A synopsis is so important and can make the difference between publication and rejection. Give your manuscript a chance by following these simple steps….
Month: July 2011
Over the years, I have tried and tested many different ways to enable myself to be more productive with my writing. From getting up at some unearthly hour and hoping that the creative part of my brain would kick into gear, to writing at …….
I’ll admit to a teensy weeny smidgen of envy towards J K Rowling. No – not the massive fame and fortune side of things. I envy her ability to conjure up a person’s character with a name: Hasn’t she just nailed it? Take Harry for starters:
Now that you have a great idea for a project, do you share it? Although there are benefits to giving it a try among friends and fellow writers, you should carefully consider keeping it a secret.
Certain concepts just carry over well from print journalism. The
press release, the tried and true method of updating the public
on an organization’s affairs, is an example of just how well
such a concept can survive
A first chapter has to be convincing, compelling and tightly written to capture the reader’s attention and to plunge them straight into the heart of the plot so this competition requires you to think carefully about your opening and to lead the reader ……..
I feel whole, bursting with love, light and intensity.
Feelings of pleasure, simple, yet tender, and the touch of his hand, electric
Janey ripped the letter to shreds, watching the fragments scatter and dance as the sudden breeze swept them away. The pain persisted though. Lodged in her gut like a blistering hot poker being twisted and turned…..
We receive thousands of writing competitions throughout the year and many submissions are very similar. Our aim is to highlight these similarities to help you increase your chances of winning any writing competition in the future
To really boost your skill-set and your potential to make money from your writing, it’s important that you set aside some time each and every day. Does this sound realistic considering your daily schedule? Many of you will be saying or thinking that it’s unachievable but actually it isn’t. You can always find time to do something that you love and really believe in
In this ever-changing 21st century, with all its rapid technological advances, we tend to take in information in short blasts. We read emails and text messages quickly, surf the web, often in haste, flitting from page to page via links. We also tend to read fewer newspapers, magazines and longer articles of substance.
Since you are reading this, it is pretty clear that you are already aware of the popularity and prospective value of information based marketing. It’s so popular that there are more than enough articles on the Web to keep the average person……
If you’ve worked hard creating an eBook and now you’re wondering how to sell it, you will be glad to know that Amazon.com has low-cost options that will allow you to easily reach tens of millions of customers quickly.
3 Great Summer Reads by Patricia Anne McGoldrick.
Summer reads are always top on my list for vacation plans.
Sure, it is great to visit the heritage sites, travel to the shores of lake and ocean; but, there is something special about settling down in a comfortable spot with a cool drink and an interesting book.
Editor Annette Young has another top tip for writers: When writing articles, it’s important to consider your market and to tailor the article towards…..
He had been watching her for months. Checking out her behaviours, monitoring her movements until now, he felt he knew her almost as well as she knew herself. It hadn’t been easy breaking into her circle whilst hiding in the shadows retaining anonymity but now he was almost ready to make his move….
1st Prize: £300 …Ghost stories often depict cold wintry scenes and creepy old houses, but your ghost story is set to take place in the summer months. The rest of the theme is entirely open to interpretation, but your story must be original and previously unpublished.
What does it take to effectively start your path toward becoming a freelance travel writer? What skills, experience, tools, education, and temperament are best suited for success as a travel writer?
1st Prize: £300. Entangled in his embrace, the world seemed softer, warm and altogether more pleasurable. She longed for this moment to last, to stay cocooned in pure happiness forever. A shiver of trepidation ran down her spine and fought it off in vain, snuggling closer to his warmth, inhaling his intoxicating scent. Why did life have to be so complicated?
Every piece written in poetic verse must have life and it must be able to speak clearly. It is the poet’s responsibility that his poem must have to convey some emotions. A poem without emotion seems dead and it looks like it did not exist in the literary world.
I just proofread my latest book. My publisher wanted me to look it over before forwarding it to the printer. Two months had passed since I last proofread the book and I was surprised at the number of errors I found. Some words were singular when they should have been plural. Two Internet addresses were incorrect. Words had been lost due to text editing.
Somewhere, down there in the midst of the crowded market square, her would-be killer was looking for her. She had no clues as to who or even why, but the bullet that had grazed against the flesh of her upper arm had been notification enough that someone meant business. She had been lucky,
As the moon glinted through the darkening clouds, two figures began their journey through the murky undergrowth of Porters Wood, their hesitant footsteps heralding the difficulties in the overgrown trail ahead of them.
The house, famous for its murderous past had long stood empty, the current owner had inherited the property and had tried to sell it for years, ensuring that the essentials of the house were cared for during those viewing times, but he had long since given up on trying to sell it as its reputation was too grisly and even the locals tried to avoid the house. Calvin imagined that in its former glory, it would have looked beautiful. It was large for a typical cottage and some of the rooms had fairly high ceilings avoiding the claustrophobic feel of other cottages he had been to but the doorways were low
The fact that she had remembered him at all amazed him. Elspeth, the foster mother who he had clung to when he had to move to a different family, he remembered burying his head in the folds of her apron and promising to be good if he could stay. Deep down, he had known that she could barely bring herself to wave him goodbye,
All I had left of the woman who haunted my dreams and spurred me on to my greatest achievements was the aging photograph. Ellie Lacey, my great grandmother who had died shrouded in mystery and tragedy and the story had woven a place in my heart forever.
The rat! The absolute rat! Laura fumed. How could he? She had never felt so humiliated in her whole life. Fighting back the tears, Laura felt a surge of anger so strong that she knew if Luke Adams was stood in front of her now, she would punch him right on the nose. Emerging from the offices of Holby and Grantham
“Are you the Doctor? “ The voice was wobbly and laden with confusion.
I handed her the cup of tea, carefully making sure that her trembling fingers had gripped the cup firmly. “No, are you expecting one?”
My life, my loves, a mingled mass
of emotions deep with scented pain
Of choices made and corners turned
with revelations newly found
Twenty years of marriage and this was the worst set of arguments that they had ever had. Not even the trials and tribulations of raising twins had caused them to fall out on this scale. Marilyn breathed in the familiar scent of her husband’s cologne, loving his silent form so much that it hurt.