Start Here: How to Get Your Book Published It’s the most frequently asked question I receive: How do I get my book published? This post is regularly updated to offer the most critical information for writers new to the publishing industry, and to provide a starting point for more fully exploring what it means to try and get meaningfully published. If you’d like an in-depth guide on how to get your book published, consider my book, Publishing 101: A First-Time Author’s Guide.For a full-length course, see my 24-lecture series with The Great Courses, How to Publish Your Book.Also, see my recommended guides on writing and publishing. This post focuses on traditional publishing. In a traditional publishing arrangement, the publisher pays you for the right to publish your work for a specific period of time.
Your Scene Needs a Problem By Ken Hughes, @TheKenHughes Part of the How They Do It Series Conflict is a must in every scene, but problems come in a myriad of shapes and sizes. The tricky part is knowing what the right problem for your scene is. To help with that, Ken Hughes visits the lecture hall today to share some thoughts on adding problems to your scenes. Ken Hughes is a Global Ebook Award-nominated urban fantasy novelist, creator of the Whisperers and the upcoming Spellkeeper Chronicles series, and the Power Plays and Unified Writing Theory blogs.
44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work 44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work by TeachThought Staff Educators are often admonished to design work that “leaves the classroom.” Content Curation Guide by Robin Good on Gibbon Robin Good: “In the coming months and years, I expect content curation tools are going to play a very important role in many different fields. From news journalism, to content development, to learning and education, ecommerce and tourism, there are plenty of areas that have a common need: to better organize the huge (and growing) amount information they have available, in a way that makes it more effective to be consumed, explored and comprehended by others. content-curation-tools-future-p2-400.jpg Photo credit: 3D colorful abstract by ShutterStock This common, vast growing need for organizing and skillfully presenting information sets, is being addressed by content curation tools that facilitate exactly the task of finding, organizing and presenting in effective ways, sets, streams or collections of content already available out there. In the coming months and years, I expect content curation tools are going to play a very important role in many different fields.
Dab Artists - The California Sunday Magazine We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert in a driving rain, when my passenger, James “Skywalker” Johnson, began to fidget with the well-traveled, antiballistic, Pelican-brand polypropylene case resting on the floor mat between his feet. Hazard yellow and covered with stickers, equipped with double-throw latches and a heavy-duty handle, it resembled something the modern army might carry into battle, a safe box for a delicate gun sight or high-end piece of electronics. Skywalker is a chunky man of 32 with a burner cell phone, an exceptionally well-developed palate, and a bit of an asthmatic wheeze. A former intern for a Republican U.S. senator — his season in Washington politics left him sprinting for the exit — he has worked as a bartender, a chef, a computer programmer, and a marijuana grower.
a Right-Brained Writing Prompt...Serendipitous Character Descriptions Ways to replicate this interactive prompt without using technology: It's simple; make three columns on your whiteboard or chalkboard or on chart paper, labeling them adjective, character, and phrase. Write four or five adjectives, characters, and phrases (borrowed from the button game above) to give your students a model; then, have your students work in pairs to create more words and phrases that could go in each column. When students share their ideas out loud, record the very best ones on the classroom chart.
WRITING TOOLS Character Pyramid Tool (PDF) Visualize your character’s FLAWS & associated behaviors (for a deeper understanding of this tool, please reference The Negative Trait Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Flaws) Character Target Tool (PDF)
9 Creative Storytelling Tools That Will Make You Wish You Were A Student Again Learning Apps & Tools | Feature 9 Creative Storytelling Tools That Will Make You Wish You Were A Student Again By Kim Fortson10/22/12 For many students, writing a novel summary is not exactly a glamorous assignment. But writing a novel summary using a timeline-based storytelling platform with embedded original content, hyperlinks, videos, and pictures might just make developing re-cap of A Christmas Carol interesting, argues Lake Geneva Middle School language arts teacher Rob Granger. In lieu of standard re-caps, Granger asks his students to create Meographs, four-dimensional narratives that contextualize stories using maps to provide time and place references to original content.
Konstantin Kofta - official web page Konstantin Kofta created his own label, Kofta which combines seemingly contradictory elements outside the traditional canons of the fashion industry. His garments are sensual, effortlessly elegant, practical and wearable. Kofta uses rough skin, irregular shapes and unique scents to create a totally new vision of the attire as a whole. Designer Konstantin Kofta combines rural and urban perceptions, and embraces the unintentional and unexpected, which provide inspiration for current and future collections. Writing Emotionally Layered Dialogue (Note: This article is not one that can be read breezily. I'm going to deconstruct a piece of great dialogue line by line, and label every technique that's employed. There's much to be learned by doing so, but it requires focus. Therefore, if you need Zen or caffeine or both (Zeffeine) to ratchet up your awareness, knock yourself out.) Writing dialogue that sounds natural and which is emotionally layered seems like it's something that should be easy. In fact, the dialogue written by many new (and even some not-so-new) often sounds flat and wooden.
Short Story Ideas and Creative Writing Prompts Here are lots of short story ideas that you can use as writing prompts. Use these story starters on their own or to get ideas for the CWN online writing courses. You'll also find links to more creative writing prompts at the bottom of the page. Any of these ideas can be used either humorously or dramatically... or you can try both. Have fun! Do you like this page? 33 Great Apps for Storytelling and Creativity 2013 Update… Here are the main apps I suggest for storytelling. Some of them are actual bookmaking apps, some are apps for creating stories in various ways and others are apps I would use to help kids plan out a story. I have listed them in the order of importance for my classroom.
Content curation should be a daily habit for all marketers It is possible to build daily habits that guarantee to give you higher ranking and greater marketing success. Read the full article at: www.searchenginejournal.com In his article, Neil Patel lists 5 daily habits you can (and should) start doing if you want your rankings to go up and get more results out of your content marketing efforts: 1. Write and publish one article – 1 hour per day for 1 to 2 articles per week. 2.
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