The ugly voices in our head tell us we're not good enough. Often one of the hardest things for writers is allowing ourselves the time and space to write when so many other obligations fill our time. Our families and jobs need us. And yet, if we are writers, we must find a way to the page. There are a ton of reasons why we choose to not write.
Discover Your Writing Self: 31 Days to Deeper Understanding of Who You Are as a Writer#ad - Through shorts essays and questions, you will explore everything from the fears you have as a writer and your reasons for writing to the best times of the day and year and the ideal environment for your writing practice. In these pages, you’ll find no “shoulds” and no shame. One-size-fits-all writing advice doesn’t work for anyone.
In discover your writing self, you’ll find 31 lessons to help you think through who YOU are as writer. Instead, andi will walk you through honest queries and encouragement designed to help YOU be the best writer YOU can be at this time in your life. If you feel overwhelmed or confused by all the writing advice out there, this book will help you sort through it in a way that is authentic and genuine for you.
Discover Your Writing Self: 31 Days to Deeper Understanding of Who You Are as a Writer #ad - Not everyone can write every day at 5am, and that’s totally okay.
Love Letters To Writers: Volume II: Encouragement, Accountability, and Truth-TellingAndilit #ad - Each letter is written with writers Cumbo-Floyd knows and loves in mind. The letters discuss topics including writing as a parent of a young child, finding the people in your life who get you as a writer, and why marketing can be a helpful tool in the creative process. If you're looking to find support, instruction, and a little bit of gentle butt-kicking in your writing life, Love Letters To Writers, Volume II is the book you need.
Need a companion for your writing expedition? Want a guide who will push you but also understand the struggle? Then, Love Letters To Writers, Volume II is the book for you. In this second collection of letters, Cumbo-Floyd has compiled 52 letters to support, challenge, clarify, and cajole the writers she knows.
Love Letters To Writers: Encouragement, Accountability, and Truth-TellingAndi Cumbo-Floyd #ad - In letters covering everything from what it feels like to sign a book contract to the times writing draws out emotion we didn't realize to the need for space in our daily lives, Cumbo-Floyd opens her heart and experience to her fellow writers. In 52 letters, writer andi cumbo-floyd shares her personal experiences of the writing journey, offers her perspective on the writing life, and shares encouragement to help writers through the hard and the joyous days of being a writer.
. The letters are intimate and honest, each written with love for the writers Cumbo-Floyd holds dear. Get your copy of Love Letters to Writers today. Feel alone in the writing life? It can be lonely, this word-ish world, but it doesn't have to be.
Character Reactions from Head to Toe Indie Author Resources Book 1Valerie Howard Books #ad - This is a quick and easy reference tool just for that purpose. Jam-packed with a list of 1, organized by body part from head to toe to internal organs, 000 physical reactions a character can have, you'll never be left scratching your head when you need to find just the right way to describe your character's reactions!Excerpt:FOREHEADForehead wrinklingForehead slicking with sweatSlapping or hitting forehead with palmBanging forehead against a surfaceWiping moisture off foreheadPressing fingers against foreheadTapping forehead with pencil or fingerForehead baking with a feverResting forehead in handsSplaying back of hand on forehead as if faintPoking forehead with thumb to jog memoryBanging forehead with fists to stop crazy thoughtsIndie Author Resources Book 1 .
A list of 1, we can't think of just the right action for our character's body in a particular scene, 000 CHARACTER REACTIONSAs an author, are your characters always sighing and nodding?Did you just sigh and nod?If so, this handy little booklet is for you!Sometimes as new or even experienced authors, and we need something to get the creative juices flowing.
The Writer's Process: Getting Your Brain in GearCuesta Park Consulting #ad - Want to be a better writer? Improve your process. Do you fear the blank page? You may be skipping the essential early phases of writing. Do you generate swarms of ideas but never publish anything? You need strategies to focus and persist to the finish. When you learn to work with your brain instead of against it, you’ll get more done and have more fun.
Master the inner game of writingthe Writer’s Process combines proven practices of successful authors with cognitive science research about how our minds work. You'll learn: - how to invite creativity and flow into your writing process- why separating writing into different steps makes you more productive- How to overcome writer's block, negative feedback, and distractions- How to make time for writing in a busy, interrupt-driven life Buy it now and find out why so many reviewers say that they wish they'd read it earlier! The Writer's Process is a 2017 Readers' Favorite Gold Medal award winner and a Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Silver Medal winner.
Time Management for Writers: How to write faster, find the time to write your book, and be a more prolific writer Writers' Guide Series Book 2Ylva Publishing #ad - In the digital age, publishing as book is easier than ever, but finding the time to write a book is becoming harder and harder. With day jobs, family obligations, household chores, and hobbies, many writers struggle to get any writing done. At the same time, social media, publishers and readers expect writers to publish multiple books every year and to somehow find enough time to market their books through blogging, and networking.
If you are struggling to find enough time to write or don’t get much written once you finally do, this book is for you. Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, - deal with distractions and interruptions, - use writing challenges to become more productive, - write and publish more books in less time, - Discover tools and resources that help you focus on your writing, - Get your first drafts written more quickly, while still writing well, even if you have a day job, - Find your most productive writing routine and environment, this book will help you to- Find enough time to write, - Manage your e-mail inbox in less time, - Use rituals to create a powerful writing habit, - Decide how much time to spend writing versus marketing, - Overcome writer’s block and procrastination.
Steele Secrets: A Young Adult Ghost Story#ad - Until today, but after she meets Moses, she had told her mom everything, the ghost of enslaved man, she suddenly has a secret. If you like small town intrigue, the mysteries of history, and spunky female narrators, Steele Secrets won't disappoint. Pick up the first book in the Steele Secrets series today.
Ghost in the graveyard is no longer a game. The dead need her help. Mary steele is your typical teenage bookworm. This young adult, supernatural novel has heart and oomph. She's not the only one.
Super Structure: The Key to Unleashing the Power of StoryCompendium Press #ad - Contrary to what some may think, structure is not a nasty inhibitor of creativity. Every signpost is given its own chapter and explanation, along with a section called "Helpful Hints for Plotters and Pantsers, " showing you how to apply what you've learned and adapt it to your own style of writing. Never write a weak novel or screenplay again.
The material in this book greatly expands upon the chapter on structure in Write Your Novel From the Middle. Quite the opposite. That's because Super Structure stresses the concept of "signpost scenes. There are fourteen signpost scenes, that can be used to create an entire plot, or beats, the skeleton of an idea, or a map to help you figure out what to write next.
Super Structure: The Key to Unleashing the Power of Story #ad - Story loves structure. And so do readers!super structure represents over two decades of research on what makes a novel or screenplay entertaining, original, commercial, and irresistible. Super structure can be considered a companion to that book, but it also stands alone in its treatment of the elements of a solid and pleasing plot.
And it is only when readers truly connect with your story that they turn from casual readers into fans. Super structure is a proven foundation that never fails. Properly understood and utilized, structure is what translates story into a form readers are wired to receive it.
The Emotional Wound Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Psychological Trauma Writers Helping Writers Series Book 6JADD Publishing #ad - Readers connect to characters with depth, ones who have experienced life’s ups and downs. Inside, lies, you’ll find:•a database of traumatic situations common to the human experience•an in-depth study on a wound’s impact, including the fears, and dysfunctional behaviors that can arise from different painful events•An extensive analysis of character arc and how the wound and any resulting unmet needs fit into it•Techniques on how to show the past experience to readers in a way that is both engaging and revelatory while avoiding the pitfalls of info dumps and telling•A showcase of popular characters and how their traumatic experiences reshaped them, personality shifts, leading to very specific story goals•A Backstory Wound Profile tool that will enable you to document your characters’ negative past experiences and the aftereffects Root your characters in reality by giving them an authentic wound that causes difficulties and prompts them to strive for inner growth to overcome it.
The aftershocks of trauma can change who they are, and sabotage their ability to achieve meaningful goals, alter what they believe, all of which will affect the trajectory of your story. Identifying the backstory wound is crucial to understanding how it will shape your character’s behavior, and The Emotional Wound Thesaurus can help.
The Emotional Wound Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Psychological Trauma Writers Helping Writers Series Book 6 #ad - Of all the formative experiences in a character’s past, none are more destructive than emotional wounds. With its easy-to-read format and over 100 entries packed with information, The Emotional Wound Thesaurus is a crash course in psychology for creating characters that feel incredibly real to readers.
To deliver key players that are both realistic and compelling, writers must know them intimately—not only who they are in the present story, but also what made them that way.
Silence at the Lock: A Steele Secrets Story#ad - When the spirited, bookish teen meets the woman’s dead teenage daughter, she discovers a secret that includes the town’s mayor and a very special 94-year-old woman. Now, mary has to find the secret and the strength to let them be free. When confederate flags and white supremacists challenge her, the teen learns that sometimes courage is just about telling the truth.
A lynching. Finding the body of a lynched woman isn’t on Mary Steele’s after-school agenda. If you like richly researched history, and sensitive explorations of our cultural past, inspiring characters, then you’ll love the third book of the Steele Secrets series from Andi Cumbo-Floyd. As the responsibility of her gifts weighs her down, Mary must make a choice about whether or not she’ll speak or stay quiet.
Silence at the Lock: A Steele Secrets Story #ad - Can mary show her town the truth about their own racist history? Silence at the Lock is magical realism for adults and young adults alike. A ghost. A town in turmoil.