The Everything Guide to Writing Your First Novel

This guide covers the entire novel-writing process--from polishing an idea to finding an agent and submitting to publishers.

Author: Hallie Ephron

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440510632

Category: Reference

Page: 304

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For an aspiring novelist, nothing is more intimidating than a blank page or computer screen. This step-by-step guide helps you get past that hurdle, start writing, and cross the finish line to first draft in only twenty-six weeks! This guide covers the entire novel-writing process--from polishing an idea to finding an agent and submitting to publishers. This practical guide takes you through the ins and outs of writing and publishing your first book, including how to: Create authentic characters, engaging plotlines, and believable settings Edit for tone, structure, and pacing Find the right agent Market and sell your work to publishers Build a career as a novelist Complete with writing exercises, inspiring examples, and expert advice from bestselling novelists, this book is an excellent starting place for anyone interested in the art, craft, and business of writing fiction.

Is Life Like This A Guide to Writing Your First Novel in Six Months

Encourges aspiring writers to take their first tentative steps, with a six-month program that offers exercises designed to sharpen a writer's command of novel-length storytelling.

Author: John Dufresne

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393065411

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 314

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Encourges aspiring writers to take their first tentative steps, with a six-month program that offers exercises designed to sharpen a writer's command of novel-length storytelling.

The Everything Guide to Writing Children s Books

Writing for kids can be fun and rewarding-- if you can break into the competitive world of children's book publishing. Learn how to write and promote a children's book that will impress any publisher.

Author: Luke Wallin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440505492

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Writing for kids can be fun and rewarding-- if you can break into the competitive world of children's book publishing. Learn how to write and promote a children's book that will impress any publisher.

The Everything Guide To Writing A Book Proposal

The delivery date also can vary according to whether you're writing a fiction book
or a nonfiction book. Since you have to have the manuscript virtually completed
to sell your first novel, the publisher may ask for final delivery in four or six weeks
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Author: Meg Schneider

Publisher: Everything

ISBN: 9781593373139

Category: Reference

Page: 304

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The Everything® Guide to Writing a Book Proposal expertly instructs authors on how to create a proposal that will capture the attention of agents and book publishers. Writer Meg Schneider and literary agent Barb Doyen show writers how to grab an editor from the first page, fully research and explain the market, position the book against the competition, write an impressive author biography, and know what sample materials to attach. Schneider and Doyen fully explain how to: Create a proposal for any genre; Know what agents and publishers look for; Avoid phrases that move the proposal into the slush pile; Rework a proposal using suggestions from an agent of editor. The Everything® Guide to Writing a Book Proposal shows novice authors how to avoid blunders and build agent and publisher relationships with confidence.

How to Write Your First Novel

In this writer’s guide, prolific writer M.L. Ronn shares an easy step-by-step process of writing compelling fiction that he's perfected after writing 40+ books.

Author: M.L. Ronn

Publisher: Ursabrand Media

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 178

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Are you still dreaming about writing that book? Learning how to write your first novel can be overwhelming. You have to master outlining, writing, revising, and so much more...and it can be scary if you've never done it before. While it seems daunting, writing your first novel is simple when you have someone experienced to help you through it. In this writer’s guide, prolific writer M.L. Ronn shares an easy step-by-step process of writing compelling fiction that he's perfected after writing 40+ books. Write your first novel with structured advice tailored for beginners: Learn the basic building blocks of every story and how to put them together Develop an effective outline (or learn how to write without one!) Discover winning formulas that mega-bestsellers use to write their novels Navigate your novel’s “murky middle” with 7 unorthodox strategies that will get you unstuck in no time Revise your story without fear Writing your first novel is life-changing. Download this writer’s guide, follow the step-by-step instructions, and you'll wake up one morning very soon with a finished manuscript waiting for you.

The Everything Guide To Writing A Novel

This authoritative guide shows you how to: Turn your creative idea into a sellable premise Build a strong plot Create realistic characters Develop a first draft Find an agent Market and sell your work to publishers Whether you're writing ...

Author: Joyce Lavene

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440523038

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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This step-by-step guide teaches you the tricks of the trade, with advice on all you need to know to compete in the world of fiction. Whether you are seeking to hone your writing style, shape an existing work-in-progress, or begin the submission process to publishers, successfully published novelists Joyce and Jim Lavene give you all you need to know to set you on the fast track to fulfilling your writing dreams! This authoritative guide shows you how to: Turn your creative idea into a sellable premise Build a strong plot Create realistic characters Develop a first draft Find an agent Market and sell your work to publishers Whether you're writing literary fiction, a terrifying thriller, a sweeping epic, or a passionate romance, The Everything Guide to Writing a Novel is your essential reference to creating the next bestseller!

Bare Bones

Bare Bones: A Quick Guide to Writing Your First Novel is a compilation of advice for the fledgling writer. Katrina Kissinger is an author, editor, and a creative writing instructor with a stash of how-to-write books at her disposal.

Author: Katrina Kissinger

Publisher:

ISBN: 1711787345

Category:

Page: 92

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Have a great idea for a book, but aren't sure how to write it? Overwhelmed by all the various "how to write" books out on the market? Do you have a busy life or a short attention span? Bare Bones: A Quick Guide to Writing Your First Novel is a compilation of advice for the fledgling writer. Katrina Kissinger is an author, editor, and a creative writing instructor with a stash of how-to-write books at her disposal. She's condensed everything she's learned over the last twenty-plus years into one very short book that will help you achieve your writing goals. She touches on: character, point-of-view, tenses, goal and motivation, conflict, pacing, revision, publishing, and promotion. Designed to be read in less than an hour, Katrina explains the important aspects of novel writing and uses examples from imaginary work to make points. A must-read for the inexperienced wanna-be author.

How To Write Your First Novel A Guide For Aspiring Fiction Authors

No matter your plan for publishing your novel, you first need to write the book! I’ve broken down the critical elements to success in two parts: your writing habits and your writing craft.

Author: M.K. Williams

Publisher: Mary K. Williams

ISBN: 9781952084089

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 138

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So often, when I introduce myself to a new person and they learn that I am an author, they reply back that they plan to write a book one day. I’m always so excited to learn more about their idea and see how I can help. More often than not, they reply that they haven’t written a single word. They ask me, “how do you write a novel? How do you get started?” Over the years I’ve written multiple novels and I have condensed my best tips and practices into How To Write Your First Novel: A Guide For Aspiring Fiction Authors. No matter your plan for publishing your novel, you first need to write the book! I’ve broken down the critical elements to success in two parts: your writing habits and your writing craft. You’ll be able to come back and reference this advice throughout your drafting process and as you look to write additional books. Are you ready to go from aspiring author to author? Are you ready to take your idea and turn it into a book? Let’s get started today!

A Guide to Writing Your First Novel

This guide is designed to answer the following questions: * What should I consider before writing? * How to write a novel which has heavy world-building elements? * How do I approach edits? * What sells a book to agents? * How can I make ...

Author: A. J. Flowers

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1532712782

Category:

Page: 152

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Have you ever wondered how to write a book? Or perhaps you've written a manuscript that's already been edited to death, yet still isn't good enough? Writing your novel doesn't need to be a painful or lonely experience. Sit with me and let me teach you all I've learned about creative writing tips and tricks. You are already talented if you've written a book or are ready to write fiction, which means half the battle is already won. I have good news, writing skills can most assuredly be learned! This guide is designed to answer the following questions: - What should I consider before writing? - How to write a novel which has heavy world-building elements? - How do I approach edits? - What sells a book to agents? - How can I make connections in the writing and publishing community? - Should I self-publish? This guide answers all these questions and more by giving a personal review of actual author pitfalls and how they were overcome as well as soul-searching questions that'll reveal your true writing goals. Bonus Content! - Author interviews from both traditionally and self-published authors. - Samples of winning Twitter Pitch Tweets to see what agents and publishers are looking for, and how you can grab their attention!

The One Year Novelist

If you're thinking of writing a novel this year, this is the one book you need.

Author: L. M. Lilly

Publisher: Spiny Woman LLC

ISBN: 9781950061075

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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If you're thinking of writing a novel this year, this is the one book you need. Most writers need to fit writing in around other responsibilities and goals. Maybe you're working at a separate job or profession, raising a family, pursuing a degree, or all of the above. But no matter what else is happening in your life, you can write your novel in a year. The One-Year Novelist walks you through the steps week-by-week, taking you from idea to finished draft. It includes ways to stay motivated, break down the writing process, and tailor the schedule to your life. If you've already plotted your novel, prefer to start writing without planning first, or want to finish in less than a year, you can easily do that. This book is for you if: - You have a great idea for a novel and aren't sure you have time to write it - You've started a novel and want help getting to the finish line - You've written novels before but are looking for a way to streamline your process Get started by downloading your ebook edition (includes link to free downloadable worksheets) today.

Get Started in Writing a Novel

LEARN HOW TO WRITE YOUR FIRST NOVEL WITH THIS COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE.

Author: Nigel Watts

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473611702

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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LEARN HOW TO WRITE YOUR FIRST NOVEL WITH THIS COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE. This new edition of an acclaimed guide to writing a novel helps you if you are just at the very beginning of your writing journey, showing you how to gain confidence and find inspiration. A classic book that has supported thousands of authors over the years, it contains a wealth of information on how to structure, craft and develop your writing, how to edit and redraft, and how to take the first steps towards publication. Each chapter contains a long and several shorter writing exercises, while key quotes, ideas and focus points will be clearly signposted and will summarise important concepts and advice. At the heart of each chapter is the 'Workshop'. The Workshop is a key exercise, in which you will gain a deeper insight into the craft of writing This new edition also includes an expanded section on self- and digital-publishing, to reflect recent advances in technology and practice. ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.

The Poets Writers Complete Guide to Being a Writer

Here is the writing bible for authors of all genres and forms, covering topics such as how to: -Harness your imagination and jump-start your creativity -Develop your work from initial idea to final draft -Find a supportive and inspiring ...

Author: Kevin Larimer

Publisher: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9781982123079

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 496

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The definitive source of information, insight, and advice for creative writers, from the nation’s largest and most trusted organization for writers, Poets & Writers. For half a century, writers at every stage of their careers have turned to the literary nonprofit organization Poets & Writers and its award-winning magazine for resources to foster their professional development, from writing prompts and tips on technique to informative interviews with published authors, literary agents, and editors. But never before has Poets & Writers marshaled its fifty years’ worth of knowledge to create an authoritative guide for writers that answers every imaginable question about craft and career—until now. Here is the writing bible for authors of all genres and forms, covering topics such as how to: -Harness your imagination and jump-start your creativity -Develop your work from initial idea to final draft -Find a supportive and inspiring writing community to sustain your career -Find the best MFA program for you -Publish your work in literary magazines and develop a platform -Research writing contests and other opportunities to support your writing life -Decide between traditional publishing and self-publishing -Find the right literary agent -Anticipate what agents look for in queries and proposals -Work successfully with an editor and your publishing team -Market yourself and your work in a digital world -Approach financial planning and taxes as a writer -And much more Written by Kevin Larimer and Mary Gannon, the two most recent editors of Poets & Writers Magazine, this book brings an unrivaled understanding of the areas in which writers seek guidance and support. Filled with insider information like sample query letters, pitch letters, lists of resources, and worksheets for calculating freelance rates, tracking submissions, and managing your taxes, the guide does more than demystify the writing life—it also provides an array of powerful tools for building a sustainable career as a writer. In addition to the wealth of insights into creativity, publishing, and promotion are first-person essays from bestselling authors, including George Saunders, Christina Baker Kline, and Ocean Vuong, as well as reading lists from award-winning writers such as Anthony Doerr, Cheryl Strayed, and Natalie Diaz. Here, at last, is the ultimate comprehensive resource that belongs on every writer’s desk.

Write Your First Novel

It is a very rewarding experience. In this lesson, you will write your first novel. Many people say they have a great desire to write a novel but very few actually ever do it. But in this book, you will do it.

Author: Joseph Odeleye

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798594860254

Category:

Page: 72

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Writing fiction is a truly beautiful, amazing, satisfying thing. Imagine putting your own words on a page to tell a story. Which enters your readers' minds and allows them to share the thoughts emotions and lives of your characters. It is a very rewarding experience. In this lesson, you will write your first novel. Many people say they have a great desire to write a novel but very few actually ever do it. But in this book, you will do it. You will learn how to form a basic idea, any idea, into a structure and discipline that will allow you to create, write, and complete a fully realized novel, ready to submit it for publication. You'll learn to break down the creative process into components. And you'll discover a way of writing that will allow you to do what few have done. Reduce and complete a full-length work of fiction in the form of a 50,000-word novel. Basically, you will learn by doing, and that is writing. My guides are short and succinct, sometimes only a couple of minutes long. But this guide is designed in a step-by-step process that is essential to your success as a writer. I will guide you, I will show you how to get there. Hopefully, I will inspire you. I will help you format your writing into the novel form but, very important, I won't tell you what to write. That is up to you. You are the only one who can illustrate your creative thoughts by writing them. I firmly believe that the only way to become a writer is to write, write, write. You need to unleash your creativity. And my plan is to help you do exactly that. To begin, you need to come up with an idea that will become your own intellectual property, or IP, as the basis for your novel. Some of you may already have an idea for your IP. What to benefit from this Book? What you will achieve after you study this book?YOU WILL GET THE SAME SECRETS I PAID $5000 TO ACQUIRE IN ONE OF THE LEADING COLLEGE OF ARTS IN U.S.AYou will learn;-How to PREPARE AND WRITE YOUR FIRST NOVEL, without any prerequisite writing skill, even if you never write one before!-How to write 500 words in a day, 2500 words in a week, that's one chapter in a week.-How to write an average of 20-CHAPTER NOVEL yourself, without stress, even if you never write one before.-How to use Logline-How to formulate a dramatic question-How to identify and Define your character-How to Outline Your Novel Chapters-How to Structure your Novel like a professional -I will show you Table Reading Strategy and how to use them-Understand prolong-Synopsis-Finally, you will see how to self-publishing your Novel on different platform with NO MIDDLEMAN! NO UPFRONT INVESTMENT! NO MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION! NO GEOGRAPHICAL RESTRICTION! NO LANGUAGE BARRIER! OR ANY HINDRANCE!Writing Novel under your name is a long process because there are a lot of things that you have to take care of. That is one of the reasons why this book is fairly simple and explanatory than other material published on this topic - there's just so much for you to learn. We did our best to cover everything that you need to get a Novel written, even if you never write one before. Try not to let your fears come in the way of achieving success. You just have to dive headfirst into your writing goal, and this book will guide you every step of the way.The book WRITE YOUR FIRST NOVEL contains THREE parts with different steps each. Part one is the general introduction for beginners, Part 2 is a complete step by step guide on how to write your Novel from chapter 1 -20, as a beginner even if you never write one before. While Part 3 narrates how to publish your books on Amazon KDP with zero upfront investment and make a stream of monthly passive income of up to $5,000 or more every month. This book will be a great benefit to Internet marketers, beginners, and existing writers, anyone who want to build a stream of passive income, and anyone who is intending to become an author.Good Luck!

The Everything Guide to Writing Nonfiction

Everyone wants to be a published writer. But only a few manage to break into print. In this guide, Richard D. Bank provides expert advice to help you reach your goals of writing and selling articles, essays, and books.

Author: Richard D Bank

Publisher: Everything

ISBN: 9781605506302

Category: Reference

Page: 304

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Everyone wants to be a published writer. But only a few manage to break into print. In this guide, Richard D. Bank provides expert advice to help you reach your goals of writing and selling articles, essays, and books. Featuring step-by-step instructions covering all aspects of writing, including how to: Master the elements of creative nonfiction Conduct interviews and take accurate notes Find your unique voice Develop good research and editing skills Write with authority and confidence Sell writing to periodicals and publishers Whether you want to write an intimate memoir, a magazine story, or a scholarly article, you’ll find all you need to see your bylines in print.

Before and After the Book Deal

Before and After the Book Deal: A Writer's Guide to Finishing, Publishing, Promoting, and Surviving Your First Book has over 150 contributors from all walks of the industry, including international bestselling authors Anthony Doerr, Roxane ...

Author: Courtney Maum

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 9781948226417

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about publishing but were too afraid to ask is right here in this funny, candid guide written by an acclaimed author. There are countless books on the market about how to write better but very few books on how to break into the marketplace with your first book. Cutting through the noise (and very mixed advice) online, while both dispelling rumors and remaining positive, Courtney Maum's Before and After the Book Deal is a one–of–a–kind resource that can help you get your book published. Before and After the Book Deal: A Writer's Guide to Finishing, Publishing, Promoting, and Surviving Your First Book has over 150 contributors from all walks of the industry, including international bestselling authors Anthony Doerr, Roxane Gay, Garth Greenwell, Lisa Ko, R. O. Kwon, Rebecca Makkai, and Ottessa Moshfegh, alongside cult favorites Sarah Gerard, Melissa Febos, Mitchell S. Jackson, and Mira Jacob. Agents, film scouts, film producers, translators, disability and minority activists, and power agents and editors also weigh in, offering advice and sharing intimate anecdotes about even the most taboo topics in the industry. Their wisdom will help aspiring authors find a foothold in the publishing world and navigate the challenges of life before and after publication with sanity and grace. Are MFA programs worth the time and money? How do people actually sit down and finish a novel? Did you get a good advance? What do you do when you feel envious of other writers? And why the heck aren’t your friends saying anything about your book? Covering questions ranging from the logistical to the existential (and everything in between), Before and After the Book Deal is the definitive guide for anyone who has ever wanted to know what it’s really like to be an author.

How To Write Your First Novel

- Most importantly, the book includes tips and advice on how to get published. This new edition also includes a ten step guide to revision so that you can polish your novel to be the best it can be.

Author: Sophie King

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781848034693

Category: Art

Page: 192

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Let best-selling novelist Sophie King guide you through the whole process of writing your first novel and getting it published. This revised edition takes aspiring novelists through the steps of writing a novel, from finding that initial idea, to keeping the plot going and crafting the perfect ending. With helpful exercises in each chapter you will learn how to: - Develop a brilliant idea for your first novel - Create characters that will make your novel come alive - Plot your novel so that your readers simply have to turn the page - Unravel the mysteries of viewpoint - Create realistic dialogue and settings so your readers feel they are there - Find your own voice. - Most importantly, the book includes tips and advice on how to get published. This new edition also includes a ten step guide to revision so that you can polish your novel to be the best it can be.

How to Write a Book ASAP

This book is all about achieving real and practical writing results. You will only become a writer/author through the act of writing. This is your golden opportunity to stop talking about writing a book and actually do it.

Author: Garrett Pierson

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 9781456606213

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 136

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Have you ever wanted to write a book? Have you started to write your book, but weren't able to finish? Are you ready to learn how to get a book published? Discover inside secrets to: - Writing a book fast - Where and how to start writing your book - Finding the time in your busy life to write and finish a book Publishing a book the easy way Achieving real and practical writing results This book is for those of us who want to write regardless of what others say about our ability to write. It is for those of us who want a step-by-step guide to the process and strategies to finishing and publishing a book. The book is specially formulated to be a tool to support your success. If you want to avoid mistakes and prevent costly pitfalls, whether those pitfalls be measured in time and/or money wasted, then this book is for you. This book is all about achieving real and practical writing results. You will only become a writer/author through the act of writing. This is your golden opportunity to stop talking about writing a book and actually do it. Only when your book is finished will you truly understand the authority and respect authorship demands and how the title of "author' can open up new channels of achievement and profit. Learn How to Write a Book Outline In Garrett Pierson's book "How to Write a Book ASAP" you'll find the system to creating a book outline that guarantees your success. Writing a book outline is essential to your book writing and publishing success and the process that Garrett lays out is by far the best for any author to follow. Need to Write Your Book Fast? Whether you want to write a book in a weekend or you desire to learn how to write a book in 30 days, 60 days, 90 days or even two years, this book will show you the exact steps to finishing your book fast. You will find all the right ingredients to get started, why you shouldn't start writing until you're ready, detailed strategies to organization and self-control, a crash course in the basic writing process, clear steps to finishing your book fast and staying laser focused, traditional publishing vs. Self-publishing and what is right for you, how to become the authority in your market when your book is finished, plus much more! When reading this book you'll also discover: How everyday people just like you and I, have finished and published their book in record time... The ONE skill you need to master ... To leapfrog confusing details, and get started FAST... How to craft a proven time management system to create all the time you need to write your book... How you can finish your book in as little as 30 days using a 7-step system that really works... 5 roadblocks that 97% of writers encounter and how to overcome them immediately... The BIGGEST MYTH of writing a book flattened and debunked instantly... A multi-channel market positioning technique that can skyrocket you from no one to famous in no time at all... And Much More... You've waited long enough. Let's get started, you'll be glad you did! Learn how to write a book ASAP. Click the buy button today.

100 Things Every Writer Needs to Know

A comprehensive handbook for writers encompasses information and advice on topics such as building one's skills, setting up a workspace, getting editors' attention, finding a literary agent, and avoiding common mistakes. Original.

Author:

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399525084

Category: Reference

Page: 245

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A comprehensive handbook for writers encompasses information and advice on topics such as building one's skills, setting up a workspace, getting editors' attention, finding a literary agent, and avoiding common mistakes. Original.

A Step by step Guide to Narrative Writing

Provides information on how to write a report or story that tells of one or more real or imagined events, including gathering and arranging ideas and information, writing and polishing the story, and finding an audience.

Author: Lauren Spencer

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 1404202153

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Provides information on how to write a report or story that tells of one or more real or imagined events, including gathering and arranging ideas and information, writing and polishing the story, and finding an audience.