Stilwell, Dawn, author
Do you need a practical, down to earth guide to self-publishing your book in Canada? Dawn Stilwell is the author of several non-fiction books, and she helps others to self-publish their books via her publishing business, The Publishing Shop, based in Ontario, Canada. Dawn has published over 50 books, and her passion is to help both new and formerly published authors by assisting them in the various aspects of editing and book design in order for them to be able to bring a professional and polished book to the marketplace. She walks you step-by-step through the publishing processes of several major publishing platforms while sharing with you tips and helping you to avoid pitfalls and setbacks. This guide contains a veritable wealth of information that has been gleaned from Dawn's years of publishing experience, to give you the insights and the knowledge you need to be able to self-publish your own book with confidence! With this guide, you will learn the right things to do in order to make your book a publishing success!
Maum, Courtney, 1978- author
Everything you've ever wanted to know about publishing but were too afraid to ask is right here in this funny, candid guide by acclaimed author Courtney Maum.
Febos, Melissa, author
Drawing on her own experiences, the author of the critically acclaimed memoir "Whip Smart" discusses how to confront the emotional, psychological, and physical work of writing about our most intimate lives.
Stern, Rebecca (Editor)
The founders of "National Novel Writing Month" offer practical advice on how to organize and commit to writing stories and novels, and includes motivating essays from such popular authors as John Green and Scott Westerfeld.
Salesses, Matthew, author
"A groundbreaking resource for fiction writers, teachers, and students, this manifesto and practical guide challenges current models of craft and the writing workshop by showing how they fail marginalized writers, and how cultural expectations inform storytelling."-- Provided by publisher.
Carter, Ally, author.
Have you always wanted to write a book, but don't know where to start? Or maybe you're really great at writing the first few chapters . . . but you never quite make it to the end? Or do you finally have a finished manuscript, but you're not sure what to do next? Fear not -- if you have writing-related questions, this book has answers! Whether you're writing for fun or to build a career, bestselling author Ally Carter is ready to help you make your work shine. With honesty, encouragement, and humor, Ally's ready here to answer the questions that writers struggle with the most. Filled with practical tips and helpful advice, Dear Ally is a treasure for aspiring writers at any stage of their careers. It offers a behind-the-scenes look at how books get made, from idea to publication, and gives you insight into the writing processes of some of the biggest and most talented YA authors writing today."--Amazon.
Van Camp, Richard, author
Brooks, Larry, 1952- author.
A series of detailed checklists backed by tutorial content for novelists of every level and genre to refer to as they write regardless of which writing method they prefer.
From the most successful mystery writers in the business, an invaluable guide to crafting mysteries--from character development and plot to procedurals and thrillers--a must-have for every aspiring mystery writer.
Messner, Kate, author
Accomplished storytellers Kate Messner and Mark Siegel playfully chronicle the process of becoming a writer, guiding young storytellers through the joys and challenges of the writing process.
Klein, Cheryl B., 1978- author.
Campbell, Shelly, author.
So you want to write speculative fiction? It's time to get that fantastic world that's been stuck inside your head for years, complete with dragons and androids, onto paper! Whether you're starting your first or tenth novel, Making Myths and Magic was written for you.
George, Elizabeth, 1949- author
For many writers, the biggest challenge is figuring out how to take that earliest glimmer of inspiration and shape it into a full-length novel. How do you even begin to transform a single idea to a complete book? Elizabeth George takes us behind the scenes and into each step of her writing process, revealing exactly what it takes to craft a novel. Drawing from her personal photos, early notes, character analyses, and rough drafts, George shows us every step of how she wrote her novel Careless in Red, from researching location to imagining plot to creating characters to the actual writing and revision process itself. George offers us an intimate look at the process she follows, while also providing invaluable advice for writers about what's worked for her--and what hasn't.
Anders, Charlie Jane, author
A how-to book about the storytelling craft. This is also full of memoir, personal anecdote, and insight about how to flourish in the present emergency. In a nutshell the talk is all about how making up stories and creating worlds is an act of survival.
Telgemeier, Raina, author, artist
Offers writing prompts, activities, and tips and techniques for writing and illustrating a story.
Cron, Lisa, author
"Following on the heels of Lisa Cron's breakout first book, Wired for Story, this writing guide reveals how to use cognitive storytelling strategies to build a scene-by-scene blueprint for a riveting story. It's every novelist's greatest fear: pouring their blood, sweat, and tears into writing hundreds of pages only to realize that their story has no sense of urgency, no internal logic, and so is a page one rewrite. The prevailing wisdom in the writing community is that there are just two ways around this problem: pantsing (winging it) and plotting (focusing on the external plot). Story coach Lisa Cron has spent her career discovering why these methods don't work and coming up with a powerful alternative, based on the science behind what our brains are wired to crave in every story we read (and it's not what you think). In Story Genuis Cron takes you, step-by-step, through the creation of a novel from the first glimmer of an idea, to a complete multilayered blueprint--including fully realized scenes--that evolves into a first draft with the authority, richness, and command of a riveting sixth or seventh draft"-- Provided by publisher.
Jaden, Denise, author
Quindlen, Anna, author
"Write for Your Life is a guide for those who don't, won't, or think they can't write, what Anna Quindlen calls "civilians." Using examples past, present and future--from Anne Frank to Toni Morrison to members of her own family--Quindlen makes vivid all the ways in which writing connects us to ourselves and to those we cherish. From love letters written after World War II to journal reflections from nurses and doctors today, and using her personal experiences not just as a writer but as a mother and daughter, Quindlen makes the case that recording our daily lives in an enduring form is more important than ever. All of our histories, of current events and personal challenges, can be understood and passed down through the written word; "to write the present," Quindlen says, "is to believe in the future." Write for Your Life is a clarion call to pick up the pen, and find yourself"-- Provided by publisher.
Paul, Ann Whitford.