The Story Equation

Author: Susan May Warren
Publisher: My Book Therapy
ISBN: 9781943935116
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Discover The Story Equation!One question can unlock your entire story!Are you struggling to build a riveting plot? Layered characters? How about fortify that saggy middle? Create that powerful ending? You can build an entire book by asking one powerful question, and then plugging it into an "equation" that makes your plot and character's come to life. You'll learn how to build the external and internal journey of your characters, create a theme, build story and scene tension, create character change and even pitch and market your story.Learn: *How to create a 3-D character with one easy question.*How to create riveting inner tension.*The easy solution to character change!*The one element every writer needs to ask to keep a reader up all night.*How to craft an ending that makes your reader say to their friends, "Oh, you have to read this book!"Using the powerful technique that has created RITA, Christy and Carol award-winning, best-selling novels, Susan May Warren and Rachel Hauck will show novelists how to utilize the Story Equation for the best story they've ever written.

How to Write a Brilliant Romance Workbook

Author: Susan May Warren
Publisher: My Book Therapy
ISBN: 9780984696901
Format: PDF, Docs
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What does it take to write a brilliant romance? Susan May Warren knows exactly how--and you're about to find out. Now, for the first time, she's revealing her step-by-step romance writing secrets that will show you how to craft an award-winning romance: How do I structure my romance? How do I create likeable heroes and heroines?How should my hero and heroine meet? How do I make two characters fall in love? How do I write a sizzling kiss? How do I create believable conflict? How do I keep the tension high in the middle of my story? How do I put romance on every page? What is the breakup and why do I need it? Most importantly, how do I create an unique romance that touches the heart of my reader? Find the answers to all these questions as well as a few secrets to creating award-winning romances. With ten ingredients and step by step instructions you'll learn how to plot and write a powerful, layered romance designed to win readers.

Anatomy of a Premise Line

Author: Jeff Lyons
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317558944
Format: PDF, Docs
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If a story is going to fail, it will do so first at the premise level. Anatomy of a Premise Line: How to Master Premise and Story Development for Writing Success is the only book of its kind to identify a seven-step development process that can be repeated and applied to any story idea. This porcess will save you time, money, and potentially months of wasted writing. So whether you are trying to write a feature screenplay, develop a television pilot, or just trying to figure out your next story move as a writer, this book gives you the tools you need to know which ideas are worth pursuing. In addition to the 7-step premise development tool, Anatomy of a Premise Line also presents a premise and idea testing methodology that can be used to test any developed premise line. Customized exercises and worksheets are included to facilitate knowledge transfer, so that by the end of the book, you will have a fully developed premise line, log line, tagline, and a completed premise-testing checklist. Here is some of what you will learn inside: Ways to determine whether or not your story is a good fit for print or screen Case studies and hands-on worksheets to help you learn by participating in the process Tips on how to effectively work through writer’s block A companion website (www.focalpress.com/cw/lyons) with additional worksheets, videos, and interactive tools to help you learn the basics of perfecting a killer premise line

Story Sparks

Author: Denise Jaden
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608685098
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Find rock-solid story ideas before you start writing Anyone who has been hamster-wheeling a story idea for years or has hundreds of pages exploring various approaches on their hard drive knows that there must be a better way. There is. Young adult novelist Denise Jaden shows exactly how to create the captivating stories that prevent dispiriting wasted time. Busting the “visitation from the muses” myth, she shows that inspiration is a skill writers can learn by understanding how story ideas work (or don’t), fertilizing the ground for fresh and sound ideas, and moving swiftly through stuck points. Practical and inspiring, Jaden’s approach celebrates the imaginative sparks that make innovations of all kinds possible while pinpointing the precise tools writers need to fan their unique creative flames.

The 30 Day Novel Workbook

Author: Lynn Johnston
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781539754206
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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!

Writing Interactive Fiction

Author: DM Potter
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781539501152
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Did you ever think eBooks were perfect for interactive fiction? Ever think about writing a story with multiple paths? Deb Potter writes and edits the popular 'You Say Which Way' series. This is the book she wishes she'd had when she started.

How to Write Your Best Story

Author: Philip Martin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781933987149
Format: PDF
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"Explores three key elements that fuel the magic of story: intriguing eccentricity, delightful details, and satisfying surprises."--P. [4] of cover.

A Little Life

Author: Hanya Yanagihara
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385539266
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST SHORT-LISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE Brace yourself for the most astonishing, challenging, upsetting, and profoundly moving book in many a season. An epic about love and friendship in the twenty-first century that goes into some of the darkest places fiction has ever traveled and yet somehow improbably breaks through into the light. Truly an amazement—and a great gift for its readers. When four classmates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their center of gravity. Over the decades, their relationships deepen and darken, tinged by addiction, success, and pride. Yet their greatest challenge, each comes to realize, is Jude himself, by midlife a terrifyingly talented litigator yet an increasingly broken man, his mind and body scarred by an unspeakable childhood, and haunted by what he fears is a degree of trauma that he’ll not only be unable to overcome—but that will define his life forever. In rich and resplendent prose, Yanagihara has fashioned a tragic and transcendent hymn to brotherly love, a masterful depiction of heartbreak, and a dark examination of the tyranny of memory and the limits of human endurance.