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RSS — “Attention all Novel Writers! It’s time to get published!” No more excuses. The Novel Writing Academy Offers the Step-by-Step Instruction and Coaching you Need to Succeed!   Whether you’re just starting out with only a great idea and the desire to write a novel or you’ve finished a novel and need help getting published, or somewhere in between, The Novel Writing Academy is the place to make it happen. We’ll show you how to write, publish, and market your novel. You’ve been following your dreams. Now it’s time to turn them into reality.   Writing a novel is a solitary activity. But that doesn’t mean you have to do everything completely on your own. You don’t have to rely on random magazine articles and hobby sites on the web. The Novel Writing Academy is dedicated to providing the instruction, support, coaching and tools you need to be a successful writer.   From your first day at the Novel Writing Academy you will be working towards becoming a successful, published author. 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This instruction became the basis for the tutorials in the Novel Writing Academy.   At the Novel Writing Academy, our tutorials are divided into seven instruction modules. Each instruction module includes tutorials, planning guides, and resources. These step-by-step tutorials introduce you to the topic and give you a solid understanding of how to use the techniques to become a successful, published author. From scene writing, plot building, and character development to publishing and marketing, we offer complete instruction in all the topics that you need to succeed. — AAR Is The Professional Organization For Literary And Dramatic Agents The AAR was formed . . . . . . in 1991 through the merger of the Society of Authors' Representatives, founded in 1928, and the Independent Literary Agents Association, founded in 1977. The AAR has three prime objectives: To keep agents informed of changing conditions in publishing, the theater, the motion picture and television industries and related fields. To encourage cooperation among literary organizations. To assist agents in representing the interests of their author-clients. To qualify for AAR membership an agent must meet professional standards specified in the organization's By-Laws and agree to subscribe to the AAR Canon of Ethics. The Canon of Ethics . . . is established in order to ensure that agents fulfill in a straightforward manner all obligations they undertake in relation to their clients. The AAR does not intend to and cannot regulate the commissions, fees, services or other competitive business practices of its members nor interfere in the agent-client relationship. Our Mission The Association of Authors' Representatives is a not-for-profit organization of qualified literary agents and dramatic representatives of authors, dramatists and other creators and owners of intellectual property. Our Canon of Ethics governs the conduct of our members. We function through our By-Laws, which provide for governance through a Board of Directors, elected by Members, supported by appointed Committees. The Board appoints liaisons to other organizations in the publishing, entertainment and information industries to help identify issues of mutual concern and to enable our organizations to work together whenever possible. We provide our members with information, education and support. Through persuasion and advocacy we work to protect and enhance the best interests of our clients. We affirm the full individuality of our members and their freedom to act on their clients' behalf, subject to our Canon of Ethics and its definition of each individual's obligation to uphold integrity and the highest professional standards in all business dealings. Are you an author? A producer? A publisher? Find An Agent — #1 choice for media pre-production. Celtx is the world's first all-in-one media pre-production system. It replaces 'paper & binder' pre-production with a digital approach that's more complete, simpler to work with, and easier to share.   Free screenwriting software storyboard schedule.   Multi-Media Friendly Celtx helps you produce all types of media — film, video, documentary, theatre, novels, machinima, comics, advertising, video games, music video, radio, podcasts, and however else you choose to tell your story. 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1164 days ago 0 comments From: Writing-Admin Categories: Fiction Writing Fan Fiction  Tags: fan fiction fanfic writers fanfic readers — FanFiction.Net - World's largest fanfiction archive and forum where fanfic writers and readers around the globe gather to share their passion.   FanFiction.Net is for fanfiction. To publish/read original stories and poetry please visit our sister site at
1167 days ago 0 comments From: Writing-Admin Categories: Fiction Writing  Tags: fiction writing wikipedia free encyclopedia — Fiction writing From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This article is about writing fiction prose. For fiction as a concept, see fiction.   Fiction writing is any kind of writing that is not factual. Fictional writing most often takes the form of a story meant to convey an author's point of view or simply to entertain. The result of this may be a short story, novel, novella, screenplay, or drama, which are all types (though not the only types) of fictional writing styles. Contents 1 Types of fiction prose 2 Elements of fiction 3 Character 4 Plot 5 Setting 6 Theme 7 Style 7.1 Components of style 7.2 Narrator 7.3 Point of View 7.4 Tone 7.5 Suspension of Disbelief 8 External links 9 See also 10 References Types of fiction prose Main article: Fiction#Categories of fiction Elements of fiction   Just as a painter uses color and line to create a painting, an author uses the elements of fiction to create a story:   The elements of fiction are: character, plot, setting, theme, and style. Of these five elements, character is the who, plot is the what, setting is the where and when, and style is the how of a story.   A character is any person, persona, identity, or entity whose existence originates from a fictional work or performance.   A plot, or storyline, is the rendering and ordering of the events and actions of a story, particularly towards the achievement of some particular artistic or emotional effect.   Setting is the time and location in which a story takes place.   Theme is the broad idea, message, or lesson of a story.   Style includes the multitude of choices fiction writers make, consciously or subconsciously, as they create a story. They encompass the big-picture, strategic choices such as point of view and narrator, but they also include the nitty-gritty, tactical choices of grammar, punctuation, word usage, sentence and paragraph length and structure, tone, the use of imagery, chapter selection, titles, and on and on. In the process of writing a story, these choices meld to become the writer's voice, his or her own unique style. Character   Characterization is one of the five elements of fiction, along with plot, setting, theme, and writing style. A character is a participant in the story, and is usually a person, but may be any persona, identity, or entity whose existence originates from a fictional work or performance.   Characters may be of several types: Point-of-view character: the character by whom the story is viewed. The point-of-view character may or may not also be the main character in the story. Protagonist: the main character of a story Antagonist: the character who stands in opposition to the protagonist Minor character: a character that interacts with the protagonist. They help the story move along. Foil character: a (minor) character who has traits in aversion to the main character Plot   The plot, or storyline, is the rendering and ordering of the events and actions of a story.   On a micro level, plot consists of action and reaction, also referred to as stimulus and response. On a macro level, plot has a beginning, a middle, and an ending. Plot is often depicted as an arc with a zig-zag line to represent the rise and fall of action. *Freytag's Pyramid is also another way to represent action in a novel.   The climax of the novel consists of a single action-packed sentence in which the conflict (problem) of the novel is resolved. This sentence comes towards the end of the novel. The main part of the action should come before the climax.   Plot also has a mid-level structure: scene and sequel. A scene is a unit of drama—where the action occurs. Then, after a transition of some sort, comes the sequel—an emotional reaction and regrouping, an aftermath. Setting   Setting is the locale and time of a story. The setting is often a real place, but may be a fictitious city or country within our own world; a different planet; or an alternate universe, which may or may not have similarities with our own universe. Sometimes setting is referred to as milieu, to include a context (such as society) beyond the immediate surroundings of the story. Theme   Theme is what the author is trying to tell the reader. For example, the belief in the ultimate good in people, or that things are not always what they seem. The moral of the story, if you will. Style   Style includes the multitude of choices fiction writers make, consciously or not, in the process of writing a story. It encompasses not only the big-picture, strategic choices such as point of view and choice of narrator, but also tactical choices of grammar, punctuation, word usage, sentence and paragraph length and structure, tone, the use of imagery, chapter selection, titles, etc. In the process of creating a story, these choices meld to become the writer's voice, his or her own unique style. Components of style   For each piece of fiction, the author makes many choices, consciously or subconsciously, which combine to form the writer's unique style. The components of style are numerous, but include point of view, choice of narrator, fiction-writing mode, person and tense, grammar, punctuation, word usage, sentence length and structure, paragraph length and structure, tone, imagery, chapter usage, and title selection. Narrator   The narrator is the teller of the story, the orator, doing the mouthwork, or its in-print equivalent. Point of View   Point of view is from whose consciousness the reader hears, sees, and feels the story. Tone   Tone is the mood that the author establishes within the story. Suspension of Disbelief   Suspension of disbelief is the reader's temporary acceptance of story elements as believable, regardless of how implausible they may seem in real life. External links Top Notch Writing Advice From Famous Masters Hugo and Nebula Award Winning Author Ursula K. LeGuin's writing advice Official Website for National Novel Writing Month Look up fiction in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. See also Author Creative writing Fan fiction Fiction Figure of speech Foreshadowing List of writers' conferences Literary criticism Literary festival Literary fiction Literary technique Literature Narratology Show, don't tell Writer Writer's block Writing style References ^ King, Stephen (2000). On Writing pp. 153–, –154.. Scribner. ISBN 0-684-85352-3. ^ Abbott, Jillian (Sep., 2005). "How to keep tabs on your novel’s progress". The Writer, p. 39. ^ Frey, James N. (1987). How to Write a Damn Good Novel p. 164.. St. Martin’s Press. ISBN 0-312-01044-3. ^ Monteleone, Tom (2004). The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Writing a Novel p. 51.. Scribner. ISBN 1-59257-172-7. ^ Leder, Meg, ed. (2002). The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing p. 324.. Writer’s Digest Books. ISBN 1-58297-160-9. ^ Stanek, Lou Willett. (1994). So You Want to Write a Novel p. 15. Avon Books. ISBN 0-380-77688-X. [hide]v · d · eLiterary composition General topics Fiction writing · Writer · Characterisation · Exposition (literary technique) · Description · Writer's block · Literature Literary techniques, devices or motifs Literary technique · Contrast (linguistics) · Contrast (literary) · Trope (literature) · Trope (linguistics) Literary methods Writing process · Mimesis · Plagiarism · Cut-up technique · Pastiche · Assemblage (composition) Features Style (fiction) · Writing style · Stylistics (linguistics) · Writer's voice · Voice (grammar) · Setting tone · Grammatical mood · Tone (literature) · Register (sociolinguistics) · Rhetorical modes · Forms Novel · Screenplay · Short story · Poem · Essay · Joke · Creative nonfiction Other Idiom · Cliché Outside of the arts Composition studies · Technical writing · Articulation (sociology) — SFWA is a professional organization for authors of science fiction, fantasy and related genres.  Esteemed past and present members include Isaac Asimov, Anne McCaffrey, Ray Bradbury, and Andre Norton.   SFWA informs, supports, promotes, defends and advocates for its members. We host the prestigious Nebula Awards, assist members in legal disputes with publishers, and administer benevolent funds for authors facing medical or legal expenses.  Novice authors benefit from our Information Center and the well-known Writer Beware site.   SFWA members look out for each other and provide assistance, mentorship, and cameraderie. Between online discussion forums, private convention suites, and a host of less formal gatherings, SFWA is a source of information, education, support, and fellowship for its authors.   SFWA Membership is open to authors, artists, editors, and other industry professionals who meet our eligibility requirements.   Click here to Join SFWA — Mystery Writers of America (“MWA”). Come and explore our website. MWA is the premier organization for mystery and crime writers, professionals allied to the crime writing field, aspiring crime writers, and folks who just love to read crime fiction. In these pages, you will learn about MWA, our programs, our authors and their books, including frequently updated calendars of events, announcements about our authors, their tour dates and their new releases. Founded in 1945, MWA is a storied organization with a golden past and an exciting present. Each Spring, we present the Edgar® Awards, widely acknowledged to be the most prestigious awards in the genre. We sponsor MWA Literacy where we help to rebuild libraries around the US and as well as numerous other symposiunms and events designed to enlighten and inform authors and fans alike. If you’re an author in the mystery or crime genre or an allied professional, you’ll find important services and benefits here. If you’re a reader, fan, librarian, journalist or anybody else interested in learning more about the genre, you’ve come to the right place. We hope you’ enjoy our site, learn a lot and keep coming back for more. — Horror Writers Association - An organization to bring writers and others with a professional interest in horror together and to foster a greater appreciation of dark fiction in general. — Romance Writers of America is dedicated to advancing the professional interests of career-focused romance writers through networking and advocacy. The association represents more than 10,250 members in 145 chapters offering local or special-interest networking and education. Learn more.   Romance Writers of America® (RWA) was chartered in 1981 to serve as a nonprofit trade association for romance writers. The mission of Romance Writers of America is to advance the professional interests of career-focused romance writers through networking and advocacy. RWA works to support the efforts of its members to earn a living, to make a full-time career out of writing romance—or a part-time one that generously supplements his/her main income. More than 10,000 romance writers and related industry professionals are members of Romance Writers of America. Although the association is called Romance Writers of America, membership is not limited to individuals living in the United States. Approximately 900 RWA members live outside the U.S., and RWA fosters connections between its members through the RWA Web site,, and its 145 local, online, and special-interest chapters. RWA's chapters provide opportunities for members to come together to discuss the industry and build connections with fellow romance writers. Romance Writers of America hosts an annual conference that provides the perfect opportunity for authors to increase their knowledge of the business and network with industry professionals and fellow writers. The conference offers more than 100 workshops with topics ranging from beginning writing skills to the business side of writing. Romance fiction editors and literary agents search for new talent in scheduled one-on-one interviews, give workshops, and network with attendees. RWA also sponsors the romance publishing industry's prestigious awards for published and unpublished romance writers — the RITA Awards and the Golden Heart Awards. These awards recognize excellence in romance fiction. As one of the largest writers associations, Romance Writers of America leverages its influence and credibility to advocate for improving business conditions in the romance publishing industry. Also, RWA promotes the romance genre through outreach programs for librarians and booksellers. The outreach doesn't stop with librarians and booksellers, however. Romance Writers of America also sponsors an academic grant annually to develop and support academic research devoted to genre romance novels, writers, and readers, as well as romance reader surveys and statistics reports. If you are interested in becoming a part of this diverse and growing community, visit the Become a Member section for more information.
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