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101 days ago 0 comments From: Writing-Admin Categories: Fiction Writing  Tags: writing fiction writing tips fabjob 
fabjob.com — Get Paid to Write Imagine … seeing a book you've written on display at a local bookstore … flipping through the pages of your favorite magazine to find an article written by you … reading your poetry in a respected publication … noticing your name in the credits of a movie or television show … watching a performance of a play you've written … or finding your personal essay in a popular book. About a Career as a Published Writer While a fortunate few writers can become bestselling authors earning millions of dollars a year from their writing, it is possible to enjoy success as a published writer in many other ways. You may dream of reading glowing reviews of your writing, signing books for readers eager to meet you, having your family and friends see your work in print, depositing checks you've earned for your writing, or enjoying some of the other perks that come with being a published writer. As long as you have the desire, you can become a published writer – no matter how young or old you are. Guide to Become a Published Writer If you would like to be paid to write, the FabJob Guide to Become a Published Writer is for you! In this e-book you will discover how you can get published. Whether you are a novice, or have already been paid for your writing, this guide will give you valuable information to make publishing your writing both easier and more profitable. See a free sample of Become a Published Writer The guide was written and compiled by Sheila Seifert, who has over 1,000 sales as a freelance writer (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, etc.) As a university instructor, she has taught creative writing, composition, and magazine writing, and is a sought-after speaker for writers' conferences. In this guide she shares with you her own experiences as well as insider tips and expert advice from hundreds of successful writers, writing teachers, and editors. This guide does not go into detail about the mechanics of selling your writing, because it includes links to excellent resources on manuscript formats, proposal examples, etc. Instead, this guide focuses on helping you develop the skills and traits needed to become a successful published writer, through professional advice and practical exercises. The guide covers topics of vital importance to anyone who wants to achieve greater success as a published writer, including: Getting Ready Motivating yourself to write Overcoming writer's block Techniques for getting ideas Developing your creativity Writing a first draft Finding your voice Developing Your Skills in Different Genres Poetry An introduction to writing poetry Expressing emotions Images in poetry Rhythm and meter Revision techniques Fiction Creating characters Developing plots Conflict, tension, and suspense Point of view Storytelling techniques Writing dialogue Nonfiction and Other Genres Magazine articles Business writing True-to-life or as-told-to stories Personal essays Screenwriting Playwriting Advice for All Genres Doing research Using humor Choosing a title Interviewing subjects Collaborating (co-authoring or ghostwriting) Editing your manuscript Writing as a Business Finding your niche Working with editors and agents The publishing industry What to include in a proposal or synopsis Overcoming rejection Marketing yourself Plus much more!   How to Get the Published Writer Guide   Also see:   BECOME A BOOK EDITOR BECOME A BOOK PUBLISHER BECOME A BOOKSTORE OWNER BECOME A CARTOONIST BECOME A CHILDREN’S BOOK AUTHOR BECOME A FREELANCE WRITER BECOME A MYSTERY WRITER BECOME A PUBLISHED WRITER BECOME A ROMANCE WRITER BECOME A SCREENWRITER BECOME A SONGWRITER BECOME A TRAVEL WRITER
101 days ago 0 comments From: Writing-Admin Categories: Writing  Tags: writing children's writer fabjob 
fabjob.com —  Touch the Hearts of Children Beatrix Potter. A.A. Milne. E.B. White. Lewis Carroll. Even their names conjure up memories of friends we have met within the pages of books. Can you imagine your name being linked to this list of great authors someday? About a Career as a Children's Book Author How many times, while reading a children's story, have you dreamed of writing your own and getting it published? The FabJob Guide to Become a Children's Book Author gives you what you need to make your dream come true. Lovingly written by coauthors Jeannie Harmon and Sheila Seifert, the guide offers you the insider information and practical advice you need to achieve your dream of becoming a published children's book author. It's like a publishing workshop packed with insider information – taught by two of the best teachers in the industry. Jeannie Harmon has written more than twenty children's books and currently serves as the Senior Editor in the children's book division of a U.S. publishing house. Sheila Seifert has been a successful freelance writer for over fifteen years, and teaches writing at the University of Colorado at Denver. In this guide they share with you the insider advice they have discovered through many years in the publishing business. Guide to Become a Children's Book Author If being the author of books for children sounds like the career of your dreams, the FabJob Guide to Become a Children's Book Author is for you! In this e-book you will discover how you can get started, market your work, and get published. See a free sample of Become a Children's Book Author The guide covers topics of vital importance to anyone who wants to become a published children's book author, including: Getting Ready Myths about writing for children Deciding who your audience will be How to come up with a book idea that will attract an editor's attention How to develop your creativity and writing talent Step-by-step advice on how to write picture books, nonfiction books, and juvenile fiction. You will learn what you need to know about: Format Plotting Getting illustrations Research Characterization And more! Getting Published Manuscript preparation tips that will improve your odds of getting published A link to a list of children's book publishers, including editors' names and contact information How to write a query that will make an editor eager to read your manuscript Working with a literary agent Negotiating a book publishing contract Creative ideas for breaking in to children's book publishing through: Working or volunteering with children Writing for children's magazines Writing Sunday school lessons Writing school curriculum Online publishing Self-publishing Writing books for non-profit groups and schools Plus what you need to know about: Copyrighting your work Tips for working with a publisher How to promote yourself and your book Writing associations and resources A quick reference glossary at the back of the guide ensures that you'll be talking the talk with the people who have the power to publish your book.   Get the Children's Book Author Guide   Also see:   BECOME A BOOK EDITOR BECOME A BOOK PUBLISHER BECOME A BOOKSTORE OWNER BECOME A CARTOONIST BECOME A CHILDREN’S BOOK AUTHOR BECOME A FREELANCE WRITER BECOME A MYSTERY WRITER BECOME A PUBLISHED WRITER BECOME A ROMANCE WRITER BECOME A SCREENWRITER BECOME A SONGWRITER BECOME A TRAVEL WRITER
579 days ago 0 comments From: Writing-Admin Categories: Publishing  Tags: submit your book kindle scout publishing 
socialpolitan.orgy —      Dear Writers: Writers who have an interest in publishing might want to know about Kindle Scout, a reader-powered publishing program where readers help discover the next great books. Submit your never-before-published novel to Kindle Scout and in 45 days or less, your book will be considered for a publishing contract with Kindle Press. We welcome English-language book submissions in the following genres: romance, mystery & thriller, science fiction & fantasy, and literature & fiction. If chosen for publication, you receive: Guaranteed advance & competitive royalties: A $1,500 advance and 50% eBook royalty rate. Focused formats: We acquire worldwide publication rights for eBook and audio formats in all languages. You retain all other rights, including print. 5-year renewable terms: If your book doesn't earn $25,000 in royalties during the initial 5-year contract term, and any 5-year renewal term after that, you can choose to stop publishing with us. Easy reversions: After two years, rights in any format or language that remains unpublished, or all rights for any book that earns less than $500 in total royalties in the preceding 12-month period, can be reverted upon request--no questions asked. Early downloads & reviews: One week prior to release date, everyone who nominated your book will receive a free, early copy to help build momentum and customer reviews. Marketing through Amazon: Your book will be enrolled into the Kindle Owners' Lending Library, Kindle Unlimited as well as be eligible for targeted email campaigns and promotions. We believe authors thrive with options. If you value an advance, creative control, competitive royalties and marketing opportunities--this program might be perfect for you.   Learn More About Kindle Scout   Rates as of 01/16/2016.
660 days ago 0 comments From: Writing-Admin Categories: Screenwriting  Tags: screenwriting fundamentals mark tapio kines lynda.com 
socialpolitan.org — Screenwriting Fundamentals   Join independent film director and screenwriter Mark Tapio Kines as he walks you through the process of getting your screenplay idea out of your head and onto the printed page. Learn how to define your story's characters, obstacles, and scope; understand the importance of each of the three acts in a traditional narrative structure; and discover how to build tension and reveal key plot points. Lastly, Mark shows you how to format your screenplay to make it readable and well paced, and navigate the legalities of adapting an existing property, collaborating with a cowriter, or engaging in a work-for-hire contract. Topics include: Finding the drama in your story idea Structuring your story into three acts Defining your protagonist's short-term and long-term goals Creating obstacles for your characters Understanding the importance of suspense Timing your plot twists Formatting your script Registering for a copyright
660 days ago 0 comments From: Writing-Admin Categories: Fiction Writing  Tags: writing fundamentals lisa cron craft of story lynda.com 
socialpolitan.org — Dig into the craft of writing a compelling story, with practical how-to advice and before-and-after writing samples.   In this course, author Lisa Cron digs into the craft of writing a compelling story based on what the brain is wired to respond to in every story we hear. Whether you're writing a story from scratch, or revising your story for the umpteenth time, this course offers practical how-to advice, then illustrates it using before-and-after examples. Discover how to craft a first page, zero in on your story's point, create empathy, find a character's secret goals and inner issues, translate generics into specifics, write for suspense, create cause-and-effect connections, build momentum and tension, and deftly implement setups, payoffs, flashbacks, subplots, and foreshadowing. Topics include: What is a story? Hooking your reader Feeling what the protagonist feels Being specific Creating suspense and conflict Writing flashbacks and subplots
727 days ago 0 comments From: Writing-Admin Categories: Software  Tags: openoffice open source word processing spreadsheets presentations graphics databases 
openoffice.org — Why Apache OpenOffice Why should I use Apache OpenOffice?   Apache OpenOffice is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose. Great software Apache OpenOffice is the result of over twenty years' software engineering. Designed from the start as a single piece of software, it has a consistency other products cannot match. A completely open development process means that anyone can report bugs, request new features, or enhance the software. The result: Apache OpenOffice does everything you want your office software to do, the way you want it to. Easy to use Apache OpenOffice is easy to learn, and if you're already using another office software package, you'll take to OpenOffice straight away. Our world-wide native-language community means that OpenOffice is probably available and supported in your own language. And if you already have files from another office package - OpenOffice will probably read them with no difficulty. and it's free Best of all, Apache OpenOffice can be downloaded and used entirely free of any license fees. Like all Apache Software Foundation software, Apache OpenOffice is free to use. Apache OpenOffice is released under the Apache 2.0 License. This means you may use it for any purpose - domestic, commercial, educational, public administration. You may install it on as many computers as you like. You may make copies and give them away to family, friends, students, employees - anyone you like.
813 days ago 0 comments From: Writing-Admin Categories: Writing Workshops  Tags: warner bros. television workshop 
televisionworkshop.warnerbros.com — The Warner Bros. Television Workshop is the premier program for new writers and directors looking to start and further their career in television.
813 days ago 0 comments From: Writing-Admin Categories: Writing Workshops  Tags: writing program nickelodeon animation studio 
nickanimationstudio.com — Nickelodeon's Writing Program is one of the best in the biz. Consider the facts: alum have gone on to create their own Nickelodeon shows and write for all sorts of TV series and films. While in the Program, writers meet our series creators, work in writers’ rooms, attend storyboard pitches, show tapings and more. Oh, and they write a lot too, all while being provided a salaried position for up to one year!
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899 days ago 0 comments From: Writing-Admin Categories: Shopping  Tags: ebay electronics cars fashion collectibles coupons 
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