THE QUICK AND DIRTY GUIDES TO WRITING

THE QUICK AND DIRTY GUIDE TO COURAGE FOR WRITERS BY CHANTELLE AIMEE OSMAN

COURAGE FOR WRITERS

Following your passion takes courage. Whether you want to be a full-time writer or a hobbyist, how professionally you approach the craft can determine your success. This guide will give you tips on: * Brainstorming ideas * Turning ideas into storylines * Juggling life and writing * Beating writers block Most of all, you’ll walk away with the keys to believing in yourself and your words.


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THE QUICK AND DIRTY GUIDE TO CRIME FICTION BY CHANTELLE AIMEE  OSMAN

CRIME FICTION

The crime genre is one of the most popular in the world, with expanded sub-genres that cross over with historical, crime, fantasy, and even romance. In this guide, learn the elements that make a mystery, and how to break into the world of crime writing, including: * Thriller * Mystery * Suspense * Plotting * Planting clues and red herrings * Creating memorable characters & villains


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THE QUICK AND DIRTY GUIDE TO SCREENPLAYS BY CHANTELLE AIMEE OSMAN

SCREENPLAYS

Get inside information on how to get the attention of agents and producers, and writing tips how to get your screenplay to the top of the pile. This guide will cover the screenwriting process from start to finish, including: * Act structure * Formatting * Plotting * Tagline, logline and synopsis We will also illustrate how to tailor your submission so it gets noticed, as well as other items of interest such as finding a Hollywood agent and joining the WGA.


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THE QUICK AND DIRTY GUIDE TO SHORT FICTION BY CHANTELLE AIMEE OSMAN

SHORT FICTION

Telling a complete story in 10,000 words or less is easy when you create the key points in advance. This book will examine the keys to writing short fiction. This guide will cover the fundamentals of short fiction, including: * Flash fiction, short stories and novellas * Plot and structure * Character, setting and dialogue * Point of view * Resolution Writers will be given the complete foundation for a short story of any genre, as well as the knowledge of how to find a market for their work.


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BUSINESS OF WRITING

THE QUICK AND DIRTY GUIDE TO EDITING BY CHANTELLE AIMEE OSMAN

EDITING

A professional editor covers the best methods for approaching editing your own work as well as the benefits to hiring outside help. This guide will cover the top mistakes that editors find and correct in author’s manuscripts, including: * Strong beginnings and endings * Character * Dialogue * Plot * Tense, person and point of view * Common grammar and punctuation errors These tips will give you the edge of having a polished manuscript so you can make your way to the top of the pile.


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THE QUICK AND DIRTY GUIDE TO PITCHING AND QUERYING BY CHANTELLE AIMEE OSMAN

PITCHING AND QUERYING

Most authors know how to write—until it comes to writing about themselves. This will address the key points of both in-person and in-writing pitches, as well as how to write (and deliver) the perfect elevator pitch. This guide will cover the major aspects of pitching and querying, including: * Finding an agent * Writing a query letter * Creating a synopsis * Pitching in-person * What to expect and how to follow up Learn how to make yourself and your work attractive from the word go.


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THE QUICK AND DIRTY GUIDE TO SOCIAL MEDIA FOR AUTHORS BY CHANTELLE AIMEE OSMAN

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR AUTHORS

Social media can be used even before you’ve put finger to keyboard. Today, publishers look at an author’s platform and social mediafollowing before taking them on. Learn how to use social media to your advantage, find potential readers, agents, and more, and how to make them want to follow you. This guide will cover: * Writing a profile * Author website * Facebook * Twitter * Instagram & Pinterest * Goodreads


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