Tuesday, September 28, 2010
The Essential Guide for New Writers, From Idea to Finished Manuscript
Back to School Special: My how-to book on writing, The Essential Guide for New Writers, From Idea to Finished Manuscript is now on super sale! Instead of $10.95, I've dropped the price to $5.95 plus FREE US shipping and handling, but only if you order direct from my website, http://www.valeriestorey.com/.
I wrote the book primarily for my workshops when a student asked if I had a book of my own to go with the course. It was at the end of one of my summer sessions, a hot Georgia night with a thunderstorm on the horizon. I was a little surprised by the question because I always provide workshop participants with loads of notes and photocopied handouts, as well as a thorough bibliography of other writers' how-to books. But there was something about the idea that intrigued me. Thinking on my feet, I found myself saying: "No book yet, but there will be. Soon." A few months later I went on to write and publish the book, and have used it in hundreds of workshops. One chapter, "Creative Conflict," even went on to be sold and reprinted in a textbook on video production.
The Essential Guide for New Writers is a book close to my heart. In many ways it could also be subtitled, "Notes to Me About Writing" and it's chock-full of everything I consider important to make your writing dreams come true, e.g., streamlined plot and characterization techniques; end-of-chapter writing exercises; easy synopsis and query letters tricks.
The Essential Guide for New Writers is a book for all writers, no matter your level of expertise. If you're just starting out, the book will help you get past those first-draft jitters and well on your way to having a finished, polished manuscript that's submission-ready. And if you're a writer with a few years of sales and experience behind you, there's nothing like sitting down with "beginner's mind" to refresh and charge up your creative batteries. As I like to tell my students, every time you start a new piece of writing, you're a new writer. The day you think you know it all could very well be the day you need to change careers.
Tip of the Day: Get your copy now while the sale lasts. Remember, this offer is only available through my website, http://www.valeriestorey.com/ and nowhere else. Happy writing!