Putting Story on the Page
Non-Fiction: Self Help
October 18, 2022
Available in: e-Book
This book is for writers facing the dreaded...nothing.
Story comes in all shapes and sizes and most likelywill notmake an appearance on the page as a fully-formed three-act story. There will be holes and blank pages. Possibly blinking cursors.
This book will help you keep at it.
In these pages, you'll find hacks for putting story on the page. For great beginnings. For those hard to bear middles. For those ever-so-satisfying endings. What's presented here is a method to keep your momentum moving forward -- a pinch of this, a sprinkle of that, a whole lot of what works. Because most writers know --and beginning writers will soon find out-- that almost every story is different. Some are easy. Some are hard. Some want to lay there like unrisen bread dough. And some explode with an unnamed source of energy.
This book also presents a step-by-step process to guide you from start to finish, no matter what genre you write in.
Plot. Character. Conflict. World Building. Theme. Story Structure. Genre considerations. All are discussed and presented in a user-friendly manner. Included inside are examples of these concepts from movies and TV that help you understand them with the goal of applying that knowledge to your work.
Bonus content! A winning formula to write a fast draft with an example from one of the 70 stories published by the author.
No matter where an author is in the writing journey, this book offers strategies to cross the finish line.
Prior to writing romance, award-winning, USA Today bestseller Melinda Curtis was a junior manager for a Fortune 500 company, which meant when she flew on the private jet she was relegated to the jump seat---otherwise known as the potty. After grabbing her pen (and a parachute) she made the jump to full-time writer. Between writing sweet romance for Harlequin and indie-pubbed sweet romantic comedy, Melinda finds time to relax with her husband over home remodeling projects. She recently came to grips with the fact that she's an empty nester and a grandma, concepts easier to grasp than jet-setting on a potty.