The udated and revised third edition provides new insights and observations from Vogler´s ongoing work on mythology´s influence on stories, movies, and man himself. The previous two editons of this book have sold over 180,000 units, making this book a ´classic´ for screenwriters, writers, and novelists.
This indispensable guide takes students through each step of the essay writing process, enabling them to tackle written assignments with confidence. Students will develop their ability to analyse complex concepts, evaluate and critically engage with arguments, communicate their ideas clearly and concisely and generate more ideas of their own. Chapters are short and succinct and cover topics such as reading purposefully, note-taking, essay writing in exams and avoiding plagiarism. Packed with practical activities and handy hints which students can apply to their own writing, this is an ideal resource for students looking to improve the quality and clarity of their academic writing. This book will be a source of guidance and inspiration for students of all disciplines and levels who need to write essays as part of their course.
Intended for aspiring writers, whether they want to write as a full time profession, or to supplement their existing income through writing. This guide helps you to decide what to write and how to sell it; and contains advice on ghostwriting, travel writing, fiction, short stories, television and radio scripts, newspaper and magazine journalism.
Do you want to know HOW BOOKS WRITE THEMSELVES? That secret can be found inside this guide. It´s all true. Well, mostly. You see, the writer has to get a decent chair, and then come up with a couple of characters. And an engaging idea. And there´s this thing called an ´´outline,´´ which comes in handy. It helps if there are snacks at hand (for the writer, not the characters) . . . Okay, okay! So books don´t write themselves. And yes, it´s a lot of hard work, and the hours suck. But nothing happens until you actually SIT THE F*CK DOWN AND WRITE. From that point on, it helps if you have a good guide. Something with charts and clever models to help you brainstorm a narrative arc in as little time as it takes to bake a cake. In fact, if you can bake a cake, you can write a book. It´s all in the directions, and Mark Teppo gives very good directions. So now is a good time to start that book you´ve always been meaning to write, because this guide is going to JUMPSTART YOUR NOVEL.
This book provides solid instruction for persons who want to write and sell fiction, not just to talk and study about it. It gives the background, insights, and specific procedures needed by all beginning writers. Here one can learn how to group words into copy that moves, movement into scenes, and scenes into stories; how to develop characters, how to revise and polish, and finally, how to sell the product. This is the book for writers who want to turn rejection slips into cashable checks.
Everybody has a book in them. The question is: how do you tease that great idea or story out of yourself, and begin the journey of writing and creativity. My Next Book provides you with the inspiration, direction and structure to write your dream book. Highly interactive and full of brainstorming activities, this guide/workbook encourages the aspiring writer to consider the kind of book they want to write, the title of the book, the contents, chapter outline and even what should be written for the cover. Whether you want to be the author of a novel, biography, self-help book, history book or even business book, My Next Book will get you started on your creative journey.