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How to Write a Children's Picture Book and Get it Published, 2nd Edition

Andrea Shavick
Authors:
Andrea Shavick

This book provides comprehensive advice on what to write about for children, how to write it, and how to present the work professionally for publication. It includes an easy-to-use picture book layout plan and tried and tested examples of title sheets and covering letters. It also includes everything a writer needs to know about the international picture book market and how to sell to agents and publishers.This new edition contains advice on enhancing your text for the ebook market.

Robinson

How To Write Crime Fiction

Sarah Williams
Authors:
Sarah Williams

This book provides a comprehensive overview of all the different kinds of crime fiction, with examples from successful contemporary writers in each of the different genres, and clear explanations and exercises to help the beginning writer hone their craft, and discover the kind of crime fiction, the plots, the themes, the language, that work best for them.

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How To Write Your First Novel

Sophie King
Authors:
Sophie King

This revised edition takes aspiring novelists through the steps of writing a novel, from finding that initial idea, to keeping the plot going and crafting the perfect ending. With helpful exercises in each chapter you will learn how to:- Develop a brilliant idea for your first novel - Create characters that will make your novel come alive - Plot your novel so that your readers simply have to turn the page - Unravel the mysteries of viewpoint - Create realistic dialogue and settings so your readers feel they are there - Find your own voice. - Most importantly, the book includes tips and advice on how to get published. This new edition also includes a ten step guide to revision so that you can polish your novel to be the best it can be.

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Masterclasses in Creative Writing

Barbara Dynes
Authors:
Barbara Dynes
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Teaching Creative Writing

Helen Stockton
Authors:
Helen Stockton

If you teach creative writing or facilitate a writing group, you will want to inspire, inform and encourage would-be writers. This book is a unique, practical resource offering guidance, ideas and exercises to help you do just that. It moves from planning and structuring courses to giving ideas and exercises on all the key aspects of creative writing, providing a wealth of really useful advice and tips. It will enable you to pass on your particular expertise and enthusiasm imaginatively and professionally to all your students.· Guidance on teaching all the skills of creative writing· Ideas on lesson content, example exercises and setting homework· Support on dealing with problems and adapting for different abilities· Tips on group management and feedback· A - Z of specific genres with examples of learning activities.This book will ensure that your teaching will be effective, fun and immensely rewarding.

Robinson

Get Writing Children's Fiction

Karen King
Authors:
Karen King
How To Books

More Five Minute Writing

Margret Geraghty
Authors:
Margret Geraghty
How To Books

100 Ways To Publish and Sell Your Own Ebook

Conrad Jones, Darin Jewell
Authors:
Conrad Jones, Darin Jewell
How To Books

How To Write Erotic Fiction and Sex Scenes

Ashley Lister
Authors:
Ashley Lister
How To Books

Write Your Life Story, 4th Edition

Michael Oke
Authors:
Michael Oke

Biographies are not just for celebrities. 'Normal' people's lives - your own, in fact - can be much more fascinating and interesting. The aim of this book is to help you celebrate your life - and those who are special to you. Taken a step at a time - maybe just writing a few episodes of your life - you will see that writing your life story is not as daunting as it first appears; indeed it can be great fun. You need have no writing experience at all - writing at its best is simply speaking on paper.

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The Writer's Guide to Copyright, Contract and Law, 4th Edition

Helen Shay
Authors:
Helen Shay

The law is of great significance to you as a writer. It can work to your advantage or to your disadvantage; it can help you or hinder you. The best way to ensure that you get the most out of the law is to know it. With this book you will learn what rights you have as a writer and how to enjoy them; and what obligations you have and how to comply with them. You will discover how to avoid legal pitfalls; and, in the event that you find yourself in a legal entanglement, how best to remedy the situation. Specifically, this book will show you; * What copyright is and how the law protects an owner * How to preserve your copyright and avoid infringing that of others * How to avoid libellous writing and defend yourself from legal action should the need arise * What is required for a binding contract, and how to enter into and get out of one with your publisher * What are the usual basic clauses of a publishing contract, with examples * How to understand advances, royalties and rights * How to deal with your literary estate * What other legal issues may arise and how to manage them With the help of this book you will become confident in your knowledge of the law as it applies to you - before, during and after publication.

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The Five-Minute Writer

Margret Geraghty
Authors:
Margret Geraghty
How To Books

The Beginner's Guide to Getting Published 6th Edition

Chris Mccallum
Authors:
Chris Mccallum

The writers who get their work published are not necessarily the most brilliant. They are writers who provide what editors and publishers want. Being a successful writer means balancing your individuality and enthusiasm with your writing and selling skills. It means: adopting a professional attitude from the start; writing as well as you can in your chosen field; giving editors what they want, not what you think they should want; presenting your work as editors like to see it; and, developing a mutually profitable relationship with a publisher.The world of publishing is volatile and highly competitive so you'll need a guide to show you how to give yourself the best chance of success. If you follow the advice in this book you'll save yourself a lot of time, money and frustration. Now in its 6th edition, this book has been thoroughly revised and updated to include: the absolute need to be computer-literate - the chances of success are limited these days for any writer without internet/e-mail access and the skills to use it; the advantages to the self-publisher offered by print-on-demand technology; specific advice for beginners from established writers; updated information on how the world of publishing works,and how and why material is selected for publication; and, the importance of websites, blogging, pod-casting and other digital information.Contents: List of illustrations; Preface to the sixth edition; 1. Getting started; 2. The Internet; 3. Understanding Rights and Contracts; 4. Keeping records; 5. Preparing Your Work for Submission; 6. Submitting Your Work to the Market; 7. Writing for Magazines and Newspapers; 8. Writing and Selling Short Stories; 9. Writing and Selling Your First Novel; 10. Writing and Selling Non-Fiction Books; 11. Writing for Children and Teenagers; 12. Writing Poetry. Song Lyrics and Greeting Cards; 13. Writing for Radio, Screen and Stage; 14. Self-Financed Publishing; 15. Writing for Competitions; Glossary; Recommended Reading; Associations Open to Unpublished Writers; Other Useful Addresses; Index.

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How To Write A Thriller

Scott Mariani
Authors:
Scott Mariani
How To Books

Writing For Magazines (4th Edition)

Adèle Ramet
Authors:
Adèle Ramet

Written by an experienced author, this practical book shows you how to produce manuscripts to fit a specific slot, advises you on how to adapt your style to suit different markets, and how to utilise research material to write facts and fiction effectively.Contents: 1. Mixing fact and fiction; 2. Constructing an article; 3. Getting articles into print; 4. Researching and filing systems; 5. Rewriting for different markets; 6. Writing short stories; 7. Caring for your characters; 8. Finding the right format; 9. Creating a Twist in the Tale; 10. Signposting; 11. Twisting With Little Old Ladies; 12. Fitting a Specific Plot; 13. Working as a Freelance; 14. Marketing Your Manuscript; 15. Keeping Records; Solutions to exercises; Glossary; Useful addresses; Further reading; Index.

How To Books

Awaken The Writer Within 3rd Edition

Cathy Birch
Authors:
Cathy Birch

Conrad Jones

Conrad Jones is a best-selling e-book author, and has been interviewed on the BBC and radio and quoted in many newspapers as an e-book marketing specialist. His Soft Target thrillers were in the Kindle top 40 for nearly 12 months, and two of them achieved top ranking in their categories.

Darin Jewell

Darin Jewell is a professional literary agent with a prestigious list of clients, and author of How to Sell and Market Your Book. As a publishing sales and marketing expert, Darin regularly participates in panels on writing seminars and speaks to writing groups nation wide.

Patricia Highsmith

Patricia Highsmith (1921-1995) was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and moved to New York when she was six, where she attended the Julia Richman High School and Barnard College. In her senior year she edited the college magazine, having decided at the age of sixteen to become a writer. Her first novel, Strangers on a Train, was made into a classic film by Alfred Hitchcock in 1951. The Talented Mr Ripley, published in 1955, introduced the fascinating anti-hero Tom Ripley, and was made into an Oscar-winning film in 1999 by Anthony Minghella. Graham Greene called Patricia Highsmith 'the poet of apprehension', saying that she 'created a world of her own - a world claustrophobic and irrational which we enter each time with a sense of personal danger' and The Times named her no.1 in their list of the greatest ever crime writers. Patricia Highsmith died in Locarno, Switzerland, in February 1995. Her last novel, Small g: A Summer Idyll, was published posthumously, the same year.

Sophie King

Sophie King is author of such novels as The School Run, The Supper Club and The Wedding Party for Hodder. She also writes under the name of Janey Fraser for Random House. Her other How To Books are How To Write Short Stories for Magazine, How To Write Your First Novel and How to Write Your Life Story in Ten Easy Steps. Sophie is an active creative writing tutor and attends many of the annual writing conferences as a speaker.