Techniques of the Selling Writer

  • Filename: techniques-of-the-selling-writer.
  • ISBN: 9780806186672
  • Release Date: 2012-09-06
  • Number of pages: 344
  • Author: Dwight V. Swain
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press



Techniques of the Selling Writer provides solid instruction for people who want to write and sell fiction, not just to talk and study about it. It gives the background, insights, and specific procedures needed by all beginning writers. Here one can learn how to group words into copy that moves, movement into scenes, and scenes into stories; how to develop characters, how to revise and polish, and finally, how to sell the product. No one can teach talent, but the practical skills of the professional writer's craft can certainly be taught. The correct and imaginative use of these kills can shorten any beginner's apprenticeship by years. This is the book for writers who want to turn rejection slips into cashable checks.

Techniques of the Selling Writer

  • Filename: techniques-of-the-selling-writer.
  • ISBN: 0806111917
  • Release Date: 1981-01-01
  • Number of pages: 342
  • Author: Dwight V. Swain
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press



Techniques of the Selling Writer provides solid instruction for people who want to write and sell fiction, not just to talk and study about it. It gives the background, insights, and specific procedures needed by all beginning writers. Here one can learn how to group words into copy that moves, movement into scenes, and scenes into stories; how to develop characters, how to revise and polish, and finally, how to sell the product. No one can teach talent, but the practical skills of the professional writer's craft can certainly be taught. The correct and imaginative use of these kills can shorten any beginner's apprenticeship by years. This is the book for writers who want to turn rejection slips into cashable checks.

Techniques of the Selling Writer

  • Filename: techniques-of-the-selling-writer.
  • ISBN: 0806111399
  • Release Date: 1974
  • Number of pages: 330
  • Author: Dwight V. Swain
  • Publisher:



This book provides solid instruction for persons who want to write and sell fiction, not just to talk and study about it. It gives the background, insights, and specific procedures needed by all beginning writers. Here one can learn how to group words into copy that moves, movement into scenes, and scenes into stories; how to develop characters, how to revise and polish, and finally, how to sell the product. This is the book for writers who want to turn rejection slips into cashable checks.

Secrets of the World s Best Selling Writer

  • Filename: secrets-of-the-world-s-best-selling-writer.
  • ISBN: 1631680307
  • Release Date: 2015-12-01
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Fugate L. Francis
  • Publisher: Graymalkin Media



All the hard-earned storytelling skills of Erle Stanley Gardner, creator of Perry Mason and one of the best-selling writers of all time, are revealed in this informative, entertaining, and instructive book. The authors clearly present and analyze all the elements of narrative character, plot, conflict, and resolution as Gardner used them. Numerous extraordinary charts, diagrams, and outlines makes his hard-earned technical skills available to the reader in practical and useful forms. This book is ideal for Gardner collectors and fans, and equally for students of writing at all levels would-be writers, neophytes, and even published authors for it offers one of the most practical and professional courses ever in storytelling technique.

Creating Characters

  • Filename: creating-characters.
  • ISBN: 9780806183855
  • Release Date: 2012-11-28
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Dwight V. Swain
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press



A jargon-free manual on the basics of developing interesting fictional characters Vibrant, believable characters help drive a fictional story. Along with a clever plot, well-drawn characters make us want to continue reading a novel or finish watching a movie. In Creating Characters, Dwight V. Swain shows how writers can invent interesting characters and improve them so that they move a story along. “The core of character,” he says in chapter 1, “lies in each individual story person’s ability to care about something; to feel implicitly or explicitly, that something is important.” Building on that foundation—the capacity to care—Swain takes the would-be writer step-by-step through the fundamentals of finding and developing “characters who turn you on.” This basic but thought-provoking how-to is a valuable tool for both the novice and the seasoned writer.

Film Scriptwriting

  • Filename: film-scriptwriting.
  • ISBN: 0240511905
  • Release Date: 1988
  • Number of pages: 422
  • Author: Dwight V. Swain
  • Publisher: Focal Press



This second edition of the widely acclaimed Film Scriptwriting is a truly practical manual for the working writer. It provides all the clear, step-by-step guidance you need to script both fact and feature film and video - from getting and developing ideas to the writing of master scene or shooting script. Featured in this new edition are annotated excerpts from some of today's most successful films, selected to point up principles and techniques discussed. Interviews with working film specialists reveal the things professional directors, producers, story editor, and analysts look for in appraising the scripts that come across their desks.

The Writer s Workout

  • Filename: the-writer-s-workout.
  • ISBN: 9781599631790
  • Release Date: 2011-12-26
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Christina Katz
  • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books



The inspiration, stamina, and power to take charge of your writing life?every day. Get the daily jolt of energy your writing life needs from The Writer?s Workout. Inside you?ll find manageable, no-nonsense techniques for every aspect of your writing career from getting organized to connecting with your audience to building relationships. Veteran writing coach Christina Katz draws on her knowledge from more than a decade in the business to give you tips, exercises, and insider strategies to build your skills.Make your writing as strong and powerful as possible.Pitch and sell your work at every opportunity.Overcome rejection to come back better than ever.Promote your work and build an audience.Learn how to balance your creative life with your daily life.With The Writer?s Workout, you?ll develop skill, strength, and confidence ? everything you need to build a robust, unique writing career that?s built to last. Bonus online exclusive: Download a free motivational poster to keep you moving as your build your writing career at writersdigest.com/writers-workout.

On Writing

  • Filename: on-writing.
  • ISBN: 9780743211536
  • Release Date: 2000-10-03
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Stephen King
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King’s critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work. “Long live the King” hailed Entertainment Weekly upon publication of Stephen King’s On Writing. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King’s advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999—and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, On Writing will empower and entertain everyone who reads it—fans, writers, and anyone who loves a great story well told.

Writing the Blockbuster Novel

  • Filename: writing-the-blockbuster-novel.
  • ISBN: 9781466887596
  • Release Date: 2016-06-14
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Albert Zuckerman
  • Publisher: Macmillan



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.

How To Win Friends and Influence People

  • Filename: how-to-win-friends-and-influence-people.
  • ISBN: 145162171X
  • Release Date: 2010-08-24
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Dale Carnegie
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you! Since its release in 1936, How to Win Friends and Influence People has sold more than 15 million copies. Dale Carnegie’s first book is a timeless bestseller, packed with rock-solid advice that has carried thousands of now famous people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. As relevant as ever before, Dale Carnegie’s principles endure, and will help you achieve your maximum potential in the complex and competitive modern age. Learn the six ways to make people like you, the twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking, and the nine ways to change people without arousing resentment.

Stein On Writing

  • Filename: stein-on-writing.
  • ISBN: 0312136080
  • Release Date: 1995-11-15
  • Number of pages: 308
  • Author: Sol Stein
  • Publisher: Macmillan



A practical guide for writers by a master editor who has worked with such figures as Dylan Thomas, James Baldwin, and Jack Higgins covers character development, speeding up the pace, applying the Actors Studio Method, and creating suspense and tension.

How to Write Best selling Fiction

  • Filename: how-to-write-best-selling-fiction.
  • ISBN: 089879045X
  • Release Date: 1981
  • Number of pages: 309
  • Author: Dean Ray Koontz
  • Publisher: Writers Digest Books



Tells would-be novelists about the fiction market, offers advice on grammar, style, character development, and plot, and explains how to deal with agents and editors

The Classic Guide to Better Writing

  • Filename: the-classic-guide-to-better-writing.
  • ISBN: 9780062730480
  • Release Date: 1996-05-24
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Rudolf Flesch
  • Publisher: Harper Collins



Every phase of writing is addressed in this authoritative, practical guide. Specific topics include: organizing information, discovering a personal voice, enhancing readability and checking grammar and spelling. Featuring hundreds of exercises and written in a relaxed, entertaining style, this is the perfect aid for the many Americans who wish to improve their communication skills in both their business and personal lives.

The Transposed Man

  • Filename: the-transposed-man.
  • ISBN: 9781434464798
  • Release Date: 2008-03
  • Number of pages: 100
  • Author: Dwight V. Swain
  • Publisher: Wildside Press LLC



The Society of Mechanists considered themselves the inevitable rulers of the universe. But though Operator Forty-four had given up his body and his name to serve the Mek cause, within him existed the seed of memory.

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