Quote of the day
Where there is no mathematics, there is no freedom.
~EDWARD FRENKEL, author of Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality
“I got some rejections where the agents said they liked the premise but it lacked voice. How do I fix voice?”
Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success
There are lots of lists out there for how to be a writer, but most seem for newly minted MFA grads trying to keep up spirits and output in the sudden absence of grades and semester deadlines. I’m not one of them. I’m one of you. Here are a few things I learned along the way to writing a novel between stints as a copywriter.
I don’t know about you, but for me writing often goes like this: chasing a thought in one direction and then another and then another and each time running headlong into a dead end. Or I’ll spend hours staring at the screen and come away from those hours with only a paragraph. Or…
I’m sick of my second book. I outlined it eons ago, then wrote for what felt like forever. I’m welcoming this break, but I’m also skeeeered. All these other activities are new ground—researching and hiring professionals to work on my novel, not to mention coming up with my precise launching strategy. Writing sales copy is quite different than writing a story.
So how do you win one of these contests? As a judge in several competitions, I’ve read lots of screenplays and noticed a few things that all the top screenplays have in common.
The problem is that, for many, “reality TV” has become a catch-all phrase. It covers everything from documentary series to large-scale game shows, factual crime to docu-soaps, makeover shows to paranormal investigations and even pseudo-scripted series.
For many, self publishing is about writing fiction, then publishing on Amazon, Kindle, Smashwords or Apple. Of course there is also a lot of non-fiction self publishing too.
- Sell More Books on Amazon! Tip #7: Great Places to Find Cool Keywords, Author Marketing Experts | Tweet
Need to find some great keywords? Here are a few sites we just love. So the trick is finding the right keywords and then double-checking them on Amazon!
Loath as you may be to admit it, chances are that at some point you have found yourself in the kitchen late at night, devouring some sweet, salty or carb-rich treat even though you weren’t hungry.
Scientists believe they’ve discovered a simple formula for happy relationships. Reader, I tried it.
Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality
On Monday Rose’s Luxury chef Aaron Silverman announced the name of his forthcoming restaurant: Pineapple and Pearls.
TODAY, A FEW hundred Bay Area Facebook users will open their Messenger apps to discover M, a new virtual assistant. Facebook will prompt them to test it with examples of what M can do: Make restaurant reservations. Find a birthday gift for your spouse. Suggest—and then book—weekend getaways.
The first question Jeff Hyman asks his clients is always, “What keeps you up at night?” These clients are startup founders, many of whom feel isolated by their position at the head of a company, and worry, deeply, about failure.