Wrede on Writing

A brilliant guide from a literary stalwart, Wrede on Writing is the book everyone with a novel under their beds or inside their heads should read.

Author: Patricia C. Wrede

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 9781626812215

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 246

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The authoritative guide to the craft and business of writing. Patricia C. Wrede has been a stalwart of the sci-fi/fantasy world for decades, publishing dozens of books across multiple series, storming bestseller lists and corralling accolades from critics and fans alike. Now, with brilliant insight and a sparkling wit, Wrede shows beginning writers the ropes in Wrede on Writing. Wrede tackles all issues for writers, from the basic how-to’s to the more advanced topics on character development and worldbuilding. In her conversational tone, she gives writers the tips and tricks her experience has brought. After Wrede on Writing, authors will have the knowledge to put their tools to better use. Thinking of starting a book? Trying to finish one? Wrede on Writing will guide you towards that superior draft to send to agents, to publishers, and to readers. Before she became a successful full-time writer, Patricia C. Wrede worked in finance, and she also provides for authors an extensive look at how to manage the money—from royalties to determining the financial potential of your next project, Wrede provides authors with deep insight into the business of writing. A brilliant guide from a literary stalwart, Wrede on Writing is the book everyone with a novel under their beds or inside their heads should read.

Novel Preaching

Novel Preaching offers a wealth of advice from successful fiction writers, including Isabelle Allende, Frederick Buechner, Julia Cameron, Annie Dillard, Natalie Goldberg, Stephen King, Toni Morrison, Joyce Carol Oates, and Melanie Rae Thorn ...

Author: Alyce M. McKenzie

Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing Corp

ISBN: 9780664233228

Category: Religion

Page: 180

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In this lively and accessible book, Alyce McKenzie explores how fiction writers approach the task of writing novels: how they develop their ideas, where they find their inspiration, and how they turn the spark of a creative notion into words on paper that will captivate the masses. McKenzie's study shows how preachers can use the same techniques to enhance their own creativity and to turn their ideas into powerful, well crafted sermons. Novel Preaching offers a wealth of advice from successful fiction writers, including Isabelle Allende, Frederick Buechner, Julia Cameron, Annie Dillard, Natalie Goldberg, Stephen King, Toni Morrison, Joyce Carol Oates, and Melanie Rae Thorn, and also includes a number of sample sermons from McKenzie herself.

Write It Right

Written and compiled by award-winning novelist Mary Deal, Write it Right - Tips for Authors is a major source of information for breathing life into your prose.

Author: Mary Deal

Publisher:

ISBN: 1070890324

Category:

Page: 672

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Learn how to polish your writing with tips and examples, and make your prose leap off the page. Written and compiled by award-winning novelist Mary Deal, Write it Right - Tips for Authors is a major source of information for breathing life into your prose. In writing your opus, you may have encountered myriad questions about imperfect areas that you stumble across in the composition. The thoroughly explained tips offered in Write it Right - Tips for Authors clarify these worrisome issues, instead of simply taking a chance they'll be acceptable. These thorough and often humorous tips were written in response to author queries for articles that explain various problematic aspects, including: Grammar and punctuation Narration Character development and dialogue Preparing your manuscript for submission Your public image If your writing has not been perfectly smooth, chances are you'll find answers to your questions in Write it Right - Tips for Authors.

The Business of Writing for Children

Every fledgling author should own this book." -- Stephen Fraser, Executive Editor, Aladdin Paperbacks "Aaron Shepard's The Business of Writing for Children is a wonderful resource.

Author: Aaron Shepard

Publisher:

ISBN: 1620355019

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 104

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Writing books for children is both art and business. If you dream of becoming a children's author -- or even if you're well on your way -- this handbook can help you in writing sellable stories, getting them published, and promoting your books. Topics include common myths about children's writing, children's book categories, elements of successful stories, manuscript format, submission strategies, contract negotiation, the publishing process, career building, and children's writer resources. Also included are specialized subjects such as querying for multiple manuscripts, promoting a first book, and self publishing. Read "The Business of Writing for Children" to learn the secrets you might spend years discovering for yourself. ///////////////////////////////////////////////// Aaron Shepard is the author of "The Legend of Lightning Larry," "The Baker's Dozen," and sixteen more picture books and early readers, along with several chapter books for middle grades, extensive resources for storytelling and reader's theater, and a graphic novel. His publishers have included Atheneum, Scribners, Clarion, Lothrop, Dial, and HarperCollins, as well as Cricket and Australia's School Magazine. Aaron's work has been honored by the American Library Association, the National Council for the Social Studies, the American Folklore Society, The New York Public Library, and the Bank Street College of Education. He has been a judge for the Golden Kite Awards of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. ///////////////////////////////////////////////// "BRAVO! I thought it had pretty much all been said, but I was wrong. All the nuts and bolts are here as well as rules that bear repeating, PLUS insights not usually found in how-to books. Clearly and concisely written, this is an invaluable resource for both beginning and more accomplished writers." -- Susan Pearson, Editor-in-Chief, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books "Aaron Shepard has written one of the most comprehensive guides available to anyone wishing to enter the competitive field of children's books. It's all here, from initial idea to successful sale, and then beyond to the essentials of contracts, promotion, and the ABCs of building a successful career. If you're starting out, start out here." -- Stephen Mooser, children's author "Here's clearly-written, no-nonsense help for children's writers by a craftsman. Every fledgling author should own this book." -- Stephen Fraser, Executive Editor, Aladdin Paperbacks "Aaron Shepard's The Business of Writing for Children is a wonderful resource. His experience-based insights into the art and business of children's writing will save beginning writers years of wasted effort -- and help published writers achieve long-term success." -- Kathleen Duey, children's author "The Business of Writing for Children is a one-stop shopping center, a complete how-to-do-it guide for the writer who wants a jump-start on looking professional even though he/she may be turning out a first book. Editors will love you if you do it Shepard's way." -- Audrey Baird, Editor, Once Upon A Time "I carry around a file folder of materials which I share with unpublished writers and illustrators. This book is so comprehensive, I plan to replace my file folder with it. Whether you are a novice or a professional, The Business of Writing for Children needs to be in your library. DON'T write a book without it!" -- Leslie Tryon, children's author/illustrator

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.

Booklife Digital Strategies and Survival Tips for the 21st Century Writer

An eccentric genius as a fiction writer, Gardner's writing book aimed at beginning
writers discusses theory as well as the craft of writing. It contains a mixture of
practical, specific advice, along with graceful observations about the writer's life.

Author: Jeff VanderMeer

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408198407

Category: Reference

Page: 336

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"Helps writers traverse the often difficult journey from first draft to finished product." Publishers Weekly "One of the things that sets VanderMeer apart is his embrace of technology and media" Wired.com The world has changed, and with it the writing life. In addition to crafting a novel or non-fiction work, writers must now consider a slew of "new media" promotion opportunities: blogs, social networks, mini-feeds, and podcasts, to name just a few. Booklife will provide you with the strategic and tactical intel to develop your writing career and thrive in this new environment. It explores questions such as How can authors use social media and the internet? How does the new online paradigm affect authors, readers, and the book industry? Tips of the trade culled from 25 years of experience as a writer, reviewer, editor, publisher, agent, and blogger are shared. Booklife also includes the feature 'How to Write a Novel in Two Months'. Whether you're a beginning, intermediate, or advanced writer, self-published, published in the independent press, or by large commercial conglomerates, this book will be of value to you and help you achieve your writing goals.

Writers Markets Methods

A Handbook of information : Advice , Hints , Tips , on phases and fields Research
of writing . ... twenty - three " bucket seats ” , and says " it was a rough tacked up
above every beginnernovels , some non - fiction books , and articles trip .

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Publisher:

ISBN: UTEXAS:059172130886581

Category: Authorship

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A Treasury of Tips for Writers

Society of Magazine Writers Marvin Ross Weisbord. ther was a physician - a
dermatologist but he also painted and sketched . Mother was a writer , a novelist
_ and poet . ... do a lot of preliminary organization very early in the game .

Author: Society of Magazine Writers

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951001200608F

Category: Authorship

Page: 174

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100 Most Popular Genre Fiction Authors

Although his reputation is in writing science fiction , he also has penned books of
Mormon fiction and novels with historical ... He still offers writing advice on his
Web site Hatrack River . Among other tips , he suggests beginning writers not
write in the first person , as it is too limiting ; avoid too much structure in their
stories ...

Author: Bernard Alger Drew

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114121044

Category: Education

Page: 593

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Provides alphabetically-arranged, biographical entries of favorite contemporary writers of fiction, including Maeve Binchy, Michael Crichton, and Anne Rice, and presents insights on the creative process from each individual.

Writer s Market 1994

WRITER'S GUIDELINES: A Roundtable for Writers and Editors, P.O. Box 608,
Pittsburg MO 65724. Editor: Susan Salaki. ... “We provide helpful tips and advice
to writers, both beginners and old pros.” Estab. 1981. Circ.200. Pays on
acceptance ...

Author: Mark Garvey

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 0898796075

Category:

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This edition contains up-to-date information on 4,000 buyers of freelance materials, as well as listings of contests and awards. Helpful articles and interviews with top professionals make this the source for up-and-coming--and already arrived--writers.

Poets Writers

Beginning writers will find plenty of practical tips and useful advice in its pages ” -
Booklist " THE PLOT THICKENS is a highly useful book that is written in an
accessible style and filled with valuable examples . I recommend this for the
aspiring ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105113560663

Category: Authors, American

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How to Write a Novel

I'm Simon Haynes, and I've been writing and publishing novels and short fiction for almost twenty years. This guide contains everything I've learned about writing a novel, both as an indie and as a trade-published author.

Author: Simon Haynes

Publisher:

ISBN: 1877034320

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 118

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Do any of these sound familiar? - You want to write your first novel ... ... but you don't know how to begin. - You've started writing several novels ... ... but you never finish them. - You've written a novel or two, ... ... but you want to publish more often. If you answered yes to any of the above, this book might just be what you're looking for I'm Simon Haynes, and I've been writing and publishing novels and short fiction for almost twenty years. This guide contains everything I've learned about writing a novel, both as an indie and as a trade-published author. Maybe you want to write a novel which has been on your mind for years. You don't care how long it takes, you just want to see it through to the end. Or maybe you see yourself as a career novelist - there's a real challenge - and you want to write books quickly and efficiently. I've done both, and I cover both approaches in How to Write a Novel.

Christian Writers Market Guide 2001

Tips : “ Material must be practical , targeted to beginning writers , and include
plenty of how - to , advice , and tips on techniques . ” * THE WRITER ' S
BILLBOARD , PO Box 645 , St . Maarten , Netherlands Antilles . Phone 599 - 5 -
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Author: Sally E. Stuart

Publisher: Shaw

ISBN: 0877881898

Category: Authorship

Page: 624

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"Christian Writers' Market Guide 2001" is not only the most up-to-date marketing resource for Christian writers, it is the only guide written exclusively for this specialized market. Including more than 1,200 periodicals, books, and specialty markets, this classic reference book provides information on how to contract publishers, enter writing contests, and research Web sites.

This Year You Write Your Novel

In this invaluable book of tips, practical advice, and wisdom, Mosley promises that the writer-in-waiting can finish their novel in one year.

Author: Walter Mosley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316040433

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 112

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"A straightforward, friendly guide for aspiring writers" (Los Angeles Times): No more excuses. With award-winning author Walter Mosley as your guide, you can write a novel now. "Let the lawn get shaggy and the paint peel from the walls," bestselling novelist Walter Mosley advises. In this invaluable book of tips, practical advice, and wisdom, Mosley promises that the writer-in-waiting can finish their novel in one year. Intended as both inspiration and instruction, this book provides the tools to turn out a first draft painlessly and then revise it into something finer. Mosley teaches you how to: Create a daily writing regimen to fit any writer's needs -- and how to stick to it. Determine the narrative voice that's right for every writer's style. Hook readers with dynamic characters. Get past those first challenging sentences and into the heart of a story. And much more. "No-nonsense advice that is sure to set beginning writers along the righteous path to real authorhood." --Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Practical Tips for Writing Popular Fiction

This is the starting point , the beginning . And this is a big dilemma for some
people . But it is so important to know what type of book you ' re writing . Many of
my students had trouble here , in the beginning , even though their novels were
well ...

Author: Robyn Carr

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 089879515X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 149

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Offers advice on writing genre fiction, covering characterization, plot construction, motivation, dialogue, and pacing

2004 Writer s Market Online

Tips : “ We are looking for articles with plenty of practical , specific advice , tips ,
techniques that aspiring and beginning writers can apply to their own work . New
types of publications and our continually updated market listings in all fields will ...

Author: Kathryn Struckel Brogan

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 1582971900

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1120

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A guide for the freelance writer, listing pertinent information about publications and editors

The Writer s Market

Avoid the ' and then I wrote article that is a promotional vehicle for you without
tips on how others can put your ... Or Break in with something " how - to " oriented
that is geared toward beginning writers and / or writers just breaking into print .

Author: Kathryn Struckel Brogan

Publisher:

ISBN: 158297120X

Category: Authorship

Page: 1112

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The Jane Austen Writers Club

Write a very short story inspired by The Beautifull Cassandra, a work of eighteenth-century flash fiction. The Jane Austen Writers Club is a fresh primer on writing that features utterly timeless advice.

Author: Rebecca Smith

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781632865908

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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A spirited and useful guide for writers with tips and tricks from Jane Austen, whose novels stand the test of time, by her great great great great grand niece. Pretty much anything anyone needs to know about writing can be learned from Jane Austen. While creative writing manuals tend to use examples from twentieth- and twenty-first-century writers, The Jane Austen Writers Club is the first to look at the methods and devices used by the world's most beloved novelist. Austen was a creator of immortal characters and a pioneer in her use of language and point of view; her advice continues to be relevant two centuries after her death. Here Rebecca Smith examines the major aspects of writing fiction--plotting, characterization, openings and endings, dialogue, settings, and writing methods--sharing the advice Austen gave in letters to her aspiring novelist nieces and nephew, and providing many and varied exercises for writers to try, using examples from Austen's work. Exercises include: *Show your character doing the thing he or she most loves doing. In the opening scene of Persuasion, Sir Walter Elliot looks himself up in the Baronetage, which is the Regency equivalent of Googling oneself. That single scene gives us a clear understanding of the kind of man he is and sets up the plot. * Use Jane Austen's first attempts at stories to get yourself started. Write a very short story inspired by The Beautifull Cassandra, a work of eighteenth-century flash fiction. The Jane Austen Writers Club is a fresh primer on writing that features utterly timeless advice.

Christian Writers Market Guide 2008

Great site for beginning writers by Writer's Digest contributing editor jenna Glatzer
: wwvwabsolutewrite.com. ADVICE FOR NEW WRITERS. (1) No Fear Strategies
for Publishing Your First Articles and Book. David Sanford's 45-minute audio ...

Author: Sally Stuart

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 9780307499165

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 640

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The Resource Guide to Getting Published A unique guide to publishing for Christian readers, the Christian Writers’ Market Guide 2008 offers the most proven and comprehensive collection of ideas, resources, and contact information to the industry. For more than twenty years, the Christian Writers’ Market Guide has delivered indispensable help to Christian writers, from a CD-ROM of the full text of the book so you can easily search for topics, publishers, and other specific names; to up-to-date listings of more than 1,200 markets for books, articles, stories, poetry, and greeting cards, including forty-three new book publishers, fifty-one new periodicals, and fifteen new literary agencies. Perfect for writers in every phase, this is the resource you need to get noticed–and published. “An indispensable tool. The reference you have to buy.” Writers’ Journal “Essential for anyone seeking to be published in the Christian community.” The Midwest Book Review “Stands out from the rest with its wealth of information and helpful hints.” Book Reviews for Church Librarians Completely updated and revised the Guide features more than… 1,200 markets for the written word * 675 periodicals * 405 book publishers * 240 poetry markets * 114 card and specialty markets * 37 e-book publishers * 120 literary agents * 332 photography markets * 98 foreign markets * 98 newspapers * 53 print-on-demand publishers * writers’ conferences and groups * pay rates and submission guidelines * more resources and tools for all types of writing and related topics.