Writer to Writer - April 2006
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Quote of the Month:
Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence and Determination
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First Draft in 30 Days: A Novel Writer's System for Building A Complete and Cohesive Manuscript
Writer's Digest Books
2005, 216 pgs.
Reviewed by Beth Morrow© All rights reserved
As a perpetual dieter and unorganized fiction writer, there are two things of which I am most skeptical: quick weight-loss schemes and programs that claim to help scattered writing souls like myself compose fiction from an outline. While I still haven't found anything to help my waistline more than following the good, old-fashioned adage of eat-less-exercise-more, I dare say Karen Wiesner's First Draft in 30 Days has me reconsidering--and almost excited about--the value of outlining prior to writing.
Like diet programs, I've tried every plotting/structure/organizing plan for writers known to mankind. From books to index cards to computer programs and everything in between, I accepted long ago that I'm a pantser (as opposed to the neat and orderly plotter) and that to try and organize my fiction writing process was an exercise in futility. While I write from outline in my nonfiction pieces, the impulsive, dynamic nature of fiction made me believe it almost impossible to reign in on the direction of my stories in advance.
Until Wiesner's book.
Ilona Hegedus has had a poem published in Greek magazine Universe Pathways. She also had a poem published in Samsdot Publishing's Bondage anthology and another one in Night To Dawn vampire magazine's Spring issue. She also did a website revamp. URL: http://ilonahegedus.topcities.com
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The warnings to authors were all correct: writing a good book is the easy part, making it known is much harder.
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Writing Is Good Therapy
© Marilyn Henderson – All rights reserved
The doctor is in. Please be seated—at your computer!
I recently attended a meeting of a group designed to encourage people who were dealing with vision loss to tell their stories. They were basically non-writers, and their stories would eventually become part of a book to help those losing vision realize the obstacles of blindness can be overcome.
The group members were encouraged to write or tape the assignments the coordinator of the group gave each month.
Also as part of each session, the leader read an article or passage from a book to inspire them or at least help allay their fears about writing. That day, she read an article she had found on the Internet about how to write a memoir.
Fascinated, I listened to the author of the article recommend exactly the same things I had written in a critique of a novel the day before, advice I have given writers ever since I began teaching. Show, don't tell, weave in descriptions of people and places, write in the active voice, create emotions in the reader.
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How to Make a Potential Client Pay Attention to You
Copyright Chris Marlow – All Rights Reserved
Things are rapidly changing in the world of freelance copywriting...and probably graphic design too.
Like a cat that smells a rat, I've been on alert for signs of increased competition in the marketplace.
And while little things have been filtering in, not looking terribly significant by themselves, when I add them up with feedback from my subscribers, coaching clients, and colleagues, the picture becomes clear:
>Competition in the freelance copywriter marketplace is definitely on the rise!
The day I knew for sure was the day Sebastian, one of my past coaching students, emailed me with a hot prospect. The potential client said he had "several copywriters" he was looking at but he was especially interested in Sebastian because Sebastian specialized in his (very narrow) niche.
So what's so unusual about a marketer looking at several copywriters?
Well, one of the things I have my coaching students do is cherry-pick potential clients based on certain qualifications. That, combined with "fine tuned" niching, often sets the writer up with a nice, private mailing list of prospects who aren't the "usual suspects."
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Romance outsells all other fiction by a factor of 5 to I, but it's also one of the most difficult genres to break into. Why? Because the competition is enormous. The good news for you and me is that 90% of all romance manuscripts are reportedly terrible. This is because most new romance writers just don't understand the needs of publishers (magazine and book), agents and indeed, the reading public. This course takes a refreshing new look into the genre.
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Easy Way to Write the Mystery Novel
Mystery is constantly growing in popularity, but many writers simply don't understand the genre. As a result, they can't get their books published. This course will give you total understanding of the genre, and prepare you for your journey as a published mystery writer. Visit http://www.writer2writer.com/ewtwmystery.htm to kick-start your career as a mystery writer!
Show, Don't Tell Mastercourse
Discover the tricks and techniques that all the best writers use. In this course, you will get one-on-one tutoring and feedback. You will learn what constitutes a professionally crafted manuscript, what makes editors contract stories, and how to follow suit. In this Master Class from Robyn Opie, author of over 64 published books, you will learn the secrets you need to become a published author. If you are already published, the techniques and concepts taught will reinforce and enhance your knowledge. Full details http://www.writer2writer.com/showtell.htm
Learn to Write Thrillers
Thrillers are in hot demand for translation, serial and resell rights. Authoring a series of thrillers can literally catapult your career and your earning potential to the stars! Not only do thrillers make authors and their publishers very rich, they also make the most money in terms of film and TV rights, generating vast revenues worldwide. To join this valuable workshop, http://www.writer2writer.com/ewtwthriller.htm
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