The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing

Everything You Need to Know about Creating & Selling Your Work

Author: Meg Leder,Jack Heffron

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 452

View: 2903

A compendium of articles, essays, and interviews explore the craft, art, and process of fiction writing, along with practical advice and creative tips from Sue Grafton, Richard Russo, Janet Fitch, Octavia Butler, Terry Butler, Joyce Carol Oates, Margaret Atwood, Kurt Vonnegut, John Updike, Tom Clancy, and other notable novelists. Original.

The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing

Everything You Need to Know about Create and Sell Your Work

Author: Writer's Digest Editors

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781440348396

Category: REFERENCE

Page: 528

View: 8720

In The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing, 3rd Edition, you'll learn from established writers about how to make your novel a reality. Discover techniques and strategies for generating ideas, connecting with readers emotionally, and finding inspiration you need to finish your work. This fully revised edition includes an updated marketing section for navigating the unique challenges and possibilities of the evolving literary marketplace.

The Complete Handbook Of Novel Writing

Everything You Need to Know About Creating & Selling Your Work

Author: Editors of Writer's Digest Books

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781582979588

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 528

View: 7834

Get advice from the best in the business on every part of the novel writing and publishing process! In The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing, 2nd Edition, you'll learn from the invaluable advice of established writers. Discover new ways to generate ideas, implement intriguing techniques, and find the inspiration you need to finish your work. This fully-revised edition includes a revamped marketing section that covers the unique challenges of today's publishing market and the boundless opportunities of online promotion. Inside you'll find expert advice from dozens of bestselling authors and publishing professionals on how to: Master the elements of fiction, from plot and characters to dialogue and point of view Develop a unique voice and sensibility in your writing Manage the practical aspects of writing, from overcoming writer's block to revising your work Determine what elements your story needs to succeed in a particular genre - science fiction, fantasy, mystery, suspense, inspirational, romance (mainstream and Christian), or historical fiction Find an agent, market your work, and get published - or self-publish - successfully You'll also find interviews with some of the world's finest writers, including Margaret Atwood, Tom Clancy, Brock Clarke, Cory Doctorow, Dave Eggers, Elizabeth George, Jerry Jenkins, Stephen King, Megan McCafferty, Audrey Niffenegger, Joyce Carol Oates, Chuck Palahniuk, James Patterson, Richard Russo, Anne Tyler, John Updike, and Kurt Vonnegut. Their words will provide you with the guidance and encouragement of your very own writing mentor. The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing is your one-stop resource for everything you need to know about the craft and business of creating a bestseller.

The Sell Your Novel Tool Kit

Everything You Need to Know about Queries, Synopses, Marketing & Breaking in

Author: Elizabeth Lyon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399528286

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

View: 4361

ENHANCE YOUR CHANCES OF GETTING YOUR NOVEL PUBLISHED WITH THIS ONE-OF-A-KIND GUIDE Writers often spend years perfecting their first novel—then hit a dead end when it comes to getting it published. Learning to market your novel will make it stand out from the thousands of other books clamoring for the attention of an ever shrinking number of publishers. In this book, Elizabeth Lyon offers the wisdom of more than twenty years of experience as an author, book editor, writing instructor, and marketing consultant. Step-by-step, she details what editors want, what questions to ask them, and how to develop a marketing strategy. You will learn: · How to categorize your novel, and the sixteen ways of describing it · Nine ways of selling your novel · Descriptions of the jobs of literary agent, editor, and writer · Examples of actual story synopses, and successful query letters—in all the genres · How to prepare sample chapters · Thirty questions a writer needs to ask a prospective agent

Doing Creative Writing

Author: Steve May

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134143125

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 3941

Are you beginning a creative writing course? Or thinking about taking one? Doing Creative Writing is the ideal guide to what you should expect, what will be expected of you and how you can get the most from your course. It clearly and concisely outlines: the contexts for creative writing courses, explaining where the subject has come from and why that matters the content, structure and delivery of the courses, helping you to understand how your course will be shaped, what you will be asked to do and why the skills you will develop, from self-discipline and time management through to the organization of ideas, 'reading as a writer' and editing possibilities beyond the course, showing how you continue to benefit from what you've learned. Drawing on years of teaching and writing experience, as well as interviews with a wide range of students, Steve May provides all the background, advice and encouragement you need to embark on a creative writing course with complete confidence and to get maximum benefit from every writing session.

The Agents Directory

The Essential Writer's Reference : Everything You Need to Know to Sell Your Book Or Script

Author: Rachel Vater

Publisher: Emmis Books

ISBN: 9781578601448

Category: Reference

Page: 246

View: 1924

Finding the right agent can be a bewildering, frustrating and byzantine process for beginners and experienced writers alike. How do you tell a good agent from a bad agent? What's the best way to approach an agent? What exactly does an agent do? In The Agents Directory, editor-turned-agent Rachel Vater answers these questions and more. Unlike guides that have readers sifting through page after page of listings of agencies that aren't accepting new writers, won't read manuscripts, or will charge money up-front, The Agents Directory offers an exclusive guide to the best literary and script agents looking for new clients. Each listing provides detailed, up-to-date information about the type of work each agent accepts, clients he or she represents, recent sales, contact information, and the best way to submit work. Detailed instructions for writing a query letter, complete with sample queries, help readers make a great impression on an agent. A bonus directory to writing conferences across the US and Canada provides networking opportunities with other writers, agents, and editors. The Agents Directory also includes an extensive list of writer's organizations -- invaluable resources to support a commitment to writing.

The Complete Book of Resumes

Simple Steps for Writing a Powerful Resume

Author: Karen Schaffer

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402220562

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 592

View: 6056

Crafting the perfect resume is the first step for job seekers. And these days, employers have tons of different filters to weed out candidates and narrow their hiring pool. The Complete Book of Resumes is packed full of information on crafting a resumes and the kind of structure and language that will get an employer's immediate attention as well as tons of samples for readers to use as a guideline for success. The Complete Book of Resumes includes information on: --How to begin if you're starting from scratch --The profile, or the most important part of your resume --Work experience, or "What have I been doing all these years?" --Punching it up--how to make a good resume great --The career transition resume chapter for brave souls --You're just starting out --Big leaps--positioning yourself for jobs above your current level Including more than 300 resumes, The Complete Book of Resumes is perfect for recent graduates or seasoned candidates with years of experience.

The Complete Guide to Hiring a Literary Agent

Everything You Need to Know to Become Successfully Published

Author: Laura Cross

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601384033

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 3358

A guide to the process of getting an agent to represent your book. Once you have found your literary agent, you will learn how to read contracts and accept offers, as well as what details your agent will take care of.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing a Novel, 2nd Edition

Author: Tom Monteleone

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101198117

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 570

A completely updated guide for first-time novelists. Completely revised to include new interviews with best-selling authors; more detailed information on writing genre fiction from paranormal romance to cozy mysteries; and everything a writer needs to know about self-publishing and eBooks to get started. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Writing a Novel, Second Edition, is an indispensable reference on how to write and publish a first novel. ?Expert author with over thirty published novels ?Includes interviews with new best-selling novelists ?Features new material on writing genre fiction and self-publishing

The Art of the Book Proposal

Author: Eric Maisel

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440650451

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 9669

Here is an expert's guide through the elements of a nonfiction book proposal, including the outline, chapter summaries, marketing/publicity, book and chapter titles, and more. Filled with exercises designed to help a writer conceive and create a desirable proposal, and checklists to keep track of the project's progress, The Art of the Book Proposal provides the framework on which to build a great idea, as well as intelligent, empathetic instruction on how to produce a proposal that will capture the interest of an agent or editor. While most how-to writing books focus only on the nuts and bolts of putting a proposal together, Maisel, considered by many to be America's foremost expert on the psychological side of the creative process, also helps the writer overcome mental barriers to producing the best work possible. Using a holistic approach to the sometimes unglamorous work of designing a proposal, his guide enables a writer to transform an idea into a book.

The Complete Film Production Handbook

Author: Eve Light Honthaner

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 024081150X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 524

View: 1434

"[C]omprehensive guide that covers everything from pre-production through wrap and post production and includes chapters on independent and low-budget filmmaking, television, commercials, incentives, effects and new media."- Cover.

The Travel Writer's Handbook

How to Write and Sell Your Own Travel Experiences

Author: Jacqueline Harmon Butler,Louise Purwin Zobel

Publisher: Agate Publishing

ISBN: 157284700X

Category: Reference

Page: 350

View: 872

Veteran travel writer Jacqueline Harmon Butler shows readers, one step at a time, how to research, write, and sell travel articles--but most importantly, she details what makes a travel article a winner. In this new edition, Butler updates her bestselling handbook for the 21st century with helpful tips on conducting Internet research, utilizing new advancements in digital photography and finding helpful applications on mobile phones. She also helps aspiring writers navigate the changing world of publishing by exploring blogging, new travel websites, and social media, all while discussing how best to expand your platform. She includes a brand new introduction to reflect the current state of the travel industry and the change in editors' needs. Butler covers all the nuts and bolts aspects of travel writing from pre-trip research, specific marketing strategies, and even includes 12 formats for travel articles with sure-fire appeal to editors and readers. She gives insightful and often humorous advice on pre- and post-trip topics like: • How to target your market before you begin • How to save time by doing background research before you leave • How to write queries and get assignments in advance • How to find new angles for overworked subjects • What to take along--from video equipment and laptops to travel documents • How to set up and conduct successful interviews • How to take advantage of freebies and junkets without “selling out” • How to sell what you write--and then sell it again

The ASJA Guide to Freelance Writing

A Professional Guide to the Business, for Nonfiction Writers of All Experience Levels

Author: Timothy Harper

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 146682364X

Category: Reference

Page: 336

View: 1256

Whether you're just starting out, considering going full-time, or are already a successful freelance writer, you'll find the information and insights needed to take your work to the next level in this smart, thorough guide. Compiled by the prestigious American Society of Journalists and Authors, the book's twenty-six chapters cover the business from every angle, tackling the topics every freelancer needs to master in order to make it today. Chapters cover: planning a writing business * generating fresh ideas * the secrets of a successful magazine query * the latest research tools and techniques * writing for the Web * developing areas of specialization * promoting yourself and your work * op-eds, essays, and other ways to leverage your knowledge * contracts * taxes and deductions * working with editors and agents * going full-time * key lessons you won't have to learn the hard way * and more. Written by twenty-six of the top freelancers working today, this indispensable guide provides trade secrets that others have learned the hard way, inspiration to take your work where you want it to go, and a revealing view into the minds and working habits of freelance writers at the top of their game.

How to Create, Publish, Promote & Sell an eBook Successfully All for FREE. Make Money, Open New Doors, Get Published!

Author: SIS Info

Publisher: Green Initiative

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

View: 5747

Step by step instructions to easily create, publish, promote and sell an eBook successfully without spending a dime. Everyone has at least one eBook in them. Turn your experience, knowledge, passion or expertise into passive and residual income with an eBook. Build and establish your brand and open doors to various other opportunities. No technical knowledge needed. This eBook will NOT disappoint.

Think Like a Publisher

33 Essential Tips to Write, Promote, and Sell Your Book

Author: Randy Davila

Publisher: Hierophant Publishing

ISBN: 193828917X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

View: 3664

Straight Talk from a Publisher The publishing world has changed! An explosion in printed books, E-books, and self-publishing has contributed to more new titles coming to market than ever before. With so much happening, how does a new author stand out from the crowd? Not to mention turn a profit. In Think Like a Publisher: 33 Essential Tips to Write, Promote, and Sell Your Book, Randy Davila, President of Hampton Roads Publishing & Hierophant Publishing, explains the nuances of the publishing industry in plain English, and gives authors all the tools necessary to be successful in today’s rapidly changing publishing world. Broken down into three easy to follow categories of Editorial, Marketing, and Business specific tips, Think Like a Publisher offers invaluable insight into how publishers think about manuscripts, marketing, and their partnership with the author. You will also learn: What publishers (and readers!) look for in a manuscript The most common new author writing mistakes—and how to avoid them The makings of a great book title and cover The pros and cons of self-publishing vs. traditional publishing How to build your author platform and gain a following The ins and outs of the business side of publishing—contracts, royalties, agents, and more! For any writer who has felt intimidated by the prospect of bringing a book into the world, Think Like a Publisher offers a one-stop guide to understanding the publishing industry and what it takes to make your book a success!

The Filmmaker's Handbook

A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age: 2013 Edition

Author: Steven Ascher,Edward Pincus

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101613807

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 832

View: 4421

The fourth edition of the authoritative guide to producing, directing, shooting, editing, and distributing your video or film. Widely acknowledged as the “bible” of video and film production, and used in courses around the world, The Filmmaker’s Handbook is now updated with the latest advances in HD and new digital formats. For students and teachers, professionals and novices, this indispensable handbook covers all aspects of movie making. • Techniques for making dramatic features, documentaries, corporate, broadcast, and experimental videos and films • Shooting with DSLRs, video, film, and digital cinema cameras • Digital editing with the latest video editing systems • In-depth coverage of lenses, lighting, sound recording, and mixing • The business aspects of funding and producing your project • Getting your movie shown in theaters, on TV, and on the Web

Everything You Wanted to Know about Freelance Writing

Find, Price, Manage Corporate Writing Assignments & Develop Article Ideas and Sell Them to Newspapers and Magazines.

Author: Paul Lima

Publisher: Paul Lima

ISBN: 0986563099

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 306

View: 9587

"Everything You Wanted To Know About Freelance Writing" combines two popular business of freelance writing books: "Business of Freelance Writing: How to Develop Article Ideas and Sell Them to Newspapers and Magazines" and "The Six-Figure Freelancer: How to Find, Price and Manage Corporate Writing Assignments." "How to Develop Article Ideas and Sell Them to Newspapers and Magazines" shows you how to develop article ideas, write query letters, pitch your ideas to the right editor at the right publications, and follow up on your queries. It outlines everything you need to know to negotiate the sale of your work with editors who say "yes" to your ideas. It also reveals how to conduct effective interviews and shows you a variety of ways to write article leads. Focusing on writing material for businesses, associations, government agencies, non-profits and other organizations, "The Six Figure Freelancer" demonstrates how to plan and market your way to freelance writing success in the lucrative corporate market. Review: "One of the best things I have purchased for my business (not counting my computer) is Paul Lima's book Everything You Wanted to Know About Freelance Writing, which is actually two books in one. I highly recommend this book for new freelance writers, to give them an idea of how to get started in freelance writing, and for seasoned veterans, because the tips in the book might trigger ideas that can have a positive impact on business..."