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164 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
socialpolitan.org — Liquid Story Binder is a uniquely designed word processor for professional and aspiring authors, poets, and novelists. Writing software for those who require the editing ability of a commercial text editor as well as a document tracking system. It is for those who want the freedom to create and revise but are tired of losing track of their work.   DossiersCreate Dossiers for major characters and settings.TimelinesPlot your novel by organizing cards along colored timelines.StoryboardsCombine images and text to create a visual reference board.JournalsCreate a writing journal, or even fictional journals for each one of your characters.OutlinesCreate a collapsible tree of plot ideas.MindmapsLink ideas together using lines and text.Image GalleriesOrganize your reference images into galleries.ChecklistsA list of titles and captions with checkmarks.ContrastsA two-columned list for direct comparisons.BuildersOrganize complex scenes using titles, descriptions, and color indexing.Position MemoryLiquid Story Binder XE remembers just where you left off.Manuscript BuildingCombine multiple chapters into a single manuscript automatically.PrintingPreserve your font and paragraph editing with Format Printing.WorkspacesPreserve your favorite window layouts for quick access.Project GoalsWords per day, words left to write, days remaining, multi-document word counts.Color SchemesCreate the perfect writing environment with your favorite window colors.RecordingsRecord yourself reading your own novel. Test for pacing and time.File ListingsOrganize all your files into easy-access file trees.BackupsEvery Chapter has its own backup repository. Never lose a single word with automatic version and session backups. Compress your whole archive into a single ZIP file.ShortcutsQuickly access your favorite external software and documents.StatisticsTimes, Word Counts, Goals, Sessions, Versions, Days.ReaderRead over your work in a easy to view columned window, free of editing distractions.Music PlaylistsAdd your MP3s and sort them into playlists. Set the mood for writing.External EditingOpen your work outside of Liquid Story Binder.     30 Day Free Trial Without Any Feature Limitations Download Liquid Story Binder XE and test out it features before buying. The download includes the entire XE package without limitations. If you love what you see, return to our website a buy a special licensing code that will allow you to use Liquid Story Binder indefinitely. After that, all future upgrades and updates are absolutely free!     Liquid Story Binder   SOFTWARE FOR WRITERS, SOFTWARE FOR AUTHORS, SOFTWARE FOR NOVELISTS, SOFTWARE FOR POETSA WORD PROCESSOR FOR WRITERS, A WORD PROCESSOR FOR NOVELISTS, A WORD PROCESSOR FOR POETS, CREATIVE WRITING SOFTWARE, A TEXT EDITOR FOR WRITERS, WRITING, WORD PROCESSING, STORYBOARDS, MANUSCRIPTS, MANUSCRIPT PRINTING, PLOT OUTLINES, CHAPTER OUTLINES, REFERENCE NOTES, TEMPLATES, CREATIVE WRITING, DOCUMENT CLEANING, TEXT CLEANING
socialpolitan.org — Writers can learn methods to enhance their writing with online screenwriting courses from the Writers Store. From screenwriting tips & writing advice from best-selling authors to practical secrets about feature films from master producers and directors, there is something for everyone. Choose from hundreds of online writing classes, including free writing seminars, and advance to the next level within the entertainment industry!   Writers Store Online Screenwriting Courses & Classes
socialpolitan.org — Write from a Spark!   WriteSparks!™ is every writer's newest best friend! If you need some creative sparks to start or end your day, WriteSparks!™ is the perfect software for the writer in you!   WriteSparks!™ is not an e-book. It is not a writing course either.   WriteSparks!™ is a writer's software you can run from your computer whenever you need to...   jumpstart your writing break out of a block get rid of boredom write away your frustrations write for the sheer joy of writing   WriteSparks!™ can generate over 10 million story sparks to keep you writing for years... and all at a click of a button. Getting ideas for your stories has never been this easy!   100+ quick plots for you to twist 100+ poetic lines to flex your poetic muscles 150+ quick prompts that are perfect for warm-up writing 250+ tabloid headlines to get you to write your own tabloid stories 250+ first lines to jumpstart the stories inside you 800+ cliches to base your stories on 8,000+ random metaphors and powerful images for your stories 12,000 quick characters sparks -- put two people together and write their story 70,000+ random proverbs...with a twist! These are not your ordinary proverbs 300,000+ what if? story combinations 400,000+ random word combinations for flash fiction 500,000+ random paragraphs to spark off your imagination 1,000,000+ random personifications to begin your poem or story 3,000,000+ poetry-to-go verses combinations for you to build or base your poems and stories 5,000,000+ character profiles to flesh out and use in your stories   Generating ideas for your next story has never been this easy! WriteSparks!™ will generate over 10 million story sparkers for you! Take this software for a free test drive today.     There are 3 versions of WriteSparks!™ http://socialpolitan.org/y/writesparks
spacejock.com — What is yWriter?   yWriter is a powerful writing program which is free to download and use.   yWriter is a word processor which breaks your novel into chapters and scenes, helping you keep track of your work while leaving your mind free to create. It will not write your novel for you, suggest plot ideas or perform creative tasks of any kind. yWriter was designed by an author, not a salesman!   Feature list: Organise your novel using a project. Add chapters to the project. Add scenes, characters, items and locations. Display the word count for every file in the project, along with a total. Saves a log file every day, showing words per file and the total. (Tracks your progress) Saves automatic backups at user-specified intervals. Allows multiple scenes within chapters Viewpoint character, goal, conflict and outcome fields for each scene. Multiple characters per scene. Storyboard view, a visual layout of your work. Re-order scenes within chapters. Drag and drop of chapters, scenes, characters, items and locations. Automatic chapter renumbering.
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1378 days ago 0 comments From: Writing-Admin Categories: Writing Contests  Tags: writing contests writing competitions writers digest 
writersdigest.com — Do you want to get published? Do you want the world to know you are a winning writer? By entering one of the Writer’s Digest Writing Contests or Writing Competitions you can make these dreams come true! Writer’s Digest hosts fiction writing competitions, poetry writing competitions, short story competitions, screenwriting competitions, self-publishing competitions, creative writing contests and more. You could see your name in Writer’s Digest magazine, you could get the opportunity to meet with editors and agents, and you could win cash! Prizes vary depending on the writing competition you choose to enter. By entering and winning a Writer’s Digest Competition, you can: Get published. Your writing could be published in the pages of Writer’s Digest. Get discovered. You could have the opportunity to meet with editors and agents at the Writer’s Digest Conference. Get recognition. Winners are listed in the magazine, on our website and at the Writer’s Digest Conference. Get feedback. Experts in the writing community will judge and provide feedback on your work. Get cash. You can even win one of our cash prizes. To receive occasional updates on deadlines, when winners are announced and other writing competition or writing contest information, sign-up for the Writer’s Digest Newsletter using the field below:   Self-Published eBook Awards Writer’s Digest’s newest competition, the Self-Published eBook Awards, is now closed. This is the only Writer’s Digest competition exclusively for self-published ebooks. Winners were notified by December 31, 2013. Top winners will appear in our May/June 2014 issue. All winners, including Honorable Mentions, will be posted on our website in April. Writer’s Digest Poetry Awards The Writer’s Digest Poetry Awards is now closed. This is the only Writer’s Digest competition exclusively for poets. Winners were notified by December 31, 2013 and will appear in the July/August 2014 issue. Short Short Story Writing Competition The Writer’s Digest Short Short Short Story Writing Competition is now closed. The top 10 winners will be announced in the July/August 2014 issue of Writer’s Digest Magazine. The top 25 manuscript will be printed in a special competition collection*. Pre-ordered copies of the 2012 Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition Collection mailed on June 18, 2013. It is available for purchase in our shop: writersdigestshop.com. Click here to purchase Writer’s Digest 83rd Annual Writing Competition The Writer’s Digest 83rd Annual Competition is now accepting entries. Winners will be announced in the December 2014 issue of Writer’s Digest Magazine AND the winner will be announced on the cover*. Click here for details and to enter The Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards The 22nd Annual Self-Published Book Awards is now open. Winners will be announced in the March 2015 issue of Writer’s Digest Magazine. Click here for prizes, guidelines and to enter Writer’s Digest Science Fiction Competition We are no longer accepting entries in the Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards Science Fiction Category. Winners will be listed in the May/June 2014 issue of Writer’s Digest. Learn more about the Science Fiction competition   Writer’s Digest Thriller Competition The Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards Thriller Category is now closed. Winners will be listed in the May/June 2014 issue of Writer’s Digest. Learn more about the Thriller competition   Writer’s Digest Young Adult Fiction Competition The Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards Young Adult Fiction Category is now closed. Winners will be listed in the May/June 2014 issue of Writer’s Digest. Learn more about the Young Adult Fiction competition Writer’s Digest Romance Competition We are no longer accepting entries in the Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards Romance Category. Winners will be listed in the May/June 2014 issue of Writer’s Digest. Learn more about the Romance competition   Writer’s Digest Crime Competition The Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards Crime Category is now closed. Winners will be listed in the May/June 2014 issue of Writer’s Digest. Learn more about the Crime writing competition   Writer’s Digest Horror Competition The Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards Horror Competition is no longer accepting entries. Winners will be listed in the May/June 2014 issue of Writer’s Digest. Learn more about the Horror writing competition Your Story Competition Every other month, Writer’s Digest will provide a short, open-ended prompt. Submit a short story of 750 words or fewer based on that prompt. The winner will receive publication in an upcoming issue of Writer’s Digest. Click here for details and to enter the Your Story Competition. 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pw.org — Writing Contests, Grants & Awards   The Writing Contests, Grants & Awards database includes details about the creative writing contests—including poetry contests, short story competitions, essay contests, awards for novels, and more—that we’ve published in Poets & Writers Magazine during the past year. We carefully review the practices and policies of each contest before including it. Ours is the most trusted resource for legitimate writing contests available anywhere.   Poets & Writers: Find Creative Writing Contests, Poetry Contests & Grants|
bit.ly — Writing and Reading Short Stories Instructor(s) Shariann Lewitt MIT Course Number 21W.755 / 21W.757 As Taught In Spring 2012 Level Undergraduate Course Description This class will focus on the craft of the short story, which we will explore through reading great short stories, writers speaking about writing, writing exercises and conducting workshops on original stories. Course Home Syllabus Readings Lecture Notes Assignments Download Course Materials Required Text Gioia, Dana, and R. S. Gwynn, eds. The Art of the Short Story. New York, NY: Pearson Longman, 2005. ISBN: 9780321363633.   Lewitt, Shariann. 21W.755 Writing and Reading Short Stories,Spring 2012. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed 01 Feb, 2013). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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