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Welcome to my tips, suggestions and resources for writers of all types.

I write too and one of the reasons for this Pearl is my frustration of not finding writing resources on the net easily.

It's a time staking process and by the time you have found what you were looking for, you are no longer interested. I hope to make it easier for you.

So relax, put your feet up and discover some writing gems that will help, entertain and inform you and hopefully along the way you will find just what you were looking for. The Writer's Chatroom. How to write news stories. InShare0 Writing news stories for The Filipino Australian or for other news sites isn’t difficult.

How to write news stories

You will not become an expert news writer overnight, but with practice you should be able to create effective news items. Here are some suggestions which you can also use if you are preparing a media release: Remember the 5Ws and 1H Even in the current blogging and microblogging era, this news-story writing rule formulated many many years ago still applies. The rule is simply providing answers to each of these questions: What? When writing a news story, always keep this 5Ws-1H rule in mind. How to Write an Informative Speech. How to Write a Thesis Sentence. The big idea The thesis is the key to any persuasive speech or essay.

How to Write a Thesis Sentence

It's the point you want to prove. It's the focus of the whole thing. Everything you do in the piece should grow from your thesis--that's how important it is. Choose a Thesis Statement for Your Essay. Now that you have decided, at least tentatively, what information you plan to present in your essay, you are ready to write your thesis statement.

Choose a Thesis Statement for Your Essay

The thesis statement tells the reader what the essay will be about, and what point you, the author, will be making. You know what the essay will be about. That was your topic. Now you must look at your outline or diagram and decide what point you will be making. What do the main ideas and supporting ideas that you listed say about your topic? How to Write a Fascinating Thesis Statement. No professors or teaching assistants want to read a boring paper.

How to Write a Fascinating Thesis Statement

How to Write a Newspaper Article. Newspaper_Article. How to Write a Nonfiction Book Outline. How to Write a Nonfiction Book in a Month. Today’s post goes out to all those Write Nonfiction in November (WNFIN) participants writing a complete nonfiction book in 30 days or less.

How to Write a Nonfiction Book in a Month

It’s also for all those who signed in as WNFIN participants with the hope of winning Rochelle Melander’s new book Write-A-Thon: Write Your Book in 26 Days (And Live to Tell About It)–but didn’t–because they wanted to utilize the tips it offers this month while they composed their book. (To see who won, read this post.) First Write the Blog, then Write the Cookbook. People who want to write a cookbook contact me all the time.

First Write the Blog, then Write the Cookbook

Often these potential authors have no background in writing, cooking, teaching, or any other credential that would make them appealing to a publisher. But they’re passionate about cooking. Don’t write a book first, I suggest. Start with a blog. But but but, they protest. Great, I say. How to Write a Cookbook: 7 steps (with pictures) Edit Article Defining the Purpose of Your CookbookChoosing and Writing Up RecipesPublishing the Cookbook Edited by Bonne Nuit Bijou, OhioMike, Lillian May, Nita and 9 others Writing a cookbook is often a dream of the avid home cook.

How to Write a Cookbook: 7 steps (with pictures)

And why not? Recipes are a treasure trove of experience, history, and love all rolled into one and it's great to share this experience with others. Ad. How to Write and Publish a Cookbook. How to Write and Publish a Cookbookby Norene Gilletz [Printer Friendly] Also by Norene Gilletz - The Right Way to Write Recipes So you want to write a cookbook - congratulations!

How to Write and Publish a Cookbook

My name is Norene Gilletz and I am the author of several best selling cookbooks. I have edited many cookbooks and have also worked as a consultant for many cookbook projects for various fundraising groups over the years. Horror Movie Scripts - 10 Steps To Writing A Horror Screenplay by: Henrik Holmberg. By: Henrik Holmberg A horror movie has certain rules.

Horror Movie Scripts - 10 Steps To Writing A Horror Screenplay by: Henrik Holmberg

If you break too many the audience will be disappointed. This is a very short, no fluff, blueprint of how to write a horror script. 1. The Hook. 2. Stephen King: The 'Craft' Of Writing Horror Stories. Scribner On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the CraftBy Stephen KingPaperback, 288 pagesScribnerList price: $16 Chapter One.

Stephen King: The 'Craft' Of Writing Horror Stories

Is Erotica Right for You? By Tracy Cooper-Posey I'm sure you've heard of erotica, "romantica" and of erotica authors making fabulous amounts of money. If you haven't, you must be so new to popular fiction you don't know dick about it. Did "don't know dick about it" make you blink a little? Yes, that was intended to shock you. Erotica is shocking, if you're new to it. A clear definition is difficult. "Romantica" is used for romance + erotica, a huge category. You can head to the other end of the spectrum and find "big-scale novels in which the women and men are larger-than-life, the stakes are high, the stories are layered, and the sexual heat is a few degrees less than the surface of the sun. " Writers support group listings in one convenient location at Robin's Nest for Writers and Web Surfers.

How to Outline Your Novel. If you are writing a creative nonfiction essay or a fiction story, writing an outline can be a good way to organise your ideas before beginning. An outline for a story, however, is different from an outline for a research paper. Take care as you write your outline not to make it overly detailed as too much rigidity can kill your creative impulse. Instead, loosely outline story-specific items, such as characters, setting, main conflict and plot. How to Write Great Blog Content.

How to plot your novel - a free article by Simon Haynes, author of the Hal Spacejock series. In this article I will discuss how to plot your novel, from first ideas to a completed outline. (Articles Index) I'm currently putting together a how-to book containing updated and revised editions of all my articles on writing and publishing, plus a lot of new material.

If you'd like to know more, follow me on Facebook and/or Twitter Plotting is the process of describing your novel in summarised form, usually before you start the actual work of writing it. First, it can be very useful in the writing of your novel, especially when you start to lose your way. The Freelance Writing FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about Freelance Writing. I've written an article - how do I find someplace to publish it? What's a query? Can I email or fax a query?

Create A Plot Outline In 8 Easy Steps. By Glen C. Strathy* Action/Adventure - Writing a Book Proposal. Action/adventure stories are always popular, and the more realistic, the better. Readers of these stories often have experience in the military or law enforcement, and they're interested in weapons, martial arts, and paramilitary tactics as much as they are in the characters of their favorite stories.

Settings for these stories can be exotic, but they must be authentic, and the foes are villains from real life — mobsters, terrorists, drug dealers, psychopaths. War and its aftermath are popular backdrops for the action/adventure story, but nearly any setting will work, as long as the danger is real and palpable. How to Write an Adventure Story: 7 steps. Edit Article Edited by Teresa, Chris, Knight Hawk, Genius_knight and 7 others. Free Business, Computer, Engineering and Trade Magazines, White Papers, Reports, and eBooks. Writers support group. Write an adventure novel in three days, the Michael Moorcock way. Michael Moorcock's tips for writing complete adventure novels in three days are the fruit of his early career, when he was writing novels (including his Elric classics) in three to ten days each. The advice comes from the opening chapter of the out-of-print Michael Moorcock: Death Is No Obstacle, which consists of interviews Moorcock conducted with Colin Greenwood.

It's really good insight into how you can take mechanical plots and plot-devices and use them to make a book charge forward at a rate of knots, and still hang many different kinds of story, insight, and language off of them. * "[The formula is] The Maltese Falcon. Or the Holy Grail. Writersmarket. Unless you’re already a well-published poet, you should be concerned with publishing your poems in print and online publications. Most publications allow poets to submit 3-5 poems per submission, but you’ll need to check specific guidelines before sending your poems. lists more than 400 magazines accepting poetry, as well as hundreds of book publishers, online publications and contests looking for poetry. Listings include contact information, submission preferences, payment rates, and more. How to Write a Synopsis. By Marg Gilks. Top 7 Tips for Freelance writers online.

Demand for writers has never been greater, and it’s increasing. Freelancers are exploiting this trend to the full. Instructables - Make, How To, and DIY. Tips for writing a historical romance novel - by Megan Hart. Writers In The Storm Blog. By Sharla Rae - (Here’s a link to Part 1 in this series!) As we discussed in the last post, for the writer who enjoys history, researching is often the best part of writing a historical novel. The other day, we discussed building the framework. Today we’re going to “fill in the rest.” Writing Historical Fiction? How to Write a Book Set in the Past. The hardest part of writing historical fiction is authenticity. Freelance Designer’s Toolbox: 200+ Resources for Freelance Web Designers. Get the FlatPix UI Kit for only $7 - Learn More or Buy Now There will always be new people getting into the process of learning web design.

Star Wars: Blogs. Homework Center: How to Write a Research Paper. How to Write a Good Adventure Novel. How to Write a Blog Post: content ideas for lawyers who blog. David Gaughran. Freelance Writing Jobs and Your Freelance Writing Career. How to Write a Movie Review. Government Grants for Writing Screenplays. Copywriting, Technical Writing, Business Writing, Academic Assistance. Writing tips: How to write a choose-your-own-adventure story - by Len Morse. OWW for SF, F, DRDWWamp; H Tips and Advice: Synopses (by OWW for SF, F, DRDWWamp; H Focus Group) 9 Ways to Market Your Book With No Money. Frank Cottrell Boyce lays down his screenwriting golden rules. How to Write an Outline. How to Write a Literary Book Review.

Free Novel Writing Help and Advice. Market Your Book like Amanda Hocking: 7 Tactics to 'Overnight' Success. It's Just a Phase. A Detailed Speech Outline. Facebook Status Ideas: How They Help You as a Writer. Scriptwriting Secrets - Write scripts and screenplays better than ever! Hack your way out of writer's block. Writing Contests & Competitions. Writing Children's Books @ - How To Write a Children's Book. Blog Topics for Writers. Freelance Writing JobsAll Freelance Writing. The Online Writing Community. Writing Contests For 2012, share your writing and enter a contest. Freelance Writer Jobs. WebWise - What is blogging, and how do I get a blog? Homeschool Writers Contest Chart. Screenwriting for Beginners: A Complete Guide to Help You Create a Successful Screenplay.

Why Bloggers Should Also Be Freelance Writers. Ten Tips for writing a blog post. How to Become a Successful Freelance Writer. Freelance Writing for Nonprofits — A blog and coaching program about building a successful freelance business serving the nonprofit community. 20 Must-Read Blogs For Freelance Writers. Ten Myths About Writing for Kids. How to write books for children: Writing for children means thinking about your own past, says writer Michael Rosen. All Freelance Writing - Your Freelance Writing Resource. How to Write a Research Paper. Poemish.Com - Share your poems and get Reviews. Be Artistic. Be Creative. Be Poetic! The home for the Christian writer! How to Write a Traditional Western Adventure Novel - Yahoo! Voices Mobile. How to Write a Screenplay. Writers Block Help - How to overcome writer's block with Dr Silvia Hartmann. Write a Kindle Novel: Write Within a Genre. Poetry Blogs: A Guide to the Best Poetry Online. Creative Writing Course. My Imaginary Outline and Me. WRITING CONTESTS, Screenwriting Contests, Poetry Contests, Journalism Competitions. Plot Outline done for Green Magic One. Author! Author! » How to write a synopsis for a multiple-protagonist novel.

Creating an outline that won’t kill your creativity.