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100 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
100 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
659 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
659 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
812 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!
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
958 days ago 0 comments From: Writing-Admin Categories: Software  Tags: let storycraft story creation writing software 
socialpolitan.org —  Let StoryCraft Story-Creation Software (Windows or Mac) turn you into a master story-teller, taking all the story ideas dancing  in your head and transforming them into fully-developed short stories, novels, and screenplay.   Here's What StoryCraft Does For You: BANISHES WRITER'S BLOCK BY SIMPLIFYING THE ACTUAL WRITING PROCESS ~ StoryCraft not only guides you through the entire process of creating and developing your stories, but also offers quick access to your word processor for each stage of your story so that you can quickly record your ideas — no interruptions, no delays, no excuses. PERFECTS YOUR STORY'S PREMISE ~ Using StoryCraft, your basic story idea easily becomes a concise Story Concept that will form the solid foundation on which you'll build your story. ESTABLISHES THE IDEAL CATEGORY FOR YOUR STORY ~ Once you have your Story Concept, StoryCraft leads you almost effortlessly towards the decision of which Story Category (action, character, or epic) to use to develop precisely the kind of story you most need and want to write. MATCHES YOUR STORY WITH A TIME-PROVEN PATTERN SO YOUR STORY'S OUTLINE SITS CLEARLY IN YOUR MIND'S EYE ~ StoryCraft identifies 18 basic patterns, or Types, of stories that all the great myths and literary classics fall under, and results in a clear sense of the outline of your story — based upon your particular choice of Story Type — throughout the entire writing process. BUILDS COMPELLING CHARACTERS AND WORLDS ~ StoryCraft guides you through the creation of your story's main characters and their helpers as well as the worlds that they populate, prompting you to describe the precise elements necessary for main characters of stories of your Concept, Category, and Type. OFFERS INSTANTANEOUS ADVICE ON YOUR STORY ~ StoryCraft offers built-in help instructions, accessible from every screen, that instantly describe the desired task. LETS YOU BRAINSTORM FREELY AT EVERY MOMENT ~ StoryCraft allows you to brainstorm and develop unique plot twists at each Story Creation Step. GIVES YOU INSTANT NAVIGATION TO ANY ISSUE RELATING TO ANY PART OF YOUR STORY AT ANY POINT ~ StoryCraft allows you to work on understanding and resolving any part of the story, wherever and whenever you have a thought, an idea, or a difficulty. (Vist the StoryCraft Story-Creation Software website.) http://socialpolitan.org/y/storycraft GIVES YOU TOTAL WRITING FREEDOM ~ At every stage of your story, and at every moment of inspiration, StoryCraft writer's software allows you quickly and easily to put your writing ideas into your favorite word-processing program (MS Word, Word Perfect, etc.). RESULTS IN COMPLETE STRUCTURED NOVELS AND SCREENPLAYS ~ What you write with the assistance of StoryCraft develops naturally into a complete, logically arranged novel or screenplay, easily imported, for instance, into your favorite formatting program (Final Draft, Hollywood Screenplay, etc.). SIMPLIFIES THE REVISION PROCESS ~ StoryCraft helps turn the two tasks of writing and revision into a seamlessly integrated process by placing the information needed for revision within each step of the writing process, from beginning to end. CONVERTS INCOMPLETE WORK INTO FINISHED STORIES ~ StoryCraft allows you to work with any outside text, so that you can easily revise and finish stories that you had previously been working on, transforming almost magically old notes, story ideas, and undeveloped stories into near-perfectly developed stories, ready to publish. MAKES THE CRAFT OF WRITING EASY TO LEARN AND EASY TO PERFECT ~ StoryCraft has been carefully designed and refined so that even the most novice of writers can understand clearly and quickly every task (and yet also even the most advanced of writers find its approach sophisticated, reliable, and practical). TEACHES THE WORLD'S #1 WRITING METHOD AND PHILOSOPHY AS YOU WRITE ~ StoryCraft is more than just a writing tool; it is also a sophisticated complete course in writing that utilizes the Jarvis Method, the system of fiction writing that's the accepted standard among university writing programs around the world. REVEALS HISTORY'S GREATEST WRITING SECRETS ~ StoryCraft understands intuitively how you write because its system is based on the way classic literature and great myths have been written since the dawn of civilization.
socialpolitan.org — Novel Writing Tips and Fundamentals by Larry Brooks   Larry Brooks, the author of four critically-acclaimed bestsellers, has consolidated principles from his professional writing workshops into four ebooks below: “Get Your Bad Self Published”, “The Three Dimensions of Character: Going Deep and Wide To Develop Compelling Heroes and Villains”, “101 Slightly Unpredictable Tips for Novelists and Screenwriters” and “Story Structure – Demystified”:     StoryFix http://socialpolitan.org/y/storyfix
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