Say it isn't so! You are coming to the end of your novel...DUN, dun, dunnnnn...and now you have no idea what to write or what to do. How are you going to wrap up those loose ends in time (before the deadline of your debut novel)? I mean, brainstorming doesn't seem to work; inspiration from similar novels and the support of fellow authors doesn't seem to work. What, oh what, can a serious writer do in order to get the job done?
Four-time best-selling authors J.B. Snow and Casey Keller bring you 52 inspiring ways to improve your writing skills. We will help guide you and coach you through your tough spots, all the way to the completion of your story.
The Perfect Word is designed for writers of all levels and experience - from beginners and burgeoning talent to experienced and published writers. Combining technical instruction; insights into the methods of working writers; 40 exercises to stretch your imagination and practice your skills; and advice on where to find inspiration, from the mundane to the monumental, it is both an enjoyable and challenging listen.
Have 20 or 30 minutes? If so, that’s plenty of time. Write your detective novel now!
Mystery is one of the biggest genres. It’s sales on Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble, and so on, have always been remarkable. Why is that? Well, because it raises questions in the listener's mind (like a puzzle), where they have to figure our where the pieces connect. Your requirements: a mystery story idea that is waiting to be written.
Aristotle "Aris" Thibodeau is 12 and a half years old and destined for greatness. Ever since her father's death, however, she's been stuck in the small town of Kanuga, Georgia, where she has to manage her mother Diane's floundering love life and dubious commitment to her job as an English professor, not to mention coparenting a little brother who hogs all the therapy money. Luckily Aris has a plan. Following the advice laid out in Write a Novel in Thirty Days!, she sets out to pen a best seller using her charmingly dysfunctional family as material.
In a series of blog posts, Smith chronicled his process toward ghost writing a 70,000-word novel for a traditional publisher in just 10 days. He wrote about his progress, his feelings about the writing, and how he approached and overcame obstacles. This book takes readers on a journey that demonstrates that writing fast, and writing well, comes from motivation and practice.
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Break into the biggest, most lucrative writing genre of them all! Are you looking to get into publishing and increase your chances of becoming a successful author? Why not start with romance? Romance is the most popular and best-selling genre of all fiction, accounting for the majority of all book royalties in the United States. Anybody can write and publish a romance book with just a good word processor, some great ideas, and some passion!
"Learn How To Write Romance In A Snap!"
Whether you're a new writer or one with experience, your writing career can probably use some help, and that, my friend is exactly why I wrote this book. At some point in your life, how often have you said, If I only knew then what I know now? Or wish your future self came back in time to warn you about the mistakes you are about to make so you could avoid them? Well then I want you to think of How to Write, Publish and Market Your Novel into a Best Seller as a gift from your future self.
Is your exposition up to par? Exposition exists to deepen your audience's understanding of the world in which your story takes place. It also provides readers additional information about the events of your story, such as explanation of necessary background information.
Whether you’re writing science fiction, historical friction or a crime novel, you want to write a story that will draw readers in - that will engage them. We’re talking about writing realistic fiction or fiction that is at least entertaining enough that the reader will be willing to suspend disbelief. So how do you write a story that feels real to the reader? Research is the answer your looking for.
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Think of the synopsis like an elevator pitch. You have only a few minutes, a one-time opportunity to sell your novel idea. Agents and publishers have busy days. Get it right the first time and you will see results.
There is no right or wrong way to write a novel, but Hinze shows you one way - her way - which has helped her write and publish award-winning, bestselling novels, time after time. In this book, she opens her personal toolbox of methods and guides that you can alter to fit your own process to get your novel started, written, tested, and submitted.
Have you always longed to write a novel? In Write Your Novel! From Getting Started to First Draft, I aim to inspire you with the confidence to do just that. With this book, I'll be your cheerleader, your hand holder. We'll work on your mind-set, find sources of support, and deal with procrastination issues. I'll help you carve out the time to write, and together we'll smash through the excuses that are holding you back.
We gathered information from the real deal and incorporated it into this book. Not only will this give your writing that much more realism, but it will directly reflect you and as a debut writer.
"OK for the basics."
You want to write, but you're stuck. You don't think you're good enough. We're here to tell you that you are.... These 7 great tips will help you get rid you of your fears and writer's block for good - from the four-time best-selling authors and ghostwriters of over 125 published books, J.B. Snow and Casey Keller.
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Characters are the soul of your novel. This is why you need to make them memorable. The authors of this novel have done research so you don't have to. This book includes dialogue (what not to do and how to make the characters distinguishable), how to do background stories (what draws readers in and what makes them turn the pages), physical appearance (not everyone should look the same, adding diversity makes your story believable).... and so much more.
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The science fiction writer Damon Knight wrote once that writers were basically toads in childhood. They were the introverts, the loners, the less-than-handsome or beautiful children in school. Many of those toads gravitated to literature to read about better times and better worlds, he noted.