To write is a verb. That's an action word. No more procrastination. Almost everybody thinks they have a book in them or dreams of seeing their name on a front cover, but not everyone knows how to go about it. Sharing all she's learned so far, Fiona McIntosh, one of Australia's most successful commercial authors, shows you how to get started and, even more importantly, how to finish. In this practical and lively handbook McIntosh guides you through the stages of writing a novel, from establishing good working habits all the way through to submitting your draft to a suitable publisher. Chock-full of insider's advice on what makes a bestselling general fiction author, this invaluable resource will equip the newcomer to novel writing with the tools to finish your first draft within a year. If you have a tough hide and a philosophical attitude - as well as a damn strong work ethic - you can make writing fiction your career. 'This rare good book on how to set about writing a popular novel is compulsory reading. Fiona McIntosh is top of the pops.' Bryce Courtenay, at his final Masterclass '[McIntosh's] claims are bold but never overoptimistic.'TheSaturday Age 'McIntosh's examples and the exercises she sets in this interesting insight into gaining a foothold in commercial fiction are an eye-opener. And she is more than qualified to take onthe role of mentor.'GoldCoast Bulletin
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A Proven, Step-By-Step Method And Strategies On How To Write A Good Novel That Will Surely Grab Public Attention And Critical Acclaim Everybody thinks that writing a novel is easy, because you only need to use your writing talent and imagination. However, there are certain rules to fiction-writing that you still need to know, even on a base level. You might be able to tell if a novel is good or bad, but are you able to tell what makes it so?Have you ever wondered how to write a blockbuster novel that will sell? Chances are, if you are a serious, creative, and talented writer you have been wondering just that! Every writer has pondered at some point and time how to write a bestselling book.There are many authors who would enjoy a blockbuster novel, but in order to create one, you're going to have to understand how to write a blockbuster novel. There are many aspects to writing a novel, and there are many aspects to making it a blockbuster. First, of course, your novel has to be set down on paper.Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... Start with an idea What makes a story good? Establishing a workable plot All's well that ends well Editing, proofing, and criticism Marketing and publishing your work Much, much more! Buy your copy today!Take action today and buy this book for a limited time discount.
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Designed for all those wanting to be the next Dan Brown, this introduction to writing popular fiction will be a key addition to the writer's bookshelf. Authored jointly by a literary consultant/agent and a highly successful author, it offers not simply a guide to writing a novel but an introduction to writing a plot-based, action-focused blockbuster. It covers such key practicalities as the importance of plot, pace, action, character and the different demands of such popular commercial genres as romantic fiction, thrillers and so on. For those looking to write for a living, this book provides vital information on the process, including finding an agent and making a living as a writer. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of how to write a blockbuster. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Albert Zuckerman, legendary literary agent, has worked with many bestselling authors, including Ken Follett, Olivia Goldsmith, Antoinette Van Heugten, Michael Lewis, and F. Paul Wilson. Zuckerman is a master at teaching writers the skills necessary to crack the bestseller list. For this revised edition of Writing the Blockbuster Novel, Zuckerman has added an analysis of Nora Roberts's The Witness, which he uses along with classic books like Gone With the Wind and The Godfather, to illustrate his points. Zuckerman's commentary on Ken Follett's working outlines for The Man From St. Petersburg provide a blueprint for building links between plot and character. A new introduction discusses social media and self-publishing. Writing the Blockbuster Novel is an essential tool for any aspiring author. As Dan Brown said in an interview: "Not long ago, I had an amusing experience meeting the author of a book I received as a gift nearly two decades ago a book that in many ways changed my life. I was halfway through writing my first novel when I was given a copy of Writing the Blockbuster Novel. [Zuckerman's] book helped me complete my manuscript and get it published. [When] I met Mr. Zuckerman for the first time. I gratefully told him that he had helped me. He jokingly replied that he planned to tell everyone that he had helped me write The Da Vinci Code." At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Plotting a story filled with memorable, engaging scenes from beginning to end can feel like an insurmountable challenge. Having the right plan - and the tools to execute it - can make all the difference. Writing Blockbuster Plots pulls back the curtain on story structure with step-by-step strategies and visuals that turn plotting and scene writing into a no-stress endeavor. In this completely revised and updated edition, celebrated writing instructor and plot consultant Martha Alderson helps you navigate the intricacies of story with the help of her exclusive Plot Planner and Scene Tracker tools. Using Alderson’s effective, accessible techniques, you'll be able to: • PLOT your story from beginning to end with a focus on dramatic action, the emotional development of your characters, and thematic significance. • ENSURE that each scene contributes meaningfully to the narrative by tracking the seven essential elements of scene. • LINK scenes by cause and effect to create a tight, seamless narrative. • INJECT tension and conflict to keep readers glued to the page. • TARGET weak areas in your story and learn how to fix them. Filled with examples from both classic and contemporary novels, as well as illustrations of the Plot Planner and Scene Tracker in action, Writing Blockbuster Plots strips the confusion out of the plotting process, enabling you to write a story that deserves a standing ovation.
IF YOUR DREAM IS TO BE A BESTSELLING AUTHOR WITH A BIG NEW YORK PUBLISHER, YOU HAVE THE WRONG DREAM. But if you want to break into the bestselling ranks of Amazon.com by writing niche, how-to, or creative nonfiction, FOOLPROOF! BREAKOUT NONFICTION: Your Essential Guide for Writing Blockbuster Nonfiction will show you how. You may be surprised to know that nonfiction comprises 80% of all published books. Even while so many authors concentrate their efforts on writing the Great American Novel, other authors are writing books geared toward improving lives, sharing insights, increasing knowledge, and providing solutions to problems. Because nonfiction books teach, instruct, and inspire, they’re highly valued. What does this mean to you? By writing and publishing nonfiction books, you can increase your odds of building a meaningful writing career while forging a personal path towards financial independence. Breakout nonfiction authors write informative books that deliver practical advice, provide actionable instruction, and showcase personal narratives. They routinely publish one, two, four, or more books a year, year in and year out. They tell ‘stories’ that focus on the real-life struggles of everyday people and inspire their readers towards a better way. Unlike novels, which are read for entertainment and for the emotional roller coaster of following a hero on a life-changing ride, nonfiction books improve lives. FOOLPROOF! BREAKOUT NONFICTION will take you through a step-by-step guide guaranteed to make the process of writing nonfiction books not only informative but exciting. Learn all of the following and more. · Success tips for writing breakout nonfiction · Elements of bestselling nonfiction books · Qualities that make niche nonfiction and creative nonfiction popular · Why nonfiction books should tell engaging ‘stories’ · Nonfiction trends and the bookselling marketplace · How to write your nonfiction books from beginning to end · Why nonfiction can make your writing career · The reason nonfiction books are more lucrative than novels · Why all novelists can write nonfiction but not all nonfiction authors can write novels · Why the expression ‘what’s-in-it-for-them’ is crucial for breakout success Do you want to restart your writing career? Then don’t delay. Get your copy of FOOLPROOF! BREAKOUT NONFICTION: Your Essential Guide for Writing Blockbuster Nonfiction right this minute.
In Writing a Blockbuster, Andrew Marx presents a step-by-step guide to successfully writing and publishing your own book. With new technology offering independent authors more options than ever to design, distribute and market books, writing a blockbuster is now easier than ever. Authors who previously had to go through a major publishing house to have commercial success can now succeed using a proven do-it-yourself formula.But while many “how-to publish” books focus on the end result - book sales, few carefully examine the process that gets the author to that point. Marx takes a comprehensive tour through the stages of writing, how to approach a first draft, tackle writer's block and distractions, and write with the end in mind. He offers a practical approach to organizing your writing and emphasizes writing for an audience.When the dust has settled on the first draft, Marx launches into a detailed guide to editing your book. Editing is a critical skill of the self-published author. Marx provides constructive advice on how an author can be their own best editor, from polishing the second draft to copy editing the final draft before it goes to print.From the first step to the last, Writing a Blockbuster presents straight-forward practical and philosophical guidance to writing and self-publishing a book. Two chapters are dedicated to designing the interior file and creating an eye-catching cover, all in the do-it-yourself mentality. But the book also weighs the pros and cons of hiring someone to do the work for you and sets forth where and how to find the right experts.When the book is done, Marx tackles distribution options for the book, expanding beyond print editions into the competitive world of digital books. Finally, the book finishes with several chapters on marketing and generating sales. Taking advantage of new technology increases publication, distribution and marketing options for the independent author. sales. Marx engages the world of self-publishing far beyond the basics, outlining a comprehensive plan for writing and publishing not just another book, but the next blockbuster.
By effectively demonstrating the relationship between plot and scene and explaining the art of story design, Blockbuster Plots offers writers proven techniques for creating more focused and balanced plotlines.
A director may be inspired by his story idea to his movie from any news article read or news from television. Meeting new incidents of his own or from the experiences of others may inspire a director's story idea. A film director aspirant should be open to his situation. To get new story ideas in any situation and also do not forget any particular idea, it is advisable to keep a notebook and pen always in the pocket and takes notes of any new ideas.If possible, you can join any film institute before joining as an assistant director and this will cope up your knowledge properly and you can attain success quickly in the entertainment silver screen industry.Taking any course in screenwriting to hone the story making for a movie is an important thing for any person who is interested in moviemaking. There is much good software is in the market for screenplay formatting and it can be used to save the screenplay in the computer as a soft copy is a secure way to save any story idea.Normally stories are formed based on matching three important elements such as setting of a story, hero, and what conflicts he meets. When deciding these 3 elements many different stories can be created. Take 'Titanic' movie, here the setting is the Titanic ship, the hero is Jack, and his love conflict with the villain makes the rest of the story. You can analyze these three elements in different movies and understand this important thing very well.To find a good story a director or screenwriter can search news items from newspaper or television and note it down for development. You can form a discussion team of your friends and discuss any selected idea can be discussed and written in a notebook to develop a story.As a director, you should read many big blockbuster movie scripts that are available online. By this way, you can compare how the printed script is converted into a scene and understand the visual conversion method of writing into a scene in any scene and the different styles handled by different directors. This will help you more than you work on the sets as an assistant to the big director.Make a habit of seeing different genre movies from around the world frequently and this will develop your screenplay knowledge of how to handle a story while making a movie. If possible you can often participate in the screenwriting contests online so that your work will get noticed by all sorts of creative people in the industry from around the world.You can also send your scripts to any movie festival events that happen around the world often and if possible you can participate in the movie festivals so that you can meet different directors and screenwriters and they can become your contacts to help your career in the future.Write more scripts and try new producers and send your scripts to film festivals and contests, and in this way, you can get your break soon in your career as a film director. If possible, you can develop a website for you with all your details of scripts so that your success probability will increase.Though it is essential to work as an assistant director in a film crew with a successful director or studying cinema from A to Z in a good institution is very important to make great in cinema, this book has given you the basic knowledge of what one should know while trying Cinema as their full-time life career.It is an acid test for you that if you feel this book might have made with more details or if you feel you have already known all the matters in this book already in your brain, it is the right time to join as an assistant director to a successful director.READING THIS BOOK, AGAIN AND AGAIN, WILL DIRECT YOU ON THE RIGHT PATH OF SUCCESS IN WRITING FOR FILMS AND SO READ AND GET BENEFITTED.