Description : Write Better Proposals Faster to Accelerate Your Writing Career! Whether you are a true beginner or a seasoned writer looking to secure more book contracts, The Weekend Book Proposal shows you how to take your best ideas and create powerful proposals--quickly and professionally. No need to spend months laboring over a proposal when in just a few days you can write one that will ignite the interest of agents and editors. Ryan G. Van Cleave presents the tools you need to craft an eye-grabbing proposal for your nonfiction, memoir, anthology, textbook, novel, and more. Jam-packed with proven strategies, nuts-and-bolts advice, sample queries and proposals, interviews with publishing experts, and "Hit the Gas" tips for speeding up the proposal process, The Weekend Book Proposal will show you how to succeed and prosper as a writer--and sell your books before you've even written them! The Weekend Book Proposal explains how to: • Write a catchy title and book description. • Create a compelling author bio and chapter outline. • Develop a targeted, engaging concept statement. • Build a strong marketing plan and endorsements list. • Structure your proposals based on those crafted by successful authors.
Description : Do you fear you'll never write a book because you don't have the time?Let me guess-you're a writer, but so far, the book you know will be a big hit is stuck inside your head because you simply don't have the time to sit down and write it. You've probably been told that it takes years to write a quality book, but I'm here to tell you that's just not true.It's possible to write a quality book in two months-writing only on the weekends-using my REALISTIC step-by-step plan.I'm not talking about putting out some of the junk that passes for eBooks these days. Too many would-be authors have bought into the idea that they can publish just any hastily written book and make a killing. But that's simply not true.My easy-to-implement plan will show you how to write a book you'll be proud to put your name on. And because you will publish a quality book, you'll have a platform to build on as readers follow you and purchase future books. Writing books can enable you to earn passive income, promote your business, or you can start a second career as an author.Here's what you'll find in this revolutionary book: How to get in the right mindset to write on a limited scheduleHow to choose a book topic that sellsHow to outline your book in a way that makes writing it easierHow to set up a no-fail writing schedule so you can meet your deadlineHow to use productivity hacks that will help you stay on track and accomplish your goalHow to edit quickly and efficientlyA weekend-by-weekend blueprint that shows you the exact steps you need to take to have a finished book in just two months-only writing on the weekends.Are you ready to begin writing your book?Download this book and begin NOW!Scroll up and hit the buy button
Description : Who doesn't dream of writing a novel while holding on to a day job? Robert J. Ray and coauthor Bret Norris can help readers do just that, with this proven practical and accessible step-by-step guide to completing a novel in just a year's worth of weekends. The Weekend Novelist shows writers of all levels how to divide their writing time into weekend work sessions, and how to handle character, scene, and plot. This new, revised version is far more skills-based than its predecessor, and includes both classic and contemporary literature models, contains a sample "Novel in Progress," and at the end offers readers the choice to rewrite their novel, draft a memoir, or turn their rough draft into a screenplay. Readers for a decade have been instructed and inspired by The Weekend Novelist. This new edition will help many more strive to realize their writing potential. • Offers a practical, structured approach to finishing a novel • Ray has taught more than 10,000 students over 25 years and continues to teach new classes that attract new readers to his books • Replaces ISBN: 0-4405-0594-1 From the Trade Paperback edition.
Description : ‘My piece was rejected. I should give up writing, yes?’ NO! The Positively Productive Writer offers practical techniques to help writers reject rejection and fulfil their writing dreams. It's not a how to write book, but a motivational how to be a positively-thinking writer. The more positive a writer is, the more productive they can be, and it is productive writers who become successful writers. Drawing upon this bestselling author's own experiences, The Positively Productive Writer guides writers in how to: Identifying their own goals and break them down into achievable steps. Learn how to cope with, and overcome, rejection. Use techniques to create a positive frame of mind before starting to write. Find more time to write. Understand the difference between right brain and left brain activity. Discover which setting, time or environment helps them to be more productive as a writer. Try techniques for quick, positive ways to publication. Try different networking methods. There are some days when writers find it easier to sit down and write, than others. The Positively Productive Writer is for those other days.
Description : Like Agatha Christie and Raymond Chandler, Sara Paretsky and Thomas Harris, you, too, can learn the trade secrets of quality detective fiction. It's true. Just one year from now, you can deliver a completed mystery novel to a publisher--by writing only on weekends. Authors Robert J. Ray and Jack Remick guide you through the entire mystery-writing process, from creating a killer to polishing off the final draft. Each weekend you'll focus on a specific task--learning the basics of novel-writing, the special demands of mystery-writing, and the secrets professionals use to create stories one scene at a time, building to a shivery, satisfying climax. Using Agatha Christie's The Body in the Library as a model for the classical mystery tale and Martin Cruz Smith's Gorky Park for the hard-boiled mystery, this unique step-by-step program gives you all the information you need to reach your ultimate goal: a finished book in just 52 weeks! Let two successful masters of the genre show you how... Discover: Why you must create your killer first The tricks to writing dialogue that does it all--moves your plot, involves your reader, and makes your style sizzle How to "bury" information (and corpses) for your reader to find Why you should NOT build your book around chapters Special techniques for clearing writer's block Plus: examples from Sue Grafton, Dashiell Hammett, Patricia Cornwell, Thomas Harris, Raymond Chandler, and more. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Description : The Best Resource Available for Finding a Literary Agent! No matter what you're writing--fiction or nonfiction, books for kids or adults--you need a literary agent to secure a book deal. The 2013 Guide to Literary Agents is your essential resource for finding that literary agent--without fear of being scammed--and getting your book published. This new, updated edition of GLA includes: • Completely updated contact and submission information for more than 1,000 literary agents seeking new clients. • Craft and business advice from more than 35 literary agents--on topics such as query letters, children's books, synopses and proposals, memoir writing, first chapters, conferences, platform and more! • 12 "Breaking In" success stories from debut writers who explain how they got their books published. Includes "New Agent Spotlights"--profiles on literary reps actively building their client list right now. "The Guide to Literary Agents was an indispensable tool for me when I was querying agents. I highly recommend it for any aspiring author--in addition to a comprehensive listing of literary agents, it contains valuable information about the query and submission process." --Darien Gee, author of Friendship Bread: A Novel "I just signed with literary agent Chip MacGregor, and I came upon him through the Guide to Literary Agents. If not for GLA, I'd probably still be looking." --Les Edgerton, author of Hooked as well as several novels PLEASE NOTE: Free subscriptions are NOT included with the e-book edition of this title.
Description : A follow-up to the best-selling The Weekend Novelist outlines a 52-weekend program that guides writers through the process of completing solid first drafts, in a guide that also provides lessons for developing plots and story structure. Original.
Description : It's a rare moment when we can find respite from the day-to-day rush. Even during the weekend, we often feel locked into a fast-paced groove; the last thing we're thinking of is our health. Coming to the rescue is "The Weekend Healer," an inspiring collection of seventeen programs designed to boost physical fitness and lift our spirits -- all in the space of a weekend, and all in the comfort and privacy of our own home. Fun, easy to follow, and beautifully illustrated in color, each plan offers natural and effective ways to make positive lifestyle changes that can last far beyond three days. Among the weekends presented here, you'll find: " Ways to detox your body through cleansing, breathing, and diet All-natural beauty recipes for facials, moisturizers, and masks Exercises ranging from yoga to chi kung Simple meditation techniques to ease undue anxiety or stress " This weekend, take care of the most important thing in your life -- you.
Description : Three women in their seventies reunite for one last, life-changing weekend in the beach house of their late friend. Four older women have a lifelong friendship of the best kind: loving, practical, frank, and steadfast. But when Sylvie dies, the ground shifts dangerously for the remaining three. They are Jude, a once-famous restaurateur; Wendy, an acclaimed public intellectual; and Adele, a renowned actress now mostly out of work. Struggling to recall exactly why they've remained close all these years, the grieving women gather at Sylvie's old beach house—not for festivities this time, but to clean it out before it is sold. Can they survive together without her? Without Sylvie to maintain the group's delicate equilibrium, frustrations build and painful memories press in. Fraying tempers, an elderly dog, unwelcome guests and too much wine collide in a storm that brings long-buried hurts to the surface—and threatens to sweep away their friendship for good. The Weekend explores growing old and growing up, and what happens when we're forced to uncover the lies we tell ourselves. Sharply observed and excruciatingly funny, this is a jewel of a book: a celebration of tenderness and friendship from an award-winning writer.
Description : This step-by-step guide shows teachers how homework assignments can connect with the curriculum and with students lives, including strategies and sample assignments for all grade levels."