Wannabe A Writer

Author: Jane Wenham-Jones
Editor: Accent Press
ISBN: 1907726179
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Foreword by KATIE FFORDE Contributors include: Writers: Frederick Forsyth, Ian Rankin, Jilly Cooper & Jill Mansell Publishers: Harper Collins, Hodder Headline, Simon & Schuster Journalists: Miles Kington, Michael Bywater, Robert Crampton Agents: Teresa Chris, Simon Trewin, Jonathan Lloyd & Jane Judd Wannabe a Writer? This hilarious, informative guide to getting into print, is a must-have for anyone who's ever thought they've got a book in them. * Where do you start? * How do you finish? * And will anyone ever publish it when you have? Drawing on her own experiences as a novelist and journalist, Writing Magazine's Agony Aunt Jane Wenham-Jones takes you through the minefield of the writing process, giving advice on everything from how to avoid Writer's Bottom to what to wear to your launch party. Including hot tips from authors, agents and publishers at the sharp end of the industry, Wannabe a Writer? tells you everything you ever wanted to know about the book world - and a few things you didn't...

The Positively Productive Writer

Author: Simon Whaley
Editor: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1846948525
Size: 17,80 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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‘My piece was rejected. I should give up writing, yes?’ NO! The Positively Productive Writer offers practical techniques to help writers reject rejection and fulfil their writing dreams. It's not a how to write book, but a motivational how to be a positively-thinking writer. The more positive a writer is, the more productive they can be, and it is productive writers who become successful writers. Drawing upon this bestselling author's own experiences, The Positively Productive Writer guides writers in how to: Identifying their own goals and break them down into achievable steps. Learn how to cope with, and overcome, rejection. Use techniques to create a positive frame of mind before starting to write. Find more time to write. Understand the difference between right brain and left brain activity. Discover which setting, time or environment helps them to be more productive as a writer. Try techniques for quick, positive ways to publication. Try different networking methods. There are some days when writers find it easier to sit down and write, than others. The Positively Productive Writer is for those other days.

How To Write And Sell Short Stories

Author: Della Galton
Editor: Accent Press Ltd
ISBN: 1907726039
Size: 11,89 MB
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A must-have book for any new writer and a welcome addition to the library of established writers who are hoping to ‘up their game’. Have you ever wondered why your short stories are rejected? What is the secret of selling your work? How do you make sure your characters are memorable, your plots realistic and your twists both satisfying and unpredictable? Della Galton answers these and many more questions using a format that will already be familiar to writers: What? Why? When? How? Where? and Who? The Author Della Galton has been selling short stories for twenty years. She sells between 90 and 100 short stories a year to markets in the UK and abroad. She also teaches creative writing and is a popular speaker at writers’ conferences across the UK. Dozens of her students have achieved success in the very competitive field of magazine fiction. Della is also the author of two published novels, Passing Shadows and Helter Skelter.

One Glass Is Never Enough

Author: Jane Wenham-Jones
Editor: Accent Press Ltd
ISBN: 1908917520
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If you love Milly Johnson, Trisha Ashley and Catherine Alliott, you'll love Jane Wenham-Jones's deliciously entertaining tale of love, friendship and secrets! 'Funny, realistic and full of insight' Katie Fforde 'I love Jane's writing!' Jill Mansell 'Feel-good' Woman & Home Three Women. One Bar. Three chances to live again. The opening of Greens Wine Bar means something very different to each of its owners. Single mother Sarah needs a home for her children and Claire is fulfilling her business ambitions. For Gaynor - who already has money, looks, a beautiful home in the picturesque seaside town of Broadstairs, and a generous, successful husband in Victor - it's just one more amusement. Or is it? While Sarah longs for love and Claire is consumed by making money, Gaynor wants answers. Why is Victor behaving strangely and who does he see on his frequent trips away? What's behind the threatening phone-calls? As the bar takes off, Gaynor's life starts to fall part. Into her turmoil comes Sam - strong and silent with a hidden past - offering an unlikely friendship and maybe more. As Gaynor's confusion grows, events unfold that will change all of their lives for ever... Don't miss Jane's other delightfully entertaining titles, filled with humour and insight: The Big Five O, Mum in the Middle, Prime Time and Perfect Alibis are all out now!

Pocketbook Writer Confessions Of A Commercial Hack

Author: Charles Nuetzel
Editor: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1479404284
Size: 11,78 MB
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The publishing memoirs of Charles Nuetzel, legendary paperback author, editor, publisher, and packager. Interviews, reminiscences, tips and tricks of the trade -- everything you ever wanted to know about the early days of publishing from one of the authors who lived through it! "I was lucky enough not only in selling my work to publishers but also ending up packaging books for some of them, and finally becoming a 'publisher' much like those who had bought my first novels. From there it as a simple leap to editing not only a science-fiction anthology, but also a line of SF books for Powell Sci-Fi back in the 1960s." -- Charles Nuetzel

Crafty Tv Writing

Author: Alex Epstein
Editor: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 1466807598
Size: 15,58 MB
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A professional TV writer's real-world guide to getting paid to write great television "No need for me to ever write a book on TV writing. Alex Epstein has covered it all . . . along with a few things I wouldn't have thought of. Save yourself five years of rookie mistakes. Crafty TV Writing and talent are pretty much all you'll need to make it." —Ken Levine, writer/producer, MASH, Cheers, Frasier, The Simpsons, Wings, Becker Everyone watches television, and everyone has an opinion on what makes good TV. But, as Alex Epstein shows in this invaluable guide, writing for television is a highly specific craft that requires knowledge, skill, and more than a few insider's tricks. Epstein, a veteran TV writer and show creator himself, provides essential knowledge about the entire process of television writing, both for beginners and for professionals who want to go to the next level. Crafty TV Writing explains how to decode the hidden structure of a TV series. It describes the best ways to generate a hook, write an episode, create characters the audience will never tire of, construct entertaining dialogue, and use humor. It shows how to navigate the tough but rewarding television industry, from writing your first "spec" script, to getting hired to work on a show, to surviving—even thriving—if you get fired. And it illuminates how television writers think about the shows they're writing, whether they're working in comedy, drama, or "reality." Fresh, funny, and informed, Crafty TV Writing is the essential guide to writing for and flourishing in the world of television.

Writing For Love

Author: Chrissie Manby
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444757210
Size: 19,88 MB
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Practical, inspiring, and filled with her trademark wit and charm, Chrissie Manby describes the writing process - from where she gets her ideas to a practical guide to planning the structure of a novel. A must-read for chick-lit fans and aspiring authors. EXCLUSIVE: contains chapters 1-4 of Chrissie's novel WHAT I DID ON MY HOLIDAYS.

Write To Tv

Author: Martie Cook
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1134648367
Size: 20,90 MB
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Learn to craft smart, original stories and scripts for a variety of television formats and genres, including comedy, drama, pilots, animation, made-for-TV movies, late night, and reality television. Hear directly from studio and network executives, agents, and managers on what they’re looking for in new writers and how to avoid common pitfalls. Gain access to sample outlines, script pages, checklists, and countless other invaluable resources that will help you break into the industry and put you on the path to immediate success. In Write to TV, Second Edition industry veteran Martie Cook offers practical advice on writing innovative television scripts that will allow you to finally get that big idea out of your head and onto the screen. This new edition has been updated to include: Tips and techniques from industry vets Jay Leno, Norman Lear, Paul Haggis, David Magee, Susan Rovner, Tal Rabinowitz, Jonathan Littman, Peter Jankowski, Steve Stark, and Doug Herzog that you can immediately apply to your own projects Expanded coverage of writing pilots, pitching, writing webisodes, writing for tweens, writing for late night, and rewriting Useful advice for navigating the confusing television hierarchy, including how to network, get an agent, land that first writing job, and even "do lunch" 25 new interviews with writers and producers of hit shows such as New Girl, Parks and Recreation, The Blacklist, Curb Your Enthusiasm, CSI, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and many more An all new companion website (www.writetotv.com) featuring blog updates, industry trends, a Q&A discussion forum with the author, and many other resources

Raindance Writers Lab

Author: Elliot Grove
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 113605569X
Size: 15,25 MB
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If you're looking for a straightforward, practical, no-nonsense guide to scriptwriting that will hold your hand right the way through the process, read on! The Raindance Writers' Lab guides you through the tools that enable you to execute a strong treatment for a feature and be well on the way to the first draft of your script. Written by the creator of the Raindance Film Festival himself, Elliot Grove uses a hands-on approach to screenwriting based on his many years of experience teaching the subject for Raindance training. He uses step-by-step processes illustrated with diagrams and charts to lend a visual structure to the teaching. Techniques are related to real-life examples throughout, from low budget to blockbuster films. The Companion Website contains interviews with British writers and directors as well as a handy series of legal contracts, video clips and writing exercises. In this brand new 2nd edition, Grove expands on his story structure theory, as well as how to write for the internet and short films. The website also contains sample scripts and legal contracts, a writing exercise illustrated with a video clip, a folder full of useful hyperlinks for research, and a demo version of Final Draft screenwriting software.

Writing A User Manual

Author: David Hewson
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408157411
Size: 10,13 MB
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You are a writer and you have a killer book idea. When your project starts to take off you will find yourself managing a writhing tangle of ideas, possibilities and potential potholes. How do you turn your inspiration into a finished novel? Writing a User's Manual offers practical insight into the processes that go into writing a novel, from planning to story development, research to revision and, finally, delivery in a form which will catch the eye of an agent or publisher. David Hewson, a highly productive and successful writer of popular fiction with more than sixteen novels in print in twenty or so languages, shows how to manage the day to day process of writing. Writers will learn how to get the best out of software and novel writing packages such as Scrivener, which help you view your novel not as one piece of text, but as individual linked scenes, each with their own statistics, notes and place within the novel structure. As you write, you will need to assemble the main building blocks to underpin your artistry : story structure; genre - and how that affects what you write; point of view; past, present or future tense; software for keeping a book journal to manage your ideas, research and outlining; organization and more. The advice contained in this book could mean the difference between finishing your novel, and a never-ending work in progress. An essential tool for writers of all kinds. Foreword by Lee Child.