Does your writing practice invoke hard emotions or open old wounds? Or does sharing your writing with others cause fear and anxiety? Learn new skills and techniques to work through the emotions of writing. Decipher what constitutes private writing with professional publication. Evaluate where you are in your writing journey – healing or sufficiently healed. Whether you are a fiction or non-fiction
**NEW FOR 2018** From manuscript to marketing, everything you need to know to successfully self-publish in one user-friendly volume. Each section explains the available options from all-in-one packages offered by firms such as Thomson-Shore and Matador to DIY services from Kindle Direct Publishing and Smashwords.
This book will teach you all you need to know to take your first draft and turn it into an incredible, publish-ready book. From Editing, to Cover Design and Formatting with a few other hints and tips to take your book to the next level. This is the book for any aspiring Adventure Author!
This document will be your guide to discovering what the trade book publishing industry is, what your role in it could be, and how you might secure that role. This document will take a broad approach when explaining the editorial side of the trade book publishing industry while maintaining a Cal Poly-specific approach when advising how you might break into that field.
In this book, you'll learn to look for crutch words, unnecessary words, redundancies, improper sayings, and you'll learn many of the tougher rules on comma usage. We also touch on dialogue tags, capitalization in dialogue, and writing using all five senses.
Before you put your book up for sale, before you even finish writing, you should read this book. Find out what you're doing wrong, and what you're doing right. Discover why character development and editing are everything. And learn to make your readers laugh and cry.
More great answers from a science fiction master! New & hopeful writers pose questions to Resnick, who offers sage and witty advice, backed up by his many years of experience in the field. According to Locus he is the all-time leading award winner for short fiction in the genre; he has also edited 2 major magazines and 42 anthologies. There is no better source for answers and advice in the field.
Why do so many people start books they never finish? And why is the final product often so much less than what editors and agents want? Because writing is a process, and no steps can be omitted without impacting quality. Editing begins before you start writing and doesn't end until the book is in print (if then). This book explains what's worth doing, when, and how to produce a exceptional book.
Writer's block is frustrating, and it prevents many writers from becoming professional authors. In this new guide you will learn how to destroy writer's block and unleash your creativity. Through a concise series of exercises you'll learn to never get "stuck" in your writing again. You will discover how to branch into new writing styles, surprise yourself, and unlock your inner genius.
Before you pay an editor to bleed red all over your manuscript with their pen, grab hold of as many of these rules as you can and squeeze them until the metaphorical blood drips from your imaginary fist. Use it to fill your own red pen and then go bleed red on your story first. You will get more benefit, and learn more, from an editor who doesn’t have to correct these kinds of mistakes for you.