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Guide to Publishing

Guide to Publishing
Download the PDF version of this guide Build Your Book on Our Foundation of Excellence You don't have to search long to find a self-publisher. But when you expect more from your supported self-publishing partner, one option becomes clear. iUniverse was founded on traditional publishing roots with the belief that the best in book publishing should be available to all authors. So we hold ourselves to a higher standard and provide you with opportunities for editorial excellence and professional advancement. Discover why iUniverse is peerless in the world of self-publishing. Take Your Book Beyond Publishing is just the beginning. iUniverse can help you take your book places. Industry Connections Author SolutionsA Penguin Random House CompanyiUniverse is one of the most storied imprints in the Author Solutions family, the self-publishing group acquired by the world's first truly global tradebook publisher. Recognition for a Book Well Done Connecting the Dots Editing Cover Design Interior Design Copyright Related:  write already!

How to Start a Freelance Copywriting Business Edit Article Edited by Krystle C., Mary Klaebel, Donni Jay De-Ville, Flickety and 13 others Launching a freelance copywriting career is not only possible, but profitable as well. Here are some steps to get you started. Ad Steps 1Start telling all your friends and relatives about your career change to get the word out. 12Consider scoring your copywriting effort against a database of historically most effective sales copies and ads using an automatic solution, such as Glyphius. Tips Use a sales letter generating software to help you get started.

Fantasy writing tips, how to write a fantasy novel, creative wri Sign up to my mailing list, and choose a FREE EBOOK as a gift. Join here. A Creative Writing Ebook AVAILABLE NOW from $0.99 Creative Writing Journal Prompts 1. Imagine you had a hundred dollars, but you couldn't keep it. You had to give it away to a person or charity. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. See also: Writing Prompts This page has printable writing prompt worksheets. Persuasive Writing Prompts Check out our collection of persuasive writing topics. Writing Story Pictures Write a creative stories to describe what's happening in these pictures. Diary Journal Software The popular lifestory workbook, called Memorygrabber, now comes as a set of pre-loaded questions and prompts in journaling software. That software is simply called The Journal. It's the perfect tool to keep a diary and/or journal in! Writing your lifestory or autobiography is easier now because of it. Memorygrabber is the very popular life story e-workbook that has been used and praised by people throughout the world and has been used as a life story writing tool in retirement communities, grade schools and even select classes at Duke University (Instructor Cynthia Clarke; 2002). Memorygrabber been available in e-book form, for over thirteen years, and still is. What is new though, is that it now has much greater function, ease of use and ability to assist you in gathering your personal history or family history (stories) in its combined form with The Journal software. Download a Full-Version of The Journal Free for 45 Days: Give it a Try CLICK HERE to Go to The Journal Download Page!

20 Other Social Networks Teachers Should Know About Writing Exercises Meredith Sue Willis Author and Teacher More Free Writing Exercises below and here : Exercises 1- 20 Exercises 21- 40 Exercises 41 - 60 Exercises 61-80 Exercises 81-100 Exercises 101 - 120 Exercises 121 - 140 Exercises 141 - 160 Exercises 161 - 180 Exercises 181 - 200 Exercises 201 - 240 Exercises 241 - 260 Point-of-View Characters Whose Gender Is Not Yours We had a discussion in my Advanced Novel Writing Class at NYU about the difficulty of capturing a character who is of a different gender from yourself. Writing about people unlike yourself– by race, ethnic group, age, and certainly gender or sexual preference– is always a big challenge, but also of great interest to a creative writer. One class member spoke of an excellent contemporary novel written by a woman and narrated by a man. The class member said he admired the book but that it was only about 98% believable as a male narrator. That is, of course, pretty darn good. Exercise #261 Exercise #262 Exercise #263 Exercise #264 Exercise #265 Exercise #266 Exercise #267

Writing about Reading...Summarizing (instead of Plagiarizing) Writing About Reading: Summarizing (not Plagiarizing!) Across the Curriculum helping students learn to put others' ideas into their own words This page at WritingFix came about because of the combined efforts of many wonderful Northern Nevada Writing Project Teacher Consultants, all of who were frustrated with their students' inability to not copy during research projects. Each page contributor has a section below that shares ideas from teaching students summarization skills. Each page contributor was inspired by the research of Marzano. In his book titled A Handbook for Classroom Instruction That Works, Robert Marzano reports that summarizing involves many mental processes. Students are asked to summarize and take notes in every one of their content area classes. The goal of this page at WritingFix is to offer strategies and suggestions that will help your students think about and shape the information that they are being asked to record from your classroom.

Everyday Junk: The Clean Sweep Thor Spangler, of Albuquerque, paid a visit to his aging mom, but found it hard to get through the front door. At well over six feet he scrapes the top of many doorways, but that wasn't the problem. It's just that his mother holds onto old newspaper clippings, Snapple bottle caps, junk mail and just about anything else you could name. There they sit, in stacks throughout the house. His mom is not unusual, just turn on the TV. What drives a person to hoard perfectly useless objects like bottle caps? For most, however, hoarding is the reflection of anxiety, sometimes raised to the Nth degree of obsession and compulsion. True hoarders may have habits of the extreme, but we all know someone who holds onto items of little to no utility. How can we clean up the mess and live reasonably orderly lives without drowning in stuff? Let go of nostalgia. Share the wealth. Uncover the real problem. Adopt the in-out rule. Avoid the "I'll fix it someday" trap. Streamline your space.

30+ Tools For The Amateur Writer NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is almost upon us. On November 1st, brave souls everywhere will embark on a month long endeavor to write a story of at least 50,000 words. We've gathered 30+ tools to help those folks who want to try their hand at it. Collaborative Writing Coventi.com - A site offering several different packages, with the cheapest being free for the personal user. Google Docs - Part of the Google suite of products, which enables you to invite others to work with you on a document. Glypho.com - Put down the basic idea of your story, get a plot and character suggestions. Novlet.com - Collaborative writing where you write just a couple of paragraphs at a time. Portrayl.com - A site that lets you write one chapter at a time, and when done, release it as a PDF. SynchroEdit.com - A browser-based editor that allows multiple users to edit the same document at the same. WideWORD.net - Create a secure document online and then pick who can look at it and participate. See also:

45 ways to avoid using the word 'very' Three Telling Quotes About ‘Very’ Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. ~Mark Twain‘Very’ is the most useless word in the English language and can always come out. More than useless, it is treacherous because it invariably weakens what it is intended to strengthen. If you enjoyed this, you will love: If you want to learn how to write a book, join our Writers Write course in Johannesburg or sign up for our online course. by Amanda Patterson © Amanda Patterson

102 Resources for Fiction Writing « Here to Create UPDATE 1/10: Dead links removed, new links added, as well as Revision and Tools and Software sections. Are you still stuck for ideas for National Novel Writing Month? Or are you working on a novel at a more leisurely pace? 10 Days of Character Building Name Generators Name Playground The Universal Mary Sue Litmus Test Priming the idea pump (A character checklist shamlessly lifted from acting) How to Create a Character Seven Common Character Types Handling a Cast of Thousands – Part I: Getting to Know Your Characters It’s Not What They Say . . . Establishing the Right Point of View: How to Avoid “Stepping Out of Character” How to Start Writing in the Third Person Web Resources for Developing Characters What are the Sixteen Master Archetypes? Character: A compilation of guidance from classical and contemporary experts on creating great dramatic characters Building Fictional Characters Fiction Writer’s Character Chart Character Building Workshop Tips for Characterization Fiction Writer’s Character Chart

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