Masterclass Write a Bestseller

Whatever your motivation - whether sick of rejections, getting ready to approach a publisher, or with an idea you think is unbeatable - you need to read this book before you do anything else.

Author: Jacq Burns

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473600058

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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LEARN HOW TO WRITE A BOOK WHICH STANDS OUT FROM THE CROWD. There is no precise formula for writing a bestseller, but there are secrets, skills and techniques that will dramatically improve your odds of publishing a bestselling novel. Whatever your motivation - whether sick of rejections, getting ready to approach a publisher, or with an idea you think is unbeatable - you need to read this book before you do anything else. It gives you the key insights into what makes a bestseller and explains the trends and conventions of different genres, before helping you get a real handle on the writing (and revising) process. A third of the book is devoted to pitching and selling your novel both to traditional agents and as a self-published author, with incisive and cutting-edge insights into writing for Amazon and becoming an 'authorpreneur'. 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.

Writing Master Class

What credentials did an Englishman who'd only been to Russia for a fortnight have to write a play like Master Class, making fun of a very serious political situation in the USSR that had involved the suffering of millions?

Author: David Pownall

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781849434942

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 112

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Writing ‘Master Class’ is a biography of David Pownall’s play, Master Class (1983), from conception to coming of age. Threaded through the account of the inception and development of the piece are twists of authorial life-story necessary for the telling. Whereas a novel or poem can be kept a secret until it is properly finished, a play has to go out to meet the people early. On the day the script is put into the hands of actors, the soul of the thing passes out of the author's control. It can be bent, battered, warped – or improved within its being far beyond expectations. As a drama of dictatorship in art and the cleverness needed to evade its worst manifestations, Master Class has been at large for thirty years, produced in twenty countries, in some several times. What has been done to it, how it has fared, is touched upon but the main story in this book is the making of the piece. A fascinating insight into the playwright’s craft.

Master Class

The first section [of this collection of interviews with authors], Theory, incorporates interviews which document the golden age of writing programs in which authors with a strong sense of social and cultural responsibility taught as ...

Author: Nancy Bunge

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015062606382

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 241

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The first section [of this collection of interviews with authors], Theory, incorporates interviews which document the golden age of writing programs in which authors with a strong sense of social and cultural responsibility taught as seriously as they wrote. These conversations delve into the writers philosophies and teaching methods. The second section, Practice, presents interviews with authors who discuss how theyve approached the writing of particular works. Altogether the interviews introduce authors as inspirational models and provide insightful techniques for other writers to try. [Publisher web site].

A Masterclass in Dramatic Writing

Drawing on her long experience as both a playwright and a professor, she combines memoir and master class to teach us not only the craft of writing, but what it means to be a writer.” Lynn Ahrens, stage and screenwriter and lyricist ...

Author: Janet Neipris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317421122

Category: Reference

Page: 168

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For decades writers have competed to enroll in the legendary Master classes led by Janet Neipris at New York University Tisch School of the Arts, and across the globe. Several generations of playwrights, screenwriters, and television writers have been inspired and educated by her. Her newest book provides the next best thing to studying with her around the seminar table. It’s wise, engaging, focused. The fourteen chapters, organized like a semester, guide the writer week-by-week and step-by-step to the completion of a first draft and a rewrite. There are Weekly Exercises and progressive Assignments. Chapters include Beginnings, Creating Complex Characters, Dialogue, Escalating Conflicts, Endings, Checkpoints, Comedy, and Adaptation. For professional writers, teachers, and students, as well as anyone who want to complete their first piece. What’s important is that you will finish. Janet will be guiding you to The End. An award winning playwright and Professor of Dramatic Writing at NYU, Janet Neipris has written for Screen and Television. She has also taught dramatic writers at UCLA and in China, Australia, Indonesia, South Africa, Italy, and in the UK at Oxford, CSSD, University of Birmingham, and the University of East Anglia. Previous publications include To Be A Playwright (Routledge 2006). Janet Neipris’s plays and letters are in the Theatre Collection of Harvard University’s Houghton Library.

Brief Writing Masterclass

519 SW 2d 87 (Texas 1974) case brief used as teaching tool by Bryan A. Garner in Legal Writing in Plain English: A Text with Exercises, 2nd ed., University of Chicago Press, 2001, 8. 297 Antonin Scalia & Bryan A. Garner, ...

Author: Chinua Asuzu

Publisher: Partridge Africa

ISBN: 9781482878011

Category: Law

Page: 572

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An advocate submits a brief to a court or tribunal to persuade it to decide the cause or matter in favor of the advocates client or position. The key word is persuade. Too often, advocates forget this and write to please themselves. They write to themselves instead of to the court. They write in chest-thumping prose and style. Advocates will do well to keep in mind that in advocacy, persuasion is all that matters. This book teaches persuasive written advocacy. It shows advocatesof all ranks, in all jurisdictions, in all proceedings, before all courts or tribunalshow to prepare and present winning and winsome arguments. Because of its emphasis on winning, the books pedagogy blends law, linguistics, logic, psychology, rhetoric, and semantics.

Your Creative Writing Masterclass

Masterclass. Authors. Here you'll find very brief biographies of the authors quoted in this book (other than the ones already included in sidebars). I've incorporated a couple of quirky facts about each; as you'll see, writers are an ...

Author: Jurgen Wolff

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781857889369

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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If you dream of being a writer, why not learn from the best? In Your Creative Writing Masterclass you'll find ideas, techniques and encouragement from the most admired and respected contemporary and classic authors, including Charles Dickens, Jane Austen and Anton Chekhov. Jurgen Wolff, bestselling author of Your Writing Coach, helps you translate these insights into action to master your craft and write what only you can write. From Robert Louis Stevenson to Mary Shelley, Alice Munro to Stephen King, Your Creative Writing Masterclass guide you through: finding your style, constructing powerful plots, generating story ideas, overcoming writer's block, creating vivid characters and crafting your ideal writer's life. Brimming with support and suggested activities to develop your writing skills, the book also features unique bonus advice, exercises, resources and sharing capabilities via the website www.YourCreativeWritingMasterclass.com.

Masterclass Writing Romantic Fiction

This is meant to be a fast track to help you master the ideas and tools you will need to succeed in writing romantic novels – as if you were in a serious class with a group of other students, delving into the very bones of the genre, ...

Author: Barbara Samuel

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473600447

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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LEARN HOW TO WRITE ROMANTIC FICTION WHICH TAKES THE BREATH AWAY. Do you want to capture the share of the fastest growing market in fiction? Do you have a compelling vision for a passionate love story? Masterclass: Write Romantic Fiction is designed for anyone who wants to write in this genre of popular fiction, whatever their focus. It is the only book available to cover the new and increasingly diverse sub-genres in romance to give insight into how to write really good eroticism, and to show aspiring writers how to gain recognition for their work. Whether contemplating self-publishing or going the traditional route, this is a smart and completely contemporary guide to writing sellable, credible and memorable romance. 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.

Masterclass Writing Plays

RECOMMENDED READING Books Argyle, M. Bodily Communication (Methuen, 1981) Bown, Lesley, Masterclass: Writing Comedy (Hodder, 2015) George,K. Playwriting: The First Workshop (Butterworth Heinemann, 1994) Gibbs,N. Writing Television ...

Author: Lesley Bown

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473602236

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Writing Plays is the invaluable and comprehensive guide to anyone who wants to write plays and get them performed. It covers the basics of the theatre, creating and working with characters, writing realistic speech and dialogue, constructing compelling plots and creating a great ending. There are also separate chapters focused on writing for different genres, including pantomimes, musicals, radio and television. And a final section looks at the practicalities of laying out, submitting and staging your play.

Masterclass Writing Crime Fiction

This is a new kind of exercise, introduced especially in this Masterclass series. You will be offered an opportunity to look at a piece of someone else's writing, reflect on how it works (by answering a series of guided questions) and ...

Author: Rosemary Rowe

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473601383

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Do you have an idea for a gripping crime novel? Would you like to know how to plot your book flawlessly? Do you want to create beautifully crafted characters and nail biting twists? This book is designed for anyone who wants to write an unputdownable crime novel. Whatever your subgenre, whether Scandi-crime or detective 'cosies', this book is full of inspirational advice, acute insights and practical exercises. The first part of the book establishes the rules of writing crime fiction - from convincing characters to the role of research. The book then covers the practical craft of writing and editing, before explaining in detail how to secure a contract and/or self-publish your work. A comprehensive guide for anyone who wants to be the next Val McDermid or Ian Rankin.

Masterclasses in Creative Writing

Inspirational instruction and exercises for writers of fiction Barbara Dynes. Pace can mean a lot of things in fiction writing. First, the time aspect. You, the author, control the way time passes for the characters.

Author: Barbara Dynes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472110039

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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What often holds aspiring writers back is the lack of confidence to get started. How do I structure my story? How do I bring my characters to life and make them believable? How do I write convincing dialogue? In this dip-into book a professional, award-winning writer and lecturer on creative writing has developed a collection of revealing and highly accessible masterclasses that will inform and encourage creative writers. The book is arranged in easy-to-find subjects and includes mini tutorials, examples, top tips, and summaries of learning points in · Developing all your writing skills · Keeping the reader involved · Creating great characters · Writing natural dialogue · Using viewpoint effectively · Enjoying the process of writing The lessons are designed to increase your skills, add to your knowledge, and help you fulfil your creative potential.

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain

Paired with iconic short stories by Chekhov, Turgenev, Tolstoy, and Gogol, the seven essays in this book are intended for anyone interested in how fiction works and why it’s more relevant than ever in these turbulent times.

Author: George Saunders

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781984856029

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 432

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the Booker Prize–winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo and Tenth of December comes a literary master class on what makes great stories work and what they can tell us about ourselves—and our world today. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ESQUIRE • “[A] worship song to writers and readers.”—Oprah Daily For the last twenty years, George Saunders has been teaching a class on the Russian short story to his MFA students at Syracuse University. In A Swim in a Pond in the Rain, he shares a version of that class with us, offering some of what he and his students have discovered together over the years. Paired with iconic short stories by Chekhov, Turgenev, Tolstoy, and Gogol, the seven essays in this book are intended for anyone interested in how fiction works and why it’s more relevant than ever in these turbulent times. In his introduction, Saunders writes, “We’re going to enter seven fastidiously constructed scale models of the world, made for a specific purpose that our time maybe doesn’t fully endorse but that these writers accepted implicitly as the aim of art—namely, to ask the big questions, questions like, How are we supposed to be living down here? What were we put here to accomplish? What should we value? What is truth, anyway, and how might we recognize it?” He approaches the stories technically yet accessibly, and through them explains how narrative functions; why we stay immersed in a story and why we resist it; and the bedrock virtues a writer must foster. The process of writing, Saunders reminds us, is a technical craft, but also a way of training oneself to see the world with new openness and curiosity. A Swim in a Pond in the Rain is a deep exploration not just of how great writing works but of how the mind itself works while reading, and of how the reading and writing of stories make genuine connection possible.

Writing Master Class

What has been done to it, how it has fared, is touched upon but the main story in this book is the making of the piece. A fascinating insight into the playwright’s craft.

Author: David Pownall

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849434786

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 96

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Writing ‘Master Class’ is a biography of David Pownall’s play, Master Class (1983), from conception to coming of age. Threaded through the account of the inception and development of the piece are twists of authorial life-story necessary for the telling. Whereas a novel or poem can be kept a secret until it is properly finished, a play has to go out to meet the people early. On the day the script is put into the hands of actors, the soul of the thing passes out of the author's control. It can be bent, battered, warped – or improved within its being far beyond expectations. As a drama of dictatorship in art and the cleverness needed to evade its worst manifestations, Master Class has been at large for thirty years, produced in twenty countries, in some several times. What has been done to it, how it has fared, is touched upon but the main story in this book is the making of the piece. A fascinating insight into the playwright’s craft.

Master Class Living Longer Stronger and Happier

FIGURE 19 Master Class 401 Syllabus • Assignment: Take a Trip • Introductory Activities: Taped Lectures Auditing Classes ... Learning Institute EXTRACREDIT: Runningthe College EXTRA CREDIT: Enrollingin a Degree Program Writing Poems, ...

Author: Peter Spiers

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781455510436

Category: Self-Help

Page: 300

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They can be seen in communities throughout the country-- those amazingly hale, hearty, and happy older folks who are having fun, have a million friends, are sharp as tacks, and look like they'll live forever. Their secret-- revealed and explained in MASTER CLASS-- is an active lifestyle that blends moving, thinking, socializing and creating. Through inspirational stories from active seniors, supported by the latest research in the fields of psychology and neuro-science, MASTER CLASS shows how to build an enriching lifestyle on the foundation of favorite activities. Author Peter Spiers, Senior Vice President of Road Scholar, the top-notch life-long learning organization, provides easy-to-follow charts that allow readers to break out of their daily routines into Moving/Thinking/Socializing/Creating. By filling the gaps with a selection from 25 "Master Activities," such as learning a musical instrument, playing tennis, volunteering and more, they'll create a happy, holistic, brain-healthy lifestyle that's rich and meaningful.

Brief Writing Masterclass

They write to themselves instead of to the court. They write in chest-thumping prose and style. Advocates will do well to keep in mind that in advocacy, persuasion is all that matters. This book teaches persuasive written advocacy.

Author: Chinua Asuzu

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 1482878003

Category: Law

Page: 572

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An advocate submits a brief to a court or tribunal to persuade it to decide the cause or matter in favor of the advocate's client or position. The key word is "persuade." Too often, advocates forget this and write to please themselves. They write to themselves instead of to the court. They write in chest-thumping prose and style. Advocates will do well to keep in mind that in advocacy, persuasion is all that matters. This book teaches persuasive written advocacy. It shows advocates--of all ranks, in all jurisdictions, in all proceedings, before all courts or tribunals--how to prepare and present winning and winsome arguments. Because of its emphasis on winning, the book's pedagogy blends law, linguistics, logic, psychology, rhetoric, and semantics.

Masterclass Writing Romantic Fiction

Whether contemplating self-publishing or going the traditional route, this is a smart and completely contemporary guide to writing sellable, credible and memorable romance.

Author: Barbara Samuel

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 1473600421

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 171

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Do you want to capture the share of the fastest growing market in fiction? Do you have a compelling vision for a passionate love story? Masterclass: Write Romantic Fiction is designed for anyone who wants to write in this genre of popular fiction, whatever their focus. It is the only book available to cover the new and increasingly diverse sub-genres in romance to give insight into how to write really good eroticism, and to show aspiring writers how to gain recognition for their work. Whether contemplating self-publishing or going the traditional route, this is a smart and completely contemporary guide to writing sellable, credible and memorable romance.

Write to the Point

WRITE TO THE POINT: A Master Class on the Fundamentals of Writing for Any Purpose Copyright © 2017, 2018 by Sam Leith Originally published in the UK by Profile Books Ltd. in 2017. First published in North America by The Experiment, LLC, ...

Author: Sam Leith

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 9781615194636

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Good writers follow the rules. Great writers know the rules—and follow their instincts! Finding the right words, in the right order, matters—whether you’re a student embarking on an essay, a job applicant drafting your cover letter, an employee composing an email...even a (hopeful) lover writing a text. Do it wrong and you just might get an F, miss the interview, lose a client, or spoil your chance at a second date. Do it right, and the world is yours. In Write to the Point, accomplished author and literary critic Sam Leith kicks the age-old lists of dos and don’ts to the curb. Yes, he covers the nuts and bolts we need in order to be in complete command of the language: grammar, punctuation, parts of speech, and other subjects half-remembered from grade school. But for Leith, knowing not just the rules but also how and when to ignore them—developing an ear for what works best in context—is everything. In this master class, Leith teaches us a skill of paramount importance in this smartphone age, when we all carry a keyboard in our pockets: to write clearly and persuasively for any purpose—to write to the point. “Leith breaks down how to write anything for any occasion. Though the mission may seem like an ambitious undertaking, Leith is wildly successful . . . will morph even the most timid email-senders into confident writers.” —Booklist “A useful, persuasive guide to English usage.” —The Guardian

Writing Your First Novel

Full of insight and wit, it combines expertise on how to successfully bring your story to the page with advice on the practicalities of how to get started in the first place… and how to keep on going until the end. ‘Writing Your First ...

Author: Shelley Weiner

Publisher: Guardian Books

ISBN: 9781783560424

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 50

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Setting about writing a novel is like starting to climb a mountain with its top lost in the clouds. You can imagine the view from the summit, but how do you identify the best ascent? Novel writing requires planning, commitment, perseverance and the belief that you can reach the peak… even if you don’t yet know all the steps along the way. ‘Writing Your First Novel’ is the companion that will tell you what you need to know in order to begin your journey. Full of insight and wit, it combines expertise on how to successfully bring your story to the page with advice on the practicalities of how to get started in the first place… and how to keep on going until the end. ‘Writing Your First Novel’ covers: + Creating Believable Characters + Making Your Characters Talk + The Importance of Setting + Finding the Plot + Who Tells the Story and How? + Settling Down and Making It Happen + Sustaining Your Momentum 60-Minute Masterclasses are expert ebooks that help you do more with your creative writing, journalism and entrepreneurship. Locking on to the stuff that you actually need to know, each title is a precise, practical pointer on the matters that matter most.

From the Stage to the Studio

Assignment: write one- to two-page personal reflection on faculty lecture/discussion. ... Assignment: Begin writing a lesson policy. ... Discussion on master class setting—acknowledging work, best aspects of playing.

Author: Cornelia Watkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199740529

Category: Music

Page: 304

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From the Stage to the Studio provides musicians with the tools and information necessary to become effective music educators as they supplement their performance careers. Premised on the integral partnership between pedagogy and performance, this comprehensive manual explores the techniques and methods through which knowledge, skills and musicianship can be most effectively conveyed.

The Weekend Book Proposal

the author's credentials (“one of the bestselling authors of all time”) the book's intended audience (“fans, writers, and anyone who loves a great story well told”) the book's subject (“part memoir, part [writing] master class”) the ...

Author: Ryan G. Van Cleave

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599637631

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 252

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Write Better Proposals Faster to Accelerate Your Writing Career! Whether you are a true beginner or a seasoned writer looking to secure more book contracts, The Weekend Book Proposal shows you how to take your best ideas and create powerful proposals--quickly and professionally. No need to spend months laboring over a proposal when in just a few days you can write one that will ignite the interest of agents and editors. Ryan G. Van Cleave presents the tools you need to craft an eye-grabbing proposal for your nonfiction, memoir, anthology, textbook, novel, and more. Jam-packed with proven strategies, nuts-and-bolts advice, sample queries and proposals, interviews with publishing experts, and "Hit the Gas" tips for speeding up the proposal process, The Weekend Book Proposal will show you how to succeed and prosper as a writer--and sell your books before you've even written them! The Weekend Book Proposal explains how to: • Write a catchy title and book description. • Create a compelling author bio and chapter outline. • Develop a targeted, engaging concept statement. • Build a strong marketing plan and endorsements list. • Structure your proposals based on those crafted by successful authors.

Modern American Drama Playwriting in the 1980s

Master. Class. Memo. to. the. Writers. of. The. Unit'. David Mamet's long and eclectic writing career straddled several genres; movies and television were among them. In his role as Executive Producer of the cancelled CBS drama series ...

Author: Sandra G. Shannon

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350153639

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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The Decades of Modern American Playwriting series provides a comprehensive survey and study of the theatre produced in each decade from the 1930s to 2009 in eight volumes. Each volume equips readers with a detailed understanding of the context from which work emerged: an introduction considers life in the decade with a focus on domestic life and conditions, social changes, culture, media, technology, industry and political events; while a chapter on the theatre of the decade offers a wide-ranging and thorough survey of theatres, companies, dramatists, new movements and developments in response to the economic and political conditions of the day. The work of the four most prominent playwrights from the decade receives in-depth analysis and re-evaluation by a team of experts, together with commentary on their subsequent work and legacy. A final section brings together original documents such as interviews with the playwrights and with directors, drafts of play scenes, and other previously unpublished material. The major playwrights and their plays to receive in-depth coverage in this volume include: David Mamet: Edmond (1982), Glengarry Glen Ross (1984), Speed-the-Plow (1988) and Oleanna (1992); David Henry Hwang: Family Devotions (1981), The Sound of a Voice (1983) and M. Butterfly (1988); Maria Irene Fornès: The Danube (1982), Mud (1983) and The Conduct of Life (1985); August Wilson: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (1984), Joe Turner's Come and Gone (1984) and Fences (1987).