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The Career Author - Zach Bohannon & J. Thorn. Welcome to the Author Life - The Author Life. Zach Bohannon – Author. Podcaster. Speaker. Agents Seeking Clients. Indie Thoughts: How To Sell Loads of Books – John Brown – the author's official site. J A Harris – Science fiction author. Smithsmonthly. Fiction River – An Original Anthology Magazine. Templates - The Write Drive. The Write Drive - Every life has a story to tell... Make yours a bestseller! Home - Writers to Authors. How to write a book now and finish. The Moonlighting Writer Blog - The Moonlighting Writer. Where Passionate Writers Learn to Sharpen Their Skills and Stand Out from the Crowd. 3 Keys to Write a Book When You Have No Time to Write.

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3 Keys to Write a Book When You Have No Time to Write

Bulking Up: Fleshing Out a Too-Short Novel. By Janice Hardy, @Janie_Hardy What can you do when your novel is too short?

Bulking Up: Fleshing Out a Too-Short Novel

First, let's clear up what "too short" means for this discussion. Stories tend to be as long as they need to be, but what I'm talking about today are manuscripts that are aiming for a particular word count for a particular market and wind up short of that count, such as that 50K-word NaNoWriMo novel that needs to be 70 or 80K-words for the market you want to publish in. You don't want to add fluff words to hit your goal (smart folks), but you know the story isn't going to be marketable at the length it is. Do a Diagnostic Before you do any revising, analyze the manuscript and determine if you have a sparse manuscript that needs some fleshing out, or a novel that's short on plot.

Clarity Check Is everything clear? R. J. Eliason – Having her way with words. SJS Editorial Services Quote Request. Western Books Since 1953. Goose Flats Publishing - Tombstone, Arizona. Western Fictioneers. LDStorymakers website. Immortal Works. At Immortal Works Press, we publish stories of all shapes and sizes.

Immortal Works

To know where to submit your story, first look at the word count. Up to 1,000 words is Flash Fiction. 1,000 to 17,500 words are Short Stories. 17,500 to 40,000 are called Novellas, and we publish them as Immortal Shorts. Anything over 40,000 words is a novel (or book). Regardless of the length, please check the formatting guidelines in “Novel Submission Guidelines” below. Although super short stories are fun, we don’t really sell them. Services — Ryder Author Resources. MG Herron’s No Nonsense Novel Template for Scrivener. Scrivener comes with two standard templates for novels, but as usual I wasn’t satisfied with the way they set things up, so I changed and added a bunch of stuff to create my own.

MG Herron’s No Nonsense Novel Template for Scrivener

Here’s what you’ll find in MG Herron’s No Nonsense Novel Template for Scrivener (can also be used for short stories): Start Here! - Write Hacked. The Blog of Jeremy Lee James, Author. Pronoun. Products Archive - Brain to Books. G. Lloyd Helm - G.

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Lloyd Helm has been writing for 40 years, having published poetry in a wide variety of magazines and newspapers including “The New York Poetry Anthology,” “Stars and Stripes News,” “The Los Angeles Times,” “The Antelope Valley Press,” and “The Antelope Valley Anthologies,” among others. … Has published short stories and memoirs both in the US and in England in such journals as “Pligrimage” which published the memoir “Football” in spring 2005, and a second memoir “4 April, 1968” in the winter of 2008. He has published short stories in “Citadel” the literary magazine of Los Angeles City College,” “Delivered Magazine,” which is based in London, “Short Story Library,” The University of S. Illinois’ “Eureka Literary Magazine,” “Tales as like as not,” and London’s “Black Gate Magazine.” Recently published “Even Up” a Civil War Ghost story at, an English on line magazine, and the short story “A Lovely Elephant” in “Delivered Magazine” an English fiction journal. The Writer's Circle – Writing, writing competitions, self-publishing book, publish your book.

Here's a novel outline that contains the common elements of Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, and Twilight. Books in bloom - Books in Bloom Creative Blog - Writing advice and musings. Editing Services. Schedule permitting, I am honored to be considered for any freelance editing duties.

Editing Services

I am a freelance editor who can perform query letter critiques, synopsis critiques, nonfiction book proposal critiques, and manuscript critiques (novels, memoirs, etc.). E-mail me at A query is your all-important first contact with an agent. Self-Publishing Indie Author Services That Work! by Standoutbooks. Work With Us — Writely Me. As a an author, especially a self-published one, it is not always easy to market your book effectively.

Work With Us — Writely Me

Sure, maybe your friends and family purchase it, but how do you get the world to see just how special your novel is? This is where we step in. We have experience in publicity campaigns for both businesses and authors. This is more of an extensive service from us. A Plotting Guide for the Noveist — Writely Me. I remember taking her words in and thinking about what she said for the next couple weeks.

A Plotting Guide for the Noveist — Writely Me

During that time, I thought about what it was that was important to me, what I liked and felt passionate about. I thought about all the book series I was in love with and all the movie series I was in love with and why they were special to me. I thought about the kind of character traits I find endearing and admirable. One day it dawned on me, I have always loved looking up at the stars. I have always liked learning about my Zodiac signs and the elements. From there I researched the meaning of names until I had written down a page full of names with their meanings next to it.

The Lady Writers League. The Ultimate Guide to Google Docs for Writers (+ workflow video & PDF checklist) PIN TO READ LATERGoogle Docs is a great alternative to Microsoft Word.

The Ultimate Guide to Google Docs for Writers (+ workflow video & PDF checklist)

If you’re a writer, I think you’ll find the mobile apps and collaboration options particularly useful, and you may be surprised by some of Google Docs’ lesser-known features too. I’ve tried to be as thorough as possible in this article and accompanying video. I also update as new features are released (or taken away), so please check back often! Last updated: Feb 2017. Google Docs Workshop. Library of Resources. Welcome to the Library of Resources Enjoy using the free worksheets, workbooks, templates, and ebooks below to organize your novel,develop your characters and story world, and rock your novel style.

Library of Resources

Free Printables for Writing Your Novel. Are you interested in writing a novel but you don’t want to start? Do you learn by doing? Do you want easy-to-use worksheets to help novel writing made sense? I’ve pulled together a ton of FREE Printables for you. A few are mine, but most of them are awesome resources that I’ve found around the Internet. Ink and Quills - tips and tools to tell your story. The Write Practice.

How to Break Up Your Novel into Definable Sections. Last week I started diving into the three-act structure and explained that such structure is random and arbitrary. While many writing instructors swear by this structure, I feel it’s too pat and restrictive to be a “one size fits all,” and, really, it’s the story that should determine how many acts it needs. Snowflake method template for Scrivener 2.x. Novel Plotting Worksheet. Want to help support the author? There are hundreds, possibly thousands of articles on novel plotting on the web. There are a few plotting worksheets, with spaces and questions for you to fill in your own work – some of them are good. But I couldn’t find what I wanted, so I decided to make it and share it with you all. The “Plotting Worksheet” is for writers who have scattered ideas (maybe a conflict + its resolution) that need to be worked into a basic plot structure. It is 1 page, bare bones, easy to view at a glance.

Resources for Writers. ANDREW BUTCHER - Home. Resources for Writers. These are some of my favorite writing resources or things I have learned along my writing journey that I wanted to share. General Writing Help: How about this? You’re stuck in your story and don’t know how to fix it. Try changing the POV. YA specific: Adventures in YA and Children’s Publishing. Donald Maas on plot twists. Critters Writers Workshop. Network speeding up. International Thriller Writers – Please note: Class designations are based on members’ release dates, and run from ThrillerFest to ThrillerFest. Sisters in Crime. Sisters in Crime. Resources » Inkpunks. “As to the adjective, when in doubt, strike it out.” How To Self-Publish A Book. Ebook Selling And Marketing Tips.

Book Editors & Book Editing - - Novel Writing, Screenwriting and Storytelling Tips & Fundamentals. Thestoryshop. 0926 fff. Book Design Gallery. Mythcreants – Fantasy & Science Fiction for Storytellers. Troll-river-pub-blog. Official Website of Jami Gold, Paranormal Author. Better Novel Project. Blots & Plots:The Ultimate Self-Publishing Resource Guide - Blots & Plots. Novel Writing Advice for Creatives and Daydreamers.

Paul Samael - Self-publishing. Paul Samael - Home. 3 Tools to Help Part Time Writers Work Smarter, Stay Focused and Track Progress — Fiction Notes. Self Publish, Print-on-demand, Read books online - CompletelyNovel. Writing Historical Nonfiction with Kelly Mathews. Today I’m interviewing Kelly Mathews, a nonfiction writer with The History Press. Kelly is the manager of Community Recreation, a summer camp and outdoor education center at Seneca College, King Campus, home of Eaton Hall. Her writings have been published by New York Media Works, Readers’ Digest Canada via: Best Health Magazine and Our Canada magazine work.

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