Formatting & Submitting Your Manuscript

Author: Chuck Sambuchino

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781582975719

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 324

View: 2278

Prepare and Present Your Work Like a Pro! Formatting & Submitting Your Manuscript, 3rd edition, gives you all the information you need to craft a winning submission. Fully updated, this comprehensive resource now features more than 100 sample letters and manuscript pages, expanded instruction for electronic submissions, updated formatting and submitting guidelines, and new insider tips from top agents and editors. With strong and weak sample query letters, novel synopses, articles, nonfiction book proposals, manuscript pages, scripts, and more, you'll see exactly what works and what doesn't. Plus, each sample page features individual callouts to clearly identify and explain critical elements so that you don't miss a thing. With this all-encompassing guide, you'll discover everything you need to make your work look professional, polished, and publishable.

The Writer's Digest Guide to Manuscript Formats

Author: Dian Dincin Buchman,Seli Groves

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 9780898792935

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 198

View: 3020

Explains how to prepare a manuscript for submission, and shows sample proposals, query letters, curriculum vitae, title pages, tables of contents, forewords, glossaries, articles, and screenplays

Formatting & Submitting Your Manuscript

Author: Neff,Glenda Tennant Neff,Prues

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 248

View: 5560

Offers suggestions for preparing and presenting novels, screenplays, short stories, articles and proposals, and children's picture books, and offers tips on query letters, cover letters, outlines, author biographies, and synopses.

Let's Write a Short Story!

Author: Joe Bunting

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780988449701

Category: Short story

Page: 107

View: 8609

Brightly Burning

Author: Alexa Donne

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1328476685

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 400

View: 6708

“One of the most anticipated YA debuts of 2018, Brightly Burning is a gothic, romantic mystery with hints of Jane Eyre, Marissa Meyer, and Kiera Cass.” —Entertainment Weekly “Brightly Burning delivers a brooding gothic mystery and a swoony romance, all set in space. Donne’s atmospheric, twisty update of a cherished classic will keep you up late into the night!” —Elly Blake, NYT bestselling author of the Frostblood Saga Stella Ainsley leaves poverty behind when she quits her engineering job aboard the Stalwart to become a governess on a private ship. On the Rochester, there’s no water ration, more books than one person could devour in a lifetime, and an AI who seems more friend than robot. But no one warned Stella that the ship seems to be haunted, nor that it may be involved in a conspiracy that could topple the entire interstellar fleet. Surrounded by mysteries, Stella finds her equal in the brooding but kind nineteen-year-old Captain Hugo. When several attempts on his life spark more questions than answers, and the beautiful Bianca Ingram appears at Hugo’s request, his unpredictable behavior causes Stella’s suspicions to mount. Without knowing who to trust, Stella must decide whether to follow her head or her heart. Alexa Donne’s lush and enthralling reimagining of the classic Jane Eyre, set among the stars, will seduce and beguile you.

Formatting & Submitting Your Manuscript

Author: Cynthia Laufenber

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781582972909

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 8154

Find all of the ANSWERS you need to create NOTABLE submissions! &break;&break;Formatting & Submitting Your Manuscript provides the comprehensive information you need to create an effective submission that gets noticed. This fully updated 2nd edition features both good and bad sample submissions for: &break; Manuscripts&break; Query Letters&break; Proposals&break; Cover Letters&break; Outlines&break; Synopses&break; And more! &break;&break;Each selection uses callouts to clearly identify and explain critical elements. In addition, you'll find new information on specific genres, electronic submissions, and more. &break;&break;With sound advice from the most trusted name in writing, this is your definitive guide to crafting a successful manuscript and getting published.

Don't Fear the Reaper

Why Every Author Needs an Editor

Author: Blake Atwood

Publisher: Atwords Press

ISBN: 9780989777353

Category:

Page: 143

View: 7089

You've written a book, so now what? You may be asking yourself: Should I hire an editor? What kind of editor do I need? How much will professional editing cost? Where can I find an editor? What will an editor expect from me? What can I expect from an editor? Don't Fear the Reaper: Why Every Author Needs an Editor answers these questions and more, while also offering: Advice on self-editing How to best prepare your book for an editor How to make an editor not like you so much Why patience is key in writing and publishing Bonus chapters include the inspiring "Unveiling Validation's Hiding Place: How to Defeat Every Writer's Nightmare," with guest appearances (quotes) by the likes of John Steinbeck, Stephen King, and Anne Lamott, and the resourceful "20 Must-Read Books on Writing and Publishing." As menacing as editors may appear, you have no need to fear them. They may slice and dice your words and ideas, but they're on your side. Don't Fear the Reaper will help you make the most of your writer/editor relationship while encouraging you to keep pursuing the writing craft-one that admits no masters, but only lifelong students."

The Riddle of the Sands

Author: Erskine Childers

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486147266

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 1591

Written in 1903 by a Boer War veteran, this gripping tale incorporates a wealth of technical sailing detail in its story of a sunny holiday that gradually darkens into a suspenseful adventure.

A Kill in the Morning

Author: Graeme Shimmin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448171636

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 5785

‘I don’t like killing, but I’m good at it. Murder isn’t so bad from a distance, just shapes popping up in my scope. Close-up work though – a garrotte around a target’s neck or a knife in their heart – it’s not for me. Too much empathy, that’s my problem. Usually. But not today. Today is different . . . ‘ The year is 1955 and something is very wrong with the world. It is fourteen years since Churchill died and the Second World War ended. In occupied Europe, Britain fights a cold war against a nuclear-armed Nazi Germany. In Berlin the Gestapo is on the trail of a beautiful young resistance fighter, and the head of the SS is plotting to dispose of an ailing Adolf Hitler and restart the war against Britain and her empire. Meanwhile, in a secret bunker hidden deep beneath the German countryside, scientists are experimenting with a force far beyond their understanding. Into this arena steps a nameless British assassin, on the run from a sinister cabal within his own government, and planning a private war against the Nazis. And now the fate of the world rests on a single kill in the morning . . .

Stories, Pictures And Reality

Two Children Tell

Author: Virginia Lowe

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415397235

Category: Psychology

Page: 188

View: 3059

Stories, Pictures and Reality follows two children as they work out the reality status of stories and pictures, with a daily parent-observer record from the birth of the first child until the second is eight, a span of eleven years in all. Together these children pick through the meaning of stories and the motivations of the characters they discover in this unique first-hand description of the discernment that children bring to books from an early age, full of revealing quotes that tell us a great deal about the cognitive development of our young readers: "It's a joke 'cause it couldn't really have happened", "I'll tell you what's pretend: Batman, Robin, Superman, pirates, cowboys and Indians". "Pussy cats don't fly kites!", "The man who drawed it was wrong". In analysis this longitudinal study shows that children have more insight and understanding than they are often given credit for and that they approach subjects that puzzle the most sophisticated of thinkers with an elegant simplicity beyond the expectations of conventional psychologists and children's literature commentators. This book urges readers, especially practitioners and academics, to afford greater respect to what young children are capable of in this area.

A Shadow On The Glass

The View from the Mirror

Author: Ian Irvine

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405513837

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 5301

Once there were three worlds, each with their own people. Then, fleeing out of the void, on the edge of extinction, came the Charon. And the balance changed for ever. With A SHADOW ON THE GLASS, Book One of A View from the Mirror, a major new fantasy epic begins. Karan, a sensitive with a troubled past, is forced to steal an ancient relic in payment for a debt. But she is not told that the relic is, in fact, the Mirror of Aachan, a twisted, deceitful thing that remembers everything it has seen. Llian, meanwhile, a brilliant chronicler, is expelled from his college for uncovering a perilous mystery.Thrown together by fate, Karan and Llian are hunted across a world at war, for the Mirror contains a secret of incredible power. More information on this book and others can be found on the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk

Our Daily Bread: Socialist Distribution and the Art of Survival in Stalin's Russia, 1927-1941

Socialist Distribution and the Art of Survival in Stalin's Russia, 1927-1941

Author: Kate Transchel,Elena Osokina

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317463366

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 1307

Drawing on newly available archival materials including official documents, reports, and personal accounts, this remarkable study presents a detailed picture of the living standards of various social groups in prewar Soviet Russia, and the role of state-controlled distribution of food and goods as a tool of the Stalinist dictatorship. The study offers a new perspective not only on the period of collectivization, industrialization, and terror but also on the regime's most rudimentary method of controlling human behavior and reshaping the social order. In her conclusion the author analyzes the long-term impacts of the Stalinist "dictatorship of distribution", from bureaucratization to rural depopulation to the emergence of a distinctive type of black-market economy.

The Magic of Fiction

Crafting Words Into Story: The Writer's Guide to Writing & Editing

Author: Beth Hill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997177008

Category: Fiction

Page: 606

View: 4138

Writing a novel can seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be. No matter where you are with your writing project--beginning the first draft, rewriting the fifth draft, or editing the final draft--help is available. The Magic of Fiction is a comprehensive guide for crafting fiction. It's the perfect resource for writers planning to self-publish, authors looking for an edge for manuscript submissions, and editors looking for a handbook on craft. Students and educators will also benefit, with details about the crafts of writing and editing available in a single book.Whether you intend to self-publish or submit your manuscript to agents or publishers, use The Magic of Fiction to master the ins and outs of writing and revision, create stronger early drafts, and edit your own stories.This guide addresses all aspects of editing and writing, from the mechanics to story issues to style concerns. In it you'll find--~ A comprehensive editing checklist~ Fixes for common writing mistakes~ Specifics for punctuation in dialogue~ Tips for putting setting to work for your fiction~ Suggestions for editing for the reader~ Help for writing to genre conventions~ Tips for word choices~ A guide for editing approaches and much more.Every fiction writer should be equipped to not only write well, but to rewrite and edit. There are books designed to help you write a novel, books to help you revise, and books to help you with the nitty-gritty of punctuation and grammar. The Magic of Fiction brings all those elements together in a single easy-to-digest resource for the writer looking for an edge in today's literary marketplace.The format of The Magic of Fiction helps you focus on what you need when you need it. Chapters provide detailed discussions of topics and end with "quick lists" to help you get straight to work on your own stories.Written by freelance fiction editor Beth Hill, The Magic of Fiction will help you produce high-quality fiction that will earn attention for all the right reasons.

The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Grammar and Punctuation

Author: Jay Stevenson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592573936

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 194

View: 7397

A guide to English grammar and punctuation clarifies the fundamental rules of language usage and provides helpful examples of how to use them correctly.

Jacob Wonderbar and the Cosmic Space Kapow

Author: Nathan Bransford

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101515074

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 7065

Out-of-this-world antics in this hysterical middle-grade adventure! Sixth-grader Jacob Wonderbar is a master when it comes to disarming and annihilating substitute teachers. But when he and his best friends, Sarah and Dexter, swap a spaceship for a corn dog, they embark on an outer space adventure. And between breaking the universe with an epic explosion, being kidnapped by a space pirate, and surviving a planet that reeks of burp breath, Jacob and his friends are in way over their heads. Action packed with an added dose of heart, Jacob Wonderbar and the Cosmic Space Kapow is sure to captivate middlegrade readers all over the universe.

The Martian

A Novel

Author: Andy Weir

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0804139032

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 5802

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?

Slow Professor

Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy

Author: Maggie Berg,Barbara Seeber

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442645563

Category: Education

Page: 115

View: 5165

In The Slow Professor, Maggie Berg and Barbara K. Seeber discuss how adopting the principles of the Slow movement in academic life can counter the erosion of humanistic education.

Cobweb Bride

Author: Vera Nazarian

Publisher: Norilana Books

ISBN: 1607621541

Category: Fiction

Page: 342

View: 7617

Many are called... She alone can save the world and become Death's bride. COBWEB BRIDE (Cobweb Bride Trilogy, Book One) is a history-flavored fantasy novel with romantic elements of the Persephone myth, about Death's ultimatum to the world. What if you killed someone and then fell in love with them? In an alternate Renaissance world, somewhere in an imaginary "pocket" of Europe called the Kingdom of Lethe, Death comes, in the form of a grim Spaniard, to claim his Bride. Until she is found, in a single time-stopping moment all dying stops. There is no relief for the mortally wounded and the terminally ill.... Covered in white cobwebs of a thousand snow spiders she lies in the darkness... Her skin is cold as snow... Her eyes frozen... Her gaze, fiercely alive... While kings and emperors send expeditions to search for a suitable Bride for Death, armies of the undead wage an endless war... A black knight roams the forest at the command of his undead father... Spies and political treacheries abound at the imperial Silver Court.... Murdered lovers find themselves locked in the realm of the living... Look closer--through the cobweb filaments of her hair and along each strand shine stars... And one small village girl, Percy--an unwanted, ungainly middle daughter--is faced with the responsibility of granting her dying grandmother the desperate release she needs. As a result, Percy joins the crowds of other young women of the land in a desperate quest to Death's own mysterious holding in the deepest forests of the North... And everyone is trying to stop her. "... Nazarian writes clean and true prose ..." --Publishers Weekly "Fans of period fantasy and those who like stories that feel like fairy tales should appreciate this skillful novel by the twice Nebula Award-nominated author of Dreams of the Compass Rose and The Duke in His Castle." --Library Journal

MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing

Author: Modern Language Association of America

Publisher: Modern Language Assn of Amer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

View: 5587

Provides information on stylistic aspects of research papers, theses, and dissertations, including sections on writing fundamentals, MLA documentation style, and copyright law.

MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing

Author: Joseph Gibaldi,Walter S. Achtert

Publisher: Modern Language Assn of Amer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 343

View: 9078

Provides information on stylistic aspects of research papers, theses, and dissertations, including sections on writing fundamentals, MLA documentation style, and copyright law