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: 9781846947162

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 202

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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!

Writing Selling Short Stories Personal Essays

You don't write an article before you sell it (though you could). Instead, you come
up with a great idea for an article and pitch it to an editor. If she likes your idea,
she'll give you a contract for the article, and then you will write it. A pitch letter is ...

Author: Windy Harris

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440350894

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Write It Short, Sell It Now Short stories and personal essays have never been hotter--or more crucial for a successful writing career. Earning bylines in magazines and literary journals is a terrific way to get noticed and earn future opportunities in both short- and long-form writing. Writing & Selling Short Stories & Personal Essays capitalizes on the popularity of these genres by instructing on the two key steps to publishing short works: crafting excellent pieces and successfully submitting them. You'll learn how to: • Develop different craft elements--including point of view, character, dialogue, scene writing, and more--specifically for short stories and essays. • Recognize the qualities of excellent short works, using examples from recently published stories and essays in major journals. • Understand the business of writing short, from categorizing your work and meeting submission guidelines to networking and submitting to writing contests. • Master the five-step process for submitting and selling like a pro. Featuring advice and examples from a multitude of published authors, Writing & Selling Short Stories & Personal Essays is a must-have for any writer's bookshelf.

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.

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 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

How to Write a Story and Sell it

Adela Rogers St. Johns. called How to Write a Story and Sell It , and I said if April
sold her story maybe I would . ... It is what George Ade's mother once said to
somebody who was raving about George Ade's great short stories . “ Anybody , "
she ...

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

Page:

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How to Write Short Stories that Sell

This brief plot summary will also help you determine if you have chosen the best
story pattern for your material . As a final check , read stories in six recent issues
of the magazine you wish to sell and choose a story similar to yours . Write a brief
 ...

Author: Louise Boggess

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:39000002444755

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

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A Writer s Guide to Fiction

A comprehensive guide to the art of writing discusses the art and craft of creating fiction, including short stories and novels, with tips on the fundamentals of characterization, theme, and pacing, and provides helpful tips on the business ...

Author: Elizabeth Lyon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 039952858X

Category: Reference

Page: 255

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A comprehensive guide to the art of writing discusses the art and craft of creating fiction, including short stories and novels, with tips on the fundamentals of characterization, theme, and pacing, and provides helpful tips on the business side of writing, how to target one's audience, marketing advice, and more. Original

Certain Girls

What prompted you to write this collection? How is writing a collection of stories
different for you than writing a novel? A: Like any good little wannabe writer, I'd
written, and tried to sell, short stories for years, so when my publisher asked if I'd
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Author: Jennifer Weiner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416561279

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Readers fell in love with Cannie Shapiro, the smart, sharp-tongued, bighearted heroine of Good in Bed who found her happy ending after her mother came out of the closet, her father fell out of her life, and her ex-boyfriend started chronicling their ex-sex life in the pages of a national magazine. Now Cannie's back. After her debut novel -- a fictionalized (and highly sexualized) version of her life -- became an overnight bestseller, she dropped out of the public eye and turned to writing science fiction under a pseudonym. She's happily married to the tall, charming diet doctor Peter Krushelevansky and has settled into a life that she finds wonderfully predictable -- knitting in the front row of her daughter Joy's drama rehearsals, volunteering at the library, and taking over-forty yoga classes with her best friend Samantha. As preparations for Joy's bat mitzvah begin, everything seems right in Cannie's world. Then Joy discovers the novel Cannie wrote years before and suddenly finds herself faced with what she thinks is the truth about her own conception -- the story her mother hid from her all her life. When Peter surprises his wife by saying he wants to have a baby, the family is forced to reconsider its history, its future, and what it means to be truly happy. Radiantly funny and disarmingly tender, with Weiner's whip-smart dialogue and sharp observations of modern life, Certain Girls is an unforgettable story about love, loss, and the enduring bonds of family.

Songwriters on Songwriting

Annual Market Books Artist's Market , edited by Lauri Miller $ 21.95 Children's
Writer's & Illustrator's Market , edited by ... 9.95 How to Write & Sell Your First
Novel , by Collier & 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

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 .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X030730230

Category: Authorship

Page:

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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 ...

Author: Jean M. Fredette

Publisher:

ISBN: 0898790735

Category: Authors and publishers

Page: 672

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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 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101063829491

Category: Authorship

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Vault Career Guide to Book Publishing

Editorial and Rights By the time I finished college, I'd already begun selling my
short fiction and working as a freelance editor. I co-edited (with Martin H.
Greenberg) anthology titles for Cumberland House and DAW Books, and
continued to write and sell my short fiction. ... This turned out to be a double-
edged sword: The job only lasted a year, but I learned a great deal about how to
run a publishing ...

Author:

Publisher: Vault Inc.

ISBN: 9781581312690

Category:

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How to Write and Sell a Christian Novel

Proven and Practical Advice from a Best-selling Author Gilbert Morris. wants all
types of fiction , but ... Every writer should have several short stories circulating as
they are good training for writing longer works . And an acceptance from time to ...

Author: Gilbert Morris

Publisher:

ISBN: 0892838787

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 186

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In his entertaining and informative style, best-selling novelist and teacher Gilbert Morris leads you step-by-step through the process of writing a novel.

Masterclasses in Creative Writing

If you find good ideas are a rarity, you'll be envious of that first group. ... Content
When you get an idea for a short story, make sure that the content will suit the
form. ... Before you begin to write, you need to think about where you might sell it.

Author: Barbara Dynes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472110039

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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What often holds aspiring writers back is the lack of confidence to get started. How do I structure my story? How do I bring my characters to life and make them believable? How do I write convincing dialogue? In this dip-into book a professional, award-winning writer and lecturer on creative writing has developed a collection of revealing and highly accessible masterclasses that will inform and encourage creative writers. The book is arranged in easy-to-find subjects and includes mini tutorials, examples, top tips, and summaries of learning points in · Developing all your writing skills · Keeping the reader involved · Creating great characters · Writing natural dialogue · Using viewpoint effectively · Enjoying the process of writing The lessons are designed to increase your skills, add to your knowledge, and help you fulfil your creative potential.

Think Like a Publisher

33 Essential Tips to Write, Promote, and Sell Your Book Randy Davila. BONUS.
TIP. Readers. Love. Anecdotes. and. Short. Stories! A story can be a very
powerful teaching tool. Many best-selling authors use the device regularly, but
aspiring ...

Author: Randy Davila

Publisher: Hierophant Publishing

ISBN: 9781938289170

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

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Straight Talk from a Publisher The publishing world has changed! An explosion in printed books, E-books, and self-publishing has contributed to more new titles coming to market than ever before. With so much happening, how does a new author stand out from the crowd? Not to mention turn a profit. In Think Like a Publisher: 33 Essential Tips to Write, Promote, and Sell Your Book, Randy Davila, President of Hampton Roads Publishing & Hierophant Publishing, explains the nuances of the publishing industry in plain English, and gives authors all the tools necessary to be successful in today’s rapidly changing publishing world. Broken down into three easy to follow categories of Editorial, Marketing, and Business specific tips, Think Like a Publisher offers invaluable insight into how publishers think about manuscripts, marketing, and their partnership with the author. You will also learn: What publishers (and readers!) look for in a manuscript The most common new author writing mistakes—and how to avoid them The makings of a great book title and cover The pros and cons of self-publishing vs. traditional publishing How to build your author platform and gain a following The ins and outs of the business side of publishing—contracts, royalties, agents, and more! For any writer who has felt intimidated by the prospect of bringing a book into the world, Think Like a Publisher offers a one-stop guide to understanding the publishing industry and what it takes to make your book a success!

Raindance Writers Lab

Write + Sell the Hot Screenplay Elliot Grove. Short Story Writing Tools 1. Create a
branding brief for your short Short stories usually deal with bold concepts, but
seen in close up. Sucessful writing will portray these concepts in a minimalist way
 ...

Author: Elliot Grove

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136055690

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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If you're looking for a straightforward, practical, no-nonsense guide to scriptwriting that will hold your hand right the way through the process, read on! The Raindance Writers' Lab guides you through the tools that enable you to execute a strong treatment for a feature and be well on the way to the first draft of your script. Written by the creator of the Raindance Film Festival himself, Elliot Grove uses a hands-on approach to screenwriting based on his many years of experience teaching the subject for Raindance training. He uses step-by-step processes illustrated with diagrams and charts to lend a visual structure to the teaching. Techniques are related to real-life examples throughout, from low budget to blockbuster films. The Companion Website contains interviews with British writers and directors as well as a handy series of legal contracts, video clips and writing exercises. In this brand new 2nd edition, Grove expands on his story structure theory, as well as how to write for the internet and short films. The website also contains sample scripts and legal contracts, a writing exercise illustrated with a video clip, a folder full of useful hyperlinks for research, and a demo version of Final Draft screenwriting software.