Outlining Your Novel Workbook

Author: K. M. Weiland
Publisher: Penforasword
ISBN: 0985780428
Release Date: 2014-11-12
Genre: Authorship

Learn How to Make Your First Draft Easy! Award-winning author K.M. Weiland's previous book, the bestselling Outlining Your Novel, showed writers how to embrace outlines in a way that makes the writing process fun, inspiring, and easy. Now it's time to put those lessons to use! Building upon the principles you've already learned, the Outlining Your Novel Workbook presents a guided approach to getting the bones of your story down on paper, identifying plot holes, and brainstorming exciting new possibilities. Containing hundreds of incisive questions and imagination-revving exercises, this valuable resource will show you how to: Create your own personalized outlining process Brainstorm premise and plot ideas Discover your characters Choose and create the right settings Organize your scenes And so much more! This accessible and streamlined workbook will empower you to create a powerful outline-and an outstanding novel. Start writing your best book today!

90 Days To Your Novel

Author: Sarah Domet
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781599632773
Release Date: 2010-11-29
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Got 90 Days? Then You Can Be a Novelist Many famous authors write their novels in a matter of weeks. William Faulkner wrote As I Lay Dying in six weeks. Joyce Carol Oates often cranks out two or three books a year. Stephen King believes first drafts should take no more than three months to complete. So, what's the trick? Novel writing isn't about inspiration. It's about the time, energy, and discipline to see the project to its finish. With The 90-Day Novel at your side, now is the time. This inspiring guide will be your push, your deadline, and your spark to finally, without excuses, and in three short months, nail that first draft of your novel. The difference between wanna-be writers and real writers is the difference between talk and work. If you commit to the schedule and the techniques within The 90-Day Novel and invest two to three hours a day for twelve weeks, you will complete your book. An outline will appear. Characters will take shape. A plot will emerge. Scenes will come together and form a story worth reading. And then the talking can begin! This helpful guide provides: Instruction that distills the elements of the novel—from crafting your outline to developing intriguing characters and believable plots Strategies for gaining support from your family and friends Motivating insights about writing and writers to minimize your inevitable moments of doubt A schedule to keep you in the writing zone and keep you focused, creative, and working Whether you're writing your first novel or your third, this guide provides the coaching, the planning, and the writerly commiseration to help get your book written.

Outlining Your Novel

Author: K M Weiland
Publisher:
ISBN: 0985780495
Release Date: 2011-07-01
Genre:

This bestselling guide will help you choose the right type of outline to unleash your creativity as a writer, guide you in brainstorming plot ideas, and aid you in discovering your characters.

The Marshall Plan for Novel Writing

Author: Evan Marshall
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 1582970629
Release Date: 2001-04-01
Genre: Reference

Provides basic steps for writing a novel showing how to develop characters, plots, narratives, and target genres

The Plot Whisperer Workbook

Author: Martha Alderson
Publisher: Adams Media
ISBN: 9781440542749
Release Date: 2012-08-18
Genre: Reference

Turn lackluster plots into irresistible stories! When it comes to writing bestsellers, it's all about the plot. But creating a captivating storyline that mesmerizes your audience until the very end is easier said than done. With thousands of engaging books on the shelf, you'll need to set yours apart by developing unique scenarios that leave readers wondering what happens next. In this writing workbook, celebrated writing teacher and author Martha Alderson covers everything from constructing spirited action and compelling characters to establishing an unforgettable ending. She also walks you through the development of a successful narrative with exercises that: Help build suspense Incorporate effective subplots Tie up all the loose ends Keep the reader turning pages Filled with essential advice and writing exercises, /The Plot Whisperer Workbook will quickly become your go-to guide for crafting a tale worthy of the bestseller list!

Ultimate Novel Planning Workbook

Author: Pecherczyk Lana
Publisher:
ISBN: 099431390X
Release Date: 2015-04-07
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This Ultimate Novel Planning Workbook helps aspiring and seasoned writers do exactly that - plan a novel. Great for all ages and with over 100 pages of worksheets including: brainstorming and writing exercises, plotting and characterization guides, editing tips and, a diary to track your word count goals. Also includes plenty of notepaper, map grid paper, setting and scene worksheets and more. Keep all of your notes in one place for easy reference. PDF available for home printing upon proof of purchase, details inside the book.

Ready Set Novel

Author: Chris Baty
Publisher: Chronicle Books (CA)
ISBN: 1452101728
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This writer's block-busting workbook guides authors through planning and plotting a novel before writing it from the initial idea generation and brainstorming through character, setting, and story development. Full of helpful lists, plot maps, character Q&As, field trips, writing exercises, inspiring quotes, and plenty of space to write and outline, Ready, Set, Novel! provides ample inspiration and guidance to first-time novelists and more seasoned scribes alike.

Book in a Month

Author: Victoria Lynn Schmidt
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
ISBN: 9781599634319
Release Date: 2008-01-14
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

What Can You Accomplish in 30 Days? If you make time to write and put away all of your excuses, could you stay on track and finish your novel in only a month? With a structured plan and a focused goal, yes, you can! Using a combination of flexible weekly schedules, focused instruction, and detailed worksheets, author Victoria Schmidt leads you through a proven 30-day novel-writing system without the intimidation factor. Book in a Month shows you how to: Set realistic goals and monitor your progress Manage your time so that your writing life has room to flourish Select a story topic that will continue to inspire you throughout the writing process Quickly outline your entire story so that you have a clear idea of how your plot and characters are going to develop before you start writing Draft each act of your story by focusing on specific turning points Keep track of the areas you want to revise without losing your momentum in the middle of your story Relax and have fun–you are, after all, doing something you love So what are you waiting for? If you've been putting off your book project, let Book in a Month be your guide and find out just how much you can accomplish.

Planning Your Novel

Author: Janice Hardy
Publisher: NLA Digital LLC
ISBN: 9780991536405
Release Date: 2014-02-28
Genre: Education

Planning Your Novel: Ideas and Structure takes you step-by-step through finding and developing ideas, brainstorming stories, and crafting a solid plan for your novel—including a one-sentence pitch, summary hook blurb, and working synopsis. Over 100 different exercises lead you through the novel-planning process, with ten workshops that build upon each other to flesh out your idea as much or as little as you need to do to start writing. Find Exercises On: Creating Characters Choosing Point of View Determining the Conflict Finding Your Process Developing Your Plot And So Much More! Planning Your Novel: Ideas and Structure is an easy-to-follow guide to planning your novel, as well as a handy tool for revising a first draft, or fixing a novel that isn’t quite working.

No Plot No Problem

Author: Chris Baty
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 0811845052
Release Date: 2004-09-16
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Chris Baty, motivator extraordinaire and instigator of a wildly successful writing revolution, spells out the secrets of writingand finishinga novel. Every fall, thousands of people sign up for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), which Baty founded, determined to (a) write that novel or (b) finish that novel inkid you not30 days. Now Baty puts pen to paper himself to share the secrets of success. With week-specific overviews, pep "talks," and essential survival tips for today's word warriors, this results-oriented, quick-fix strategy is perfect for people who want to nurture their inner artist and then hit print! Anecdotes and success stories from NaNoWriMo winners will inspire writers from the heralding you-can-do-it trumpet blasts of day one to the champagne toasts of day thirty. Whether it's a resource for those taking part in the official NaNo WriMo event, or a stand-alone handbook for writing to come, No Plot? No Problem! is the ultimate guide for would-be writers (or those with writer's block) to cultivate their creative selves.

Writing the Blockbuster Novel

Author: Albert Zuckerman
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 9781466887596
Release Date: 2016-06-14
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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.

The Writer s Compass

Author: Nancy Ellen Dodd
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
ISBN: 9781599631998
Release Date: 2011-06-01
Genre: Reference

MAP OUT YOUR IDEA AND FINISH YOUR STORY IN 7 STAGES! How do you tell the story you want to tell and capture your audience’s heart? Regardless of genre or format, to tell your story effectively you must fi rst sort through all the ideas you’ve been toying with—organize them, whip them into shape, and turn them into great writing. The Writer’s Compass is here to show you the way. This guide to better writing teaches you to visualize your story’s progress by creating a story map that helps you see all the different components of your story, where these components are going, and, perhaps most importantly, what key components are missing. You’ll learn to: • develop your ideas into a fi nished story by working through your writing in 7 thoughtful stages • evaluate and improve your work by mapping out your story’s progress and structure • assess your story’s strengths and weaknesses so you can write the story you want to tell Whether you’re writing a novel, a short story, a play, or a screenplay, the 7 stage approach of The Writers Compass allows you to focus on one aspect of your story at a time—including forming and developing ideas, building strong structures, creating vibrant characters, and structuring scenes and transitions. The path of a writer isn’t always easy. Let The Writer’s Compass be your north star by simplifying a wealth of writing advice into easily applicable concepts that will help you improve your craft.

How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method

Author: Randy Ingermanson
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1500574058
Release Date: 2014-07-18
Genre: Reference

A Magical Key to Unlock Your Creative Wizard Are you writing a novel, but having trouble getting your first draft written? You've heard of “outlining,” but that sounds too rigid for you. You've heard of “organic writing,” but that seems a bit squishy to you. Take a look at the wildly popular Snowflake Method—ten battle-tested steps that jump-start your creativity and help you quickly map out your story. All around the world, novelists are using the Snowflake Method right now to ignite their imaginations and get their first drafts down. In this book, you'll follow the story of a fictitious novelist as she learns to tap into the amazing power of the Snowflake Method. Almost magically, she finds her story growing from a simple idea into a deep and powerful novel. And she finds her novel changing her—into a stronger, more courageous person. Zany, Over the Top, and Just Plain Fun How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method is a “business parable”—a how-to guide written in story form. It's zany. It's over the top. It's just plain fun. It shows you how it's done, rather than tells you. You'll learn by example how to grow your story idea into a sizzling first draft. You'll discover: How to define your “target audience” the right way, so you know exactly how your ideal readers think and feel. Forget what the experts tell you about “demographics.” How to create a dynamite selling tool that will instantly tell people whether they'll love your story or hate it. And you want them to love it or hate it. How to get inside the skin of each of your characters—even your villain. Especially your villain. How to find a deep, emotively powerful theme for your story. Do you know the best point in your novel to unveil your theme? How to know when to backtrack, and why backtracking is essential to writing great fiction. How to fire-test each scene to ensure it's high-impact—before you write it. ExcerptGoldilocks had always wanted to write a novel. She learned to read before she went to kindergarten. In grade school, she always had her nose in a book. In junior high, the other kids thought she was weird, because she actually liked reading those dusty old novels in literature class. All through high school, Goldilocks dreamed of writing a book of her own someday. But when she went to college, her parents persuaded her to study something practical. Goldilocks hated practical, and secretly she kept reading novels. But she was a very obedient girl, so she did what her parents told her. She got a very practical degree in marketing. After college, she got a job that bored her to tears—but at least it was practical. Then she got married, and within a few years, she had two children, a girl and then a boy. She quit her job to devote full time to them. As the children grew, Goldilocks took great joy in introducing them to the stories she had loved as a child. When her son went off to kindergarten, Goldilocks thought about looking for a job. But her resume now had a seven-year hole in it, and her practical skills were long out of date. The only jobs Goldilocks could qualify for were minimum wage. She suddenly realized that being practical had made her horribly unhappy. On a whim, Goldilocks decided to do the one thing she had always wanted more than anything else—she was finally going to write a novel. She didn't care if it was impractical. She didn't care if nobody would ever read her novel. She was going to do it just because she wanted to. For the first time in years, she was going to do something just for herself. And nobody was going to stop her.

The Novel Planner

Author: Kristen A. Kieffer
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1535444835
Release Date: 2015-08-01
Genre:

You're seriously in love with stories, but are you ready to get serious about writing your own? The Novel Planner is the perfect daily planner for authors. Hobby writers, first-time novelists, and professional authors alike will love the structure and organization this daily planner provides. Features include: - Monthly and Weekly Calendars. (Establish goals, plan tasks, remember important dates, celebrate accomplishments, and more!) - Novel Project Reference Guide. (Outline up to two novel projects-including plot, character, setting, theme, and motif details-set project goals that can be broken down into actionable steps to be completed throughout the year, and create a marketing strategy to help you promote your upcoming novel.) - Brainstorming and Research Center. (Jot down story ideas, compile a reading list, sketch out musings, and more!) - Yearly Achievements Tracker. (Celebrating a year's worth of accomplishments, both big and small.) **Monthly and weekly calendar spreads are undated and begin on Mondays so you can begin rocking your writing life ASAP. **Planner is 8.5" x 11", printed on high-quality paper with a glossy cover, and shipped by Amazon's Createspace.

Creating Character Arcs

Author: K. M. Weiland
Publisher: Penforasword
ISBN: 1944936041
Release Date: 2016-10-28
Genre: Reference

Powerful Character Arcs Create Powerful Stories Have you written a story with an exciting concept and interesting characters-but it just isn't grabbing the attention of readers or agents? It's time to look deeper into the story beats that create realistic and compelling character arcs. Internationally published, award-winning novelist K.M. Weiland shares her acclaimed method for achieving memorable and moving character arcs in every book you write. By applying the foundation of the Three-Act Story Structure and then delving even deeper into the psychology of realistic and dynamic human change, Weiland offers a beat-by-beat checklist of character arc guidelines that flexes to fit any type of story. This comprehensive book will teach you: How to determine which arc-positive, negative, or flat-is right for your character. Why you should NEVER pit plot against character. Instead, learn how to blend story structure and character development. How to recognize and avoid the worst pitfalls of writing novels without character arcs. How to hack the secret to using overarching character arcs to create amazing trilogies and series. And much more! Gaining an understanding of how to write character arcs is a game-changing moment in any author's pursuit of the craft. Bring your characters to unforgettable and realistic life-and take your stories from good to great!