Inside you'll find: • practical ways to balance writing with the rest of your life: taming your busy schedule, submitting strong, and committing to a writing practice • Advice for developing authentic work: finding your voice, writing bravely, and keeping your mind and body fit Filled with journaling exercises and much-needed motivation, and breaking the blocks to creative flow • Methods for stretching your skills through craft and revision • Thoughts on pushing through rejection and doubt, increasing your productivity, as well as insights from best-selling writers in a variety of genres, nourishing yourself to avoid burnout, A Writer's Guide to Persistence will help you find the joy and purpose inherent in a writer's life.
Rosenfeld offers practical solutions for every concern, from how to find the time to write to getting through writer's block. Patricia V. Your journey to publication and success may take a lifetime, but you can sow the rewards of writing with every step. A compassionate and intelligent guide for any writer who's just starting out or one who needs the understanding and encouragement of a great writing coach.
Even the siren song of fame and fortune can distract you from your true purpose: to express yourself in an authentic and meaningful way, and to share your words with others. A writer's guide to persistence is your road map through the rugged terrain of the writer's path.
Fearless Writing: How to Create Boldly and Write with ConfidenceFilled with insightful wisdom and practical advice, Fearless Writing teaches you how to thrive as a writer, no matter your genre or career path. Find the courage to create your best writing life. You'll learn how to: • find and enter a Flow state in which writing is a natural, deeply satisfying process.
Quiet both internal and external critics and embrace the inherent value in your work. Use love, emotional engagement, and curiosity as the guiding principles for what you write and how you share it with others. Overcome rejection, procrastination, and other obstacles that stifle your creativity. From the blank page to the first draft, and from querying to marketing, roadblocks, the writing life is filled with challenges, and new experiences.
Truly fearless authors banish writer's blocks with ease, receive critiques gracefully, and infuse their passion for the craft into every word they write. Whether you're a fledgling writer or a veteran with years of experience, fearlessness--that elusive blend of self-acceptance, confidence, and curiosity--is the defining quality of those who find fulfillment and success.
With fearless writing, you'll find the inner strength to embark on a bold journey--and build a lifelong career in the process.
Make a Scene Revised and Expanded Edition: Writing a Powerful Story One Scene at a TimeThe definitive guide to writing scenes--now revised and expanded! Scenes are the building blocks for any work of fiction--the DNA sequence that makes a novel un-put-downable and unforgettable. You'll learn how to: • Craft an opening scene that hooks readers and foreshadows conflict. Develop various scene types--from contemplative to suspenseful to flashback--that are distinct and purposeful.
Establish characters' intentions within a scene that drive the plot. Transition into new scenes by clearly establishing details of setting, character, and point of view. Create resonating climactic and final scenes that stay with readers long after they've finished your story. The revised and expanded edition includes brand-new examples, an increased focus on advancing plot and character development, and the same knowledge and clarity that writers have come to expect from Jordan Rosenfeld.
Make a scene is an essential part of any novelist's library--make sure it's in yours. When writers are able to craft effective, engaging scenes, they can develop a complete, cohesive story--and a mesmerizing experience for readers. Make a scene revised and expanded edition takes you step-by-step through the elements of strong scene construction and demonstrates how the essential aspects of a compelling story--including character, plot and dramatic tension--function within the framework of individual scenes to give momentum to the whole narrative.
How To Write A Page-Turner: Craft a Story Your Readers Can't Put DownTo avoid writing that's formulaic, and slow, predictable, How to Write a Page Turner will help you sew the threads of tension tight for an unforgettable story. When it's missing, scenes feel inconsequential, plots drag, and characters meander. So as you dive into the inner conflicts of a character's deepest psyche, to the mechanics of how you reveal information to the reader, you'll also discover how to craft a story your readers can't put down!
Learning the craft of writing can sometimes feel like a paint by numbers approach--connect compelling character A to plot event B. When you've got tension in place, stories leave readers breathless and wanting more. It keeps readers guessing and characters on their toes. Infuse your fiction with the powerful Tug of Tension! Tension is the heart of conflict, the backbone of uncertainty, the hallmark of danger.
You'll learn how to: • recognize the essential tension elements of danger, from character to plot, power struggles, and well-chosen words to build tension in expositionWhile this book walks you through the key areas that need tension building, it also delves deeper, dialogue, and withholding, uncertainty, and add them to your fiction • Create levels of tension in your characters through flaws, strong sentences, conflict, and more • Build tension at energetic markers throughout the plot • Use intimate imagery, analyzing exceptional examples from contemporary fiction's most gripping page-turners.
Writing the Intimate Character: Create Unique, Compelling Characters Through Mastery of Point of ViewInside, third-person intimate, omniscient, you'll learn: • The functions and benefits of first-person, and second-person points of view. How to apply character cues--specific behaviors, sensory perceptions, dialogue, and visual imagery--to develop a realistic protagonist and secondary cast. The surface and subset feelings that get to the root of your character’s emotions.
How different viewpoints affect the story you want to tell. Writing the intimate character helps you craft a novel in which readers can experience your characters' senses, dive inside their minds, and truly feel their emotions. Craft vibrant characters and an intimate Reading Experience The key to excellent fiction lies in its characters: the unforgettable protagonists, antagonists, and secondary characters who populate the world of your story.
With intelligence and wit, she walks you through every element of powerful characterization, from selecting your POV to demonstrating character growth throughout your story. Now that i have jordan's take on how to create a character from the inside out, I'm eager to get to it. Try intimacy instead. And then she shows us how, with diverse examples and wise observation.
It's a useful tool for getting the gears of imagination working or for jump-starting and fine-tuning a work in process. Zoe zolbrod, author of the novel currency and the memoir The Telling "Jordan Rosenfeld has a keen insight into how to construct characters who are truly lived-in.
Writing Deep Scenes: Plotting Your Story Through Action, Emotion, and ThemeTake a deep dive into plot and scene and improve your WritingWhether you're planning your first novel or have already written a first draft, you need to master the concepts of plot and scene to truly realize your story's potential. It's filled with practical tools for building layers and nuance into your scenes, employing the right scene types at the right junctures, and developing a profound understanding of how plot and scene intertwine.
Inside you'll learn:How scenes are comprised of three key layers: action, emotion, and theme. How to recognize each layer and weave them seamlessly into a scene. How to develop an intricate relationship between the action and emotion in every scene. How thematic imagery embedded in scenes increases a story's tension and contributes to the story's meaning.
Using contemporary examples from a variety of genres, Writing Deep Scenes provides an effective method for plotting at the scene level. Writing deep scenes teaches you how to write strong, and engaging scenes--the secret to memorable, layered, page-turning plots. Use these techniques and enrich your fiction and memoirs with page-turning suspense and pathos, and explore new depths in every story you write.
The Writer's Process: Getting Your Brain in GearWant to be a better writer? Improve your process. Do you fear the blank page? You may be skipping the essential early phases of writing. Do you generate swarms of ideas but never publish anything? You need strategies to focus and persist to the finish. When you learn to work with your brain instead of against it, you’ll get more done and have more fun.
Master the inner game of writingthe Writer’s Process combines proven practices of successful authors with cognitive science research about how our minds work. You'll learn: - how to invite creativity and flow into your writing process- why separating writing into different steps makes you more productive- How to overcome writer's block, negative feedback, and distractions- How to make time for writing in a busy, interrupt-driven life Buy it now and find out why so many reviewers say that they wish they'd read it earlier! The Writer's Process is a 2017 Readers' Favorite Gold Medal award winner and a Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Silver Medal winner.
Into The Darkness: Hook Your Readers Stone Tablet Singles Book 3Create an army of rabid fans by telling richer, deeper stories that readers love. He masterfully balances darkness and light to create gripping stories his readers can’t put down, with just enough hope that they are left feeling satisfied and dying to read the next book. In into the darkness, dave takes you into his world and shows you how he approaches adding darkness to his writing, while still always being able to return to the light.
You will learn how to. Increase the tension in your stories to keep your readers hooked, without getting lost in your own painadd realistic darkness through researchcreate more believable and scarier villains by balancing their darkness with lightInsert humor and hope to keep your audience going when things get too darkKeep yourself feeling positive and hopefully, even when exploring dark themesIf you’re ready to tell richer, and leave them wanting to read MORE of your booksAdd depth and believability to your characters by layering in personal darknessMine your past and your own inner darkness to tell truer stories, give them a powerful emotional experience, fuller stories and create your own army of rabid fans… it’s time to go Into the Darkness.
David wright has garnered thousands of avid fans by writing dark stories that pull his readers in and keep them hooked to the last page.
The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing: Everything You Need to Know to Create & Sell Your WorkInside you'll find new essays from dozens of best-selling authors and publishing professionals detailing how to: • master the elements of fiction, hugh howey, and get published--or self-publish--successfullyYou'll also find interviews with some of the world's finest and most popular writers, Lee Child, Stephen King, market your work, from plot and character to dialogue and point of view • Develop a unique voice and sensibility in your writing • Manage the practical aspects of writing, Khaled Hosseini, from overcoming writer's block to revising your work • Determine the key elements for success in every genre • Find an agent, Dennis Lehane, Robert Crais, including David Baldacci, George R.
R. Discover techniques and strategies for generating ideas, connecting with readers emotionally, and finding inspiration you need to finish your work. Their insights on the craft and business of fiction will provide you with invaluable mentorship as you embark on your writing journey. The complete handbook of Novel Writing is your go-to guide for every aspect of creating a bestseller.
Get advice from the best in the business on every stage of the novel-writing and publishing process! In The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing, 3rd Edition, you'll learn from established writers about how to make your novel a reality. This fully revised edition includes an updated marketing section for navigating the unique challenges and possibilities of the evolving literary marketplace.
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A Tale of Two Authors: Your Choices Define Your FutureUltimately, they will show that there is no single, step-by-step plan that will inevitably lead you to self-publishing success. Both find success. Both have vitally important lessons for modern authors. In a tale of two authors, successful indie author Sean Platt takes you on a year-long journey with aspiring writers Pete and Alexa.
They will celebrate successes and overcome obstacles. But they will also help you to see that there are common pitfalls you can avoid and best practices you can apply to make success more likely. There are so many ways up the mountain of self-publishing success. Pete and alexa will make many mistakes, some obvious and some less-so.
Both make mistakes. Meet two authors. Let this short parable help you find the best path for YOU.
Save the Cat! Writes a Novel: The Last Book On Novel Writing You'll Ever NeedRevealing the 15 "beats" plot points that comprise a successful story--from the opening image to the finale--this book lays out the Ten Story Genres Monster in the House; Whydunit; Dude with a Problem alongside quirky, original insights Save the Cat; Shard of Glass to help novelists craft a plot that will captivate--and a novel that will sell.
The first novel-writing guide from the best-selling Save the Cat! story-structure series, which reveals the 15 essential plot points needed to make any novel a success. Novelist jessica brody presents a comprehensive story-structure guide for novelists that applies the famed Save the Cat! screenwriting methodology to the world of novel writing.