Just Write

Author: James Scott Bell
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781599639703
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Half intensive craft workshop and half practical advice on building and sustaining a successful writing practice, Just Write marries craft and technique with encouragement and insider advice. Featuring the best posts written for the Kill Zone blog (a thriller writers' blog that has appeared on WD's 101 Best Websites for Writers multiple times) as well as brand-new material, the book will serve as a guide for all fiction writers on mastering the craft and "keeping at it," no matter what their chosen genre."--provided by Amazon.com.

You ve Got a Book in You

Author: Elizabeth Sims
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781599635545
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Writing a book is fun and easy--yes, FUN AND EASY--but it may not always feel that way. How do you find the time to write? How do you keep momentum? How do you deal with the horror of showing anyone a single sentence of your work-in-progress? The answers remain fun and easy, and author Elizabeth Sims will take your hand, dispel your worries, and show you how it's done in this stress-free guide to accomplishing your dream of writing your book. In You've Got a Book in You, Elizabeth is that encouraging voice guiding you through the entire process, from finding the right time and place to gathering all of your creative tools to diving right in and getting it done--page by page, step by step. It's easier than you think, and it all starts right here, right now. "This guide is witty, warm, and wise--and wonderfully down-to-earth as well. Elizabeth Sims doesn't just tell you that you've got a book in you, she shows you how to pour it out using your own creative spirit, common sense, and persistence." ~Lori L. Lake, author of The Gun Series and The Public Eye Mystery Series "If you're searching for the spark of inspiration to get started writing a book, and the nourishment to sustain you to THE END, Elizabeth Sims's You've Got a Book in You will show you how to find it in yourself." ~Hallie Ephron, award-winning author of There Was an Old Woman "You won't find an easier-to-follow or more inspirational writing guide." ~L.J. Sellers, author of the bestselling Jackson mysteries "By focusing the high beams of her intelligence (and humor!) on the twisty trail of book-writing, in You've Got a Book in You, Elizabeth Sims proves herself a true writer's friend. As she guides you from the creation of a "working title" through her (brilliant!) "Making-It-Better Process," this well-established pro plays her most impressive cards--stacking the deck in favor of YOU!" ~Jamie Morris, Director, Woodstream Writers "Elizabeth Sims packs a twelve-week writing course into 280 pages. Inspirational and yet extremely hands-on, You've Got a Book In You will give newbies confidence to forge ahead and will remind veteran writers why they began writing in the first place--for the joy of it. I won't be surprised when the brilliant terms 'stormwriting' and 'heartbrain' become part of every writer's lexicon." ~Julie Compton, author of Tell No Lies and Keep No Secrets "The book is encouraging and inspiring, practical and witty. As a seasoned writer, I appreciate the reminders about the importance of putting yourself on a writing schedule. No more excuses. The many 'writing blasts' are very helpful and will get any writer out of the starting blocks. I especially enjoyed the section, 'Writing with the Masters.' What better way to get inspired, get a feel for different styles, and get jump-started on your writing? Excellent advice that I plan to incorporate in my future classes. I concur with Sims that 'writer's block' is greatly exaggerated. Is there any other profession that claims such a phenomenon? 'Excuse, me, but I have 'book-keeping block,' 'playing music block,' or 'painting block' today? I don't think so. Get yourself on a schedule, read some Sims, write with the masters, and you'll be on your way. You'll be glad you met this friend on your journey to becoming a successful writer." ~Gesa Kirsch, Ph.D., Professor of English, Director of Valente Center for the Arts and Sciences, Bentley University

How to Make a Living as a Writer

Author: James Scott Bell
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780910355162
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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It's the best time on Earth to be a writer. More writers are making money today than at any other time in history. For centuries few have been able to support themselves from the quill or the keyboard alone. Not anymore. With the rise of ebooks and indie publishing there are now more opportunities than ever for writers to generate substantial income from their work. And there is still a traditional publishing industry that needs new talent to keep growing. In How to Make a Living as a Writer, you'll learn the secrets of writing for profit and increasing your chances of making a living wage from your work. Here are some of the subjects covered: - The 7 Secrets of Writing Success - The 8 Essentials of Your Writing Business - How to Reach Your Goals - Keys to a Winning System - How to Stay Relentless - Unlocking Your Creativity - How to Write More, Faster - Comparing Traditional and Self-Publishing - How to Go Traditional - How to Go Indie - How to Form Multiple Streams of Writing Income - How to Write a Novel in a Month - How to Choose Non-Fiction Subjects - How to Keep a Positive Mental Attitude - Resources for Further Study And much more, all to help you write what you love and earn what you're worth. James Scott Bell has made a living as a writer for nearly two decades, and shares with you everything he knows about the best practices for turning your writing dream into a reality.

An Insider s Guide to Publishing

Author: David Comfort
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781599637754
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A behind-the-scenes look at the publishing industry tells authors how to work with agents and editors, deal with rejection, and understand the worlds of traditional and self-publishing, while sharing wisdom from authors and editors.

Creating Unforgettable Characters

Author: Linda Seger
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 1429942029
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In this book, Linda Seger shows how to create strong, multidimensional characters in fiction, covering everything from research to character block. Interviews with today's top writers complete this essential volume.

Writing Lessons from the Front

Author: Angela Hunt
Publisher: Hunt Haven Press
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A complete writer's workshop in a book . . . The first ten Writing Lessons from the Front are compiled into this volume. Lessons cover plot structure, characterization, point of view, evoking emotion, self-editing, creating and maintaining tension, writing historical fiction, plans and processes to get your book finished,self-publishing, and a complete writer's checklist that will take you from prewriting to publication, including details on how to publish on CreateSpace and Kindle.

The Mental Game of Writing

Author: James Scott Bell
Publisher: Compendium Press
ISBN: 9780910355339
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The keys to success as a writer are yours for the thinking! All success begins in the mind. For writers, the mind fuels the imagination and creates stories. But for authors who are productive and resilient, and see a good return on their efforts, there is another factor at work. They are winning the mental game of writing. Successful writers have the ability to inspire themselves to produce consistently, improve systematically, overcome obstacles and keep up a positive mental attitude. In this book, #1 bestselling writing teacher James Scott Bell takes you through the mental landscape of the successful author. He shows you not only how to stay on your game, but how to improve it. He gives you insights, strategies and techniques for blasting through walls and jumping over hurdles, setting you free to concentrate on what you love most - writing. You'll learn how to define true success, formulate goals and plans, find courage and commitment to write, unleash your creativity and write with joy. You'll also be given steps to handle challenges like stress, burnout, envy, expectations and the trap of comparison. In short, you'll learn to get all your mental jets going full blast so your writing can reach new heights! "I need three things before I tackle a new novel: Diet Coke, a laptop, and my dog-eared copies of James Scott Bell's books on writing craft." - #1 NYT Times Bestselling Author Kami Garcia

Fire Up Your Writing Brain

Author: Susan Reynolds
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781599639147
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Filled with accessible instruction, practical techniques, and thought-provoking exercises, Fire Up Your Writing Brain shows you how to become a more productive, creative, and successful writer. Identify the type of writer you are: Do you think or feel your way through writing a book? Are you a pantser or a plotter? Develop writing models that accelerate your learning curve. Hardwire your brain for endurance and increased productivity. Brainstorm better character concepts and plot points. Learn to edit your manuscript on both a macro and micro level. Recharge a lagging brain to gain an extra burst of creativity" --

Marketing for Writers Who Hate Marketing

Author: James Scott Bell
Publisher: Compendium Press
ISBN: 9780910355353
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Is marketing sucking the joy out of your writing life? Do you wish you could spend more time writing and less time selling? Do you suffer from platform paranoia or social marketing madness? Are you stressed because you can't keep up with the latest marketing gimmicks and perpetual-motion author-entrepreneurs? Here's good news: Marketing For Writers Who Hate Marketing will show you how to have the kind of writing life you long for by dispelling the marketing myths that weigh you down. You'll learn what works best, what doesn't, and how a few simple strategies are all you need to get the most out of your marketing efforts. Marketing For Writers Who Hate Marketing will help you prioritize your marketing so you can concentrate on the handful of tools that are most effective, and eliminate the worry that you're never doing enough. It will teach you: - The #1 most effective marketing tool ... one you already love! - How to maximize the all-important first impression your book makes on a browser. - How to turn browsers into readers. - How to turn readers into fans. - Pricing as a strategic marketing tool. - How to grow and nurture an email list. - All the time-sucking practices you can avoid so you're free to write! - And more. Whether your are self-publishing or working with a traditional publisher -- or both -- you need to know how to market smart. This book will show you how.

Fierce on the Page

Author: Sage Cohen
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781599639932
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The author believes that ferocity should be your compass for finding your true way forward. In this collection of contemplative and inspiring essays, you'll unlock the secrets to naming your deepest desires, eliminating the challenges that hold you back, and committing to your practice.--Publisher.