Some Terms of The Trade, Part II Non Fiction

BOOK PROPOSAL: A book proposal is a package of materials providing details about your book. Included should be any awards you've won, your credentials as a writer, education, and some information about the marketability of your work. Include any social media aspects that will enhance your visibility in the market and whether you've established an … Continue reading Some Terms of The Trade, Part II Non Fiction

FIVE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOUR FIRST BOOK SALE

Most professional writers are continuously writing new work for publication. Before writing for publication, there are five important steps you should take to speed up your work in print: 1. Identify your ideas and subjects of interest. 2. Target your markets and select publishers in these areas. 3. Prepare your submission materials. 4. Contact publishers … Continue reading FIVE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOUR FIRST BOOK SALE

Always Familiarize Yourself With The Market You’re Writing In

By familiarizing yourself completely with the genre you're writing in, and hoping to submit to, you come across as professional and serious to potential agents or publishers. Knowing what they're talking about makes it easier for you to be assured that you are doing the right thing and being taken care of properly. It also … Continue reading Always Familiarize Yourself With The Market You’re Writing In

Beginnings, Middles & Ends, by Nancy Kress, Elements of Fiction Writing, AUTHOR RESOURCE

DESCRIPTION: Get your stories off to a roaring start. Keep them tight and crisp throughout. Conclude them with a wallop. Is the story or novel you've been carrying around in your head the same one you see on the page? Or does the dialogue suddenly sound flat and predictable? Do the events seem to ramble? … Continue reading Beginnings, Middles & Ends, by Nancy Kress, Elements of Fiction Writing, AUTHOR RESOURCE

Plot, Elements of Fiction Writing Series, by Ansen Dibell, AUTHOR RESOURCES

DESCRIPTION: Paperback, 170 pages Published July 15th 1999 by Writer's Digest Books (first published 1988) Original Title Plot (Elements of Fiction Writing) ISBN 0898799465 (ISBN13: 9780898799460) Edition Language English Series Elements of Fiction Writing "There are ways to create, fix, steer and discover plots--ways which, over a writing life, you'd eventually puzzle out for yourself," … Continue reading Plot, Elements of Fiction Writing Series, by Ansen Dibell, AUTHOR RESOURCES

Characters & Viewpoint, Elements of Fiction Writing, by Orson Scott Card, AUTHOR RESOURCE

Description: Paperback, 182 pages Published March 15th 1999 by Writer's Digest Books (first published 1988) Original Title Characters and Viewpoint (Elements of Fiction Writing) ISBN13 9780898799279 Series Elements of Fiction Writing Vivid and memorable characters aren't born: they have to be made. This book is a set of tools: literary crowbars, chisels, mallets, pliers and … Continue reading Characters & Viewpoint, Elements of Fiction Writing, by Orson Scott Card, AUTHOR RESOURCE