Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook


Author: Donald Maass
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781582972633
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 240
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Make Your Novel Stand Out from the Crowd! Noted literary agent and author Donald Maass has done it again! His previous book, Writing the Breakout Novel, offered novelists of all skill levels and genres insider advice on how to make their books rise above the competition and succeed in a crowded marketplace. Now, building on the success of its predecessor, Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook calls that advice into action! This powerful book presents the patented techniques and writing exercises from Maass's popular writing workshops to offer novelists first-class instruction and practical guidance. You'll learn to develop and strengthen aspects of your prose with sections on: Building plot layers Creating inner conflict Strengthening voice and point of view Discovering and heightening larger-than-life character qualities Strengthening theme And much more! Maass also carefully dissects examples from real-life breakout novels so you'll lean how to read and analyze fiction like a writer. With authoritative instruction and hands-on workbook exercises, Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook is one of the most accessible novel-writing guides available. Set your work-in progress apart from the competition and write your own breakout novel today!

Writing the Breakout Novel Collection Bundle


Author: Donald Maass
Publisher: Writers Digest Books
ISBN: 9781599631875
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 496
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SPECIAL SHRINKWRAPPED BUNDLE! Break out of a crowded marketplace with the Breakout Novel Collection. Legendary agent and author Donald Maass shows you the elements that successful novels share and how you can translate these aspects into your own work with Writing the Breakout Novel. Put these techniques into action with Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook. Whether you're a beginning writer itching to get published or a published author stuck in midlist hell, these two practical guides will help your work stand out above the rest!

Das Leben und das Schreiben

Memoiren
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641054001
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 384
View: 9811

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„Ich schreibe so lange, wie der Leser davon überzeugt ist, in den Händen eines erstklassigen Wahnsinnigen zu sein.“ Stephen King Während der Genesung nach einem schweren Unfall schreibt Stephen King seine Memoiren – Leben und Schreiben sind eins. Ein unverzichtbarer Ratgeber für alle angehenden Schriftsteller und eine Fundgrube für alle, die mehr über den König des Horror-Genres erfahren wollen. Ein kluges und gleichzeitig packendes Buch über gelebte Literatur. »Eine Konfession.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Eine verlässliche Frau

Roman
Author: Robert Goolrick
Publisher: btb Verlag
ISBN: 3641049083
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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Die Chance ihres Lebens ist der Tod - Gefährliche Liebschaften: Ein Mann, eine Frau und ein tödlicher Plan Eine Kleinstadt in Wisconsin 1907. Er ist ein nicht mehr ganz junger, vermögender Geschäftsmann, der per Annonce eine »verlässliche Frau« sucht. Sie antwortet, dass sie »einfach und ehrlich« ist. Aber die schöne junge Frau, die Ralph Truitt an einem eisigen Wintertag im Schnee am Bahnhof abholt, ist alles andere als das. Catherine Land ist eine Frau mit Vergangenheit, und sie hat nur ein Ziel: Wisconsin möglichst schnell als reiche Witwe wieder zu verlassen. Sie ahnt nicht, dass auch der nach außen hin so unnahbare Ralph ein Mann voller unterdrückter Leidenschaften ist, der seine ganz eigenen Pläne verfolgt. Ein tödliches Ränkespiel beginnt. Womit keiner der beiden gerechnet hat, ist die Liebe.

The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing

Everything You Need to Know to Create & Sell Your Work
Author: Writer's Digest Editors
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1440348456
Category: Reference
Page: 518
View: 8750

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Get advice from the best in the business on every stage of the novel-writing and publishing process! In The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing, 3rd Edition, you'll learn from established writers about how to make your novel a reality. Discover techniques and strategies for generating ideas, connecting with readers emotionally, and finding inspiration you need to finish your work. This fully revised edition includes an updated marketing section for navigating the unique challenges and possibilities of the evolving literary marketplace. Inside you'll find new essays from dozens of best-selling authors and publishing professionals detailing how to: Master the elements of fiction, from plot and character to dialogue and point of view Develop a unique voice and sensibility in your writing Manage the practical aspects of writing, from overcoming writer's block to revising your work Determine the key elements for success in every genre Find an agent, market your work, and get published--or self-publish--successfully You'll also find interviews with some of the world's finest and most popular writers, including David Baldacci, Lee Child, Robert Crais, Khaled Hosseini, Hugh Howey, Stephen King, Dennis Lehane, George R.R. Martin, Jojo Moyes, Anne Rice, Jane Smiley, and Garth Stein. Their insights on the craft and business of fiction will provide you with invaluable mentorship as you embark on your writing journey. The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing is your go-to guide for every aspect of creating a bestseller.

Entdecken Sie Ihre Stärken jetzt!

Das Gallup-Prinzip für individuelle Entwicklung und erfolgreiche Führung
Author: Marcus Buckingham,Donald O. Clifton
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593502526
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
View: 850

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Stärken der Mitarbeiter stärken, anstatt ihre Schwächen bekämpfen - das ist es, was Unternehmen erfolgreich macht. Denn wer täglich das tun darf, was er am besten kann, arbeitet am effektivsten. Damit individuelle Stärken einfach identifiziert und gefördert werden können, haben die Autoren den Strengths- Finder entwickelt. Dieser Selbsttest ermittelt die fünf größten persönlichen Stärken. In diesem Bestseller erhalten Führungskräfte und Mitarbeiter fundierte Informationen, wie diese "Top Five" im Arbeitsalltag am besten eingesetzt werden können - für mehr Zufriedenheit, Motivation und Erfolg im Job.

2013 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market


Author: Scott Francis
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1599636344
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 568
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The Best Resource Available for Getting Your Fiction Published! The 2013 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market is the best resource available for fiction writers to get their short stories, novellas, and novels published. As with past editions, Novel & Short Story Writer's Market offers hundreds of listings for book publishers, literary agents, fiction publications, contests and more. Each listing includes contact information, submission guidelines, and other important tips. Fiction writers will also find and increased focus on editorial to help give context to the listing content. From amazing craft articles (crafting emotion in fiction) to helpful business advice (marketing a small press book), the 2013 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market offers everything a fiction writer looking to get published could want. PLEASE NOTE: Free subscriptions are NOT included with the e-book edition of this title.

The Christian Writer's Market Guide 2015-2016

Everything You Need to Get Published
Author: Jerry B. Jenkins
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1404103139
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 512
View: 6864

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For more than 25 years, The Christian Writer’s Market Guide has been the most comprehensive and highly recommended resource available for Christian writers, agents, editors, publishers, publicists, and writing teachers. Wherever an author is at on the spectrum of writing—from beginner to seasoned professional—this book will help them find what they are looking for. This is the must-have tool for getting noticed and published and the ultimate reference tool for the aspiring Christian writer. Detailed listings for more than 180 book publishers, subsidy publishers, and self-publishers Detailed listings for more than 170 periodicals by category with rates of pay Detailed listings for literary agencies, writing contests, conferences, workshops, editorial services, and writers’ groups Extensive information on electronic and print-on-demand publishing 100 bonus pages filled with a wealth of how-to information, ideas, and tips

Writer's Digest University

Everything You Need to Write and Sell Your Work
Author: Editors of Writer's Digest
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1599632616
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 528
View: 6508

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Everything You need to Write and Sell Your Work This is the ultimate crash course in writing and publishing! Inside you'll find comprehensive instruction, up-to-date market listings, a CD featuring recorded live webinars with industry professionals, an all-access pass to WritersMarket.com, and more. Writer's Digest University is the perfect resource for you, no matter your experience level. This one-stop resource contains: Quick and comprehensive answers to common questions including: "How do I write a successful novel?" and "How do I know if self-publishing is right for me?" Instruction and examples for formatting and submitting fiction, nonfiction, articles, children's writing, scripts, and verse. Advanced instruction on business-related issues like marketing and publicity, using social media, freelancing for corporations, keeping finances in order, and setting the right price for your work. A detailed look at what agents want and how to get one that best fits your needs. Market listings for publishers and agents open to unsolicited work and new writers, contests and awards, and conferences and workshops. A CD with recordings of 4 popular WD webinars: How Do I Get My Book Published?, How to Land a Literary Agent, How Writers Can Succeed in the Future of Digital Publishing, and Freelance Basics.* A scratch-off code that gives you a one-year subscription to WritersMarket.com and a 20% discount on the WritersDigestUniversity.com course of your choice.* Get started now with everything you need to build a thriving writing career. Whether you're starting from scratch or have a bit of experience, you'll find the tools you need for success. *PLEASE NOTE: CDs and one-year subscription are NOT included with the ebook version of this title.

The Author Training Manual

A Comprehensive Guide to Writing Books That Sell
Author: Nina Amir
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1599637677
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 248
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If you want to write a book that's going to sell to both publishers and readers, you need to know how to produce a marketable work and help it become successful. It starts the moment you have an idea. That's when you begin thinking about the first elements of the business plan that will make your project the best it can be. The reality is that you don't want to spend time and energy writing a book that will never get read. The way to avoid that is to create a business plan for your book, and evaluate it (and yourself) through the same lens that an agent or acquisitions editor would. The Author Training Manual will show you how to get more creative and start looking at your work with those high standards in mind. Whether you're writing fiction or non-fiction, or intend to publish traditionally or self-publish, author Nina Amir will teach you how to conduct an effective competitive analysis for your work and do a better job at delivering the goods to readers than similar books that are already on the shelf. Packed with step-by-step instructions, idea evaluations, sample business plans, editor and agent commentaries, and much more, The Author Training Manual provides the information you need to transform from aspiring writer to career author.

Der Duft von Apfelblüten / Der Geschmack von wildem Honig


Author: Susan Wiggs
Publisher: MIRA Taschenbuch
ISBN: 3955767043
Category: Fiction
Page: 784
View: 6072

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Der Duft von Apfelblüten Auf Bella Vista, dem Familienanwesen inmitten von Lavendelfeldern und Apfelhainen, verspürt Tess eine ungeahnte Sehnsucht und tiefe Geborgenheit. Doch sie wird dieses Paradies verlieren, wenn sie den alten Familienschatz nicht findet. Mithilfe ihres Großvaters, den sie bislang nicht kannte, einer Halbschwester, von deren Existenz sie nichts wusste, und eines Bankers, der vor allem mit dem Herzen denkt, macht sie sich auf die Suche. Der Geschmack von wildem Honig Nirgends ist Isabel lieber als auf Bella Vista. Früher träumte sie davon, die Welt zu entdecken, doch irgendwo auf dem Weg hat sie ihre Abenteuerlust verloren. Als der Reporter Cormac O’Neill auf das Familienanwesen kommt, um ein Buch über Isabels Großvater zu schreiben, spürt er die verborgene Sehnsucht in ihr. Er will Isabel an die Träume von damals erinnern - und öffnet damit eine Tür in ihre Vergangenheit, die besser für immer geschlossen geblieben wäre.

The Fire in Fiction

Passion, Purpose and Techniques to Make Your Novel Great
Author: Donald Maass
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781582975061
Category: Reference
Page: 272
View: 858

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Discover the Difference Between a So-So Manuscript and a Novel Readers Can't Forget We've all read them: novels by our favorite authors that disappoint. Uninspired and lifeless, we wonder what happened. Was the author in a hurry? Did she have a bad year? Has he lost interest altogether? Something similar is true of a great many unpublished manuscripts. They are okay stories that never take flight. They don't grip the imagination, let alone the heart. They merit only a shrug and a polite dismissal by agents and editors. It doesn't have to be that way. In The Fire in Fiction, successful literary agent and author Donald Maass shows you not only how to infuse your story with deep conviction and fiery passion, but how to do it over and over again. The book features: Techniques for capturing a special time and place, creating characters whose lives matter, nailing multiple-impact plot turns, making the supernatural real, infusing issues into fiction, and more. Story-enriching exercises at the end of every chapter to show you how to apply the practical tools just covered to your own work. Rich examples drawn from contemporary novels as diverse as The Lake House, Water for Elephants, and Jennifer Government to illustrate how various techniques work in actual stories. Plus, Maass introduces an original technique that any novelist can use any time, in any scene, in any novel, even on the most uninspired day...to take the most powerful experiences from your personal life and turn those experiences directly into powerful fiction. Tap into The Fire in Fiction, and supercharge your story with originality and spark!

Das Zeichen der Wahrheit

Roman
Author: Susan Dennard
Publisher: Penhaligon Verlag
ISBN: 364121842X
Category: Fiction
Page: 512
View: 3823

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Der fantastische Auftakt der New-York-Times-Bestseller-Serie. Die Magislande sind ein Reich, in dem die Elemente den Menschen magische Begabungen schenken. Doch kein Geschenk ist so kostbar wie die seltene Wahrmagie, über die Safiya verfügt. Indem sie Lüge von Wahrheit unterscheiden kann, wäre ihre Gabe eine gefährliche Waffe in den Händen ihrer mächtigen Feinde. Und davon hat die adelige Safi reichlich. Als der Krieg den Kontinent erschüttert, müssen Safi und ihre Freundin Iseult sich entscheiden, auf welcher Seite sie stehen, und beschließen, ihr Schicksal selbst in die Hand zu nehmen. »Das Zeichen der Wahrheit« ist 2016 unter dem Titel »Schwestern der Wahrheit« erschienen.

Verletzlichkeit macht stark

Wie wir unsere Schutzmechanismen aufgeben und innerlich reich werden
Author: Brené Brown
Publisher: Kailash Verlag
ISBN: 3641106788
Category: Self-Help
Page: 336
View: 8063

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Selbstliebe statt Perfektionismus In einer Welt, in der die Furcht zu versagen zur zweiten Natur geworden ist, erscheint Verletzlichkeit als gefährlich. Doch das Gegenteil ist der Fall: Die renommierte Psychologin Brené Brown zeigt, dass Verletzlichkeit der Ort ist, wo Liebe, Zugehörigkeit, Freude und Kreativität entstehen. Unter ihrer behutsamen Anleitung erforschen wir unsere Ängste und entwickeln eine machtvolle neue Vision, die uns ermutigt, Großes zu wagen.

Suspense

oder Wie man einen Thriller schreibt
Author: Patricia Highsmith
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 325760209X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 160
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Wie man einen Thriller schreibt – wer wüsste das besser als die Meisterin des subtilen Terrors und der Banalität des alltäglichen Schreckens? Patricia Highsmith lässt sich über die Schulter schauen, sie hat ein Werkstattbuch geschrieben für alle, die selbst schreiben oder nur wissen wollen, warum sie vom Werk dieser Autorin so gefesselt sind.

Die Gaben der Unvollkommenheit

Lass los was du glaubst, sein zu müssen, und umarme was du bist. Leben aus vollem Herzen.
Author: Brené Brown
Publisher: J. Kamphausen Verlag
ISBN: 3899016831
Category: Self-Help
Page: 180
View: 2518

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Brené Brown, erfolgreiche Powerfrau, erlebt einen Zusammenbruch, den sie ihr "spirituelles Erwachen" nennt. Sie geht auf Spurensuche in Sachen Perfektionismus: Was treibt uns an, immer besser und effektiver werden zu wollen? Warum schämen wir uns so, wenn wir trotz größter Anstrengungen den an uns gestellten Anforderungen nie gerecht werden? Browns überraschende Erkenntnis: Perfektion entfremdet! Es ist unsere Unvollkommenheit, die uns mit uns selbst und anderen verbindet und das Leben vollkommen macht.