So You Want to Write a Book

A Manual for the Beginning Writer Donna Bevans. When thinking of plot, think of basic human needs. Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs can be helpful. The first need, physiological, is the most powerful. It is the innate need for food, water, ...

Author: Donna Bevans

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1467053864

Category: Reference

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The answer to why you want to write will tell you the kind of book you will be writing.

So You Want to Write A Book

the back pain, and I am in a quiet, empty place during the day. ... The Deeper You Go At this point you've figured out what you want to write about, how to organize your thoughts into ... You're fifty thousand words into your book.

Author: Christian Warren Freed

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781387139019

Category: Reference


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Writing a book can be the hardest task an aspiring author will undertake, or it can be the fullest, most rewarding experience. The choice is yours. From creating worlds to building a strong set of characters, so much goes into the writing of a good fiction book that the author becomes inundated with details. The wall builds up until finishing a work of quality fiction seems impossible. Take heart! You are not alone. With So...You Want to Write a Book?, award winning and bestselling military fantasy author Christian Warren Freed takes future authors on the wild ride of experiences that have landed him success. He details his failures, mixing comedy with despair and hope, and the growing list of his successes for the reader. There is no worse feeling that that of being alone on a long journey. New and future authors stand to learn much from So...You Want to Write a Book?

So You Want To Write a Book On Islam

So, dear reader, go forth and study Islam until you feel like retching Having been hardened by Marxist health care and years of Liberal corruption in Canada and any province that you care to name, I am able to skim unscathed over reams ...

Author: Giacomo Latta

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781525515538

Category: Religion

Page: 154

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This book is nominally the results of an attempt to find a publisher willing to contract with the author for the printing of a thesis on the inability of Western liberal society to critique Islam without applying a politically-correct glory-to-Islam bent to opinions and observations. As the title suggests, it is far easier to find a pro-Islam book than one that even suggests that Islam needs to be placed under investigation, even after declaring a tabula rasa where opinions on it are concerned. Once the publishing problems have been identified and explained, the book continues with the results of a study the author has performed on this religion which is difficult to treat as a religion when viewed through Western eyes. The contents are a no-holds-barred record of everything attached to Islam in its early days and much of what has been proclaimed by Islamic scholars and religious pontificators in later years. This is not an Islam for Dummies sequel. It delves into all books (booklets, really) that compose the Koran. It explains what is written with the aid of behind-the-scenes information since what is written in the Koran is not always explained. When you are nothing less than the only living prophet of Allah then explanations are not required. Clearly its sole author, the prophet Muhammad, felt he was not shown the kind and amount of respect that prophets of Allah deserve as he felt a need to explain why he did not practise what he preached. Once you have finished this book and understand what Islam is all about you will be saying to yourself, “This is a religion?

So You Want to Write a Book Find Out How

A comprehensive and practical how to guide to writing, publishing and marketing your book. This book effectively addresses the: who, what, when, where, how and why to write your book.

Author: James E. Bruce, Jr.

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1461192013

Category: Reference

Page: 76

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A comprehensive and practical how to guide to writing, publishing and marketing your book. This book effectively addresses the: who, what, when, where, how and why to write your book.

So You Want to Write a Book

This book is intended for those of you that would like to take that plunge into writing but just haven't started the process yet.

Author: Jeff McReynolds


ISBN: 1980575185


Page: 144

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This book is intended for those of you that would like to take that plunge into writing but just haven't started the process yet. It is filled with fun and important information to help you begin your journey. This is an easy read, written with tongue-in-cheek humor and insightful stories from the life of the author that pertain to the idea of making you a better writer. It is written for aspiring authors with some basic knowledge of writing and includes some oddities within the English language that you may not know or have forgotten. It does contain a chapter detailing profanity in literature so is not recommended for children or the faint of heart. The author has included several over-used and incorrect areas of language that permeate the written word in the hope of making you a better writer. This is an important primer for first-time and prolific writers alike.

So You Want to Write a Children s Book

Your first task as a future self-published writer is to honestly assess your goals. What is it that you want out of the book? Is it a special project you plan to distribute only to friends and family, or do you envision a wider market?

Author: Rebekah Sack

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781620232149

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 226

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Young adults are in the prime position to write children’s books because they can actually remember what it was like to be a kid. Take Jake Marcionette, for example, who reached the NY Times bestseller list at the age of 12. His books for middle grades are praised for having such a realistic, authentic voice. This book gives the young audience everything they need to know to successfully write and publish a children’s book. From understanding the children’s book market to learning about illustrations and design, this book has it all. Top publishers and writers in the industry — such as Aaron Shepard, Susan Collins Thoms, Fiona Tapp, and more — have lent their expertise to this book to provide an overview of everything that is needed in the process. Also included is a foreword by children’s book author Cathleen Francisco, and an afterword by author, mentor, and entrepreneur Melissa Carter. You will learn what morals and values publishers and readers look for in good children’s books, what you should expect in a publication deal, what material is appropriate for each age range, and how to convey messages in a way that appeals to both parents and children. This book will help you learn how to build a relationship with your editor, what to expect in revisions, and the process of selling your book. Any young adult that is interested in starting any kind of writing career will learn valuable tips and tricks to understanding the publishing market with this conversational, easy-to-read book.

How to Write a Novel in 90 Days

There are many guides about writing novels on the market but how many of them are written by prolific published authors? ... If you want a system to apply to writing a book, then you need to take advice from an 'author' who has taken ...

Author: Conrad Jones

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781783333363

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 69

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This concise guide tells you how to write a novel by using a systematic approach to writing. This guide is written by an author not a 'guru'. A simple step by step breakdown of how to plan each day. No fillers and no theory, just the hard facts in a concise guide. There are many guides about writing novels on the market but how many of them are written by prolific published authors? The answer is ‘not many’. How can anyone write a guide unless they have been through the writing process many times before? The simple answer to this question is they can’t because they cannot feed on their own actual experiences to help another writer to avoid the mistakes and pitfalls. Most guides regurgitate information which they have picked up from creative writing books or sites. How can they give you advice when they have never sat down and focused on creating a novel which will sell, many times over? Writing a novel is the same as any other task we undertake as individuals. We have to learn how to do it in order to do it well. When you first learn to drive, you need lessons. No one walks into the kitchen and creates a gourmet dish on their first attempt. If you want a system to apply to writing a book, then you need to take advice from an ‘author’ who has taken years to develop the process via experience.

How to Write a Collaborative Novel

This book is all about writing a novel, but I'm not going to force you. If you and your partner work slowly or simply don't want to write a full length novel then you might decide that you want to write a novella or a long short story.

Author: Heide Goody

Publisher: Pigeon Park Press

ISBN: 9780992703417

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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Your goal: • Write a novel with one or more partners Learn how to: • find a writing partner • harness the creative energy that comes with collaboration • avoid problems in working with someone else • write a novel that you're both passionate about Contains: • suggested frameworks for organising tasks • activities to help you generate and organise ideas • real life anecdotes and examples Best-selling comic fantasy authors, Heide Goody and Iain Grant, have drawn on their years of collaborative writing experience to create this guide for every collaborative writer. From finding a writing partner, to generating those important story ideas, to actually writing your novel and seeing it through to publication, this book will walk you through the pitfalls and challenges of collaborative writing.

Write a Book in Two Hours

This book was written using the same strategy. It can be done. And now you can do the same.This ISN'T a book you read for inspiration and walk away feeling good. This is a book about taking ACTION.

Author: Jonathan Green

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1098882377


Page: 86

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Who else wants their dream book written today?If you can speak out loud, then YOU have what it takes to become a lightning-fast, bestselling author. Most people dream of writing a book, but those manuscripts end up shoved away in dusty drawers, half-finished and abandoned to be eaten by moths. Many of them are great writers, many of them have great ideas. Yet so many people come to the conclusion that they'll never finish their books. Why? Because they aren't following a proven system. Maybe this is you right now. Maybe you believe that you're not good enough, that you'll never have enough time, or that it's a terrible book idea. You wonder how on earth other people manage to find time to write alongside their jobs, family and other commitments. But the assumption that writing is a slow process and books take six months or years to write is outdated. You can easily increase your efficiency three to four times MORE by using this system. As much value as there is in quality, quantity also plays a significant factor. The days where you need to have access to expensive or special equipment are gone. And one of the fastest ways to become profitable as an author nowadays is to write faster. Let me show you how you can hit the finish line at record speed. Every. Single. Time. This is the same system that allows me to spend more time with my family, earn more money and accomplish four times the amount of work in the same eight hours a day. It's allowed me to release books on an exponential scale, to set goals of writing fifty books per year. This book was written using the same strategy. It can be done. And now you can do the same.This ISN'T a book you read for inspiration and walk away feeling good. This is a book about taking ACTION. I want you to be generating MORE CONTENT THAN YOU EVEN NEED.What you will walk away with... Learn The Conveyor Belt Method: The step-by-step process which will give you an unshakeable FOUNDATION for your writing career Become One With Your Creative Mind: How to become so efficient with your methodology that you can AVOID writer's block entirely Master Your Location Independence: The secret writing anytime and ANYWHERE you want! Harness Your Long Term Sales: Get the exact ingredients you need to capture your readers for good and turn them into lifelong fans! Imagine if... Writing books was no longer a struggle and you could churn out bestsellers on a whim You could write a book in your spare time and don't need to fight against your other commitments You could come up with an idea in the morning, plan out your content and have your first draft FINISHED by the afternoon! Don't let your book rot in a drawer like all the rest.Your time is NOW.You could have the book you've always dreamed of writing in your hands TODAY.Begin your journey by clicking the button above.

Professional Plot Outline Mini Course

Not anymore. But That's Just Section One. My Professional Plot Outline Mini-Course also includes seven sequential plot-and-conflict lessons-to make sure you create a story that is tight, fascinating, compelling... ..

Author: Holly Lisle

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1468025856

Category: Reference

Page: 72

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No one is BORN a writer (just as no one is BORN a lawyer). We all have to learn the SAME skills. But no matter where you're starting... Even if you have NO story ideas, NO characters, and NO experience, you can finish a complete working plot outline in just SEVEN tiny lessons. If you have ever labored to come up with a GOOD way to start a story...If you have ever stumbled, lost and frustrated, through the MIDDLE of your book...If you have ever wondered,"How do I find an idea worth writing?..". Stop Struggling. Help Is Here. Start with Section One, where I'll give you each step to creating a quick, professional plot outline. I'll do a demonstration, and then, because writers write---they don't just read about writing---you'll do the exercise in which you'll take what I've demonstrated and use it to start building your working plot outline. Step by step, you will: * Figure out your character. You'll decide on the few points about him or her that really matter-but enough to give you a place to start your story, and not so much that you get bogged down in background and never get to your writing. * Decide on your central idea. You'll figure out what actually counts in your story, so you avoid getting bogged down writing details that don't. * Write your opener. You'll learn how to give yourself and your readers a GREAT first look at your character doing something fascinating. * Create your ending. You'll discover one method of planning out a great conclusion. * And rough in your middle... You know...all those pages that used to bog you down when you couldn't figure out what happened next? Not anymore. But That's Just Section One. My Professional Plot Outline Mini-Course also includes seven sequential plot-and-conflict lessons-to make sure you create a story that is tight, fascinating, compelling... ...And as fun for you to write as it will be for your readers to read. Lesson One: What Is NOT A Plot Discover a secret about plots that even most professionals don't know-a secret that has led way too many writers, including countless full-time novelists, in circles trying to figure out why their story is going wrong. Lesson Two: Mix 'N' Match Conflict Even if you have no idea what you want to write about, you can build a solid foundation for a good story in just minutes. Lesson Three: Questions And Answers Once you have conflict under control, you'll find out one technique for giving your story and characters depth, and makig your story unbelievably richer and more interesting. Lesson Four: Candy Bar Scenes You'll discover and apply one critical technique for keeping your story flowing and keeping your interest high from beginning, through treacherous story middle, to gripping ending. Lesson Five: Ordering Scenes For Conflict Learn how to experiment with structure to discover how you can best present your story to your reader. Lesson Six: Filling In The Blanks Now you'll hunt down empty spaces between your candy bar scenes, and fill them with story that MATTERS-not with pointless wandering, characters who sit around thinking, or dialogues that go nowhere. Lesson Seven: Plotting As You Go Stories change as you write them. In your final week of class, you'll learn how to adapt your plot outline to bend with the changes-without breaking your story. I KNOW you can create something amazing, even if you never have before. Why? Because more than ten thousand students just like you have already taken this course. And I hear back from a LOT of them, letting me know they've finished a story, or they've sold their work, or they've published it themselves. You CAN do this. Cheerfully, Holly Lisle

Your First Novel

Read novels in your chosen genre — novels written for the audience to which you want to sell your own story. If you want to write romances, read the best romance novels. If you want to write Westerns, read them. You need to research ...

Author: Ann Rittenberg

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781582976952

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

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In Your First Novel, novelist Laura Whitcomb and seasoned literary agent Ann Rittenberg team up to provide you with the skills you need to write your dream novel and the savvy business know-how to get it published. In this all-in-one resource, you'll discover essential novel-writing techniques, such as: • How to best structure your research so that you can save time later • How to card your story before you start writing • What to consider when developing your cast of characters • How to adapt classic story structures to fit your own ideas …and insider information on what it takes to get published, including: • What agents do at those three-hour power lunches—and how it affects you • What makes an agent instantly reject a manuscript • How to correctly translate submission guidelines • What happens if you get multiple offers—or no offers at all Plus, learn about the publishing process from the firsthand accounts of such noted authors as Dennis Lehane, Kathryn Harrison, Jim Fusilli, Kathleen George, and others!

Write the Book You Want

I once had the leader of a writing group suggest that I turn a serious topic into a comedy! That group was not for me. If you are clear on your reasons for wanting input, choose someone who reads a lot; has an analytical mind yet is ...

Author: Valerie Haynes Perry

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781504348096

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 148

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Award-winning author, Valerie Haynes Perry, has written this book to help you maintain the clarity, self-confidence, and motivation you need to bring your own book into being. Write the Book You WantBe Your Own Coach is the third book in her writers trilogy. Its preceded by Listening Out LoudA Friend to the Serious Writer and Write, Read, ListenYour Handy Writing Coach. This capstone empowers you to combine your desire, experience, and skill in order to live up to the promise of the title. You can benefit from this book if you are new to writing or experienced and wish to approach the craft from an innovative perspective.

How to Write a Book in Ten Minutes a Day

As the title says, you can write a book in as little as ten minutes a day, and it's true. ... I've never used one, just make sure you have everything on record that you want to include in the book, even if you don't use all the ideas, ...

Author: Denice Simms

Publisher: Appleyard Enterprises

ISBN: 9781989427576

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 41

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Focused. Driven. Creative. Got a message but need guidance on how to harness thoughts and channel words to paper. Sound like you? If you have a story idea in mind, whether it be fact or fiction, but you have little time to sit down and get those words recorded, this book is for you. With a long list of series and standalone novels, plus a couple of memoirs, but a full-time job, a family and a house to contend with, I’ve found ways to beat the clock, to grasp all that creative energy and put it on paper, and this book shares all my secrets in that department. Topics included: Basic Formatting (things you need to know before you start writing to save you time and frustration) Tools Creating a Reference Document Hooking Review and Writer’s Block Tense and POV Writing Techniques What Do You Do When Your Book is Done? The Lull Back Matter Editing (basic) 10 Common Mistakes Made in Your First Draft What Do You Do When You’re Stuck Writing a Scene? Luck is What You Have Left After You Give 100% This book will not show you how to get rich quick by writing, nor will it show you how to write a book in ten minutes. FYI, there is NO get rich quick in writing, unless you’re a celebrity, know important people in the world, or you’re one in a zillion writers who have overnight success. With a writing background that began in 2010 and still working a full-time job, I can attest that the literary world is not a goldmine, otherwise everyone would be doing it and sticking to it. ‘How to Write a Book in Ten Minutes a Day’ is for those who love to write, want to see their book published, but need guidance on how to get that pen to paper on a daily basis, even if they only have ten minutes a day to do it in. There are no gimmicks in here, no fluff, just quick, easy, concise actions a writer can take to get that book done!

So You Want to Be a Writer

Like anything else, a writing career takes work, but ifyou follow the examples in this book, you'll be well on your way to any writing career you choose! For many careers you need years of training, but the great thing about being a ...

Author: Vicki Hambleton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781582703534

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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A comprehensive guide to becoming a published author outlines step-by-step guidelines for everything from generating ideas and improving technique to getting published and promoting one's work, in a reference complemented by tips from such famous writers as Michael Crichton and Amanda Hocking. Simultaneous.

So You Want to Write about American Indians

I've also encountered a good number of folks who ask me if a certain book is good because they found it on the shelves of Barnes and Noble. These people are similar to many of my students who write book reviews on works aboutNatives.

Author: Devon A. Mihesuah

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803204744

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 164

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So You Want to Write about American Indians? is the first of its kind an indispensable guide for anyone interested in writing and publishing a novel, memoir, collection of short stories, history, or ethnography involving the Indigenous peoples of the United States. In clear language illustrated with examples many from her own experiences Choctaw scholar and writer Devon Abbott Mihesuah explains the basic steps involved with writing about American Indians. So You Want to Write about American Indians? provides a concise overview of the different types of fiction and nonfiction books written about Natives and the common challenges and pitfalls encountered when writing each type of book. Mihesuah presents a list of ethical guidelines to follow when researching and writing about Natives, including the goals of the writer, stereotypes to avoid, and cultural issues to consider. She also offers helpful tips for developing ideas and researching effectively, submitting articles to journals, drafting effective book proposals, finding inspiration, contacting an editor, polishing a manuscript, preparing a persuasive résumé or curriculum vitae, coping with rejection, and negotiating a book contract.

If You Want to Write Second Edition A Book about Art Independence and Spirit

Then we would all talk to each other in our writing with excitement and passionate interest, like free men and brothers, and like the people in paradise, whom Dostoevsky described in a story: "not only in their songs but in all their ...


Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan


Category: Reference


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The best book ever written about how to write. Yet Ueland reminds us that "Whenever I say 'writing' in this book, I also mean anything that you love and want to do or to make."

How The Hell Do You Write A Book

Do you know what I do then? I turn to my bookshelf. I dig out one of my books, the one that deals with the question I'm asking, and find the answer in there. Or I go to Amazon and find a book by someone I know, like, and trust—and buy ...

Author: Vicky Fraser

Publisher: Moxie Books

ISBN: 9780463526286

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 353

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It's never been easier to write and publish your own business book... right up until the moment you sit down to start. In this entertaining page-turner of a guide, author and book-writing expert Vicky Fraser breaks down years of experience writing and self-publishing for herself and a host of clients to share everything you need to write your own business book – and use it to grow your business. You'll discover: * How to overcome the Blank Page Of Doom – permanently. * Why your Inner Dickhead wants to sabotage you, and how to stop it. * Where to find inspiration and how to cultivate your hidden creativity. * How to avoid looking like an amateur (tips and tricks to make you look like the professional you are). * Why tedious writing is "fear masquerading as professionalism" – and how to add a little outrageous flair. * How to destroy fluff and waffle so your business book isn't overstuffed and dull. * What to do at the end of your book so your reader yells, "Shut up and take my money!" * Why authors abandon their book projects – and how to make sure you finish yours. * And much more... Grab a copy of How The Hell Do You Write A Book now to unleash your inner author and write the book that could transform your business.

So You Want to be a Talent Agent

Believe it or not, Tom Elliott Productions really grew from a book! Having been an avid fan of street performers for a number of years, I wanted to write a booklet about them. Somewhere along the way, I met one of the most beloved of ...

Author: "Wolf" Elliott Tom "Wolf" Elliott

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781450227223

Category: Self-Help

Page: 149

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A down-to-earth, detailed guide to every aspect of establishing and running a small, local talent booking agency, written by someone who has done so successfully for over 30 years. You don't need any particular background or a fancy college degree or even much money, just a desire to own and operate one of the most fun businesses you could ever imagine. It's all here-how to find the talent, how to build up a clientele, how to promote yourself, the contracts you'll need, and a fascinating insight to where you can go from here, including becoming a modeling agent, a TV producer, a writer, a record album producer, and much more.