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

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

Basic Magazine Writing, by Barbara Kevles, AUTHOR RESOURCE (Writing for Magazines as a Freelance Writer)

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)

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Publishing Children’s Books, by Harold D. Underdown, AUTHOR RESOURCE

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

Writing For Love and Money, by Joyce White, AUTHOR RESOURCE

DESCRIPTION: Paperback, 130 pages Published 1994 by Quality of Course ISBN: 1895492165 (ISBN13: 9781895492163) Other Editions: None found Yes, this book is for the romance writer... and I don't write romance. However, this book came with a bunch of other resource material so I kept it. I finally had the chance to glimpse through it … Continue reading Writing For Love and Money, by Joyce White, AUTHOR RESOURCE

Writing and Selling Articles, by Joyce White, 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

A Novel Approach, by Joyce White, AUTHOR RESOURCE

Paperback, 132 pages Published by Quality of Course ISBN:1895492025 Edition Language: English This book is divided up into fifteen chapters following a brief introduction by the author. The divisions are as follows: Chapter One: Getting Started, Chapter Two: Introduction to the Novel, Chapter Three: The Search for Ideas, Chapter Four: Research, Chapter Five: Plots and … Continue reading A Novel Approach, by Joyce White, AUTHOR RESOURCE