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465 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 Easy reversions: After two years, rights in any format or language that remains unpublished, or all rights for any book that earns less than $500 in total royalties in the preceding 12-month period, can be reverted upon request--no questions asked.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.
545 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
545 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
612 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.
699 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.
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