So You Want to Write

A guide to writing fiction and personal narratives that includes advice on capturing a reader's attention, creating exciting characters, mastering the elements of fiction, writing about painful material, and other related topics.

Author: Marge Piercy

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ISBN: UOM:39015053146919

Category: Reference

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A guide to writing fiction and personal narratives that includes advice on capturing a reader's attention, creating exciting characters, mastering the elements of fiction, writing about painful material, and other related topics.

Writing Fiction For Dummies

Here are some things you’ll learn in Writing Fiction for Dummies: Strategic Planning: Pinpoint where you are on the roadmap to publication; discover what every reader desperately wants from a story; home in on a marketable category; ...

Author: Randy Ingermanson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470585238

Category: Education

Page: 384

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A complete guide to writing and selling your novel So you want to write a novel? Great! That’s a worthy goal, no matter what your reason. But don’t settle for just writing a novel. Aim high. Write a novel that you intend to sell to a publisher. Writing Fiction for Dummies is a complete guide designed to coach you every step along the path from beginning writer to royalty-earning author. Here are some things you’ll learn in Writing Fiction for Dummies: Strategic Planning: Pinpoint where you are on the roadmap to publication; discover what every reader desperately wants from a story; home in on a marketable category; choose from among the four most common creative styles; and learn the self-management methods of professional writers. Writing Powerful Fiction: Construct a story world that rings true; create believable, unpredictable characters; build a strong plot with all six layers of complexity of a modern novel; and infuse it all with a strong theme. Self-Editing Your Novel: Psychoanalyze your characters to bring them fully to life; edit your story structure from the top down; fix broken scenes; and polish your action and dialogue. Finding An Agent and Getting Published: Write a query letter, a synopsis, and a proposal; pitch your work to agents and editors without fear. Writing Fiction For Dummies takes you from being a writer to being an author. It can happen—if you have the talent and persistence to do what you need to do.

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.

Start Writing Your Book Today

In this book, the author walks you through every step of how to write a book. After you read it, you'll be ready to start writing today.

Author: Morgan Gist MacDonald

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ISBN: 0996933115

Category: Authorship

Page: 164

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In this book, the author walks you through every step of how to write a book. After you read it, you'll be ready to start writing today.

So You Want To Be A Writer

Giving your books or your writing talent away “just because”... Well, that's another
story entirely. Rest assured I will discuss my theories about “giving your writing
talent away” in subsequent portions of this book. 3. What do you want to write?

Author: Jo Ann M. Colton

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449013295

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 80

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Written by a writer who understands writers' concerns about entering the writing world, So, You Want To Be A Writer offers assistance to aspiring writers. Created strictly as a helpful overview of the writing process, it is informative and enlightening! The book guides the writer/reader on a step-by-step journey down the writer's path. From answering the "write" question and getting started as a writer, to believing to achieve, developing tools of the trade, making that first impression as a writer and more, Colton shares not only her own experiences as a writer and author, but also her interactions with other emerging writers and published authors. If you've always wanted to be a writer, but didn't know how to get started, this book definitely belongs in your home library. Filled with lots of helpful writing-related information, dos and don'ts, and tips of the trade, So, You Want To Be A Writer, Book 1 of Jo Ann M. Colton's "Little Red Writer Book" Series, is a must-read resource for beginning and unpublished writers.

Ebony Jr

So. you. Want. to. be. a. Writer. LET'S SEE., NOW IP ONLY Tips For Beginning
Writers Black Newspapers Mystery by Alice Frazier. by Karen ... Do you get a
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Created by the publishers of EBONY. During its years of publishing it was the largest ever children-focused publication for African Americans.

The Difference

How to make $20,000 from a single sale of your book. ? The reason most books fail? miserably!? The difference between people who are ready to write but just scared, and those who have no business writing a book.

Author: Angela E. Lauria

Publisher: Difference Press

ISBN: 193698489X

Category: Authorship

Page: 212

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If you want to write a book that makes a difference, you need 2 things. First, you need to have a message you know will change people's lives. Second, you need a book that is in people's hands, not in a box in your basement or sitting behind an unclicked link on Amazon. Enter Angela Lauria and The DIFFERENCE Process. In her book you'll learn:? The truth about why you have been procrastinating in getting your book done (Note: It's probably not what you think and it's actually good news!)? How to make $20,000 from a single sale of your book. ? The reason most books fail? miserably!? The difference between people who are ready to write but just scared, and those who have no business writing a book.' How to guarantee you will have all the time you need to write your book without ever stressing about it again.' And much, much more.

The Book You Were Born to Write

Everything You Need to (Finally) Get Your Wisdom Onto the Page and Into the
World Kelly Notaras . . Technical writing as a career Jotting poems on your phone
Any other thing that has you putting words on a page Now , I'm as bad as anyone
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Author: Kelly Notaras

Publisher: Hay House

ISBN: 9781401955625

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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Publishing a book has never been so simple, accessible, or affordable as it is today. So why are so many thought leaders, healers, and change-agents stuck at the starting line? This book will light the way, offering a simple step-by-step path that takes authors from concept to finished book. In it, publishing veteran Kelly Notaras demystifies the publishing process and gives writers the tools, insider information, and inspiration to start strong, keep going, and get across the finish line as quickly as possible.

On Writing

The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743455961

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 297

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The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.

Weinberg on Writing

Peace in Ireland? What you'd like your children to know about you? Something to amuse your grandchildren? How you get in touch with God? I can't tell you. This is where you have to find out for yourself." "Can it be more than one thing?

Author: Gerald M. Weinberg

Publisher: Dorset House

ISBN: PSU:000067818037

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 194

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Gerald M. Weinberg, author of more than forty books -- including eighteen published by Dorset House -- reveals his secrets for collecting and organizing his ideas for writing projects. Drawing an analogy to the stone-by-stone method of building fieldstone walls, Weinberg shows writers how to construct fiction and nonfiction manuscripts from key insights, stories, and quotes. The elements, or stones, are collected nonsequentially, over time, and eventually find logical places in larger pieces. The method renders writer's block irrelevant and has proved effective for scores of Weinberg's writing class students. If you've ever wanted to write a book or article -- or need to revitalize your writing career -- don't miss this intimate glimpse into the mind behind some the computer industry's best books. Topics Include: * learning to care about what you have to write * exercises in playing with your words * when is it plagiarism * the structure of creation versus the structure of presentation * stimulate your memory * getting published * and much more Insights from the Book "What would you really like to write? For many would-be writers, this is the hardest exercise of all. They've never in their lives allowed themselves to think about what they wanted. So, put aside everything your teachers told you, your parents told you, your boss told you, your spouse told you, or I told you. Dream your dream. Would you like to write about how to play pinball? What it feels like to canoe a Class Five rapids? Your grandmother's knitting? What's wrong with the design of some computer system? Peace in Ireland? What you'd like your children to know about you? Something to amuse your grandchildren? How you get in touch with God? I can't tell you. This is where you have to find out for yourself." "Can it be more than one thing? Certainly. Are you allowed to get it 'wrong'? Absolutely. Can you change your mind later? Definitely. But right now, let your heart tell you what you'd like to write. Then write it down -- just the title, or titles. Any more than that is optional." "Don't be disappointed if you can't identify what you really want to write. Quite likely, you'll find many answers, but none will be the final answer. I knew when I was eight years old, but I didn't know I knew until about forty years later." - from Chapter 1

The Beginner Writer

I wrote this book to share my insights with others who may be struggling with putting pen to paper. I know what it's like to want so desperately to have the courage to follow a dream, but not know how to take the first step towards it.

Author: Geetanjali Mukherjee

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798582891086

Category:

Page: 182

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Review: "The Beginner Writer: How to write - and finish - your first book is a great place for the new writer to start and offers plenty of reminders and refreshers for those further into their craft. A valuable resource." - Sarah Jackson, book bloggerPeople often say: "I wish I had the time to write a book", "I wish I could take six months off to write", or "I don't have the discipline". Many people want to write and have ideas they would like to express, but are intimidated by the process, by thinking that it is too hard or that they don't have the requisite talent, or think they don't have enough time to fit writing into their already packed schedule. If you would like to write a book but don't know how to start, are bewildered about the specifics or don't even know if you should contemplate writing, this book is for you. There are many reasons to write a book. Some people want to write a book for the same reason that others decide to climb a mountain or join an Ironman competition - it is a challenge, and you feel a sense of achievement when you have completed it. Maybe you would like to be able to tell your peers that you wrote a book. Or you want to become a speaker or consultant, and writing a book on your method or ideas will give you added credibility. Perhaps you would like to write a book for your grandchildren, telling them what it was like to live through the Vietnam war or the historic era of Obama's presidency or the global pandemic. Maybe you want to ensure that your family's favorite recipes are recorded for posterity. Whatever the reason, if you have always wanted to write a book, but didn't think that you could do it, or didn't know how to go about it, this book will help you get from the blank page to a finished book. What do I cover? The basics of writing a book, whether it is non-fiction or a novel, from getting the initial idea, to writing a first draft all the way to a finished book. I cover how to find time to write, dealing with writer's block and editing. If you have wanted to write a book for years, but did not know where to start, this book will give you the tools to finally have a completed book that you can hold in your hands. I wrote this book to share my insights with others who may be struggling with putting pen to paper. I know what it's like to want so desperately to have the courage to follow a dream, but not know how to take the first step towards it. I still remember what it feels like not to believe in yourself. Not to think that you can do it. That you have what it takes. Or that you can keep going for the length of time it takes to write and edit an entire book. I want to show you how to finally finish writing your book. To show you that you can take your dream from "I wish" to "I did".

Dear Ally How Do I Write a Book

When did you realize you wanted to take writing seriously? Was your family
supportive? I first got the writing bug when I was in middle school and read The
Outsiders by S. E. Hinton. When I found out that that novel had been written by a
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Author: Ally Carter

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781408354889

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 320

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Problem plot lines? Character chaos? Ask Ally! The definitive guide to writing from one of teen fiction's best-loved authors. Writing finally has its own agony aunt in bestselling author, Ally Carter. Always wanted to write? Not sure how to begin, or what to do with tricky characters or pesky plotlines? Ask Ally! Ally Carter is the internationally bestselling author of Gallagher Girls, Embassy Row and Heist Society. Known for her gripping plots and adventures that combine danger and glamour in equal measure, Ally knows how to write brilliant books for teen and YA readers. Now Ally and her author friends want to help YOU write the book you've always dreamed of. Part agony aunt, part writing guru, this writing guide is thoughtful, witty and best of all, useful. With advice from some of children's fiction's brightest stars including Holly Black, Cassandra Clare and Kody Keplinger.

So You Want to Be a Writer

In this book, authors Allison Tait and Valerie Khoo -- co-hosts of the popular So You Want To Be A Writer podcast -- will give you the steps you need to make your dream a reality. This is not a book about how to write.

Author: Allison Tait

Publisher: Australian Writers' Centre Publishing

ISBN: 0648555909

Category:

Page: 236

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The ultimate all-in-one guide to making your writing dreams come true! Want to publish a novel or earn an income as a writer, but not sure how to go about it? In this book, authors Allison Tait and Valerie Khoo -- co-hosts of the popular So You Want To Be A Writer podcast -- will give you the steps you need to make your dream a reality. This is not a book about how to write. It's a book about how to be a successful writer. Inside, you'll discover the exact skills you need to make it as a writer including how to connect with people who will help your career grow, plus productivity tips for fitting everything into your already busy life. You'll also explore how to keep your creative juices flowing and where to find other writers just like you. This book lays out a blueprint to help you get started and thrive in the world of words. With advice from over 120 writers, you'll tap into proven wisdom and find the path that will lead YOU to success! Chapter 1: Ready to be a writer? Chapter 2: Your first few steps into the world of writing Chapter 3: What kind of writer do you want to be? Chapter 4: What skills do you need? Chapter 5: Finding your tribe Chapter 6: Where to find ideas Chapter 7: Dealing with other people Chapter 8: Do you want to go on a date? Chapter 9: How to make time to write Chapter 10: How to be creative when you're tired Chapter 11: Technology is your friend Chapter 12: What do you really want? Chapter 13: Don't just take our word for it Chapter 14: So now what? So You Want To Be A Writer is a beginner's guide for people who want to be writers. Like all good non-fiction books, we've broken it into sections so you can dip in and out as needed or read it from start to finish. We'll walk you through each stage, from deciding what kind of writer you want to be (don't laugh, this is a big question!), where to get ideas and how to share your writing dream with other people. We'll take you through how to get the words written, finding your writing community (and why you need one), harnessing your creativity, how to use technology and the business of being a writer. You'll discover tips about the writing process, getting the first publishing deal, dealing with editors, writing the book and everything in between, by authors such as Liane Moriarty, Michael Robotham, Nick Earls, Charlotte Wood, Jane Harper, Di Morrissey, Garry Disher, Jaclyn Moriarty, Andy Griffiths, Jackie French, Veronica Roth, Jay Kristoff and more. Literary authors, commercial fiction authors, non-fiction authors, publishers, agents, crime authors, romance authors, children's authors, young adult authors, freelance writers, content writers - you name it, we've got them, Australian and international. This is a masterclass in writing and an incredible resource in itself. So what are you waiting for? If you want to be a writer, the time to start is now!

Daniel Deronda by George Eliot

I shall be be glad if you will tell me what to read. I have been looking into all the
books in the library at Offendene, but there is nothing readable. The leaves all
stick together and smell musty. I wish I could write books to amuse myself, as you
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Author: Mary Ann Evans

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ISBN: OXFORD:590347467

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EBook Empire

I needed help... to build my empire. In this book you will discover the method that I kept secret for ages, using it to get loads of eBooks written for the Kindle marketplace.

Author: Arthur Dylan

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1511523042

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eBook Empire: How To Create an eBook Empire on Kindle and Achieve Financial Freedom Forever Have you ever wanted to see all your book ideas on the Kindle marketplace? Do you want to achieve financial freedom? Like me, you already know that the only way to make a living by writing Kindle eBooks is to have a lot of Kindle eBooks. But, it takes time, a lot of time to even write one book. After I published my first book, I wondered why I wasn't making any money? After much reading I realised that if I ever wanted to achieve my dream and give up my day job, then I was going to need to write a lot more books. But, in the mean time I still had to go to work, so I ploughed on spending vast amounts of time writing and getting nowhere! It was so frustrating! I finally realised that I just didn't have enough time to be able to write all the books I wanted to. I needed help... to build my empire. In this book you will discover the method that I kept secret for ages, using it to get loads of eBooks written for the Kindle marketplace... Don't waste your time slaving over that one book that won't sell. Learn a proven system for discovering talented writers and publishing lots of eBooks for profit... I explain exactly the same method I used and still use over and over again to get books written... so you can thank me when you no longer have to go to work anymore! You will also learn: How to maintain quality and quantity How to market and price your book for maximum sales! How to come up with new book ideas What to do when you have a finished book How to turn your ideas into books! How to make a book series to maximise sales How to make and use a perma-free book as bait The most important marketing technique, ever! Things you shouldn't do How to turn your books into multiple streams of income Also including several free hacks to make your book climb the Amazon rankings fast! Written in a concise and practical fashion, designed to be read in a day or less with no fluff or waffle, this compact guide details exactly how you can create your very own eBook empire. If your just getting started, or even if you've written a couple of books and were wondering how to make more money, then this is the perfect answer. Get ready to learn the fundamentals to embarking on a successful writing adventure! On this writing and ghostwriting manual - "Easily digestible, this book is perfect for people with busy lifestyles who want to build a stream of books on Kindle."

So You Want to Be a Novelist

With clear and honest insight, Jon Sealy's memoir and writing manifesto, So You Want to be a Novelist, offers aspiring writers a toolkit for understanding fiction-and serves as both guide and warning for the road ahead.

Author: Jon Sealy

Publisher:

ISBN: 1950182061

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 222

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What does it mean to be a novelist in the 21st century?How do you write a novel? What do you do with it once it's finished? And how do you get a career as a novelist off the ground? Most honest novelists will attribute some combination of talent, hard work and luck in their success, but each of these qualities can be nurtured with a little guidance.In the vein of E.M. Forster's Aspects of the Novel and John Gardner's On Becoming a Novelist, Jon Sealy shares his own story of how fiction works, from writing the first draft to building a multi-book career. Part memoir, part craft analysis, this book breaks apart the elements of fiction and explores one writer's path from student to professional.With clear and honest insight, So You Want to be a Novelist offers aspiring writers a toolkit for understanding fiction-and serves as both guide and warning for the road ahead.

Fundamentals of Business Writing

A ground-breaking approach to writing with a greater focus on planning and revising documents. When you complete this book, you will know how to write with clarity and style, so your ideas come across clearly and quickly.

Author: Joseph MANCUSO

Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn

ISBN: 9780761215325

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 164

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A ground-breaking approach to writing with a greater focus on planning and revising documents. When you complete this book, you will know how to write with clarity and style, so your ideas come across clearly and quickly. You’ll become a sharp-eyed critic, constantly spurring yourself to do better. Best of all, you’ll learn by doing—by building and evaluating your own business letter. You’ll discover how to avoid writer's block by making writing a process with a beginning, middle, and end. You will learn how to: • Sharpen your competitive edge through good, clear writing • Make sure your written words say exactly what you mean • Identify words and phrases that get in the way of clear, concise communication • Quickly analyze, organize, write, and revise any document • Use expressive words; keep sentences and paragraphs short; keep thoughts simple • Use techniques that involve the reader and create the feeling of personal communication • Format documents so they're inviting to look at and easy to read. This is an ebook version of the AMA Self-Study course. If you want to take the course for credit you need to either purchase a hard copy of the course through amaselfstudy.org or purchase an online version of the course through www.flexstudy.com.

George Eliot s Works

I shall be so glad if you will teil me what to read . I have been looking into all the
books in the library at Offendene , but there is nothing readable . The leaves all
stick together and smell musty . I wish I could write books to amuse myself , as
you ...

Author: George Eliot

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