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.
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.
Written by a quality assurance engineer, web developer, businessman and author of a dozen books. Get your books into print and selling in the marketplace now, at the lowest cost to you with maximum sales and profits! Whether you are a veteran or new to writing and publishing, this checklist will provide you with methods for getting the most out of conventional or self-publishing, and help you decide which is best for you. Checklist is a comprehensive and detailed guide for the author who wants to get their book into print immediately and sell as many copies as possible, with methods and tools for publishing and marketing. Includes details about how to get exta benefits, advantages and sales boosts from online inbound marketing and social networking media. Basics and advanced methods for low-cost marketing with maximum return for the author. Includes submission guidelines for conventional and self-publishing, with many tips and techniques for getting low-cost or free exposure.
What does it take to become a successful author in today's publishing world? It's not enough to write a powerful book – today's author must understand and leverage the business side of writing. Authorpreneurship: The Business Start-Up Manual for Authors by Sharon Jenkins takes the aspiring writer from curiosity to career, combining both sides of publishing – author and entrepreneur - to empower writers with direction, publishing options, marketing solutions and business savvy to grow their career.
In RESEARCH METHODS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 6th Edition, Fredrick J Gravetter and Lori-Ann B. Forzano help students see how interesting and exciting experimental and nonexperimental research can be. The text leads students through the research process from start to finish, including tips and strategies for generating research ideas and hypotheses, selecting measures and participants, and designing research. This step-by-step approach emphasizes the decisions researchers must make at each stage of the process. The authors avoid a cookbook presentation of just the facts by linking terminology with applied concepts; their lecture in a book style emphasizes clear explanations of topics. Research examples present topics of particular interest to students, and content throughout the book reflects current APA guidelines. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
For more than a quarter of a century, Pat Schneider has helped writers find and liberate their true voices. She has taught all kinds--the award winning, the struggling, and those who have been silenced by poverty and hardship. Her innovative methods have worked in classrooms from elementary to graduate level, in jail cells and public housing projects, in convents and seminaries, in youth at-risk programs, and with groups of the terminally ill. Now, in Writing Alone and with Others, Schneider's acclaimed methods are available in a single, well-organized, and highly readable volume. The first part of the book guides the reader through the perils of the solitary writing life: fear, writer's block, and the bad habits of the internal critic. In the second section, Schneider describes the Amherst Writers and Artists workshop method, widely used across the U.S. and abroad. Chapters on fiction and poetry address matters of technique and point to further resources, while more than a hundred writing exercises offer specific ways to jumpstart the blocked and stretch the rut-stuck. Schneider's innovative teaching method will refresh the experienced writer and encourage the beginner. Her book is the essential owner's manual for the writer's voice.
In this book, author Tina Schwartz discusses many matters that are not often presented in guides to writing and publishing, such as the importance of mentors and critique groups, as well as courses and extracurricular activities that can be of great help to the up-and-coming teen author. The book explores various writing careers and the basics of publishing and marketing, including how to write query letters. Schwartz also provides tips on writing both fiction and nonfiction, as well as genres a new author can explore, like poetry and songwriting.
A (Sort of) Compassionate Guide to Why Your Writing is Being Rejected
Author: Jessica Page Morrell
A fun, practical guide that reveals the essentials of good fiction and memoir writing by exposing the most common mistakes literary writers make. All great works of fiction and memoir are unique-but most bad novels, stories, and memoirs have a lot in common. From clunky dialogue to poorly sketchedout characters, sagging pacing to exaggerated prose, these beginners' mistakes drive any agent or editor to their stock rejection letter, telling the aspiring writer "Thanks, but this isn't for us," and leaving many to wonder what exactly it is that they're doing wrong. Veteran writing coach, developmental editor, and writing instructor Jessica Page Morrell will fill in the gaps in every rejection letter you've ever received. In Thanks, But This Isn't for Us, Morrell uses her years of experience to isolate the specific errors beginners make, including the pitfalls of unrealistic dialogue, failing to "show, not tell," and over-the-top plot twists. These are just a few of the problems that keep writers from breaking through with their work. Sympathetic and humane, but pulling no punches, Thanks, But This Isn't for Us shows writers precisely where they've gone wrong and how to get on the right track. In sixteen to-the-point chapters, with checklists, exercises, takeaway tips, and a glossary, Morrell helps readers transcend these mistakes so that they don't have to learn the hard way: with another rejection letter.