Preparing for submitting your work to agents and publishers.
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
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
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
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
Description: ISBN-13: 978-0898790771 ISBN-10: 0898790778 A guide to researching and writing magazine articles includes advice on finding ideas, selecting markets, doing interviews, and dealing with controversial subjects. Whether you're a beginner or an established free-lance writer seeking to expand your markets and income, if you have the talent and the will to succeed, you'll find … Continue reading Basic Magazine Writing, by Barbara Kevles, AUTHOR RESOURCE (Writing for Magazines as a Freelance Writer)
DESCRIPTION: Honest and precise, everything about writing for children there is to know. 'Jane Yolen, author. Here is the comprehensive guide to writing, publishing, and selling for an ever-expanding and always exciting children's market, now in a new and updated third edition. - Includes new chapters on self-publishing and on "how to choose a how-to", … Continue reading The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Publishing Children’s Books, by Harold D. Underdown, AUTHOR RESOURCE
DESCRIPTION AND MY BOOK REVIEW: ISBN#1-895492-10-6 This book is a thin read and geared toward the professional freelance writer, which is what I am. It is broken down into eleven chapters: Chapter One: Getting Started, Chapter Two: The Writing Life, Chapter Three: Finding Markets, Chapter Four: Finding Ideas, Chapter Five: Presenting Your Ideas, Chapter Six: … Continue reading Writing and Selling Articles, by Joyce White, AUTHOR RESOURCE
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