The 5 Day Novel

Author: Scott King
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1539136531
Release Date: 2016-10-04

Struggling to finish your novels? Learn how to tweak your workflow process and write one in only FIVE DAYS! After taking way too long to write a fantasy epic, author and educator Scott King refined his writing process so that he could crank out a novel in five days! Through easy-to-follow tips and helpful examples, Scott takes a theme and shapes an entire story around it. Let him walk you through the prewriting process, slogging through a first draft, and doing the rewrites. In this book, you'll learn: How to get in the right mindset How to cut distractions & manage your time The ingredients necessary to form a story How to stay focused and keep writing How to plan your rewrites The things to look for when line editing If you like honesty, no bull, a bunch of humor, and tons of examples in your writing guides, then you'll love Scott King's behind-the-scenes look at how to write a novel in five days.

The Writer s Guide to Training Your Dragon

Author: Scott Baker
Publisher: Ashe Publishing
Release Date: 2016-02-19
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Want to dictate up to 5000 WORDS an hour? Want to do it with 99% ACCURACY from the day you start? NEW EDITION: UPDATED to cover the latest Dragon Professional Individual v15 for PC & v6 for Mac FREE video training included! As writers, we all know what an incredible tool dictation software can be. It enables us to write faster and avoid the dangers of RSI and a sedentary lifestyle. But many of us give up on dictating when we find we can't get the accuracy we need to be truly productive. This book changes all of that. With almost two decades of using Dragon software under his belt and a wealth of insider knowledge from within the dictation industry, Scott Baker will reveal how to supercharge your writing and achieve sky-high recognition accuracy from the moment you start using the software. You will learn: - Hidden tricks to use when installing Dragon NaturallySpeaking on a Windows PC or Dragon Dictate for Mac; - How to choose the right microphone and set it up perfectly for speech recognition; - The little-known techniques that will ensure around 99% accuracy from your first install – and how to make this even better over time; - Setting up fail-safe dictation profiles with multiple microphones and voice recorders, without impacting your accuracy; - How to train the software to adapt to both your voice AND writing style and avoid your accuracy declining; - Strategies for achieving your entire daily word count in just one or two hours; - Many more tips and tricks you won't find anywhere else. At the end of the book, you'll also find an exclusive list of resources and links to FREE video training to take your knowledge even further. It's time to write at the speed of speech – and transform your writing workflow forever! Subject keywords: Dragon Dictate Naturally Speaking for PC Mac, dictating your book or novel, dictation for writers authors beginners advanced, creative writing guides, self publishing

Outline Your Novel

Author: Scott King
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1984190334
Release Date: 2018-01-24

Uncover the secret power of outlining! Outline Your Novel can help any writer take their story from concept to a finished draft! Instead of getting lost in the middle or never finishing, let Outline Your Novel show you how structure works and how to use that structure to make and follow an outline. In this book, you'll learn: Character Arcs Three Act Structure Novel Story Beats Sequence Outlines Scene Outlines Adapting Outlines World Building Incorporating Themes Weaving Subplots Outline Your Novel offers a guided approach to outlining and as always, author Scott King, plays along, making sure to do the assignments in the book so you can learn from his successes and mistakes. Stop letting your novel kick your butt and beat it with the help of Outline Your Novel!

The Book on Writing

Author: Paula LaRocque
Publisher: Marion Street Press
ISBN: 9781933338941
Release Date: 2003-09-01
Genre: Authorship

Teaches the elements of good writing through the use of essential guidelines, literary techniques, and proper writing mechanics.

Wrath of Dragons

Author: Scott King
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1548433047
Release Date: 2018-01-24

DRAGONS ARE RAVAGING THE LAND! Centuries have passed since the lost races vanished. Now the dragons have returned to bathe the world in fire. Towns burn. Cities fall. War rages. A magician's ward sees his chance to be a hero. A runaway princess seeks a way to save her people. A rogue dragon wants to be left alone. They are misfits bound together by fate's cruel touch and pursued by a shape-shifting assassin who wants to tear them apart. WRATH OF DRAGONS is the first book in an epic fantasy series packed with unforgettable characters, twisted creatures, and fast-paced action. Stop the darkness and start your adventure!


Author: Jake Knapp
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781501121746
Release Date: 2016-03-08
Genre: Business & Economics

From three design partners at Google Ventures, a unique five-day process--called the sprint--for solving tough problems using design, prototyping, and testing ideas with customers.

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.

Resist Them

Author: Scott King
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1546405895
Release Date: 2017-05-06

A near future where the government broadcasts directly into your mind! The Affirmation occurs twice a day, at 8:01 exactly. No matter what you are doing or where you are, it plays directly in your head. Day in and day out. It repeats... Resist them. Trust The Word. The Word will not lie. It is loyal to you. It wants you great. It wants you safe from The Opposition. The Opposition wants to take. They want your freedom. They want your thoughts. They want you. The Opposition will come. When it does, resist them. After decades of repeating The Affirmation, a botched surgery causes Randdol's beliefs to quiver, and he unravels the truth behind The Word. Now, while being hunted by an elite solider he has a choice to make. Will he join The Opposition or will he resist them? Filled with twists, and high-octane action, Scott King's Resist Them is a dark dystopian thriller set in a future all too close to our own. Fans of 1984 and A Brave New World will revel in this fast-paced thrill ride. Grab it now and decide which side to join!

Getting Things Done

Author: David Allen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698161863
Release Date: 2015-03-17
Genre: Business & Economics

"The Bible of business and personal productivity" —Lifehack "A completely revised and updated edition of the blockbuster bestseller from 'the personal productivity guru'"—Fast Company Since it was first published almost fifteen years ago, David Allen’s Getting Things Done has become one of the most influential business books of its era, and the ultimate book on personal organization. “GTD” is now shorthand for an entire way of approaching professional and personal tasks, and has spawned an entire culture of websites, organizational tools, seminars, and offshoots. Allen has rewritten the book from start to finish, tweaking his classic text with important perspectives on the new workplace, and adding material that will make the book fresh and relevant for years to come. This new edition of Getting Things Done will be welcomed not only by its hundreds of thousands of existing fans but also by a whole new generation eager to adopt its proven principles. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Writing the Novel

Author: Lawrence Block
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781453209134
Release Date: 2010-12-28
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Writing lessons from the crown prince of suspense For more than five decades, Lawrence Block has written novels. He has produced hard-boiled detective stories, taut suspense thrillers, literature, and erotica, and has succeeded in all these genres because he knows how to grab a reader with an opening line, and how to tighten that grip until the final sentence. In Writing the Novel: From Plot to Print, Block offers neither tricks nor formulas, but straightforward advice based on the experience that comes with producing more than one hundred books. He explains how to refine an idea, how to study one’s chosen genre, and how to use the novel’s expansive form to find one’s particular voice. And he tells it all in the easy, immediate style that has made his own work so successful. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lawrence Block, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from his personal collection, and a new afterword written by the author.

The Eye of Hastur

Author: Scott King
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 151430886X
Release Date: 2015-07-17

MAKE YOUR FATE CHOOSABLE ADVENTURE books are interactive fiction, meaning the choices you make affect the story. In The Eye of Hastur, a mysterious cult is summoning The Yellow King. Should the dark entity walk upon the earth he will use The Eye of Hastur to plunge all of mankind into a horrible madness. Only you have the power to find the cult and stop The Yellow King. Will you go on this adventure and be a hero, will you hold onto your sanity, or will you let the world burn? The choice is yours because you make your fate.

The Zimmah Chronicles

Author: Scott King
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1542829038
Release Date: 2017-01-29

A wish-granting djinn unlocks an adventure of cupcakes, unicorns, and dark world warping magic! Get the complete 3-book set for one low price as well as an EXCLUSIVE BONUS STORY! Karim and Whitney were normal kids until they met Zimmah, a wicked djinn with a twisted sense of humor. A few miss worded wishes takes them to other worlds and the zaniest adventures imaginable. Whether they're caught in a candypunk war between the Cupcake and Brownie Kingdoms, an epic battle between Unicorns and Mermaids, or a surprise invasion of San Francisco, the action never stops and the stakes couldn't be higher. Can Karim and Whitney survive jello buildings, butterfly-spewing volcanoes, and dozens of evil djinns to save the world? The Zimmah Chronicles is an omnibus of captivating stories for middle readers that includes the never-before-released bonus tale, Dinosaurs vs. Robots. If you like coming-of-age adventure stories that teach important life lessons in the wackiest, most delightful of ways, then you'll love every page of Scott King's The Zimmah Chronicles. Grab the Box Set to start the unpredictable adventure today!

Novel Writing Blueprint

Author: Jill Harris
ISBN: 0995789533
Release Date: 2017-05-15

The keys to novel writing explained by a published author and former Open University creative writing teacher. Let's face it, writing a novel is hard. What if there was a system that could take the drudgery out of it? Novel Writing Blueprint is just that book. It will help you to take the grunt work out of the equation, and learn to love the process without dampening your creative spirit or detracting from your voice. This blueprint provides the framework your book needs. It will support and strengthen your writing process and will help you make your writing dreams come true. No matter if you're working on your first book or you've been publishing for years, this book will help you navigate from writing the first line to writing 'The End'. Inside, you'll learn everything you need to know about: Prewriting - preparation and approach Research - how much and how long? Story Goals - the difference between goals and hooks Character Development - personality types and how to work with them Settings - how to make them more interesting Outlining - a different method of outlining your book quick and easily Premise - the core of your story Outlining overview - the general shape of your book Initial outline sketch - start simple Four-Act Structure with the 3 main thresholds - Initiation, Decisions, Response, Realisation, Battle, Friend, Sacrifice Focused freewriting - tackling your first draft, writing fast, writing smart Editing - 3 main sweeps and working with a professional Publishing - brief notes on bringing out your book And more! If you're ready to level up your novel writing process, try the blueprint for yourself.

Writing the Novel from Plot to Print to Pixel

Author: Lawrence Block
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1522858873
Release Date: 2015-12-20
Genre: Creative writing

Lawrence Block, the award-winning crime fiction author, is almost as well known for his instructional books for writers, and contributed a monthly column on fiction to Writers Digest for 14 years. WRITING THE NOVEL was his first book for writers, and remained continuously in print since its original appearance in 1978. But the world of publishing has changed in the past 40 years, and Block has now expanded and updated his original text, bringing each chapter up to date and adding welcome new material on the ebook revolution, the phenomenon of self-publishing, and what perils and opportunities await the new novelist-and the veteran as well. Unlike many advice-givers, Block doesn't tell you what book to write, or the one and only way to write it. He holds that every novel is different, and so is every novelist; his aim is to give you the tools to enable you to find your own way. Here are some chapters: #1-Why Write a Novel? #2-Deciding Which Novel to Write. #3-Read...Study...Analyze. #4-Developing Plot Ideas. #5-Developing Characters. #6-Outlining. #7-Using What You Know...and What You Don't Know. #8-Getting Started. #9-Getting It Written. #10-Snag, Dead Ends, and False Trails. #11-Matters of Style. #12-Length. #13-Rewriting. #14-Getting Published. #15-The Case for Self-Publishing. #16-The Case Against Self-publishing. #17-How to Be Your Own Publisher. #18-Doing It Again. #19-Now It's Up to You! WRITING THE NOVEL FROM PLOT TO PRINT TO PIXEL is half again as long as the original version, and Lawrence Block has managed to retain all the 1978 text while bringing it up to date. As he would be the first to tell you, you don't need this book-or any other-to succeed as a novelist. But thousands of writers have found it helpful. And most of us feel we can use all the help we can get.