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In 52 personal, vulnerable letters, writer Andi Cumbo-Floyd shares her personal experiences of the writing journey, offers her perspective on the writing life, and shares encouragement to help writers through the hard and the joyous days of being a writer. The letters cover everything from what it feels like to sign a book contract to the times writing draws out emotion we didn’t realize to the need for space in our daily lives. The letters are intimate and honest, each written with love for the writers Cumbo-Floyd holds dear.
Shirt features vintage typewriter and says “I Make Stuff Up.” This awesome t-shirt is the perfect gift idea for journalists, poets or novelists. If you or someone you know is an aspiring writer or loves creative writing, then grab this tshirt and wear it the next time you have writer’s block.
Every writer knows that as rewarding as the creative process is, it can often be a bumpy road. Have hope and keep at it! Designed to kick-start creativity, this handsome handbook from the executive director of National Novel Writing Month gathers a wide range of insights and advice for writers at any stage of their career. From tips about how to finally start that story to helpful ideas about what to do when the words just aren’t quite coming out right, Pep Talks for Writers provides motivation, encouragement, and helpful exercises for writers of all stripes.
This newly designed, award-winning plastic 4″ X 9″ template contains all the popular music notes, notations and symbols to help produce dramatically neat written music. Simply overlay the template on the staff paper and use a sharp pencil or acceptable pen to trace around the cutout of each desired symbol. It even comes with a matching 50 sheet tablet of 10 staff paper. Additional tablets are sold here separately. And it’s made in the USA!
Readers connect to characters with depth, ones who have experienced life’s ups and downs. To deliver key players that are both realistic and compelling, writers must know them intimately—not only who they are in the present story, but also what made them that way. Of all the formative experiences in a character’s past, none are more destructive than emotional wounds. The aftershocks of trauma can change who they are, alter what they believe, and sabotage their ability to achieve meaningful goals, all of which will affect the trajectory of your story.
Identifying the backstory wound is crucial to understanding how it will shape your character’s behavior, and The Emotional Wound Thesaurus can help. Inside, you’ll find:
•A database of traumatic situations common to the human experience
•An in-depth study on a wound’s impact, including the fears, lies, personality shifts, and dysfunctional behaviors that can arise from different painful events
•An extensive analysis of character arc and how the wound and any resulting unmet needs fit into it
•Techniques on how to show the past experience to readers in a way that is both engaging and revelatory while avoiding the pitfalls of info dumps and telling
•A showcase of popular characters and how their traumatic experiences reshaped them, leading to very specific story goals
•A Backstory Wound Profile tool that will enable you to document your characters’ negative past experiences and the aftereffects
Root your characters in reality by giving them an authentic wound that causes difficulties and prompts them to strive for inner growth to overcome it. With its easy-to-read format and over 100 entries packed with information, The Emotional Wound Thesaurus is a crash course in psychology for creating characters that feel incredibly real to readers.
Shirt features vintage typewriter and says “I Make Stuff Up.” This awesome t-shirt is the perfect gift idea for journalists, poets or novelists. Nanowrimo lovers will enjoy this shirt. If you or someone you know is an aspiring writer or loves creative writing, then grab this tshirt and wear it the next time you have writer’s block. Please order a size up for a baggier fit.
Writer’s Market Deluxe Edition 2018 includes everything you expect in a regular edition of Writer’s Market, PLUS a one-year subscription to WritersMarket.com. With this subscription, you’ll gain instant access to more than 7,500 listings for book publishers, magazines, contests, literary agents, and more—with daily updates.
Romance Writers of America® brings together seventeen of today’s hottest authors in an anthology of never-before-published tales that reveal true love always deserves a happy ending.
Follow New York Times best-selling authors J. Kenner and Christina Lauren back to reader-favorite worlds.
New York Times bestseller Alyssa Day sprinkles djinn magic in her humorous paranormal romance, while Rachel Hauck brings the enchantment of the holidays in her New Year’s Eve contemporary love story.
And Liliana Hart delivers thrills and adventure in her hero and heroine’s search for the impossible.
With characters who find love through tough situations, in elegant 1800s ballrooms, with an old friend who shows up when least expected, at a tender age when cliques and homework get in the way of relationships, or after a random encounter in an unlikely setting, Second Chances delivers romance to strike every reader’s fancy.
Plus tales from:
Brandi Willis Schreiber
Straight from the front line of urban America, the inspiring story of one fiercely determined teacher and her remarkable students.
As an idealistic twenty-three-year-old English teacher at Wilson High School in Long beach, California, Erin Gruwell confronted a room of “unteachable, at-risk” students. One day she intercepted a note with an ugly racial caricature, and angrily declared that this was precisely the sort of thing that led to the Holocaust—only to be met by uncomprehending looks.
So she and her students, using the treasured books Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl and Zlata’s Diary: A Child’s Life in Sarajevo as their guides, undertook a life-changing, eye-opening, spirit-raising odyssey against intolerance and misunderstanding. They learned to see the parallels in these books to their own lives, recording their thoughts and feelings in diaries and dubbing themselves the “Freedom Writers” in homage to the civil rights activists “The Freedom Riders.”
With funds raised by a “Read-a-thon for Tolerance,” they arranged for Miep Gies, the courageous Dutch woman who sheltered the Frank family, to visit them in California, where she declared that Erin Gruwell’s students were “the real heroes.” Their efforts have paid off spectacularly, both in terms of recognition—appearances on “Prime Time Live” and “All Things Considered,” coverage in People magazine, a meeting with U.S. Secretary of Education Richard Riley—and educationally. All 150 Freedom Writers have graduated from high school and are now attending college.
With powerful entries from the students’ own diaries and a narrative text by Erin Gruwell, The Freedom Writers Diary is an uplifting, unforgettable example of how hard work, courage, and the spirit of determination changed the lives of a teacher and her students.
Erin Gruwell is now a visiting professor at California State University, Long Beach, where some of her students are Freedom Writers. The authors’ proceeds from this book will be donated to The Tolerance Education Foundation, an organization set up to pay for the Freedom Writers’ college tuition.
The assorted crafty dab window paint and window writer is a smooth-flowing art tool that is perfect for painting and decorating windows with ease. Bring home the crafty dab window writers for designing your door windows and car windows; kids will love to play with them and Doodle on glass panes. Great for painting hobbies and projects. The paint does not dry up, crack or peel off upon drying and stays for as long as you want. These window paints come in bottles designed with special spring mechanism to prevent leakage and spills. Non-toxic paints safe to use by children. Packed in ergonomically designed bottles with matching caps for easy identification of colors. Includes 10 vibrant colors.
Want to get published and paid for your writing? Let Writer’s Market 2018 guide you with thousands of publishing opportunities–including listings for book publishers, consumer and trade magazines, contests and awards, and literary agents. These listings feature contact and submission information so you can get started right away.
Beyond the listings, you’ll find all-new material devoted to the business and promotion of writing. Discover the secrets to writing better queries and selling more articles, tips to earn money from blogging, and how to develop a standout author brand. Plus, you’ll learn how to create an effective e-mail newsletter, improve organization, and build a solid foundation for long-term writing success. This edition includes the ever-popular pay-rate chart and book publisher subject index.
You’ll also gain access to:
Includes exclusive access to the webinar “Funding Your Writing Career” from C. Hope Clark, founder of FundsForWriters.com and author of The Edisto Island Mysteries.
THIS TITLE HAS BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT THE 2016 MLA UPDATES! Our editorial team has updated this text based on content from The MLA Handbook, 8th Edition. Browse our catalog or contact your representative for a full listing of updated titles and packages, or to request a custom ISBN.When students routinely use their handbook in the course, they see its value, find that it’s a faster way to get answers than search engines like Google, learn to rely on it as a reference, and are more likely to achieve the goals of the course. And when that handbook is Rules for Writers, you can be sure the advice they find is practical and reliable—with help for composing and revising, writing arguments, analyzing texts, using grammar and punctuation correctly, and working with sources. In revising the eighth edition, Nancy Sommers has woven a new emphasis on reading critically throughout the first section of the handbook, introduced advice for analyzing multimodal texts, and added help for public speaking. New practical Writing Guides support students working through college assignments in a variety of genres. And new peer review advice helps students effectively comment on drafts and apply feedback to revisions of their own work. All of these improvements help student writers—but they also save you time and effort. You can draw from Rules for Writers for planning class discussions, conducting in-class workshops, and providing feedback on student work that they can easily apply. Rules for Writers even comes with a complete instructor’s manual, Teaching with Hacker Handbooks, with stepped-out lesson plans to customize and sample assignments, syllabi, and rubrics from your peers.
Every other book on writer’s block gives you the same old techniques, such as “just start writing”. But what they don’t tell you is how those techniques work–that is, if they work at all. In How To Break Writer’s Block Today & Where To Get Ieas, I provide a solution that works instantly, every time, and explains how it works.
By balancing philosophical and theoretical explorations of the creativity, this book is filled with hard, practical actions to jump-start your creative instinct and start writing right now.
Writing a terrific novel is a complex endeavor. And while there are hundreds of books, podcasts, and blog posts that teach aspiring authors how to structure scenes and plot out a solid story, none implement the most intuitive and effective method for success.
What is that method?
Novels are made up of dozens of scenes, and regardless of genre, time-tested structure dictates what key scenes are needed and where. Most writers are familiar with some of those scenes: the Inciting Incident, the Midpoint, and the Climax, to name a few.
But novelists need more than a few landmarks to find their way across the tricky terrain of novel plotting.
They need a surefire method to organizing all their scenes.
In Layer Your Novel, you’ll be introduced to an innovative, intuitive method for arranging your scenes and crafting a beautifully structured story.
First, you construct the ten most important scenes as a foundation.
From there, you choose from one of three methods to craft a second layer of scenes: the action-reaction layer, the subplot layer, or the romance layer.
Once your second layer is integrated, next comes the third layer: the processing scenes that the glue your plot together.
In Layer Your Novel, you’ll learn:
In Layer Your Novel, you’ll dig into deconstructions of best-selling novels across genres to see how successful authors have their key scenes in all the right places, which gives credence to this practical layering method. In contrast, examples of best sellers are dissected to show the structural flaws due to the lack of the needed foundational framework that this layering method advocates.
With the method you’ll learn in Layer Your Novel, you’ll guess no more.
During the course of the remodel on one of the cabins at the writers retreat, the contractor finds a box hidden in a wall. Jill opens the box to find love letters written to a woman named Francine more than fifty years ago. Jill decides to track down the woman to return the letters only to find that she was the fourth victim of the Silk Stalking Strangler, a serial killer who killed thirteen women in the mid 1960’s. The strangler was never caught so Jill and the gang decide to dig into the mystery only to find that the fourth victim of the Silk Stalking Strangler may not have been killed by the Strangler after all. The question before the group becomes: if not the strangler then who?
Writing is an intensely personal act, yet all writers face similar problems related to focus, procrastination, creativity, and productivity.
Master the Inner Game of Writing
This book combines the field-tested practices of successful and productive writers with insights from cognitive science. By understanding how your mental processes affect the work, you can master the inner game of writing.
The Writer’s Process is a practical guide to finding your best writing process. Topics include
– How to invite your brain to work when you’re not actively writing
– Why writing is like baking bread, with many steps including periods of incubation
– How to structure your surroundings for each phase of the writing process
The Writer’s Process is a Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award finalist.
You have BIG dreams for your writing life. The problem is, you’re not doing much about it.
You’re procrastinating and putting your writing off and spending years revising and rewriting but never hitting “publish” and putting your book out there.
Enter the Writer’s Confidence Boost.
This book is based on a 15-day audio workshop of the same name. You get access to all of these audios inside the book along with the daily assignments from the workshop, so you can create the inner-strength and resilience you need to go after your writing dreams with full-force.
Workshop alumni are RAVING:
“This was a practical and positive workshop that helped me discover and confront hidden fears and wrong mindsets that were crippling my creativity.”–Cynthia
“This workshop helped me regain the confidence in my intuition and find the strength to push forward. I often have tons of ideas, but never know how to put them out there. I love the calls to action, because one thing is to think about an issue or your fears and another totally different one is to act. The action part of the workshop lets you experience what it feels to overcome that fear or to tackle the issue and it feels great! and you want more!”–Val
“This workshop has been a lifesaver, seriously. The mindset journaling habit alone has helped me become a better Jennifer. Working through mental blocks, fear, and shame to come out the other side feeling confident in my writing life and my personal life has been nothing short of a miracle. I finished a long-standing writing project that I had been putting off due to fear and mental anguish. I started blogging again, and this time enjoying the process. I started connecting with others via social media and meeting new writer friends. I have a plan to self-publish my novel this year and launch an email newsletter. None of these things would have been possible without this course.”–Jennifer G.
“This workshop is for anyone that needs a confidence boost in their writing life. If you’re looking to get serious about making a career out of your writing, then this is the perfect first step. I can say that this workshop was a major game-changer for me. The daily mindset practice helped get all the negative junk out and brought me the clarity that I needed to get my writing done. Jennifer is an excellent motivator & is truly inspirational. She tells you exactly how to combat and deal with the negative emotions that so many of us writers feel. With her help, I was able to structure my novel, flesh out my scenes and learn how to balance both my writing and work life.”–Ania
“This workshop helped me focus on the importance of my writing. The habit of the mindset practice has been a blessing and it’s a real habit, I do it every morning now.”-Judy
And now Jennifer Blanchard is bringing this life-transforming workshop to you in book form.
The Writer’s Confidence Boost will help you:
> Overcome self-sabotage
> Stop second-guessing yourself
> Take empowered action in your writing life
> Bust through procrastionation, doubt, fear, distractions and Resistance
> Create a resilient mindset so you can achieve all of your writing dreams
If you’re ready to have the confidence you need to become the writer and author you dream of being, buy this book now.
With this eighth edition of the handbook, author Nancy Sommers invites you to be part of a community of those who teach and assign writing; who believe that critical reading, analytical writing, responsible research, and clarity are at the center of effective writing across the academy; and who use the nation’s best-selling and most responsive handbook to support the development of the college writer.
To package LaunchPad free with A Writer’s Reference, Eighth Edition, use ISBN 978-1-319-00920-5.
LaunchPad combines an interactive e-book with high-quality multimedia content and ready-made assessment options, including LearningCurve adaptive quizzing. Pre-built units are easy to assign or adapt with your own material, such as readings, videos, quizzes, discussion groups, and more. LaunchPad also provides access to a grade book that provides a clear window on performance for your whole class, for individual students, and for individual assignments. The result is superior book specific content in a breakthrough user interface in which power and simplicity go hand in hand.
Do you ever wish you could follow through on your goal of developing a daily writing practice? Want to find a way to carve out a schedule for your writing and stick to it? Want to write faster and produce more?
The Pomodoro Technique is a proven, simple and effective way to increase your productivity and reach your writing goals. By focusing on a single task for short, 25-minute blocks of time, you can limit distractions, multitasking and complete your goals faster. By scheduling your day in advance using this method, you can limit decision fatigue and follow through, building good productive habits.
This short, 4,500-word book walks you through the Pomodoro technique and shows how you can increase your productivity in 25-minute blocks of time. I’ve used the system to develop a daily writing practice, and if I can do it, so can you.
Our best-selling classic tabbed handbook is available in a version that conveniently includes nearly one hundred integrated exercise sets for plenty of practice with the grammar, style, punctuation, and mechanics topics offered in the handbook. The answers to some items appear in the back of the book.