in their field including Jeffrey Archer, Shobhaa De, Ashwin Sanghi, Meena Kandasamy and many more, How To Get Published in India busts myths and answers questions as varied as which ...

Author: Meghna Pant

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9789388271080

Category: Self-Help

Page: 300

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They say everybody has a book in them, so why should only a select few get to share theirs with the world? As a new writer, the process of making your dream into a reality feels incredibly daunting given the lack of information out there. This inspired award-winning, bestselling author Meghna Pant to write a book filled with the advice she wishes someone had given her when she was starting out. Including never-before collected essays from experts in their field including Jeffrey Archer, Shobhaa De, Ashwin Sanghi, Meena Kandasamy and many more, How To Get Published in India busts myths and answers questions as varied as which publisher would be best for your work, where to find inspiration for a short story, how to manage your finances if you plan to write fulltime, how to write a cover letter and how to successfully promote your book.

100 Things Every Writer Needs to Know

A comprehensive handbook for writers encompasses information and advice on topics such as building one's skills, setting up a workspace, getting editors' attention, finding a literary agent, and avoiding common mistakes. Original.

Author:

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399525084

Category: Reference

Page: 245

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A comprehensive handbook for writers encompasses information and advice on topics such as building one's skills, setting up a workspace, getting editors' attention, finding a literary agent, and avoiding common mistakes. Original.

The Golden Age of British Short Stories 1890 1914

'Excellent, entertaining and ingenious ... from Oscar Wilde to Arthur Conan Doyle, this fine anthology celebrates one of the richest moments in Britain's literary history' Sunday Times The quarter century or so before the outbreak of the ...

Author: Philip Hensher

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141992211

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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'Excellent, entertaining and ingenious ... from Oscar Wilde to Arthur Conan Doyle, this fine anthology celebrates one of the richest moments in Britain's literary history' Sunday Times The quarter century or so before the outbreak of the First World War saw an extraordinary boom in the popularity and quality of short stories in Britain. Fuelled by a large new magazine readership and vigorous competition to acquire new stories and develop the careers of some of our greatest writers, these years were ones where the normal rule-of-thumb (novels sell, short stories don't) was inverted. This was the era of Sherlock Holmes, of Kipling's most famous stories, of M. R. James, Katherine Mansfield and Joyce's Dubliners. Some of the greatest writers of the period - particularly Conrad and James - found that the effort that went into their shorter works was more rewarded during their lifetimes than their now famous novels. Writers such as Mansfield, Chesterton, Beerbohm, Lawrence and Saki produced some of their greatest work. Short stories also provided a brilliant medium for experiment, and this generous and endlessly entertaining anthology includes fascinating examples of writers as varied as Rebecca West, James Joyce, H.G. Wells and Wyndham Lewis experimenting with what it was acceptable to write and how you could write it.

Fiction Writer s Market

95 Handbook of Short Story Writing , edited by Frank A . Dickson and Sandra
Smythe - A collection of the best articles from Writer ' s Digest magazine ,
covering every aspect of short story writing — and selling technique . 238 pp . (
paper ) $ 6 .

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Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X030730230

Category: Authorship

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The Editor

When one would rather write and sell a good short story than be President of the
United States , then one may be said to have the desire . Those people at 25
West 45th Street - The Smart Set , Saucy Stories , Follies , Black Mask - have
been ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101063829491

Category: Authorship

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Handbook of Short Story Writing

95 Writing Articles From the Heart : How to Write & Sell Your Life Experiences , by
Marjorie Holmes $ 16 . 95 Fiction Writing Beginnings , Middles and Ends , by
Nancy Kress $ 13 . 95 Best Stories from New Writers , edited by Linda Sanders $
5 ...

Author: Frank A. Dickson

Publisher:

ISBN: 0898790492

Category: Fiction

Page: 238

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Here's a collection of the most helpful articles from WRITER'S DIGEST magazine covering every aspect of short story writing. Every writer, from beginner to professional, will find guidance, encouragement, and answers to such concerns as how to make characters believable, developing dialogue, writer's block, viewpoint, the all-important use of conflict, and much more.

Songwriters on Songwriting

Annual Market Books Artist's Market, edited by Lauri Miller $21.95 Children's
Writer's 8c Illustrator's Market, edited by Lisa ... How to Write 8c Sell Your First
Novel, by Collier 8c Leighton (paper) $12.95 One Great Way to Write Short
Stories, ...

Author: Paul Zollo

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: UOM:49015001117747

Category: Music

Page: 194

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Presents interviews with more than thirty popular songwriters, including Pete Seeger, Brian Wilson, Carole King, Paul Simon, Randy Newman, Frank Zappa, Janis Ian, Madonna, and Joan Baez

Screenplays how to write sell them

The book's approach is both creative and reflective, giving readers the opportunity to learn a wealth of creative skills alongside skills that will encourage them to think about themselves as writers and the work that they are developing.

Author: Craig Batty

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN: 9781842436431

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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Screenplays ... How to Write and Market Them is an accessible yet comprehensive book aimed at those with a keen interest in writing feature film screenplays. Using case studies, creative exercises and interviews from the industry, the book will guide readers through the necessary stages of writing a screenplay, from finding and developing ideas to creating and executing characters to shaping structure and constructing scenes. It will also consider how a screenplay might be sold, or used to raise interest in the writer, looking at areas such as finding and working with an agent, networking, using competitions, and raising private production funds. The book's approach is both creative and reflective, giving readers the opportunity to learn a wealth of creative skills alongside skills that will encourage them to think about themselves as writers and the work that they are developing. As such, the book will empower readers in their own creative processes and allow them to successfully tell the stories they want to tell. Rich with analyses from classic and contemporary films, littered with practical models, paradigms and creative tasks, and enhanced by the views of key industry figures, the book is a must for any aspiring feature film screenwriter.