How to Write Your Blockbuster

How to Write Your Blockbuster
Author : Fiona McIntosh
Publisher : Penguin Group Australia
Total Pages : 180
Release : 2015-04-23
ISBN 10 : 9781760140571
ISBN 13 : 1760140570
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Write Your Blockbuster Book Description:

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

Writing the Blockbuster Novel

Writing the Blockbuster Novel
Author : Albert Zuckerman
Publisher : Macmillan
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2016-06-14
ISBN 10 : 9780765382474
ISBN 13 : 0765382474
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing the Blockbuster Novel Book Description:

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."

Writing Blockbuster Plots

Writing Blockbuster Plots
Author : Martha Alderson
Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 240
Release : 2016-03-03
ISBN 10 : 9781599639833
ISBN 13 : 1599639831
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing Blockbuster Plots Book Description:

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.

How to Write a Novel How to Write a Blockbuster Novel That Will Sell How to Make Money Writing and Finance Your Work

How to Write a Novel  How to Write a Blockbuster Novel That Will Sell How to Make Money Writing and Finance Your Work
Author : Brian Richards
Publisher :
Total Pages : 38
Release : 2014-08-16
ISBN 10 : 1500855103
ISBN 13 : 9781500855109
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Write a Novel How to Write a Blockbuster Novel That Will Sell How to Make Money Writing and Finance Your Work Book Description:

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.

Write A Blockbuster And Get It Published Teach Yourself

Write A Blockbuster   And Get It Published  Teach Yourself
Author : Helen Corner
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 300
Release : 2010-04-30
ISBN 10 : 9781444129847
ISBN 13 : 1444129848
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Write A Blockbuster And Get It Published Teach Yourself Book Description:

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.

Writing the Blockbuster Novel

Writing the Blockbuster Novel
Author : Albert Zuckerman
Publisher : Forge Books
Total Pages : 272
Release : 2016-06-14
ISBN 10 : 9781466887596
ISBN 13 : 1466887591
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing the Blockbuster Novel Book Description:

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.

Foolproof Breakout Nonfiction

Foolproof  Breakout Nonfiction
Author : J. S. Chapman
Publisher : Weatherly Books
Total Pages : 120
Release : 2021-03-11
ISBN 10 :
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foolproof Breakout Nonfiction Book Description:

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.

Writing a Blockbuster

Writing a Blockbuster
Author : Andrew Marx
Publisher : CreateSpace
Total Pages : 174
Release : 2011-07-01
ISBN 10 : 1463690347
ISBN 13 : 9781463690342
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing a Blockbuster Book Description:

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.

Foolproof Story Weaving

Foolproof  Story Weaving
Author : J. S. Chapman
Publisher : Weatherly Books
Total Pages : 100
Release : 2021-03-18
ISBN 10 :
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foolproof Story Weaving Book Description:

WHEN YOU DECIDE TO WRITE A BOOK SERIES, YOU MUST BEGIN AT THE BEGINNING. BUT WHERE TO START? Instead of staring at a blank page, setting up a disorganized corkboard, arranging and re-arranging sticky notes, or ordering and re-ordering index cards, there’s a better way. FOOLPROOF! STORY WEAVING: Your Essential Guide for Writing a Blockbuster Series shows you how to develop either a standalone novel or a series of interconnected novels. By using several methods and suggestions, including story weaving bibles and storyboards, you control the process and not the other way around. The story weaving method works especially well for two (2) kinds of series: · a sequential series in which the end of each book finishes with a cliffhanger · an ongoing series where each book begins with a problem and ends with a satisfying conclusion By applying logical approaches that take you from the initial concept to a final draft, you’ll complete your books faster and more efficiently than either panstering or plotting ever could. Your story will unfold naturally. The secret? You don’t have to be a panster or a plotter. You can be both at the same time. No longer will you have to wait for inspiration to strike. When following preparatory exercises, you can let your mind speedily and confidently guide you from the beginning to the end. In FOOLPROOF! STORY WEAVING, you’ll learn about these subjects and more. · The differences among episodic, running, or grouped series · Types of fiction—from mainstream to high-concept—and how they work or don’t work for a book series · Basic story structures that will take you from a blank page to a successful series · Story elements that influence how the narrative unfolds in each book and for the full duration of a series · Why character archetypes are the building blocks of all stories With FOOLPROOF! STORY WEAVING: Your Essential Guide for Writing a Blockbuster Series, you’ll also learn about storytelling, bestselling genres, world building, and archetypes. Do you want to write a book series that can make your writing career? Then don’t delay. Pick up your copy right this minute and start weaving your story!

Blockbuster Plots Pure and Simple

Blockbuster Plots Pure and Simple
Author : Martha Alderson
Publisher : Illusion Press
Total Pages : 200
Release : 2005
ISBN 10 : 1877809195
ISBN 13 : 9781877809194
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blockbuster Plots Pure and Simple Book Description:

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.