Writing Romance

WRITING ROMANCE: a Romance Fiction Writers Blueprint is a complete romance fiction writing workshop.

Author: Tina Adams

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1507731086

Category:

Page: 144

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Discover how to create romance fiction novels with compelling characters, page-turning plots, exotic settings and a touchingly satisfying "happily ever after" that will leave your readers enchanted and begging for more! WRITING ROMANCE: a Romance Fiction Writers Blueprint is a complete romance fiction writing workshop. From your first inspiration to how to find readers for your published romance novel, WRITING ROMANCE: a Romance Fiction Writers Blueprint quickly takes writers from aspiring to published. It leads you through many different aspects of writing a romance novel, including: - What a romance novel is - How to show, not tell, why your lovers love - How to create sexual tension - The difference between the romance and your story's plot - How to map out your stories, so you'll always know what comes next ...avoid writers block! - A simple technique for developing your initial idea into a complete novel concept - How to create highly individual people to live on your pages - A method for creating a world in which your reader feels she could step into and live your story herself - The one question you must answer to suspend your readers disbelief and keep her reading your story - The only BEST way to start your story - A sentence-by-sentence method for plotting your story - How to pinpoint the exact spot where the beginning of your story ends and the middle begins - The secret to creating a winning six-second sales pitch for your book... ... and more.

Blueprint for Screenwriting

When you pick your subject matter for your story, it's better to write a
contemporary piece and to avoid the epic, or period piece as they are too costly
and seldom made, especially by an unknown writer. There are no new plots
under the sun.

Author: Rachel Ballon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135613853

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 184

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Blueprint for Screenwriting demystifies the writing process by developing a "blueprint" for writers to follow for each new screenplay--from original concept to completed script. Author and international script consultant Dr. Rachel Ballon explores the writing craft and emphasizes creativity in the writing process. She blends her expertise in script analysis and writing coaching with her personal experience as a screenwriter to help writers construct their stories and characters. Starting with the story's framework, Dr. Ballon helps readers to understand the key "building blocks" of story structure and character development, including characters' emotional and psychological states, story conflicts, and scene and act structure. She also covers the essential components in the script writing process, such as outlines, script treatments, synopses, and formats. Dr. Ballon devotes a chapter to overcoming writer's block--the writer's greatest obstacle--and offers guidance for taking the next steps once a script is completed. A practical tool for any writer, this distinctive resource: *offers a blueprint for writers to follow, breaking the writing process down into specific, easy-to-follow steps; *stresses the psychology of the characters as well as that of the writer; and *offers first-hand knowledge of the screenwriting process and gives practical advice for completing and marketing scripts. With its unique and insightful approach to the writing process, this book will be indispensable for scriptwriters, fiction writers, and professional writers, and it will serve as a useful text in screenwriting courses.

Blueprint Lizzy

This is a seductive and beautifully crafted novel, perfect for fans of erotic fiction, but with real emotional depth and which is unafraid to tackle thought-provoking and controversial subjects.

Author: Lesley James

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1499694393

Category: Fiction

Page: 314

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Have you ever wished that you could read your partner's mind, to know what they are thinking, what really turns them on, what they are keeping from you or how they are really feeling? If you have, then you need to read the Blueprint books. Blueprint is a new concept in Adult Romance Erotica: twin novels from two different perspectives, based on the simple premise that there are three sides to every story: yours, mine and the truth. There are two separate Blueprint books; one aimed at women and the other at men. They are both written in the first person and track three months in the lives of the two central characters: Lizzy, a head-strong, outwardly confident yet inwardly vulnerable, professional woman, and her alpha-male client, Edward, who has commitment issues and who guards a secret. Each Blueprint book may be read independently, as a pair, or by couples who want to explore erotic fiction together. Approximately 50% of the story and associated dialogue is shared by both books, while the remainder of the plot concentrates on what is happening in the individual characters' lives, their pasts and the secrets they carry with them. By reading both books, readers can enjoy the dramatic irony as the story unfolds; anticipating what will happen next and be aware of the lies being told before the players are themselves. Female versus male psychology is explored over the two books, as the characters react differently to the same situation, and we see how misunderstandings can occur as they interpret their circumstances from their respective mind-sets. Each book is written is a very different voice. Lizzy's book describes how she feels, and explores her insecurities and romantic ideals, while Edward thinks things through and is driven by his sexual appetite, his desires and ambitions. I believe my characters have depth; they represent real, multifaceted people with complex histories, anxieties, flaws and fears. Yes, this is a tale of romance that includes very explicit and erotic sex scenes, but the books also explore challenging subjects such as adultery, violence, grief, gay marriage, friendship and betrayal.

The 12 Key Pillars of Novel Construction

Be sure to get all of the books so you'll have your toolbox filled to the brim with the tools you need to write novels that readers will rave about

Author: C S Lakin

Publisher: Ubiquitous Press

ISBN: 0991389476

Category:

Page: 262

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The 12 Key Pillars of Novel Construction takes the mystery out of building a solid story and shows you how to go from idea to complete novel in practical, easy-to-understand steps. Build smart! Over and over, struggling writers make the same fatal mistakes in their manuscripts. Even writers who have studied all the best writing craft books and taken workshops and followed writers' blogs still don't get the structure. Truth is, a lot of writers believe they can write a novel without taking time to learn the nuts and bolts of novel construction. Just as with building a house, writers need to adeptly wield the proper tools and materials, and follow structurally sound rules if they hope to "build a novel." Build strong! Smart writers will take the time to learn how to structure strong pillars that will hold up their novels. This new comprehensive writing craft book clearly lays out just how to build each essential pillar so it can carry the weight of your story. Without such foundational support, collapse is inevitable. There are 12 key pillars of novel construction, and if any of these pillars is weak, made of faulty materials, it will compromise the integrity of your novel. Build a novel that will stand up to scrutiny and thrill readers! Inside, you'll learn: what the four primary support pillars are, and why and how you need to build those first, before tackling any other components in your novel. how to determine if an idea has the potential to become a riveting concept with a kicker, and how to transform that idea into a stunning concept. what high stakes is really all about and how to ensure your novel is exploding with them. the secret to creating a riveting protagonist, and the two goals he needs to be pursuing. what tension really is and how to ramp it up in your novel. the key to portraying evocative settings and how to come up with them. 7 important tips to creating believable dialog. what voice is, and how it differs from writing style. ways to brainstorm ideas for plot, themes, motifs, setting, and rich characters through asking a series of questions that will take you deep below the surface of your story. what the difference is between theme and motif, and why both are essential. Ideas and instructions on how to mind map your characters, plot, settings, themes-all the important elements of your story-and integrate them into your 12 pillars. In addition, you'll get 12 comprehensive "inspection checklists," each with 12 sets of deep, thought-provoking questions meant to ensure your pillars are truly strong enough to hold the weight of your story. You need to pass every inspection! Don't waste time trying to guess at novel structure. By using this concise, detailed blueprint, you can be sure you'll end up with a terrific novel-every time! The 12 Key Pillars of Novel Construction is part of The Writer's Toolbox Series of writing craft books for novelists. Be sure to get all of the books so you'll have your toolbox filled to the brim with the tools you need to write novels that readers will rave about!

The Self publishing Blueprint A complete guide to help you self publish your book

s I mentioned in Chapter 1, there are thousands of books out there that can teach
you the mechanics of how to write a book. There are courses, there are
conferences, there are blogs and online essays. From novel writing to non-fiction,
one ...

Author: Daniel Willcocks

Publisher: Devil's Rock Publishing

ISBN: 9781914021053

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 156

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Ready to self-publish your book? Got an idea for a story and have no idea where to start? Stuck somewhere in the inbetween? ‘The Self-publishing Blueprint’ is a complete guide to getting your book from idea to publication, and beyond. Whether you’ve been thinking of dipping your toes into the self-publishing waters, or you’re an author who has had traditional success and is now looking to publish your books yourself, this comprehensive guide will cover every fundamental step of the self-publishing process. How can I promise this? As the bestselling author of over 40+ titles across a number of pen names and genres since 2015, I’ve been there, done that, got the t-shirt. Now I’m handing the lessons down to you. Self-publishing can seem overwhelming. With this blueprint, you’ll understand every mile of the journey before you take your first step. In The Self-publishing Blueprint, you’ll learn: - Why it’s important to understand your definition of success - Understanding your genre before you start writing - The best ways to plan and research your book - How to actually reach ‘The end’ - The different types of editor, what they do, and where to find them - How to professionally layout your book - The best ways to successfully work with a cover designer - The ins and outs of professionally formatting your book - Your publishing options, and how to get your books online - The pros and cons of the ‘exclusive vs wide’ debate - Every step of the upload screens for publication - The fundamentals of author marketing, and selling your book to your ideal reader - The most important step to ensuring future author success Ready to finally turn that book idea from a dream into a reality? The Self-publishing Blueprint is your one-stop place to begin your journey.

Bucket List Blueprint

... may be surprised about how fulfilled they make you feel. When I participated in
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) as part of my Top40 Bucket List,
writing 50,000 words (equivalent of a 200-page book) in a month seemed
daunting.

Author: Julie Schooler

Publisher: BoomerMax Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 120

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Make it the best year ever with this ultimate guide to creating and checking off your bucket list! · Are you fed up with the same boring routine day after day? · Would you like to start taking action towards your heart’s desires today? · Do you feel like there is a more exciting or meaningful life you could be living? You need a bucket list - a written list of things you want to do before you die. Bucket List Blueprint will give you practical advice to write the best bucket list personalized for your circumstances, and, most importantly, how to check off items so that you start bringing your dreams to life. This entertaining and easy-to-read book will also: · cut through the confusion around what a bucket list is and is not (it is definitely not just for the terminally ill or nearly dead!) · provide compelling reasons why a bucket list is an essential part of life · tell you exactly what to do to discover items for your personal bucket list This is the best book for anyone from 9 to 90 who wants to live a more fulfilling and fun life. There are tips and ideas that will suit any age, preference and budget—even if you have no money, no time and don’t want to travel. · Bored? A bucket list will give you something to look forward to every day · Stressed? Your brand new bucket list will give you clarity and direction · Exhausted? Spring out of bed each morning with the newfound energy a bucket list can bring to your life This book distills an avalanche of information plus insights from a challenge to check off 40 bucket list items in one year into simple and practical tips to help you write and take action with your bucket list. This is a short book but—and this is not said lightly—it will change your life. Follow the short, chunked down chapters in Bucket List Blueprint to: · feel good about yourself for following through on goals · rediscover long-held passions and understand your true self better · wake up each morning with a sense of excitement and zest for life · spend quality time with friends and family doing fun things together · feel like you are living the life you were meant to live, one with excitement, meaning and true joy In less than a couple of hours this book will give you the exact blueprint to writing your own bucket list. Follow the simple steps in Bucket List Blueprint and you will give yourself the best gift of all—a fulfilling life. What’s stopping you from being the happy, energized and accomplished person you always thought you would be? Don’t wait until you almost ‘kick the bucket’ to read this book! To live a breathtaking life where your long-held dreams turn into amazing memories, buy this book today.

Blueprint

I like NanoWriMo – national novel-writing month – for just this reason: it gives you
a bar chart to show you how many words you write each day, and the bar chart
changes colour when you hit or surpass your daily target. I used it for some of the
 ...

Author: Lucy Maddox

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472137876

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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'The best book I've read this year ... It's written in such a beautiful way' - Dr Suzi Gage, Book Shambles podcast This is an excellent book for anyone who wants to understand the psychology and the science behind what makes them them! - Professor Tanya Byron 'This book walks the line between being absolutely fascinating yet accessible. It made me look at how we are raising our kids, as well as my own upbringing, but did so in a totally judgement free way. Loved it' - Clemmie Telford From birth to adulthood, Blueprint tells you what you need to know about how you became who you are Have you ever wondered how your early life shaped you? From beginning to say simple words like 'mama' and learning how to walk around unaided, to the first day of school and forming new friendships, everyone has been a child. The roots of our adult selves go right back to our first experiences. How we think, act and interact is influenced by our early years, yet most people don't know the key findings from the juiciest child development studies that can give us insight into our adult selves. Weaving together cutting edge research, everyday experience and clinical examples, Dr Lucy Maddox explains how we develop from an unconscious bundle of cells floating about in the dark of the in uterine environment to to a fully grown complex adult, revealing fascinating insights about our personality, relationships and daily lives along the way.

The Marshall Plan Workbook

The Marshall Plan Workbook, companion volume to the very successful Marshall Plan for Novel Writing, focuses on building a novel's plot, with more than 100 pages of fill-in sheets that become a veritable blueprint for each reader's novel.

Author: Evan Marshall

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 1582970599

Category: Reference

Page: 250

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The Marshall Plan Workbook, companion volume to the very successful Marshall Plan for Novel Writing, focuses on building a novel's plot, with more than 100 pages of fill-in sheets that become a veritable blueprint for each reader's novel. The Marshall Plan Workbook pushes deeper into the process of writing a novel scene by scene. Readers will learn to craft intriguing story goals and compelling conflicts all within a specific framework that enables them to produce any type of novel in a systematic yet creative way. They'll also learn the ins-and-outs of selling their work once it's finished. * Lively, interactive approach makes the book fun as well as educational * Easy-to-follow instruction takes the mystery--but not the creativity--out of writing a novel

The 30 Day Novel Romance Workbook

Combining three-act structure with a romance arc, character growth arcs for your couple, and elements of the Hero’s Journey, this story blueprint is extremely flexible.

Author: Lynn Johnston

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1539754812

Category:

Page: 318

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A NEW APPROACH TO WRITING A NOVEL IN 30 DAYS Write fast or write well? You don't have to choose when you've got a story blueprint that shows you how to write a romance novel with perfect structure in thirty steps. If you've ever tried to write a novel in a month, you know how much fun it can be when the words flow...and how hard it can be to ignore the fear that your story is no good. What if you didn't have to worry about plot structure? What if you could be free to just focus on your characters when you sit down to write each day? The Plot-As-You-Write story blueprint breaks your novel into thirty manageable sections and asks you a series of character-focused questions that generate a solid plot structure every time. Combining three-act structure with a romance arc, character growth arcs for your couple, and elements of the Hero's Journey, this story blueprint is extremely flexible and has been successfully tested by both plotters and pantsers. Make novel writing fun again-try the Plot-As-You-Write story blueprint and finish your next novel in 30 days!

The Fantasy Blueprint

In this accessible and detailed guide, accomplished fantasy author E. C. Hibbs breaks down the whirlwind of writing your first novel, and helps you through every step of the journey.

Author: E. C. Hibbs

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1545446938

Category:

Page: 106

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Have you ever wanted to create your own fantasy story, but struggled every step of the way? In this accessible and detailed guide, accomplished fantasy author E. C. Hibbs breaks down the whirlwind of writing your first novel, and helps you through every step of the journey. With examples from across the world of literature, you will learn all the tips and tricks to produce a believable and engaging tale. There's no jargon and no expectations - simply a fellow author sharing knowledge and hacks which really work. Learn how to: Write for your age group Create animal characters Build a fantasy world and language Show vs Tell Create a fantasy series And more!

Will Write for Shoes

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.

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.

Architecture of the Novel

Architecture of the Novel derives from the many years Vandenburgh has spent teaching the craft of fiction writing. Her method points to the elemental nature of narrative: A story consists of its events, which are told in scenes.

Author: Jane Vandenburgh

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 9781582436661

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Jane Vandenburgh, the author of two highly acclaimed novels and a recent memoir, offers aspiring writers the tools to create powerful and unique novels filled not only with good writing but also dynamic storytelling. Architecture of the Novel is an ambitious blueprint for writers, one that reveals the underlying machinery that propels a plot that is dynamic, coherent, and interesting. Architecture of the Novel derives from the many years Vandenburgh has spent teaching the craft of fiction writing. Her method points to the elemental nature of narrative: A story consists of its events, which are told in scenes. These scenes naturally place themselves along the arc of the story in an order that provides suspense and mystery, drawing characters toward the inevitability of their fictive destinies. Profoundly practical yet encouraging to writers at all levels, Architecture of the Novel offers the maps and mechanics to successfully guide writers toward the story that must be told.

The 30 Day Novel Workbook

Combining three-act structure with a character growth arc and elements of the Hero's Journey, this story blueprint is extremely flexible and has been successfully tested by both plotters and pantsers.

Author: Lynn Johnston

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1539754200

Category:

Page: 238

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A NEW APPROACH TO WRITING A NOVEL IN 30 DAYS Write fast or write well? You don't have to choose when you've got a story blueprint that shows you how to write a novel with perfect structure in thirty steps. If you've ever tried to write a novel in a month, you know how much fun it can be when the words flow...and how hard it can be to ignore the fear that your story is no good. What if you didn't have to worry about plot structure? What if you could be free to just focus on your characters when you sit down to write each day? The Plot-As-You-Write story blueprint breaks your novel into thirty manageable sections and asks you a series of character-focused questions that generate a solid plot structure every time. Combining three-act structure with a character growth arc and elements of the Hero's Journey, this story blueprint is extremely flexible and has been successfully tested by both plotters and pantsers. Make novel writing fun again-try the Plot-As-You-Write story blueprint and finish your next novel in 30 days!

Novel and Short Story Writer s Market 98

There's a novel , The Aerialist , in progress . And for Deigaard , also a sculptor ,
there's clay to form and wood to carve . But being busy is just part of the problem .
“ I have this general commercial bafflement , ” says the writer of The Blueprint ...

Author: Donya Dickerson

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 0898798183

Category: Authorship

Page: 682

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This authoritative guide features 2,200 book and magazine markets seeking every kind of fiction, including literary, mainstream, romance, mystery, religious, historical, westerns and more. Listings provide complete information on each publisher's specific requests, payment policies and submission guidelines--so you can target the best leads for your novel or short story. And, a comprehensive Category Index sorts listings by fiction type for quick referencing. Book jacket.

Structuring Your Novel

"-Robert Scanlon "This book shows a writer how to structure their novel from beginning to end in a no-nonsense manner.

Author: K. M. Weiland

Publisher: Lightning Source Incorporated

ISBN: 0985780401

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 324

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Acclaim for "Structuring Your Novel" "I have long wished for a book like this. "Structuring Your Novel" is so much more than a writing craft book-it's a recipe to help writers structure a deep, meaningful journey for their hero that will captivate readers from beginning to end."-Angela Ackerman, Author of "The Emotion Thesaurus" "There is absolute gold in this book-and I am grateful that the author has a real talent for distilling some of the somewhat clunky information found elsewhere, into really simple-to-understand and easy-to-follow techniques."-Robert Scanlon "This book shows a writer how to structure their novel from beginning to end in a no-nonsense manner. It's fast and easy reading, and MAKES SENSE "-Carrie C. Spencer About the Book Is Structure the Hidden Foundation of All Successful Stories? Why do some stories work and others don't? The answer is "structure." In this IPPY and NIEA-Award winning guide from the author of the bestselling "Outlining Your Novel," you will learn the universal underpinnings that guarantee powerful plot and character arcs. An understanding of proper story and scene structure will show you how to perfectly time your story's major events and will provide you with an unerring standard against which to evaluate your novel's pacing and progression. "Structuring Your Novel" will show you: How to determine the best techniques for empowering your unique and personal vision for your story. How to identify common structural weaknesses and flip them around into stunning strengths. How to eliminate saggy middles by discovering your "centerpiece." Why you should NEVER include conflict in every scene. How to discover the questions you "don't" want readers asking about your plot-and then how to get them to ask the right questions. Story structure has enabled countless bestselling and classic authors. Now it's your turn More Praise for "Structuring Your Novel" "K.M. Weiland delivers another exceptional resource for writers-offering practical guidance on everything from crafting a book's hook to its resolution."-Elizabeth Spann Craig, Author of the Myrtle Clover Mysteries ""Structuring Your Novel" will give you the blueprint for making your story more powerful. I'm taking this one with me to my desert island "-Jennifer Ibarra "After finishing the book, I reviewed my own writing and was easily able to see where the story wasn't working, understand why it wasn't, and figure out what I needed to do to fix it."-Abby Geiger More storytelling assistance from K.M. Weiland: Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success-Can outlining help you write a better story?

The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing

First , it requires thinking the story through , which eliminates a lot of wasted time
chasing bad ideas . Second , it provides a blueprint to which the writer can refer
while working on a story over the course of months or even years . Use of an ...

Author: Meg Leder

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: UCSC:32106018407939

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 452

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A compendium of articles, essays, and interviews explore the craft, art, and process of fiction writing, along with practical advice and creative tips from Sue Grafton, Richard Russo, Janet Fitch, Octavia Butler, Terry Butler, Joyce Carol Oates, Margaret Atwood, Kurt Vonnegut, John Updike, Tom Clancy, and other notable novelists. Original.

Eat the Elephant

This is a method you can use book after book, knowing exactly what you need to do each time you sit down to write.How do you write a book? Use the Novel Blueprint method in Eat the Elephant.

Author: Jen Crosswhite

Publisher:

ISBN: 1734159014

Category:

Page: 174

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Blueprint Love

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Author: Mikki Brentwood

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781643506999

Category: Fiction

Page: 334

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