How to Write Edit and Publish Your Memoir Advice from a Best Selling Memoirist

This book is for everyone who's ever wanted to write a memoir but is having trouble starting, finishing, or is stuck somewhere in between.

Author: Bob Tarte

Publisher:

ISBN: 194629909X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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For everyone who's ever wanted to write a memoir but is having trouble starting, finishing, or is stuck somewhere in between. Here's the place to get the answers to your questions (and to the questions you didn't know to ask) in one concise volume.Learn the ropes from a USA Today, Audible, and 5-time Wall Street Journal best-selling memoirist and get tips from 6 of her friends and colleagues. Jourdan's trademark blend of wit and wisdom, humor and humanity have earned her high praise from Dolly Parton and Fannie Flagg, as well as major national newspapers, the New York Public Library, Elle, Family Circle Magazine, and put her work at the top of hundreds of lists of best books of the year and funniest books ever.

How to Write a Book Or Novel

The hard work and perseverance needed to become successful becomes fun - the best way to learn anything. "How to Write a Book or Novel" is the perfect guide to have close by when you pick up the pen. - Laura

Author: Jonathan Veale

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1515074323

Category:

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Write And Publish Your Book In 2015 What does it takes to write and then have published that book you've been mulling over for ages? In this authoritative, 2015 edition of the guide, writer and editor, Jonathan Veale pulls no punches as he outlines the steps to take - and the things to avoid - as you plan, write and see your draft completed and published for all to read, in printed form, and or as an ebook. Although already a published author in non-fiction, when I decided to try my hand at fiction I realised some professional help would be useful. Well, this book is more than useful - it is essential and within five minutes I had discovered some invaluable tips. Jonathan holds your interest from start to finish but more importantly, he INSPIRES you! I feel certain this book has definitely increased my chances of getting published as a fiction writer by 100% - and it encouraged self- belief as well! It's a real steal . . . - Terence Watts Whether you have a thriller in your head, an autobiography, or a guide on how to give dreadful restaurants a miss, the advice here will help you see your book through from idea to bookshop. The disreputable activities of rogue publishers and shady agents are explored so that you can identify them and avoid them altogether. If you have doubts about self-help books, here's one that's different. Jonathan Veale highlights, with unerring accuracy, the multiple problems bedeviling aspiring writers and preventing them getting their work into print. He deals with every aspect of creative writing, from the first vague idea right up to actual publication. Anyone feeling blocked or discouraged should benefit from his friendly, practical and upbeat advice, crammed with helpful tips. - Liz B Ebooks and New Writers - A route well worth consideringEbooks, together with the latest print-on-demand options, allow writers with their wits about them to publish books, printed and or digital, at low cost, and sell them worldwide using Amazon and similar online platforms. A chapter describes this exciting new route for aspiring writers. It is now a marketplace that no new writer should disregard. Sales of digital books are expected to take an even greater majority share in 2015 over their printed cousins. This valuable guide offers publishing and editing suggestions to help you:* get going - many people talk a good book. This shows you how to complete and publish one* have a clear understanding of your potential market* set a budget for editorial and technical support* self-edit professionally so that your prose style shines through* prepare your book so that publishers sit up and take note when you submit your work* spot vanity publishing bandits and unscrupulous agents - the people who empty your pockets* find technical support, at trade prices, if you wish to self-publishAt last a book about writing that's funny, informative and makes you realise all is possible in the writing game. Jonathan, a professional editor and writer, guides you through from the initial idea to publication: how to prepare the manuscript, synopsis and how to save money while going about it. It's as if he's sitting alongside with a glass of wine, sharing the experience. The hard work and perseverance needed to become successful becomes fun - the best way to learn anything. "How to Write a Book or Novel" is the perfect guide to have close by when you pick up the pen. - Laura

You Should Really Write a Book

A strategic guide for aspiring authors who are looking to write commercially viable memoirs offers insight into today's dynamic publishing world, covering such topics as social networking, modern promotional methods and viable memoir ...

Author: Regina Brooks

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312609344

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 290

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A strategic guide for aspiring authors who are looking to write commercially viable memoirs offers insight into today's dynamic publishing world, covering such topics as social networking, modern promotional methods and viable memoir categories. By the author of Writing Great Books for Young Adults. Original. 25,000 first printing.

How Not to Write a Novel

This is not one of those books. On the contrary, this is a collection of terrible, awkward, and laughably unreadable excerpts that will teach you what to avoid—at all costs—if you ever want your novel published.

Author: Howard Mittelmark

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061862892

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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"What do you think of my fiction book writing?" the aspiring novelist extorted. "Darn," the editor hectored, in turn. "I can not publish your novel! It is full of what we in the business call 'really awful writing.'" "But how shall I absolve this dilemma? I have already read every tome available on how to write well and get published!" The writer tossed his head about, wildly. "It might help," opined the blonde editor, helpfully, "to ponder how NOT to write a novel, so you might avoid the very thing!" Many writing books offer sound advice on how to write well. This is not one of those books. On the contrary, this is a collection of terrible, awkward, and laughably unreadable excerpts that will teach you what to avoid—at all costs—if you ever want your novel published. In How Not to Write a Novel, authors Howard Mittelmark and Sandra Newman distill their 30 years combined experience in teaching, editing, writing, and reviewing fiction to bring you real advice from the other side of the query letter. Rather than telling you how or what to write, they identify the 200 most common mistakes unconsciously made by writers and teach you to recognize, avoid, and amend them. With hilarious "mis-examples" to demonstrate each manuscript-mangling error, they'll help you troubleshoot your beginnings and endings, bad guys, love interests, style, jokes, perspective, voice, and more. As funny as it is useful, this essential how-NOT-to guide will help you get your manuscript out of the slush pile and into the bookstore.

Writing and Publishing Your Book A Guide for Experts in Every Field

Sociologists and criminal justice scholars, for example, may not discover a book published in a psychology series. ... When you locate the press directory, you will find half of the staff have the word “editor” somewhere in their titles ...

Author: Melody Herr Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440858765

Category: Reference

Page: 138

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Are you ready to write your book? Partner with an experienced publisher, writing coach, and author and find out how to turn your research and scholarship into a book. • Breaks into clear, actionable steps the complex process of producing a logically organized, accessible, and useful book that has strong market potential • Explains how to determine when a book is the appropriate publication venue for a specific project • Describes how to form a mutually beneficial and collaborative partnership with a publisher • Provides clear guidance for navigating peer review and interpreting a publishing contract • Identifies effective strategies for overcoming the common struggles of every writer—advice that comes from someone who has faced all of these challenges as a writer herself

Memoir Writing For Dummies

Remember the past — put on your research cap and uncover your memories Get over writer's block — find out how to deal with distractions and focus on the task Write your first draft — develop your structure, setting, characters, and ...

Author: Ryan Van Cleave

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118414675

Category: Education

Page: 384

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The fast and easy way to write your memoir Memoir writing is a growing phenomenon, and not just bycelebrities and politicians. Everyone has a story to tell, andMemoir Writing For Dummies provides hopeful writers with thetools they need to share their life stories with the world andbecome published authors. With easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions—along withhelpful tips and advice on how to get published—MemoirWriting For Dummies shows you how to put pen to paper and honethe craft of writing a truly compelling memoir. You'll get adviceon how to explore your memories, map out your story, perfect yourplot, setting, character, and dialogue, and so much more. Includes tips on getting over writer's block Guides you through every step of the writing and editingprocesses Covers the best ways to market a finished memoir Packed with proven tips and writing tricks of the trade,Memoir Writing For Dummies gives you everything you need toensure your life story is never forgotten.

Peace Corps Experience Write and Publish Your Memoir

Hopefully, you have been working on such an electronic image with your editor(s); otherwise, you will have to line edit once more. However, if you contract a Print-On-Demand company, it will utilize another printing process, ...

Author: Lawrence F. Lihosit

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469760886

Category: Self-Help

Page: 140

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Tell your Peace Corps story, but first study this book. Robert Klein, Peace Corps Oral History Project, Kennedy Library The ultimate how-to book for former Peace Corps volunteers and staff who have hesitated to write about their own experience. This book explains what a memoir is, how to write, publish and promote.

How to Write a Memoir in 30 Days

Your memoir will be readyfor publicationwhen both the writing andthe storyare deemed excellent. The usual route to publication consists of: 1. Writing 2. Editing byaneditor 3. Rewriting 4. Workshopping 5. Rewriting 6.

Author: Roberta PHD Temes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781621451525

Category: Reference

Page: 192

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How to Write Your Memoir in 30 Days provides the framework for writers enthusiastic about telling their story, but wondering how to begin. Step-by-step techniques, culled from writers’ workshops taught by the author, are presented in a welcoming, non-intimidating style. The prospect of writing a book is not daunting when compartmentalized into thirty discrete assignments: Days 1 – 5 include exercises to identify major themes. Days 6 – 10 include exercises about plot. Days 11 – 15 include exercises about personalities. Days 16 – 20 include exercises about experiences. Days 21 – 25 include exercises that analyze responses to events. Days 26 – 30 include exercises that structure the story of the memoir. The book also includes information about publishers and literary agents, as well as information and resources about self-publishing. It also includes quick “clear communication” lessons about spelling and grammar. Perfect for today’s society, where we are all accustomed to celebrating each of life’s passages with a blog post and comfortable sharing our innermost feelings, How to Write a Memoir in 30 Days is a fun, easy guide to writing the next great memoir.

You Should Really Write a Book

How to Write, Sell, and Market Your Memoir Regina Brooks, Brenda Lane Richardson ... would not be willing to wager whether her story will ever be transformed into a manuscript that I, or any agent, can sell to an editor for publication.

Author: Regina Brooks

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781250015662

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Even if you don't happen to be a celebrity, this book will teach you methods for striking publishing gold—conceptualizing, selling, and marketing a memoir—while dealing with the complicated emotions that arise during the creation of your work. If you've ever been told that "You should really write a book" and you've decided to give it a try, this book is for you. It hones in on the three key measures necessary for aspiring authors to conceptualize, sell, and market their memoirs. Written especially for those who don't happen to be celebrities You Should Really Write a Book reveals why and how so many relatively unknown memoirists are making a name for themselves. With references to more than four hundred books and six memoir categories, this is essential reading for anyone wanting to write a commercially viable memoir in today's vastly changing publishing industry. The days are long gone when editors and agents were willing to take on a manuscript simply because it was based on a "good" idea or even because it was well written. With eyes focused on the bottom line, they now look for skilled and creative authors with an established audience, too. Brooks and Richardson use the latest social networking, marketing, and promotional trends and explain how to conceptualize and strategize campaigns that cause buzz, dramatically fueling word-of-mouth and attracting attention in the publishing world and beyond. Full of current examples and in-depth analysis, this guide explains what sells and why, teaches writers to think like publishers, and offers guidance on dealing with complicated emotions—essential tools for maximizing memoir success.

Turning Memories Into Memoirs

A sensitive editor is essential to fine - tuning your writing . The cost of editing a self - published manuscript will be a small part of the total cost of publishing your book and is money well spent . If you are publishing only for ...

Author: Denis Ledoux

Publisher: Soleil Press

ISBN: 0974277347

Category: Authorship

Page: 272

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The author, who is a writing coach, presents a step-by-step guide for recording a personal or family history. The book covers jogging one's memory, conducting interviews and research, discerning fact from fiction, choosing a theme, making it meaningful, and editing a finished product. It includes exercises, sample life stories, and tips on grammar and storytelling techniques.

How To Write Anything The Format Of What You Write May Change But The Process Of Writing Anything Remains The Same

Edit. Proofread. Publish! Now I will confess that as I am writing I go on a few digressions. If they work, I complete the ... With that in mind, the TOC of my book, The Accidental Writer: A Memoir. Didn't know rules of grammar; became a ...

Author: Paul Lima

Publisher: Paul Lima

ISBN: 9781927710449

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 65

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How To Write Anything: The Format Of What You Write May Change But The Process Of Writing Anything Remains The Same This book is called How To Write Anything, and I confess there is some ego involved in the title. But then I've been a professional writer for over 40 years. As one of Canada's most successful writers and authors, I have written hard news articles, soft news and feature articles, advertising and promotional copy, media releases, reports and proposals, case studies, research papers, email messages, website content, tweets, blog posts, and other online content. I have also written over 20 books on business, promotional and online writing and other topics, such as writing articles, memoir writing and living with Multiple Sclerosis, a disease that I have, but one that has not prevented me from writing or training. I've also written a collection of short stories, poetry, and a couple of plays. So while I haven't written everything, I've written many things. The fact is that you can't read this book and go forth and write anything if you are not familiar with the format or structure of the document that you want to write--be it non-fiction or fiction. For instance, if you want to write a report, you do so using the methods in this book. However, you have to know how to structure reports. The same is applicable to email, social media content, articles, promotional content, case studies, reports, white papers, PowerPoint presentations, speeches, website content, short stories or novels. So some of you reading this book might still have some learning to do. However, I suspect most of you know the structure of the documents you want to produce and you will be able to immediately apply the methods outlined in the book to writing any document that you need to write.

How to Write and Publish Your Family Story in Ten Easy Steps

Publishing family stories, local history, autobiography, biography, memoir, travel stories and much more via the ... from more than thirty years of my work with family and local historians, and teaching classes on how to write, edit, ...

Author: Noeline Kyle

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 9781742240558

Category: Reference

Page: 96

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This easy-to-use reference book draws on successful professional experience writing and publishing family histories to create a universal method for novices and seasoned genealogists alike. Demystifying the process of writing and publishing a family history, this book guides future authors beyond their research using 10 basic steps to help them shape the story, develop a narrative, and establish characters. It also aids in writing biographies, constructing chapters, editing text, utilizing technology, and, ultimately, explains how to publish and promote the finished product so that it reaches the widest number of readers possible.

Writing Your Nonfiction Book

The book recognises the information needed by international writers, and lists support services and resources for various countries. Writing Your Nonfiction Book has been selected as a required text for international writing courses.

Author: Trish Nicholson

Publisher: Matador

ISBN: 1784620661

Category: Reference

Page: 226

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Ever wanted to share your passion, tell your story or pass on a skill? Here is your chance. Memoir, travelogue, history, how-to, self-help or textbook; you can write your own book with this fully comprehensive guide, which includes all the techniques and tips you need to plan, research, write, edit, choose publishing options and market your book. Becoming an author enables you to boost your career or business success, share your expertise and experience, inform readers on important issues, put the record straight, or leave a heritage for family and friends. Written in a reader-friendly style and focusing on your individual needs, Writing Your Nonfiction Book also contains a list of websites and a handy glossary of publishing and writing terms. Though suitable for beginners, there is much in this book for experienced writers of non-fiction, and even fiction. Whoever you are, your voice can be heard, your story told, because Writing Your Nonfiction Book leads you one step at a time through the whole process. Key selling books of the point are: This is the only truly complete guide, with equal emphasis on planning, research, writing, editing, publishing and marketing. It teaches the creative/narrative style of non-fiction, with specific advice for writing memoir, travel, history, textbooks, biography, how-to and self-help books. The book recognises the information needed by international writers, and lists support services and resources for various countries. Writing Your Nonfiction Book has been selected as a required text for international writing courses.

My Memoir Workbook

gig on %g0aq *Buy a beautiful notebook or journal and start writing *Make a list of important dates and events in your ... professional assistance with writing, editing, proofreading, publishing and marketing your book *Keep writing!

Author: Marcia Rosen

Publisher: Abbott Press

ISBN: 145820300X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 48

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This memoir workbook demonstrates the importance of writing your story; it also gives you the tools and guidance you need to do it. Work at your own pace and say what you want to say in your own words. This is your book, designed to tell about your life in your own voice. The workbook provides you with inspiration, motivation, and encouragement to finish the task. Writing your life story can be daunting and emotional, but it can also be fulfilling and rewarding. Share how you loved, cried, struggled, and survived with My Memoir Workbook. Marcia Rosen is a miracle worker who could coax a memoir out of anyone. Inspiring and creative, she shows us how to shape our ideas and memories into a manuscript. With insight and humor, this book moves us all a few steps closer to our dream. And anyone who knows Marcia will recognize her warm and wise voice on every page. Pesi Dinnerstein A Cluttered Life: Searching for God, Serenity, and My Missing Keys Having had no experience in writing, but with a burning desire to try to help people reach their goals, I asked Marcia Rosen to help me with the process. Let me tell you, that was the wisest decision I ever made. Marcia has a unique ability to explain the process and help you along. She is upbeat and very knowledgeable in writing and publishing. She will guide you, encourage you and direct your progress. I really could not have done my book without her. Thank you Marcia. Dr. Harris R. Cohen Lessons Learned: How to Negotiate The Life You Want to Live Abbott Press

Self Publishing Secrets

SELF-PUBLISHING SECRETS is based on a workshop series and talks I have been conducting on self-publishing.

Author: Gini Graham Scott

Publisher:

ISBN: 194746678X

Category:

Page: 124

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SELF-PUBLISHING SECRETS is based on a workshop series and talks I have been conducting on self-publishing. It covers these main topics: - Why self-publish a book - Using a book to build your business - How I can help you self-publish your book - Deciding on your overall purpose - Determining what to write about - Creating an outline and timeline - Getting your information - Writing and editing your book - Formatting your book for publication - Publishing your book - Creating a print-on-demand book - Publishing an e-book - Creating an audiobook - And more. Gini Graham Scott, Ph.D. has published over 100 books, including over 50 with traditional publishers and over 60 published through her company Changemakers Publishing. She has also assisted dozens of business professionals, speakers, authors, and others publish and promote their own books, as well as find publishers, agents, and film producers.

How to Publish in Women s Studies Men s Studies Policy Analysis Family History Research

The theme of a memoirs gift book is about what your client learned from past mistakes. ... Or are you signing a contract to write, edit, and publish a few copies of a private book that you can't sell publicly, but the client can buy ...

Author: Anne Hart

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781532000607

Category: Reference

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Apply these strategies: How to Publish in Women's Studies, Policy Analysis, & Family Issues. How to Earn a Practical Living Applying Women's Studies & Family Research to Business Writing or Corporate Communications Training. Organizing, Designing, & Publishing Life Stories, Issues in the News, Current Events, and History Videos, Board/Computer Games, Scripts, Plays, and Books. How do you start your own Women's Studies policy analysis writing and communications business? How do you earn income using practical applications of Publishing/Producing, Women's Studies, Current Events, or Family History Issues Research and Writing in the corporate world? How do you train executives to better organize writing and interpersonal communications skills? What specific projects would you use to organize communications, publish your research, or train others? Use these vital platforms of social history to start 25 business and creative writing or publishing enterprises. Apply practical communications. Organize and improve communication and publishing projects in the corporate world or academia. Open 25 different types of writing, publishing, or production businesses. Train executives and entrepreneurs in how women's and men's studies, family history, and current issues in the news relate to business writing, creative concepts, producing multimedia, and training others in interpersonal communications or policy analysis.

How to Open a Business Writing and Publishing Memoirs Gift Books Or Success Stories for Clients

The reason the book is copyrighted by you as a business and not by the client is that you're doing the writing and publishing. ... For all this work, you'd charge a fee that would cover writing, editing, and publishing.

Author: Anne Hart

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595380831

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 276

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Learn what questions to ask and how to interview people for the significant moments in their life stories, and then write, publish, and bind by hand exquisitely-crafted personal gift books, memoirs, or business success stories. Words in memoirs or life success story gift books have a life of their own. The purpose of a hand-made, finely bound memoirs or business success-story gift book is to show how two or more people bring out the best in one another. You'd be surprised how many people are satisfied to pay up to $10,000 (or more depending upon the publisher) to have only one copy of a hand-bound hardcover book published about their event or life story. What does it take to create and publish a memoirs gift book commemorating a Bar Mitzvah, confirmation, wedding, or true experience? What quality of personal book do you want to make from scratch-writing, printing, and binding? As far as printing and binding, you can make one finished book at a cost to you of only $1.50-$4.50. What you charge a client depends on what it costs you. If you create and publish a custom gift book, you'd publish only one copy of a hand bound, hard-cover book. The tome would contain anywhere from 60 to 100 photos. Text material based on phone or live interviews running at least two hours for one person (or more if needed and about two hours spent per each interview) would be about 80 to 120 published pages-slightly more, but only if necessary. Look at yourself as a designer, writer, interviewer, and book binder. Learn how to make your own pop-up books for all ages.

The Invisible Mitzvah

This book is my ribald, facetious, fiction based on fact memoirs.

Author: Karen S. Cole

Publisher: Ghost Writer, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 168

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This book is my ribald, facetious, fiction based on fact memoirs. It recounts actual love affairs I had with the famous and the infamous among men of the Last Three Centuries. I'm a book ghostwriter. But my primary purpose in life was to save human lives by fighting forest fires. Other than that, I was a home health care aide for the Independent Living Movement. And as President of Ghost Writer, Inc. I have spent over 16 years arranging the publication of well over 500 books, scripts, screenplays, music pieces, business documents and other ghostwritten works. Well, that was it by acclamation. It's your life stories and books, screenplays, scripts, music, art, business documents and other wonderful stuff that matters the most to me. Meanwhile, my memoirs cover the ground mostly of what I've done along the lines of being inspired by other people and their books, movies, TV appearances, and my many loves and lovers. I was assigned at school to study the Holocaust and one of the evilest men in human history. With whom I found myself being inadvertently attracted, once I began to reason things out. Evil wasn't what I found so attractive. So I set out to do good in my life, to make up for some major human losses. Also, the National Parks and Recreation Department and the US Forestry Services, plus President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, not to mention Malcolm X and Dr. King, pointed in the direction I wished to go. I ended up preventing two forest fires in Washington State. The biggest one was on the night of June 16-17th of 1986. Ghost Writer, Inc. started as an idea by a 14-year-old girl. In the basement of our family house, in 1974. I was reading Marvel Comics about Stan Lee’s Bullpen when it dawned on me – I didn’t like comic books, I liked real books! They were more adult and made much better intellectual sense. On the spot, I dreamed up Rainbow Writing, Inc. I decided to send ghostwriting work out to a bullpen like Stan Lee’s. But mine would be a cattle pen of ghosts. Men and women, no children. Black and white, brown, different countries. Seattle, Chicago, New York City. Los Angeles, London, Bangladesh. Much later January 2003, RWI online and I began sending work out. Rebranded the company as Ghost Writer, Inc. in 2011. Getting more business than I could handle. I’m expecting the floodgates to open. They already have, but not yet. Over the years, GWI expanded. To provide all types of ghostwriting services. We do books, film screenplays, TV scripts, plays, research, music, lyrics, Hollywood soundtracks, speeches, business documents…anything you name, we can staff it. Our motto is, “We do it All!” From short stories, poetry, work and academic statements, children’s through adult literature, all types and every genre. We specialize in memoirs and science fiction, plus business nonfiction books. As to awards, we’ve won dozens of them for our writing and editing skills. Including the Literary Arts Association award for books, inclusion in The Library of Congress (not remunerated, voluntarily inclusion), several Writing.com and Poetry.com awards. Academy awards, Emmys, Golden Globes, Tellies and several other awards for films made from our ghost’s screenplays. My business is a one-woman effort by a differently abled freelance writer. I have health issues. Am overcoming them. Lots of fear, lots of pain and pleasure. Through the years, I ghost wrote 50+ books, some of which became NYT and Amazon best sellers. However, largely I have fulfilled my dream of sending work out to other writers. I have people on my team with dozens of bestselling books, under their names and those of their clients. I have given many people their start as a professional writer. We have bestsellers nowadays who started out as students. I gave them a chance through GWI. And now a decent lot of them are golden! Plus this, I am staying in business for as long as I possibly can, while writing more of my own books on the fly.

Publish Your Book

I was a member of Rotary International for six years; former chair of the board for the A.S.T.E.R. Foundation (Abuse ... A real kick in my writing career was having senior editor John Wood of Modern Maturity Magazine contact me for ...

Author: Patricia Fry

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781621532958

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Publish Your Book: Proven Strategies and Resources for the Enterprising Author is a professional guide to publishing success for the new and struggling author. With insider tips, up-to-date marketing strategies, timelines, and other resources, this book offers a comprehensive tour of the world of book publishing to help authors successfully navigate the industry. Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, this book will help you write your book for a target audience, build promotion into your book, write a successful query letter and book proposal, choose the right publishing option for your book, establish or strengthen your platform, get your book into bookstores, and successfully promote and sell your book. Authors and publishers in any genre and at any stage of the publishing process will benefit from this comprehensive resource, which is an exceptional companion to Promote Your Book (Allworth Press, 2011).

The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published

How to Write It, Sell It, and Market It . . . Successfully Arielle Eckstut, David Henry Sterry. □ Editor/copy editor □ Proofreader □ Cover designer □ Interior book designer (print books only, except in rare cases) □ Permissions ...

Author: Arielle Eckstut

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 9780761163985

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 544

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Now updated for 2015! The best, most comprehensive guide for writers is now revised and updated, with new sections on ebooks, self-publishing, crowd-funding through Kickstarter, blogging, increasing visibility via online marketing, micropublishing, the power of social media and author websites, and more—making The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published more vital than ever for anyone who wants to mine that great idea and turn it into a successfully published book. Written by experts with twenty-five books between them as well as many years’ experience as a literary agent (Eckstut) and a book doctor (Sterry), this nuts-and-bolts guide demystifies every step of the publishing process: how to come up with a blockbuster title, create a selling proposal, find the right agent, understand a book contract, and develop marketing and publicity savvy. Includes interviews with hundreds of publishing insiders and authors, including Seth Godin, Neil Gaiman, Amy Bloom, Margaret Atwood, Leonard Lopate, plus agents, editors, and booksellers; sidebars featuring real-life publishing success stories; sample proposals, query letters, and an entirely updated resources and publishers directory.