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You’ve Decided to be a Writer, Now What? A Blue Print to Your New Life as a Writer
Laura K Marshall gives aspiring writers a blueprint to achieving their dreams of becoming a writer.
“My inspiration for writing this book was all my trail and errors as a new writer,” said Laura K Marshall, author of the Amazing but True series. “When I first started I didn’t have anyone to turn to when I had questions. So I had to feel my way through the mountain of information I came across. I couldn’t find anything that said hey, you want to be a writer? Well here’s what you do. That’s what this book is for new writers”
This book takes you through the basics of writing a story and the technical stuff. You’ll learn the nuts and bolts of the writer’s life and familiarize yourself with the business end of writing. The Basics section covers story structure, point of view, parts of speech, writing dialog, speech tags, punctuation, capitalization, spacing, characters and genre. The Writer’s Life section covers your writing space, finding your rhythm, making time to write, your writing plan, ready for your rough draft, your draft is done, now what, critique, writing, and goal setting groups, national and local writing associations and organizations. The Business End section covers submitting short stories for publication, cover letters, platform building, e-mail, websites, blogging, Facebook, tips for reducing your writing expenses and terms you should know.
Laura is the author of the Amazing but True series, as well as multiple short stories and books on writing. Originally from Southern California, Laura has lived most of her life on the West Coast. Her love for imagination and make believe has fueled her passion for writing. Laura currently lives in Milwaukie, OR with her husband, two boys, two cats and a dog. You can purchase You’ve Decided at http://www.amazon.com/
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