This book will teach you the principles you need to immerse your audience, deliver immensely satisfying drama, and educate better than any textbook or lecture can. There's no need for any special tools, expensive writing software, or Hollywood contacts. You only need to learn from the successes and blunders of past stories.
The 24 Laws of Storytelling: A Practical Handbook for Great Storytellers #ad - By extracting the timeless writing principles from master storytellers such as Christopher Nolan, and many more, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Stephen King, George Lucas, Alfred Hitchcock, this unique work will provide a fascinating insight into the laws of storytelling and how to use them to create your own masterpieces.
Plotman to the Rescue: A Troubleshooting Guide to Fixing Your Toughest Plot ProblemsCompendium Press #ad - Whether used as a reference guide or refresher course, this book will strengthen your storytelling muscles and help you elevate every novel you write. Help! my plot drags, sags, and has no heart!"This looks like a job for Plotman!Yes, solving your plot problems is why the superhero of story came to Earth.
Because plotman, along with his faithful sidekick Subplot Boy, has sworn to uphold plot, story, and the bestselling way. His mission? to give practical, easy-to-apply answers to the most vexing plot questions writers face, such as:• how do i plan a plot if i'm not a plot planner?• does my plot need a prologue?• what if i hit a plot wall?• What if my plot is getting away from me?• Why ins't my plot more gripping at the start?• Why is my overall plot dull?• What should I do if my plot is implausible?• Do I really need to think about plot structure?• How do I deepen the emotional impact of my plot?• What's the best way to plug a plot hole?• How do I keep my plot from ending with a thud?And more! With bonus material on how to find and utilize beta readers; and several plot generating methods you can put to use at any time.
The Last Fifty Pages: The Art and Craft of Unforgettable EndingsCompendium Press #ad - The first page of a book sells that book. The most important secret of all—resonance. Read this book and you will come away with a thorough knowledge of why great endings work and how to create them for every novel you write. The last page sells your next book. Mickey spillanewhat are the secrets for writing a great ending for your novel? how do you leave readers so satisfied that they'll want another book by you—right now? What tools and techniques can shape your last fifty pages into a powerful, unforgettable experience?In this book, International Thriller Writers Award winner and #1 bestselling writing teacher James Scott Bell reveals:• The five types of endings.
What needs to happen in Act 3. How to use the Ah and Uh-Oh emotional wallops. A simple technique for crafting twist endings. The stew, accrue, Brew, Do brainstorming method. The best way to tie up loose ends. The most common ending mistakes, and how to avoid them. And more.
Character Reactions from Head to Toe Indie Author Resources Book 1Valerie Howard Books #ad - A list of 1, 000 character reactionsas an author, are your characters always sighing and nodding?did you just sigh and nod?If so, we can't think of just the right action for our character's body in a particular scene, this handy little booklet is for you!Sometimes as new or even experienced authors, and we need something to get the creative juices flowing.
This is a quick and easy reference tool just for that purpose. Jam-packed with a list of 1, organized by body part from head to toe to internal organs, 000 physical reactions a character can have, you'll never be left scratching your head when you need to find just the right way to describe your character's reactions!Excerpt:FOREHEADForehead wrinklingForehead slicking with sweatSlapping or hitting forehead with palmBanging forehead against a surfaceWiping moisture off foreheadPressing fingers against foreheadTapping forehead with pencil or fingerForehead baking with a feverResting forehead in handsSplaying back of hand on forehead as if faintPoking forehead with thumb to jog memoryBanging forehead with fists to stop crazy thoughtsIndie Author Resources Book 1.
Strong Verbs for Fiction Writers Indie Author Resources Book 2Valerie Howard Books #ad - A list of 1, 000 verbsare you searching for stronger verbs for your works of fiction or non-fiction? Aren't we all?This handy little reference booklet contains a list of 1, 000 strong verbs to help you replace the weaker verbs in your fiction writing as you self-edit your work. Just look up the weak verb you'd like to replace, and choose a stronger verb from the alphabetized lists.
For example:Weak: Sally walked across the room. Stronger: Sally scurried across the room. Weak: harry lightly touched the edge of the book. Stronger: harry trailed his fingers along the edge of the book. Weak: karen ran as quickly as she could to her closet. Stronger: Karen charged her closet in a panic. Weak: lucy hit her palm on the desk.
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Story-Flash: Step-by-Step Technology of Plot Development Story-Flash System Book 1#ad - He invites you to rev up “the engine of your imagination" so that you can come up with exciting stories and design them easily, professionally and without the “throes of creation. The book includes such chapters as "story development, " “how to make the Story as Compelling as Possible, " "Episode Plan, ” “How to Develop a Great Comedy Plot, " "Character Development, ” etc.
This book also includes the Story-Flash Game, which you can play by yourself or with others. It includes over 60 various practical exercises, pictures and diagrams illustrating this step-by-step process. Author and scriptwriter Alexander Astremsky offers a systematic approach to plot development and screenwriting.
Story-Flash: Step-by-Step Technology of Plot Development Story-Flash System Book 1 #ad - . It is not just an interesting and entertaining game, it is designed to boost your imagination with inspiration and break down the barriers in your mind that prevent you from creating brilliant stories with ease. He suggests you stop "waiting for inspiration" and use the Story-Flash step-by-step technology instead.
Would you like to know how to write stories? how to write a screenplay? How to write a book? Story-Flash is a screenwriting book that will show you how to write well, how to write faster and easier.
The Craft of Scene Writing: Beat by Beat to a Better ScriptQuill Driver Books #ad - A professional screenwriter’s master class in writing the most critical and challenging script element―the individual scene.
The Idea: The Seven Elements of a Viable Story for Screen, Stage or Fiction#ad - His experience in the industry and as a screenwriting professor and coach have led him to recognize that it's the selection of the initial idea that is the most important part of the process -- with the most impact on the project's chance of success. Mr. Multiple emmy- and golden globe-winning writer/producer Erik Bork HBO’s Band of Brothers takes a different approach.
But writers are usually in the dark about this, not realizing that the project they spent months or years on had fundamental flaws on a concept level, in the eyes of the people they most hoped to impress with it. But even the best fiction writing books and screenwriting experts tend to move quickly past the crucial step of choosing a viable idea, to get to the specific plotting and composition of it, because there is so much to master in those later parts of the process -- which feel a lot more like "writing" than developing and mulling over potential story concepts.
The Idea: The Seven Elements of a Viable Story for Screen, Stage or Fiction #ad - Professionals, though, " and learn that there are certain key elements in story or series premises that really work, tend to understand the primacy of "the idea, and which are worth investing time and energy in. Bork knows from experience, this choice takes a lot more understanding and work to get "right" than it might seem.
Most screenwriters and fiction writers have difficulty getting their work read and accepted by agents, editors and producers mainly because their idea for a story presented in a query or pitch doesn't excite these "gatekeepers" like it would need to, for them to want to engage. And as Mr. Bork highlights his own struggles as a writer, and his arrival at an understanding of how each of these elements works -- and how to know if one's idea really succeeds at each of them.
How To Write A Page-Turner: Craft a Story Your Readers Can't Put DownWriter's Digest Books #ad - To avoid writing that's formulaic, and slow, predictable, How to Write a Page Turner will help you sew the threads of tension tight for an unforgettable story. You'll learn how to: • recognize the essential tension elements of danger, it also delves deeper, conflict, from character to plot, strong sentences, power struggles, and well-chosen words to build tension in expositionWhile this book walks you through the key areas that need tension building, uncertainty, and add them to your fiction • Create levels of tension in your characters through flaws, and withholding, dialogue, and more • Build tension at energetic markers throughout the plot • Use intimate imagery, analyzing exceptional examples from contemporary fiction's most gripping page-turners.
When you've got tension in place, stories leave readers breathless and wanting more. Infuse your fiction with the powerful Tug of Tension! Tension is the heart of conflict, the backbone of uncertainty, the hallmark of danger. When it's missing, scenes feel inconsequential, plots drag, and characters meander.
How To Write A Page-Turner: Craft a Story Your Readers Can't Put Down #ad - So as you dive into the inner conflicts of a character's deepest psyche, to the mechanics of how you reveal information to the reader, you'll also discover how to craft a story your readers can't put down! Learning the craft of writing can sometimes feel like a paint by numbers approach--connect compelling character A to plot event B.
It keeps readers guessing and characters on their toes.
Self-Discipline for Writers: Writing Is Hard, But You Too Can Write and Publish Books RegularlyMeadows Publishing #ad - You too can write with more ease, and most importantly, write and publish consistently so that you can enjoy a flourishing writing career. You too can become a successful writer—if you’re willing to Develop This TraitDo you know that it’s almost impossible to find a successful writer who has published only one book? Virtually every widely acclaimed author has an extensive catalog of books.
Here are some of the most important ideas you’ll discover:- 3 foundations of self-discipline for writers avoid a common mistake that almost always leads to failure, - 5 types of self-doubt common among writers and how to overcome them if you don’t believe in yourself as a writer, capturing fleeting ideas, - why control is essential for any writer and how to claim it, but also intricacies like discussing your projects with other people, - 7 tips on how to manage your energy as a writer—including not only the most fundamental advice, and reading your reviews learn why optimizing your energy is key to consistent results, how are your readers supposed to believe in you?, - 3 steps to a strong work ethic as a writer learn how to develop a strategy for consistently hitting your word counts, - 5 good business practices for more self-discipline this includes some surprising thoughts on how to run your writing business to reduce frustration and increase productivity.
Self-Discipline for Writers: Writing Is Hard, But You Too Can Write and Publish Books Regularly #ad - Writing doesn’t have to be burdensome. To join the elite ranks of those who write consistently, you need to learn how to stay prolific over the long term. Let’s learn together how to accomplish this exciting goal. And for that, the number one ingredient is self-discipline. In self-discipline for writers, bestselling author Martin Meadows shares his philosophy and strategies on how to build self-discipline as a writer and how to keep writing over the long term.
Ten Quick Wins for Writers: How to ignite creativity, write steadily, and publish your book!#ad - You will discover a multitude of writing strategies founded on time-tested principles. Learn them quickly, develop your writing habit, and become a part of the elite few who publish with consistency. These ten author tools will help you write steadily and build up series quick writing wins. Common writing barriers include:writer's blockFear of failureFear of rejectionInconsistent writing habitsConfusion about what to do nextWorries that publishing will be difficultFortunately, you don't have to stay stuck.
This book is perfect for authors who want to write more, writers searching for new author tools, and everyone who longs to write a book. Author help BooksDon't just dream about writing. In this writing motivation book, fasthow to want to writethree words that grow persistenceHow to beat writer's blockA powerful motivation metaphorA simple phrase for laser focusAnd much more!First Time Author HelpFor years, you'll discover:The secret to finishing your bookTwo words that change everythingA secret for writing better, I wanted to write a book.
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