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How To Write Your First Novel

Sophie King
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Sophie King
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Masterclasses in Creative Writing

Barbara Dynes
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Barbara Dynes

What often holds aspiring writers back is the lack of confidence to get started. How do I structure my story? How do I bring my characters to life and make them believable? How do I write convincing dialogue? In this dip-into book a professional, award-winning writer and lecturer on creative writing has developed a collection of revealing and highly accessible masterclasses that will inform and encourage creative writers. The book is arranged in easy-to-find subjects and includes mini tutorials, examples, top tips, and summaries of learning points in· Developing all your writing skills· Keeping the reader involved· Creating great characters· Writing natural dialogue· Using viewpoint effectively· Enjoying the process of writingThe lessons are designed to increase your skills, add to your knowledge, and help you fulfil your creative potential.

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Teaching Creative Writing

Helen Stockton
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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
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Karen King
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More Five Minute Writing

Margret Geraghty
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Margret Geraghty

This follow-up book to Margret Geraghty's bestselling The Five Minute Writer contains 50 more inspirational exercises to inspire you to write - even if you have only five minutes a day to spare. Margret also includes a new feature: snippet triggers, which she has designed in order to show readers how they can develop quirky little anecdotes they find in newspapers and regional broadcasts.Each short section offers you a thought-provoking discussion, followed by a five-minute exercise. These daily warm-up exercises can be taken at random and will help you to:Develop a reliable and enjoyable writing routine.Break through the dreaded writing block.Open your mind, step out of your comfort zone and set free your creative thought. Access your inner self and the personal memories that provide an inexhaustible source of story ideasDevelop whole-brain techniques for 'stepping outside the box'.

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100 Ways To Publish and Sell Your Own Ebook

Conrad Jones, Darin Jewell
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Conrad Jones, Darin Jewell
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How To Write Erotic Fiction and Sex Scenes

Ashley Lister
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Ashley Lister
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Creative Writing

Adèle Ramet
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Adèle Ramet

This book is a first-rate guide for writers who are looking for ways to improve their output. It focuses on: - Fiction writing and the world of genre fiction - science, romance, horror and crime. - Ways of drawing on personal experience in order to write non-fiction articles on a wide variety of topics in a number of different styles. - Writing for children which requires specialist skills that, once mastered, bring enormous satisfaction to both the writer and the reader. - The impact of the internet on the creative writer and the opportunities it presents. Crucially, there is also a chapter on presenting your work to a publisher and getting it into print.

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Writing From Life

Lynne Hackles
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Lynne Hackles
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Write Your Life Story In Ten Easy Steps

Sophie King
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Sophie King

Writing your life story is one of the greatest gifts you can give your family. In writing it you will find yourself drawing even closer to your children and grandchildren. You will also find it an exciting and fascinating process, one that helps you to make sense of your own life. Writing your own life story is also a very good way for creative writers to find inspiration and get started in the 'habit' of writing. This step-by-step guide will steer you through different ways of telling your life story, in ten easy steps: - HOW TO BEGIN - USING THE POWER OF MEMORY - HOW TO START YOUR RESEARCH - DIFFERENT WAYS OF STRUCTURING YOUR LIFE STORY - HOW TO MAKE YOUR LIFE STORY STAND OUT WITH PICTURES, COLOURS AND SMELLS, ETC - HOW TO PROVIDE A CONTEMPORARY FEEL TO YOUR LIFE STORY - BRINGING THE REST OF THE WORLD INTO YOUR STORY - HOWTO END YOUR LIFE STORY - AND MAKE SURE THAT IT DOESN'T HURT ANYONE (INCLUDING YOURSELF) - HOW TO PRESENT YOUR LIFE STORY AND GET IT PUBLISHED - STORIES TO INSPIRE YOU Nowadays, you can publish your life story should you want to do so. For a small amount of money, you can get a few bound copies or you can publish it free on the net. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to write an heirloom which will last for ever.

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Writing From Life 2nd Edition

Lynne Hackles
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Lynne Hackles

You will learn how to write about what you know - and you certainly know a lot. The good news is that the older you are, and the older you get, the more experiences you have had - so you'll always have something to write about. The author, Lynne Hackles, will show you how to make your own 'Raking up your past' file - using memories, lists, diaries, newspapers, smells, family trees, etc. Plus how to turn your own anecdotes, recounted to friends and family, into useful prose; and how to fashion the passed-down history of your ancestors into a family saga. With this book you'll also learn how to: - Sell a snippet of conversation - Make money by sharing secrets - Take your boss and your best friend and come up with a new character - Sell one event in your life to several different markets - Impart knowledge you didn't think you had to people who didn't know they needed it - Use the emotions, traumas, joys and experiences of your own life to make your writing stronger and more saleable. With this book you'll never run out of ideas, and writer's block will be a thing of the past.Contents: 1. Writing and your life; PART ONE - NON-FICTION; 2. Easy ways to start; 3. And my specialist subject is...; 4. Washing your dirty linen; 5. Wholesome real life; 6. Everyone has a book in them; PART TWO - FICTION; 7. What is fiction?; 8. Short stories; 9. Novels; 10. Writing for children; Index.

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Creative Writing, 8th Edition

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

Helen Shay
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Helen Shay
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The Five-Minute Writer

Margret Geraghty
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Margret Geraghty
Da Capo Press

A Manual of Writer's Tricks

David L. Carroll, Sheree Bykofsky
Authors:
David L. Carroll, Sheree Bykofsky

Amber Rae

Amber Rae is an author, artist, and speaker devoted to inspiring people to express the fullness of their gifts. Her writing blends raw, personal storytelling with psychology and neuroscience, and has reached over 5 million people in 195 countries. Her public art has spread to over twenty countries, and she's spoken to and collaborated with brands like Kate Spade, Apple, Amazon, and Unilever. Fortune said her work is "determined to help people tap intotheir creativity," Forbes said it "helps people follow through on their ambitions," and Mind Body Green called her "The Brene Brown of Wonder." She's been featured in The New York Times, TIME, Fast Company, BBC, ABC World News, Tim Ferriss's blog, and more. Previously, Amber helped launch six best-selling books as Chief Evangelist of Seth Godin's publishing experiment and started an "accelerator for your life" called The Bold Academy. She's lives in Brooklyn and around the world.

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.