Indie Author Confidential Vol 7

What does this have to do with writing? I've been getting many questions about writing into the dark lately, and I happened to receive a question about it on the same day I was listening to an interview about psilocybin (magic ...

Author: M.L. Ronn

Publisher: Author Level Up LLC


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 172

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The ground-breaking, behind-the-scenes look at a working writer continues with Vol. 7! Prolific writer M.L. Ronn (Michael La Ronn) shares his lessons learned on his journey to become a successful writer. You’ll discover writing, marketing, business, and other miscellaneous tips that you don’t hear every day. Covered in this volume: • How many books Michael wrote during his annual “Beast Mode” Challenge • Lessons Michael learned from a valuable mentor in 2021 • How Michael is thinking about estate planning in 2022 • Major changes to the Indie Author Confidential series in 2022 and beyond The information in this book is what writers discuss over beers at writing conferences. You may find it useful on your journey to becoming a successful writer. It just might make you more money and help you satisfy your readers, too. Are you ready to dive into the world of Indie Author Confidential? V1.0

How Writing Touches

The low glow of the night-light was intended to reassure me, but I knew the dark was still there, beyond. I live in a small town, and it is never truly dark. The light from the streetlamps seeps around the curtains. Writing into the ...

Author: Ken Gale

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443836722

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 195

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Five scholars met as writers at a workshop at the 2007 International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry and made a commitment to write over the following year to, for and with each other. It became an experiment in the craft of autoethnography, exploring questions of intimacy and connection manifested through collaborative writing. Each year since then, the authors have returned to the Congress to read a small anthology of the year’s writing—and to decide whether or not to continue. This book covers the first two years of that writing, offering stories of how writing touches, how it writes bodies into being and in between. It is an affecting, radical work, exploring love and intimacy as scholarly, messy, complex methodology—writing that often affirms and sometimes disturbs.

How To Write a Novel

There's a sense of 'knowing' how a story works, and in discovery writing, it's about leaning into this feeling. ... Dean Wesley Smith addresses this in Writing into The Dark: “Getting stuck is part of writing into the dark.

Author: Joanna Penn

Publisher: The Creative Penn

ISBN: 9781915425089

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 302

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Writing a novel will change your life. It might not be in the way that you expect, but when you hold your book in your hand and say, “I made this,” something will shift. The process of getting to that point will light a spark in your creative soul and help you discover unexpected aspects of yourself. It will be one of the things you are most proud of in your life. This book will help you get there. I’m Joanna (J.F.) Penn, award-nominated, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 18 novels and novellas with nearly a million books sold in over one hundred countries. This book will help you write your first novel, or improve your creative process so you can write more books and reach more readers. It covers mindset, ideas and research, aspects of craft, how to write a first draft, and work through an editing process to a finished book. You will discover: Part 1: First Principles - Why are you writing a novel? - What has stopped you from completing a novel before? - Principles to keep in mind as you create Part 2: Ideas, Research, Plotting, and Discovery Writing - How to find and capture ideas - How to research your novel and when to stop - Outlining (or plotting) - Discovery writing (or pantsing) - What are you writing? Genre - What are you writing? Short story, novella, or novel - What are you writing? Stand-alone, series, or serial Part 3: Aspects of a Novel - Story structure - Scenes and chapters - Character: Who is the story about? - Point of view - Dialogue - Plot: What happens in the story? - Conflict - Openings and endings - Setting and World-building: Where does the story happen? - Author voice - Theme - Book or story title - Language versus story and tools versus art Part 4: Writing the first draft - Attitude to the first draft - How to write the first draft - Dictate your book - Write fast, cycle through, or write slow - Writer’s block - Writing tools and software - When is the first draft finished? Part 5: The Editing Process - Overview of the editing process - Self-editing - How to find and work with a professional editor - Beta readers, specialist readers, and sensitivity readers - Editing tools and software - Lessons learned from editing my first novel after more than a decade - When is the book finished? Conclusion If you want to (finally) write your novel, then buy How to Write a Novel today.

Writing What You Know

a Your stories discover themselves in the writing. Writing into the unknown darkness is the process that sparks the surprises, the unexpected connections. You may be uncertain or frightened about writing your stories without the ...

Author: Meg Files

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781621535171

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 214

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It's easy for people to write about their feelings in a journal. It's more difficult, however, to convert personal experiences into stories worthy of publication?fiction, non-fiction, or poetry. Filled with engaging exercises, Write from Life guides writers in identifying story-worthy material and transforming their raw material into finished pieces, through conquering fears associated with personal exposure, determining a story's focus, shaping the material into a cohesive whole, and editing and revising as needed. Writers working in any form will find this book invaluable for supplying them with the inspiration and practical instruction they need to get their experiences and emotions into print. In addition, they will learn to:Tap into difficult, guarded parts of their lives to tell the stories they desireWrite emotionally intense materialDecide which literary form is right for their storiesCreate the illusion of real speech with effective dialogueTell their stories with authorityDevelop effective beginnings, middles, and endsShare their work with others and deal with reactions courageouslyFiles' friendly, encouraging advice makes it a pleasure for writers to write the stories they are most passionate about. In an age when publishing can mean pushing a button on Facebook, Twitter, or a blog, there is an enduring urge to send stories out into the world. In an atmosphere of misinformation and lies that social media and the ease of publishing may encourage, we especially crave truth. The time to start telling it is now?so many aspiring writers have truths worth sharing and stories begging to be told!Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Writing Into the Sunset

Starting a Writing Career After Retiring John A. Bredesen ... Sharing my writing with the Ex Libris II writing group. ... My Opponent would just sit there in the dark with its bowl of mac & cheese, shaking its head at my apparent ...

Author: John A. Bredesen

Publisher: Kennd Publishing

ISBN: 9781736650080

Category: Self-Help

Page: 174

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Many of us dream of writing a book, but life is always in the way. We wondered if the dream could become a reality after life gets simpler. Or, for those of us of a certain age, after retirement. If you are approaching retirement and thinking that you would like to be a writer, or any other creative endeavor, then this book is for you. Writing in retirement differs from writing earlier in our lives. We have more experience, the maturity of years, and more wrinkles. Retirement brings the gift of more time. A few years before I retired, I decided to turn the writing dream into reality. So I set out to learn what “writing after retirement” was all about. The craft. The tools. The business. I needed to answer questions like Why am I writing? and How do I start? I wrote this book to organize my thoughts and to help others on the same journey. Your journey will certainly differ from mine. You will have different answers to the questions. This book will help you create your own journey to becoming a writer when you retire.

The Pocket Guide to Pantsing

How to Write a Novel Without an Outline (With Confidence) M.L. Ronn. Also, I would recommend that you buy ... This book will get extremely into the weeds of writing into the dark and pantsing. It gets into the weeds because you're going ...

Author: M.L. Ronn

Publisher: Author Level Up LLC


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 222

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Pantsers: do you want to ditch outlining forever but don't know how? Maybe you've tried to write by the seat of your pants, but you got lost in the weeds. Or, you just need some structure. Writing a novel without an outline is like solving a complex puzzle—daunting, but not impossible. Master this technique and you'll write stories that you never dreamed of--and readers will pay you for it. In this practical, no BS guide, prolific M.L. Ronn will talk about the pantsing process he's followed to write over 20 novels without an outline. You'll discover: * A tried-and-true structure for writing your book without an outline * How to win the war against self-doubt * What to do when you get stuck, and exactly what to write next * How to edit your novel as you go and produce a clean first & final draft Once you write your first novel without an outline, the next one will be much easier. All you need is practical advice. Click the buy button to take your writing skills to the next level. V1.0

Writing Into the Future

The notion of a “mainstream” exists in relation to various other terms within critical discourse that have also been ... Language writers such as Bob Perelman or Rae Armantrout on a poem like William Stafford's “Traveling in the Dark” ...

Author: Alan Golding

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817360498

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 354

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A career-spanning collection of essays from a leading scholar of avant-garde poetry Writing into the Future: New American Poetries from “The Dial” to the Digital collects Alan Golding’s essays on the futures (past and present) of poetry and poetics. Throughout the 13 essays gathered in this collection, Golding skillfully joins literary critique with a concern for history and a sociological inquiry into the creation of poetry. In Golding’s view, these are not disparate or even entirely distinct critical tasks. He is able to fruitfully interrogate canons and traditions, both on the page and in the politics of text, culture, and institution. A central thread running through the chapters is a longstanding interest in how various versions of the “new” have been constructed, received, extended, recycled, resisted, and reanimated in American poetry since modernism. To chart the new, Golding contends with both the production and the reception of poetry, in addition to analyzing the poems themselves. In a generally chronological order, Golding reconsiders the meaning for contemporary poets of high modernists like Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams, as well as the influential poetry venues The Dial and The Little Review, where less prominent but still vital poets contested what should come “next.” Subsequent essays track that contestation through The New American Poetry and later anthologies. Mid-century major figures like Robert Creeley and George Oppen are discussed in their shared concern for the serial poem. Golding’s essays bring us all the way back to the present of the poetic future, with writing on active poets like Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Susan Howe, and Bruce Andrews and on the anticipation of digital poetics in the material texts of Language writing. Golding charts the work of defining poetry’s future and how we rewrite the past for an unfolding present.

Writing as a Path to Awakening

A Year to Becoming an Excellent Writer and Living an Awakened Life Albert Flynn DeSilver ... We might think it will be morbid and depressing, but writing into the dark unknown can surprisingly spit you back out into the light.

Author: Albert Flynn DeSilver

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 9781622039128

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

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The best writers say their work seems to come from a source beyond the thinking mind. But how do we access that source? “We must first look inside ourselves and be willing to touch that raw emotional core at the heart of a deeper creativity,” writes Albert Flynn DeSilver. In Writing as a Path to Awakening, this renowned poet, writer, and teacher shows you how to use meditation to cultivate true depth in your own writing—so your words reveal layers of profound insight that inspire and move your readers. Constructed as a year-long exploration with a new focus for each month and season, Writing as a Path to Awakening includes: • How to approach writing and reading with a greater level of presence and immersion • Engaging curiosity, playfulness, and spontaneity to keep your regular practice fresh • Meditating with poetry to deeply embody the power of language • How you can spark your imagination by connecting to the groundless source of creation • The meditative approach to storytelling—how not being trapped in your story liberates your capacity to create • Editing, rewriting, and the path of spiritual transformation “Writing and meditation practice are a powerful pair, a dynamic duo,” Albert Flynn DeSilver teaches. “Together they nourish and push, trigger and define, inform and inspire, enable, and energize. To engage in both practices fully is to activate a more complete, creative, and spiritual self.” With a mixture of engaging storytelling and practical exercises, Writing as a Path to Awakening invites you on a yearlong journey of growth and discovery—to enhance your writing through the practice of meditation while using the creative process to accelerate your spiritual evolution.

All the Words

This week's book, Writing into the Dark: How to Write a Novel without an Outline by Dean Wesley Smith, is so radically different in style and temperament from Jane Alison's Meander, Spiral, Explode, which I reviewed last week, ...

Author: Kristen Tate

Publisher: The Blue Garret

ISBN: 9781734574203

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines


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If you read one book about writing every week for a year, what would you learn? Thanks to the self-publishing revolution and events like National Novel Writing Month, the genre of writing craft books has exploded in recent years. Book editor Kristen Tate set out to read and review one writing advice book each week for a year, from classics like E. M. Forster’s Aspects of the Novel and Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird to newer works like Jane Alison’s Meander, Spiral, Explode and Jessica Brody’s Save the Cat! Writes a Novel. What she discovered was a dizzying array of approaches to writing: plotters who know even the smallest details about characters before they write a word; pantsers who blithely dive right into a draft without a plan; anti-adverb crusaders and advocates for complex sentences; and, always, that the best way to learn is to read the kinds of books you want to write. All the Words is also a meditation on the challenges and pleasures of starting and sustaining a weekly practice of reading, thinking, and writing. It’s an optimistic, encouraging book that will motivate you to keep reading and, most importantly, keep writing.

How to Write Your First Novel

I don't have any hard data to support this, but I suspect that many long-term writers no longer outline because they no longer need to. If you want to learn more about writing without an outline, check out Writing into the Dark by Dean ...

Author: M.L. Ronn

Publisher: Author Level Up LLC


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. V1.0