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Designed for Newbies on the path to Publication
Next Work in Progress ~ Discovering Your Plot
Discovering Sentence Craft
If you want to improve your writing, start at the basic level: words and sentences.
M.A. Lee offers the essential guidebook for enhancing your words and sentences. Discovering Sentence Craft covers figurative and structural elements, from metaphors and symbols to anaphora and paradox. The guidebook is A to Z, auxesis to zeugma with sections on the figurative and interpretive concepts as well as the structures of inversion, repetition, opposition, and sequencing.
Find more information here and buy it here.
Discovering Your Author Brand
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A] Worksheet for Capture Your Story / Title / Tagline / Brand
B] Script for a Blurb and a LogLine
C] Script for Trailer and Clip
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Templates for Characters
How do you get your ideas? Try this sample from the guidebook called “Getting Ideas”.
Here’s a sample about using the character interview to delve more deeply in your primary characters.
And here’s the link to buy!
Discovering Your Novel
- Foundation Charts
- Visioning Charts
- Analysis Charts
- Big Push the 1st
- Big Push the 2nd
- Archetypal Story Pattern
- Harvest Charts
- Raison d’Etre
Archetypes / Symbols: the blogs in the 2017 year-long series will be available in the upcoming Discovering Your Plot.
MANUSCRIPT FORMATTING :: 7 + 10 things you need to know
This blog for the newbie gives a little guidance for the scary process of publishing your own work.
Think like a Pro: New Advent for Writers
Infographics (available now) give a taste of the chapter information in Think like a Pro. Here’s the blog list for the infographics:
- Deadline on a Dream
- Plan the Work / Work the Plan
- Understanding Plot
- 4 of 5 Basic Plot Methods
- Best Plot Method that I Know
- Aristotle’s 5 + 5 Essentials for Writers
- Overcoming Writer’s Block: Refusal
- Overcoming Writer’s Block: Procrastination
- Overcoming Writer’s Block: Stagnation
- Sparking Creativity
A little more about the Raison d’Etre of the book and the planner. 7 lessons (maintaining deadlines, keeping bum in chair, developing plot AND characters, overcoming writer’s block, sparking creativity, and being professional) give answers that newbies always ask.
- The book Think like a Pro, in two cover choices
To keep you on track with your writing, W.Ink Books has a Think/Pro companion planner: undated, project-focused, two-page weekly layout with daily word counts and progress meters. Monthly and seasonal reviews and previews along with additional trackers to help you maintain your writing goals. And the planners match the books!
Blogs about the Follies of Trusting the Grammar/Spelling Checker
- Grammar Phobia vs. Grammar Snobbery , including the 13 points for communication
- Use the Machine Grammar Checker Wisely
- Use it, Don’t Abuse It
- Vial Trolls, Take That!
- Also, check out the page for Home School Helps, which has slews of blogs on grammar.
Current Books for Writers
Another Writers’ Guidebook: Old Geeky Greeks, available now.