The Romance Writer S Handbook

Author: Rebecca Vinyard
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780871162045
Size: 41.90 MB
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The author of "Diva" takes budding romance writers by the hand and guides them through the techniques needed to succeed in the popular romance genre.

The Naked Truth About Self Publishing

Author: Jana DeLeon
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781517497958
Size: 56.42 MB
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The Naked Truth is not just another book about self-publishing. Nine New York Times Bestselling authors share their knowledge, their experiences, and their souls. Jana DeLeon-A former CFO discusses taxes, corporations, LLCs, employees, deductions and many other things to help form your own author co-op. Tina Folsom-An expert and bestseller in the foreign market. What to watch out for when dealing with translators, how to attract foreign readers, what countries are hot, foreign rights and much more. Colleen Gleason-How does an MBA and two decades of sales and marketing experience translate into creating and promoting a brand that represents YOU and your work? Learn how to tackle an important element of self-publishing. Jane Graves-What's it like to spend more than a decade as a traditionally published author and make the switch to indie? Jane will offer guidelines to help you determine if you're ready to make the leap. Debra Holland-With a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Dr. Holland knows the mind of a writer. How do you stay sane and run a business, while trying to meet deadlines and run the emotional gauntlet caused by being an author. Dorien Kelly-A tough and practical attorney who will share legal pitfalls that could arise while self-publishing. She'll also delve into contracts and clauses that can tighten the noose around an author's neck. Theresa Ragan-Finished your book and don't know what to do next? Theresa Ragan shares the basic steps to get you started on your self-publishing journey. Theresa also talks about money and shares real data. Denise Grover Swank-Thinking of hiring an assistant? Where do you find one? And how do you form a business plan for a business that can be anything but consistent? Jasinda Wilder-What happens when you have a book that skyrockets? Do you take the traditional deals thrown your way or stay indie? How to make hard decisions from multi-New York Times bestselling author Jasinda Wilder. Get the naked truth from nine women who know.

Believable Characters

Author: Laurie Schnebly
Publisher: Cider Press
ISBN: 9780930831035
Size: 36.42 MB
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Writers are always looking for new ways to create believable characters, and one great tool is enneagrams -- a system used by managers and counselors to identify the nine personality types. Each type has its own wonderfully heroic traits, and each one also has a fatal (or not-so-fatal) flaw that will bring these characters into conflict with other people...and with themselves.See why Linda Lael Miller called this 250-page book "a must-have for all writers who want to create deep, well-rounded, flesh-and-blood characters."

Romancing The Beat

Author: Gwen Hayes
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530838615
Size: 68.32 MB
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What makes a romance novel a romance? How do you write a kissing book? Writing a well-structured romance isn't the same as writing any other genre-something the popular novel and screenwriting guides don't address. The romance arc is made up of its own story beats, and the external plot and theme need to be braided to the romance arc-not the other way around. Told in conversational (and often irreverent) prose, Romancing the Beat can be read like you are sitting down to coffee with romance editor and author Gwen Hayes while she explains story structure. The way she does with her clients. Some of whom are regular inhabitants of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. Romancing the Beat is a recipe, not a rigid system. The beats don't care if you plot or outline before you write, or if you pants your way through the drafts and do a "beat check" when you're revising. Pantsers and plotters are both welcome. So sit down, grab a cuppa, and let's talk about kissing books.

Writing Sprints Journal

Author: Jennie Marts
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781545472705
Size: 20.64 MB
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"This sprint tracker changed everything for me and is now an essential part of my writing day! This journal should be in every writer's tool box!" --Kristin Miller, NY Times & USA TODAY Bestselling AuthorDiscover the secret bestselling authors are using to write faster & increase their productivity!Do you wish to write more books in a shorter amount of time? Would you like to double, or even triple, your writing production? By following the advice and tips within this guide, you can complete books and writing projects in record time. Writing sprints will allow you to immerse yourself in your story and stay focused on the task at hand. And tracking your progress is a vital part of this process.Writing Sprints are a proven method of time management and a confirmed means to meeting word count goals. In this book, USA TODAY Bestselling author, Jennie Marts, teaches you the system that has allowed her to change her writing speed and go from writing one book a year to completing four to six in the same amount of time. She offers practical advice to anyone who has ever wished to increase their daily word count production.You'll learn effective habits that both measure and increase your writing speed so that you can set goals, plan your writing projects, and sprint your way to success!"Jennie Marts' sprint tracking system tripled my productivity!" -Selena Laurence- USA TODAY Bestselling Author

Reading Like A Writer

Author: Francine Prose
Publisher: Union Books
ISBN: 1908526149
Size: 14.14 MB
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DIV In her entertaining and edifying New York Times bestseller, acclaimed author Francine Prose invites you to sit by her side and take a guided tour of the tools and tricks of the masters to discover why their work has endured. Written with passion, humour and wisdom, Reading Like a Writer will inspire readers to return to literature with a fresh eye and an eager heart – to take pleasure in the long and magnificent sentences of Philip Roth and the breathtaking paragraphs of Isaac Babel; to look to John le Carré for a lesson in how to advance plot through dialogue and to Flannery O’Connor for the cunning use of the telling detail; to be inspired by Emily Brontë’s structural nuance and Charles Dickens’s deceptively simple narrative techniques. Most importantly, Prose cautions readers to slow down and pay attention to words, the raw material out of which all literature is crafted, and reminds us that good writing comes out of good reading. /div

The 30 Day Novel Workbook

Author: Lynn Johnston
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781539754206
Size: 74.88 MB
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A NEW APPROACH TO WRITING A NOVEL IN 30 DAYS Write fast or write well? You don't have to choose when you've got a story blueprint that shows you how to write a novel with perfect structure in thirty steps. If you've ever tried to write a novel in a month, you know how much fun it can be when the words flow...and how hard it can be to ignore the fear that your story is no good. What if you didn't have to worry about plot structure? What if you could be free to just focus on your characters when you sit down to write each day? The Plot-As-You-Write story blueprint breaks your novel into thirty manageable sections and asks you a series of character-focused questions that generate a solid plot structure every time. Combining three-act structure with a character growth arc and elements of the Hero's Journey, this story blueprint is extremely flexible and has been successfully tested by both plotters and pantsers. Make novel writing fun again-try the Plot-As-You-Write story blueprint and finish your next novel in 30 days!

The Chunky Method Handbook

Author: Allie Pleiter
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781942505020
Size: 78.56 MB
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Can't seem to finish that novel you've been writing? Want to write faster and get published but fear squelching your muse? Pleiter's innovative Chunky Method offers practical, real-world productivity advice in an easy to read and inspiring workbook.Follow a step-by-step plan to identify your unique writing "Chunk" and wield it to create a solid plan that works "even when life gets in the way." No matter what your writing style, The Chunky Method Handbook will help you chart an individualized path to your creative writing goals. The award-winning author of over twenty novels, Pleiter has been teaching her nuts-and-bolts tactics across the country for years to writers of all genres, ages, and experience levels. Filled with real-life examples, humor, honesty, and encouragement The Chunky Method Handbook is an essential resource for thriving in spite of all that the current market-and everyday life-demands from a writer's creative energy

The Dreaded Synopsis

Author: Elizabeth Sinclair
Publisher: Thomas Max Pub
ISBN: 9780982218907
Size: 37.78 MB
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Acclaimed romance writer Sinclair gives all the details--what to do and what not to do--to make a book synopsis an effective selling tool that catches an editor's fancy.