Writing a book is straightforward. You sit, you write. Voila! You’re done. Theoretically. Alas, there are steps in-between, and we covered them in this lively teleclass. Listen to the recorded version below, and by hour’s end, you’ll have a clear sense of what a book project entails, and if you have the time, energy and interest to dive in.
Two-Syllable Masterpiece In 50-150 words, write whatever you’d like—a snippet of a novel, an opinion piece, a journal entry. But here’s the catch: All your words must be two syllables long. Example: “Bradley,” Lilly whispered. “Listen closely. Never, ever reveal Wendy’s secret. Wendy wouldn’t forgive, forget … ” “Silly, Lilly,” Bradley chuckled. “Keeping secrets isn’t Wendy’s forte.” Sub-mit su-per en-tries in-to com-ments be-low!
Here we are, one short month after our Kickoff Teleclass and we’re ready to celebrate two members of the Write Directions community and their fledgling novels. After enrolling in our fall workshop, “I have a Great Idea for a Book — Now What?” Jim Skyrms and Bill Edwards both signed on to write a full 50,000 words during National Novel Writing Month. A bit exhausted and behind on their holiday shopping, both have rejoined us […]
Here’s a recap of some great Web links I’ve posted on Facebook. New ones go up every Thursday, so “Like” Write Directions. And don’t forget to subscribe to Write Directions’ monthly newsletter, which also lists resources for writers, in addition to original articles, publishing info, inspirational quotations, etc. WordCounter How often do you repeat yourself in your writing? Here’s an objective way to find out! Image as featured on Wordcounter.com. Tips for Aspiring Op-Ed Writers 15 […]
November’s National Novel Writing Month(tm) is about to begin. Gear up with inspiration from NaNoWriMo(tm) winners in this recording of our Ready, Set, Write teleclass. Our experts share their ups and downs, favorite writing apps, and their secrets for maintaining the blistering speed that propelled them across the finish line. They’ll convince you that you, too, are up to the challenge!
Let’s face it: most prose is a little flabby. Don’t be embarrassed. Join us at “Become a Better Writer” and learn strategies you can use today to tighten and brighten your work. Create seamless prose, edit ruthlessly, hone your style, fulfill the writer-reader contract and more. Tues., June 13, 7:30 to 9 a.m. Register Location: Cowork Frederick, 122 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21702
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Remove your fears, release your creative powers, make your dreams come true. What are you allowing fear to keep you from doing? What dreams and goals have been delayed or abandoned because of fear? Far too many people allow fears to keep them from achieving a dream, whether that dream is writing a book, moving overseas, starting a business, seeking higher education, or learning a new skill. It’s a new year and a perfect time […]
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Darn! Here’s what you missed in January’s Write Directions newsletter: — Best books 2015, including my two favorite books — Q & A about stock photos and design costs — Jokes about writers and much, much more. (more…)