From tips about how to finally start that story to helpful ideas about what to do when the words just aren't quite coming out right, encouragement, Pep Talks for Writers provides motivation, and helpful exercises for writers of all stripes.
Brave the PageViking Books for Young Readers #ad - The official nanowrimo handbook that inspires young people to tackle audacious goals and complete their creative projects. Partly a how-to guide on the nitty-gritty of writing, partly a collection of inspiration to set and meet ambitious goals, Brave the Page is the go-to resource for middle-grade writers.
With its first event in 1999, come write in, camp nanowrimo, the organization's programs now include National Novel Writing Month in November, the Young Writers Program, and the "Now What?" Months. The volume includes chapters on character, setting, plot, and the like; motivating essays from popular authors; advice on how to commit to your goals; a detailed plan for writing a novel or story in a month; and more!National Novel Writing Month NaNoWriMo is a 501c3 nonprofit that believes in the transformational power of creativity.
Brave the Page #ad - Narrated in a fun, refreshingly kid-friendly voice, it champions NaNoWriMo's central mission that everyone's stories deserve to be told. They provide the structure, and encouragement to help people find their voices, community, achieve creative goals, and build new worlds--on and off the page.
No Plot? No Problem! Revised and Expanded Edition: A Low-stress, High-velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 DaysChronicle Books LLC #ad - Chris baty, founder of the wildly successful literary marathon known as National Novel Writing Month, has completely revised and expanded his definitive handbook for extreme noveling. His motivating mix of fearless optimism and practical solutions to common excuses gives both first-time novelists and results-oriented writers the kick-start they need to embark on an exhilarating creative adventure.
Chris pulls from over 15 years of results-oriented writing experience to pack this compendium with new tips and tricks, ranging from week-by-week quick reference guides to encouraging advice from authors, and much more.
Save the Cat! Writes a Novel: The Last Book On Novel Writing You'll Ever NeedTen Speed Press #ad - The first novel-writing guide from the best-selling Save the Cat! story-structure series, which reveals the 15 essential plot points needed to make any novel a success. Novelist jessica brody presents a comprehensive story-structure guide for novelists that applies the famed Save the Cat! screenwriting methodology to the world of novel writing.
. Revealing the 15 "beats" plot points that comprise a successful story--from the opening image to the finale--this book lays out the Ten Story Genres Monster in the House; Whydunit; Dude with a Problem alongside quirky, original insights Save the Cat; Shard of Glass to help novelists craft a plot that will captivate--and a novel that will sell.
Build Your Best Writing Life: Essential Strategies for Personal Writing SuccessShe's Novel Press #ad - Maybe you’re frustrated with your writing progress or overwhelmed by creative doubt, burnout, or writer’s block. Maybe you just can’t seem to sit down and write. No matter the roadblock standing between you and writing success, here’s the good news: You’re capable of becoming the writer you want to be—and that work can begin today.
. In this actionable and empowering guide to personal writing success, finish projects you can be proud to share with the world, you’ll know how to harness the simple techniques that can help you win your inner creative battles, Kristen Kieffer shares 25 insightful chapters designed to help you:Cultivate confidence in your skills and storiesDevelop a personal writing habit you can actually sustainImprove your writing ability with tools for intentional growthDiscover what you really want from your writing life—and how to get it!By the end of Build Your Best Writing Life, and work with focus to turn your writing dreams into reality.
Build Your Best Writing Life: Essential Strategies for Personal Writing Success #ad - Is there a gap between where you are and where you want to be in your writing life?Maybe you have a drawer full of unfinished manuscripts or a story idea you’re struggling to develop.
Productivity For Authors: Find Time to Write, Organize your Author Life, and Decide what Really Matters Books for Writers Book 10Curl Up Press #ad - This book will help you discover the path to becoming a productive writer. Learn how to:identify what's really stopping you from reaching your goalssay no and set boundaries for others -- and for yourselfFind more time to writeMake the most of your writing timeDictate your words for a more efficient and healthy writing lifeUse outsourcing to buy yourself more creative timeWork with co-writers to produce more booksUse tools for specific aspects of productivityFocus on physical and mental health to boost your productive timeI've been writing and publishing for over a decade and in this book, hopefully, I'll share my lessons learned in order to help you become more productive and, save you time, money and heartache along the way.
If you want to become a more productive writer, download a sample or buy now. Do you want to write more but feel frustrated at your lack of time? Are you doing 'busy' work instead of moving toward your creative goals? Is your To-Do list overwhelming?It's time to stop, reassess and take control of your time.
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. 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.
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.
The Ten Day Draft: A Writer's Guide to Finishing a Novel in Ten Days The Ten Day Novelist Book 2The Novel Smithy, LLC #ad - Along the way, it'll guide you step-by-step through every stage of your first draft, so you'll never have to wonder—what comes next?You’ll learn to:•Manage your mindset and avoid the crippling burnout many writers face. Use story structure to guide and strengthen your writing process. Keep your ideas fresh, even after writing thousands of words.
Craft a compelling story using a system you can repeat for future novels. Bring it all together in a final first draft just waiting to be sent into the world!Each day of this outlining challenge comes with easy to follow prompts and intuitive goals, simplifying the writing process. By the end, the ten day draft will have proven that yes, you CAN write a novel!
The Ten Day Draft: A Writer's Guide to Finishing a Novel in Ten Days The Ten Day Novelist Book 2 #ad - It's time to begin your next great adventure. It's time to write a novel!through this simple ten day challenge, The Ten Day Draft will help you break through the mental barriers that are preventing you from writing a novel.
Architecture of the Novel: A Writer's HandbookCounterpoint #ad - Her method points to the elemental nature of narrative: A story consists of its events, which are told in scenes. Advice on building a work of fiction, from “a writer of great daring and skill to match” Newsweek. These scenes naturally place themselves along the arc of the story in an order that provides suspense and mystery, drawing characters toward the inevitability of their fictive destinies.
Profoundly practical and encouraging to writers at all levels, and with a foreword by Anne Lamott, Architecture of the Novel offers the maps and mechanics to successfully guide writers toward the story they must tell. From a highly acclaimed author who has spent many years teaching the craft of fiction writing, Architecture of the Novel is an ambitious blueprint for writers, coherent, one that reveals the underlying machinery that propels a plot that is dynamic, and interesting.
Nothing Short Of: Selected Tales from 100 Word StoryOutpost19 #ad - Gems, quickies, nuggets, shards, bon bons, tickles, or even pinpricks. In charged, sometimes racy encounters -- from wild, messy breakups to a disgruntled clown dinner to quiet revelations over folded laundry -- these 100-word stories take us to lightning moments when everything is at stake. Nothing short of presents the best of 100WordStory.
Org, the leader in short-short fiction and a popular go-to for great reading. In these very short stories, every detail, every word, every moment matters. What can a hundred words do? They can send chills, they can bring you to tears, they can take your breath away. Each 100 word story is its own kind of special.
Nothing Short Of: Selected Tales from 100 Word Story #ad - And the things left out, the spaces around the stories, are just as intense.
The Ten Day Outline: A Writer's Guide to Planning a Novel in Ten Days The Ten Day Novelist Book 1The Novel Smithy, LLC #ad - Along the way, it’ll help you form the foundation you need to write a novel you’re proud of. You’ll learn to:•strengthen the ideas you have and discover new ones, even when inspiration seems far away. Expand your original idea into a fully fledged story. Develop a fleshed-out cast of characters, without overwhelming yourself with complex formulas and “best-practices.
Apply structure to your story in a way that honors and refines your original idea. Bring it all together in a final Master Outline, designed to guide you through every stage of writing your novel. Each day of this outlining challenge comes with easy to follow prompts and intuitive goals, streamlining the outlining process.
The Ten Day Outline: A Writer's Guide to Planning a Novel in Ten Days The Ten Day Novelist Book 1 #ad - By the end, the ten day outline will have taken the stress out of planning a novel, so you’ll be ready to set out on your own epic writing journey! Before beginning any journey, you need a plan. Writing a novel is no different. Through a simple ten day challenge, The Ten Day Outline will guide you as you create an outline built to support every step of your writing journey.