Story Building Blocks

Author: Diana Hurwitz
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781490529370
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SIXTEEN CHARACTERS Story Building Blocks II: Crafting Believable Conflict introduced, tortured, and warped sixteen character mannequins. This workbook offers a quick reference for each character type and fill-in blanks to help you build an effective character. By assigning each of your primary and secondary characters a personality type, you can create a sound psychological basis for their motivations, actions, and responses. Choose your hero and antagonist carefully. Make sure they would behave the way you want them to or are suited to the challenge before them. They could be the same personality type but on opposite ends of the healthy spectrum. They could be complete opposites. It is important to be aware of those that are action-oriented versus those that aren't. Are they strong or poor communicators? Are they introverts or extraverts? Use the traits that work best for the character you have in mind. The details about each personality type will give you an intimate understanding of what makes your characters tick. Intimate knowledge of your characters helps you portray them realistically to your audience. When your characters feel real, your readers care what happens to them. When the conflicts and solutions feel real, they keep reading.

Mystery

Author: Diana Hurwitz
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781542696838
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Based on the Four Layers of Conflict method, this fill-in-the-blanks workbook develops your novel from story seed to finished draft. Whether you prefer to ask the tough questions first or after your first draft, by utilizing the tools inside, you will: Understand and keep the promise you make to your readers. Stage and direct your verbal camera effectively. Develop sound story architecture by answering a series of questions. Create one-sentence conflicts for each scene to keep you motivated and working past the murky middle. Layer conflict to provide a tight, focused plot. Assign characters roles, motivation, goals, and stakes to create an effective cast. Create a synopsis and logline to help you pitch and market your story. This workbook presents the essential elements for the Mystery story skeleton where we follow the clues. Let's begin. Other books in the series: Story Building Blocks I: The Four Layers of Conflict Story Building Blocks II: Crafting Believable Conflict Story Building Blocks III: The Revision Layers SBB Build A Cast Workbook SBB Build A World Workbook SBB Build A Plot Workbooks: Comedy, Con, Heist & Prison Break, Fantasy, Gothic, Horror, Historical, Literary, Mystery, Road Trip, Romance, Science Fiction, Team Victory, Thriller & Suspense, Western www.dianahurwitz.com

Backpacker

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Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled magazine, and the only magazine whose editors personally test the hiking trails, camping gear, and survival tips they publish. Backpacker's Editors' Choice Awards, an industry honor recognizing design, feature and product innovation, has become the gold standard against which all other outdoor-industry awards are measured.

The Advocate

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The Advocate is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) monthly newsmagazine. Established in 1967, it is the oldest continuing LGBT publication in the United States.

Backpacker

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Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled magazine, and the only magazine whose editors personally test the hiking trails, camping gear, and survival tips they publish. Backpacker's Editors' Choice Awards, an industry honor recognizing design, feature and product innovation, has become the gold standard against which all other outdoor-industry awards are measured.

The Weekend Novelist Writes A Mystery

Author: Robert J. Ray
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 0307490394
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Like Agatha Christie and Raymond Chandler, Sara Paretsky and Thomas Harris, you, too, can learn the trade secrets of quality detective fiction. It's true. Just one year from now, you can deliver a completed mystery novel to a publisher--by writing only on weekends. Authors Robert J. Ray and Jack Remick guide you through the entire mystery-writing process, from creating a killer to polishing off the final draft. Each weekend you'll focus on a specific task--learning the basics of novel-writing, the special demands of mystery-writing, and the secrets professionals use to create stories one scene at a time, building to a shivery, satisfying climax. Using Agatha Christie's The Body in the Library as a model for the classical mystery tale and Martin Cruz Smith's Gorky Park for the hard-boiled mystery, this unique step-by-step program gives you all the information you need to reach your ultimate goal: a finished book in just 52 weeks! Let two successful masters of the genre show you how... Discover: Why you must create your killer first The tricks to writing dialogue that does it all--moves your plot, involves your reader, and makes your style sizzle How to "bury" information (and corpses) for your reader to find Why you should NOT build your book around chapters Special techniques for clearing writer's block Plus: examples from Sue Grafton, Dashiell Hammett, Patricia Cornwell, Thomas Harris, Raymond Chandler, and more. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Screenplay

Author: Syd Field
Publisher: Delta
ISBN: 9780307423269
Size: 57.43 MB
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From concept to character, from opening scene to finished script.. Here are easily understood guidelines to make film-writing accessible to novices and to help practiced writers improve their scripts. Syd Field pinpoints the structural and stylistic elements essential to every good screenplay. He presents a step-by-step, comprehensive technique for writing the script that will succeed. •Why are the first ten pages of your script crucially important? •How do you collaborate successfully with someone else? •How do you adapt a novel, a play, or an article into a screenplay? •How do you market your script? From the Trade Paperback edition.

Seize The Story

Author: Victoria Hanley
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ISBN: 9781439586167
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Offers advice to teenaged authors on the techniques of orginating, developing, and editing fiction; profiles successful teen authors; and answers common questions about the writing process.

Story Building Blocks

Author: Diana Hurwitz
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781463511241
Size: 57.30 MB
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"Every scene in a story should contain conflict." This advice led me on a journey to answer the question, “How do you come up with conflict for every scene?” The result is the Four Layer of Conflict method which takes writers from “I have an idea” to the actual nuts and bolts of “I have the required scenes that all pull their weight.” This method can help new writers complete their first novel and offers experienced writers another way of looking at structure. There is a difference between reading a story that is seamless and one full of plot holes. Tight structure can be the difference between taking your reader on a safe but forgettable ride and taking them on a journey they will never forget. Story lovers, no matter the genre or premise, prefer a well-constructed story. One thing this story addict knows for certain: Life is too short for bad fiction.

Spilling Ink A Young Writer S Handbook

Author: Ellen Potter
Publisher: Flash Point
ISBN: 9781429933216
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LEARN HOW TO WRITE LIKE THE EXPERTS, FROM THE EXPERTS. In Spilling Ink: A Young Writer's Handbook, you'll find practical advice in a perfect package for young aspiring writers. After receiving letters from fans asking for writing advice,accomplished authors Anne Mazer and Ellen Potter joined together to create this guidebook for young writers. The authors mix inspirational anecdotes with practical guidance on how to find a voice, develop characters and plot, make revisions, and overcome writer's block. Fun writing prompts will help young writers jump-start their own projects, and encouragement throughout will keep them at work.