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The Craft of Fiction
Fiction is made up of many elements, each element as important as the last. The plot structure is one such need to be fulfilled in the story. Short story writing is something I want to try my hand in again because I have ideas that need to go somewhere. My novella, “A Return To Honor,” took 23 long years to write since 1996 when I structured the outline and put it away since I was perpetually stuck. I sent it to Tor.com where I’m 160 in the queue, having no idea if they will see it or not. I do not want to send simultaneous submissions here.
Why I Write
I started writing when I was 13-years-old. When I was a kid, I used to love telling stories and putting on performances, and my parents loved to see them. I would tell stories of princesses and magic, made up worlds and enchanted forests.
Submission Steps for 'How To Give Bullies What They Deserve'
I have to submit this book to my literary agent soon. The process begins with a query letter sent by email. You then attach your book proposal as a Word file including a 1-4 page overview of your book. I don’t know what having “information about your author platform” means but I may have to email the agency for more details on this. I have a business plan/promotional/marketing plan ready to go. Chapter summaries need to be written and two sample chapters attached. I also need to go over my citations for a book I have on manipulative people called In Sheep’s Clothing.
Writing What Is Real
For as long as I can remember, I have loved to write. Stories, poems, scripts, you name it. If it is creative writing, I have given it a go and enjoyed it. What I love about putting pen to paper is that those words come entirely from my heart and my mind. I can build worlds and form civilizations that may never exist on our universe. Yes, I love to write science fiction—it is one of my favourite genres, in fact. The idea that I can bring readers into this magical and colourful world which I have dreamed up really excites me. That is what writing is about, isn't it? Creating a place into which your readers can escape for just a short while. It might sound easy, but while you are building this universe, whether based on the real world or some other fantastical dimension, your audience needs to be able to relate enough to it that they will keep coming back.
Writing Literature for the 21st Century Reader
It's 2018. The age of computers has all but made the typewriter an ancient artifact lost to time as the dawn of a new, highly-educated populace rises into adulthood.
In The Name of Art #2
Daniel put down the phone and sighed. It was an old phone from his grandma's flat. White plastic, with a ringlet of a cord that had gone from white to grey with time. The handset was yellow from nicotine and sweat and sin. The sins were all his.
Annie Daniels Does Book Reviews
A little about me... This is my first official post on this forum, and as I am hoping that I will be able to add many more, I would like to start off with an official introduction.
In The Name of Art
Harriet was walking fast toward Tottenham Court Road station in an effort to waste as little time as possible travelling. Although she had not volunteered herself for this task she was getting quite excited at the prospect of meeting him in person and hadn't argued at sacrificing her lunch break for the endeavour.
The Author Avoidant
I sit down in front of my computer with every intention of writing out another 3,000 words for this week. That's the goal—get my 3,000 words written and move on with life. I already have a draft of how the story goes, I know what the next steps are, but I can't take them. I sit here, staring at the screen for what feels like an hour and hardly even touch the keyboard, save to smash my fingers into keys producing gibberish.
The Author Calmed
A success, and so it continues. Driven by a properly made cup of coffee, renewed vigor, and rediscovered inspiration, I set to work on the rewrite that will truly satisfy me. A story that I am certain will one day, in the not so distant future, make it onto a store shelf somewhere. For hours, I pound at my keyboard, not just on the meat, but also recreating an outline and squeezing information out of the web until I am certain of what I want to do.
The Agitated Author
This is how it begins. My morning routine, uninterrupted, goes off without a hitch. Unemployment would suit me if not for the lack of funding. The dishes are washing, the laundry is going, and I have settled into my computer chair for a morning and afternoon of recording games.
3 Ways to Improve Your Writing Overnight
When writing, there are a few simple mistakes that any novice will make without realizing what they are doing. These mistakes mark a piece of work as unpolished, or written by a beginner.