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Scrivener Courses. All are offered for both Mac and Windows in separate forums – Scrivener Master Course: Compile, December 7-16, 2015 – Scrivener I: The Basics and Beyond, February 2016 – Scrivener II: Intermediate and Advanced Concepts, March/April 2016 (To be notified about future courses, workshops, and Scrivener book news, join my newsletter.)

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Scrivener Master Course: Compile Date: December 7-16, 2015 Length: 10 days (5 Lessons + Cheat Sheet)Price: $20(Click either Mac or Windows button below to register) Do you love Scrivener, but get stuck when it comes to compiling (exporting) your work? Topics include: – Best practices for setting up your project file – Handling front matter and back matter – Understanding the different Compile options and features – Chapter auto-numbering, formatting, and saving Compile presets – Creating specific types of output: DOCX/RTF, EPUB/MOBI, PDF for print-on-demand services.

That course in detail. So, you’ve completed your novel or non-fiction book and you’ve polished and edited it to a high shine.

That course in detail

How to write a novel plot, writing novel plots. These days, plot matters.

How to write a novel plot, writing novel plots

No fiction will be taken on by agents - no matter how brilliantly written, how edgily contemporary, how weighty in subject matter - unless it has a strong story line. We've seen stunning work rejected for this reason. This is scary for authors. Get your plot wrong, and your book has failed before you’ve even started. The Ultimate Blogger's Guide to WordPress. Everyone is blogging these days, with millions of us giving it a whirl whether it’s for professional reasons or just for fun.

The Ultimate Blogger's Guide to WordPress

However, very few blogs end up becoming a success. Having the best intentions are all well and good, but that simply isn’t enough if you want people reading your blog on a regular basis. This guide will take you through everything you need to know about getting a WordPress blog online; from conception, creation, to ensuring you can reach the right people.

At 8,500+ words this is not a casual read, so you’ll probably need this table of contents… Anatomy of a Kindle Owner [Infographic] - Written Word Media. We’re constantly curious about a Kindle owner’s consumer behavior: what they’re reading, how they discover books, whom they trust for book recommendations, where they’re talking about the books they’re reading.

Anatomy of a Kindle Owner [Infographic] - Written Word Media

We have a resource of hundreds of thousands of Kindle owners in the form of our readers at Freebooksy, Bargain Booksy, NewInBooks, and Red Feather Romance. We surveyed our readers to get a sense of what they’re reading, how they’re discovering books and what they’re purchasing on their Kindle. Like this infographic? Share it! Where to Download Ackermann's Repository. Neetsmarketing : Julie Stock on Book Covers! My guest today is Julie Stock, who I've met a couple of times, at Phillipa Ashley's book launch, and at the Romantic Novelists' Association's Conference in July.

neetsmarketing : Julie Stock on Book Covers!

Also, I've spoken to Julie online, via Twitter and Facebook over the past year or so. Julie has a strong social media presence, and is extremely supportive of other writers. On her blog, Julie has an Author Spotlight feature, where she says: How to Punctuate Character Thoughts. February 28, 2012 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill last modified January 15, 2015 FYI—I updated this article on Jan. 15, 2015.

How to Punctuate Character Thoughts

The topic of character thoughts has come up repeatedly for me in the last couple of weeks, and I promised to address punctuation for inner dialogue. Inner dialogue is simply the speech of a character to himself. He hears it and the reader hears it, but other characters have no idea what’s going on in his head. Rachelle Gardner. Neetsmarketing : Managing What Your Friends See on Facebook. In this post, I’ll explain how to manage which of your updates your Friends see.

neetsmarketing : Managing What Your Friends See on Facebook

Most of my neetsmarketing posts are written to answer questions I’m asked on courses, or by clients, and often these questions come up: How do I stop my family, close friends, and acquaintances from seeing my writing updates? (generally, because they are not interested, make fun of my ‘hobby’, or it makes me feel self-conscious when writing a blog post if they’re going to read it).

How do I stop readers and writing acquaintances from seeing my updates intended for family and close friends? (ie personal photos of husbands, wives, kids etc). Flash 500 Home Page. How to Get Your Novel Made into a Film. In this article you will discover the steps a novel must go through in order to be made into a film; you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the process and discover the elements that you, as an author, can control to have a positive impact on the chances of seeing your book on the big screen.

How to Get Your Novel Made into a Film

This article will focus on the period of time before filming begins, since this is when an author has the most impact on the project. Once the cameras start rolling, the author's role lessens greatly. The Process The process of turning a novel into a film is a long and complex journey filled with dangers, disappointments and frustrations. Even if an author is able to attract interest in turning his or her book into a film, the chances of it actually happening are still pretty slim. This said, the process is not all doom and gloom. Thomas Morris: 53 ways to improve your short stories. The author of We Don’t Know What We’re Doing has thought quite a bit about how best to approach writing short fiction.

Thomas Morris: 53 ways to improve your short stories

We asked him to compile a list of do’s and don’ts and suggested reading that might help practitioners at any stage of their craft. 1. Six Magic Phrases You Can Use to Sell More Books. Our thanks to Sandra Beckwith of Build Book Buzz for this guest post! While attending uPublishU at Book Expo America as a speaker at the end of May, I sat in on several excellent panel presentations. One that I found particularly helpful shared the results of testing that BookBub has done on the text used to describe books offered for sale in its daily newsletters.

The company did A/B testing of different text elements. A/B testing basically means that they sent newsletters with “copy A” to one part of their list and newsletters with “copy B” to another part of the list, and then compared sales results for each version. Each A/B mailing tested a different variable. The results are fascinating – and they will help you as you write the text for your Amazon sales page, your website, your book announcement press release, your e-mail announcement, and other promotional materials that will help you sell more books, too! Emotional Wound Entry: a Role Model Who Disappoints. When you’re writing a character, it’s important to know why she is the way she is. Knowing her backstory is important to achieving this end, and one of the most impactful pieces of a character’s backstory is her emotional wound. This negative experience from the past is so intense that a character will go to great lengths to avoid experiencing that kind of pain and negative emotion again.

As a result, certain behaviors, beliefs, and character traits will emerge. Characters, like real people, are unique, and will respond to wounding events differently. AuthorLab: How to create the perfect hero! - Romance, fiction books and ebooks from Mills & Boon. Standing in front of the gigantic mirror, the unflattering lighting of the shop’s changing room glaring down on every insecurity you’ve ever had – and a few you never even knew existed! – finding the perfect pair of jeans feels like an impossible task. One centimetre tighter, one centimetre longer, if only one size really did fit all… How To Write A Novel Using The Snowflake Method. Writing a novel is easy. Writing a good novel is hard. That’s just life. If it were easy, we’d all be writing best-selling, prize-winning fiction. How to write a one-page synopsis. I've never met a writer who enjoyed writing a synopsis. I created this simple formula to help you write a one-page synopsis.

Please refer to my post on The Five Plotting Moments That Matter that are referenced in the template. If you are looking for a literary agent or a publisher, it's important to write your story's synopsis as well as you can. I suggest that you answer each question in one sentence. You can also combine some of the answers into one sentence. The Writer's Challenge: Using Author Pen Names on Facebook - and Getting Locked Out! Fiction.

Writingmanual_v_1. The Color Thesaurus - Ingrid Sundberg. How to Reveal Your Character’s Backstory Wound. By Martha Alderson aka Plot Whisperer A character’s backstory directly impacts her front story by the beliefs and people she was raised with, her education, her emotional development. Often something in her backstory caused a wound—either physical, psychic, or both. Body language cheat sheet for writers. HJS Editing Services. "Let the world burn through you. Throw the prism light, white hot, on the paper. " Outlander, Austen, and Quick: The Emotionally Vulnerable Hero. “In vain I have struggled. It will not do. Parallel Structure: Patterns Are Pleasing. Query Letter Writing for Book Authors. Rules for Writing: Long and Short S in Jane Austen’s Era. If you’ve spent any time with 18th century literature as it was printed in the period, you’ve probably stumbled over the “long s” or ſ.

In some typefaces, it looks so much like a lower case f that when I read it my mental voice sounds like it’s lisping. One reason the long s can be puzzling is that there are two rules in effect during this period, one for handwriting and one for printing. So You Want To Edit A Book Part 1: The Dramatic First Read Through. How to Write a Book Blurb. By far, the weakest part of many self-published books is the synopsis found on Amazon and elsewhere. Worse than the cover, worse than the writing in the book itself, there are a lot of blurbs on Amazon that are pretty near atrocious. MASTER LIST of Facial Expressions! Writers need good descriptions of facial expressions in their stories to help the readers picture the characters, to convey emotions, and to set up lines of dialogue without having to write “said” or any of its synonyms. Aerogramme Writers' StudioStephen King's "Everything You Need to Know About Writing Successfully – in Ten Minutes"

Write Small - Five Ways To Make Your Reader Care. 3 Awesome Plot Structures For Building Bestsellers. 7 Effective Tips To Grow Your Social Media Presence The Right Way. Face-to-Face Agent Day with Carole Blake. Worksheets for Writers. Critique Ettiquette. Guest Post: Time Travel and Timewashing by K.J. Charles — Joyfully Jay. » Using That and Which is All About Restrictive and Non-restrictive Clauses. What's the Real Origin of "OK"? Sue Moorcroft — Blake Friedmann. So You Think You Can Write Acquisitions. Look inside a Georgian townhouse. Writers' Academy. Londoner Walking sur Twitter : "Burlington House, Piccadilly, London 1700... Childhood Trauma: 8 Misconceptions About Traumatic Experience. Woman's Weekly Fiction Submission Guidelines. 6 Elements of Character Appearance that Go Way Beyond Eye Color - bekindrewrite.

The Secret to Creating a Really Good Bad Guy - WRITERS HELPING WRITERS™WRITERS HELPING WRITERS™ Building Blocks: Avoiding Weak Sentence Construction. Dear Writer: 5 Tips to Better Query Letters. Make Money Writing: 77 Trusted Sources. How to Write a Novel in Three Days. Breathless Press and Lycaon Press. Do You Know the 6 Must-Have Elements of a "Wow" Story Premise? The Timelines of Slang. Jonathon Green - Slang Lexicographer. Active vs Passive. » 7 Publishers of Romance Fiction Accepting Submissions Now. Waterloo 200. How to make use of Goodreads as an author, plus a romance novel giveaway for Valentine’s.

We Heart New Talent! » The Top 5 Publishers for New Authors. The Nine Types of Unreliable Narrator. Aerogramme Writers' StudioPolish Your Prose: An Editorial Cheat Sheet. 100 Words for Facial Expressions. Three simple ways to get your hero to make a stand. Pride and Prejudice, explained in two charts. Aerogramme Writers' StudioCompetitions for Writers: February and March 2015. How To Avoid ‘Telling’ Words. Historical Thesaurus. When Shakespeare committed word crimes. Regency London: Let a romantic novelist be your guide. Kate Walker: More courses for 2015. Chipping Norton Literary Festival novel critique event. 5 Ways to Reveal Backstory When Writing A Novel. Torquere Press LLC. Special Calls - Roane Publishing. 21 Fast Hacks to Fuel Your Story With Aerogramme Writers' Studio25 (More) Publication Opportunities for Emerging Writers.

11 Secrets to Writing Effective Character Description. The Top 42 Writing Posts of 2014. Cheat Sheets for Writing Body Language. Top 10 Blogs for Writers 2015. How to Write a Freelance Writer Resume. Writing fiction: What skills make a writer's work better? The Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller eBook: John Truby: Kindle Store. C. 1858: Photos of Veterans of the Napoleonic Wars. How to Publish on Wattpad - Writer's Circle. Last call! The next Blogging 101 class begins Monday. Why Men Are So Obsessed with Sex. Red Moon Romance - Hot romance, it's what we do. William Shunn : Manuscript Format : Short Story. How to Make Money at Home by Freelance Writing - - Graduate Jobs, Schemes and Internships.

Freelance Writer Job Guide - UK Jobs Guide. 50 Articles on Writing to Help You in