Posts tagged with 'Nanododo'

  • POSTED ON: November 27, 2015
    FILED UNDER: Books, Fun Stuff
    TAGS: Nanododo

    Books, Fun Stuff

    An Interview with Agent John Jarrold

    By Richard Daniels

    An Interview with Agent John Jarrold

    I met John Jarrold a while ago at a literature convention. He was holding one to one slots with hopeful writers and their manuscripts. I was one of those writers. My first impression on meeting him, the first literary agent I’d met, was that it was clear why he’s one of the best in the business – sharp minded, generous with his 27 years of experience and precise in his critique of my efforts and those of many others like me, striving for publication.
    “It takes time,” he tells me. “Don’t rush it and don’t give up the day job.”

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  • POSTED ON: November 21, 2014
    FILED UNDER: Books
    TAGS: Nanododo, Writing Advice

    Books

    NaNoDodo Day 21: Finish What You Start

    By Anne Perry

    NaNoDodo Day 21: Finish What You Start

    You’ve heard it. I’ve heard it. They made a joke about it on Mad Men. Everyone has a novel in them, right?

    Wrong. Everyone has an unfinished novel in them.

    So this is it, my final piece of writing advice: finish what you start.

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  • POSTED ON: November 20, 2014
    FILED UNDER: Books
    TAGS: Nanododo, Writing Advice

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    NaNoDodo Day 20: Editing

    By Anne Perry

    NaNoDodo Day 20: Editing

    You’re well-read, you write all the time, and now you’ve written something! Congrats! Not only that, but you’ve shared what you’ve written with a beta reader, and gotten your feedback. You’ve said thank you and spent some time turning your reader’s feedback over in your mind.

    Now it’s time to edit your work.

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  • POSTED ON: November 19, 2014
    FILED UNDER: Books
    TAGS: Nanododo, Writing Advice

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    NaNoDodo Day 19: Beta Readers

    By Anne Perry

    NaNoDodo Day 19: Beta Readers

    Look. This is going to be some of the most important advice about writing anyone will ever give you. Find a beta reader you trust, and trust them.

    There’s a lot to today’s tip, I know. So let’s break it down.

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  • POSTED ON: November 18, 2014
    FILED UNDER: Books
    TAGS: Nanododo, Writing Advice

    Books

    NaNoDodo Day 18: Write, Write, Write

    By Anne Perry

    NaNoDodo Day 18: Write, Write, Write

    So you want to become a writer? You’d better start writing. I don’t mean that you have to write a book right this instant, or even a short story. But you have to become used to writing, to translating your thoughts and feelings and observations into sentences that convey them to your satisfaction. And that’s not necessarily an easy thing to do. But it can be.

    You’ve just got to practice.

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  • POSTED ON: November 17, 2014
    FILED UNDER: Books
    TAGS: Nanododo, Writing Advice

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    NaNoDodo Day 17: Read All The Books

    By Anne Perry

    NaNoDodo Day 17: Read All The Books

    This week’s NaNoDodo tips will be five tips from yours truly, @Hodder_Editor. Let’s get started!

    There are ten billion words of advice out there about how to write a book. I’ve boiled them all down into five bite-sized tidbits, the things I think are absolutely the most important for fiction writers to heed.

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  • POSTED ON: November 13, 2014
    FILED UNDER: Books
    TAGS: Nanododo, Writing Advice

    Books

    NaNoDodo Day 13: Your Favourite Books About Writing

    By Anne Perry

    NaNoDodo Day 13: Your Favourite Books About Writing

    We’ve featured three of my favourite books about writing – today we’re going to look at some of yours! I asked Twitter to share their favourite books about the art and craft of writing. You all positively flooded both my personal Twitter account and the Hodderscape Twitter with a staggering list of suggestions. So I’ve arranged them in alphabetical order here, with a few of your comments.

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  • POSTED ON: November 12, 2014
    FILED UNDER: Books
    TAGS: Aspects of the Novel, E. M. Forster, Nanododo, Writing Advice

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    NaNoDodo Day 12: Aspects of the Novel

    By Anne Perry

    NaNoDodo Day 12: Aspects of the Novel

    The books we spotlighted yesterday and the day before are good tools for any kind of writing. Today, however, we’re going to focus on a classic specifically dedicated to fiction writing, (and fiction criticism), particularly novels: EM Forster’s classic Aspects of the Novel.

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  • POSTED ON: November 11, 2014
    FILED UNDER: Books
    TAGS: Nanododo, Writing Advice

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    NaNoDodo Day 11: The Elements of Writing Style

    By Anne Perry

    NaNoDodo Day 11: The Elements of Writing Style

    In 1918, a Cornell professor named William Strunk, Jr., composed and privately published a short manual about writing. Years later, EB White, known best as the author of Charlotte’s Web, who had studied under Strunk at Cornell, remembered the little writing guide and revised it for publication. The first edition of The Elements of Style – known to its friends as Strunk & White – published in 1959 and sold about two million copies in that year alone.

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  • POSTED ON: November 10, 2014
    FILED UNDER: Books
    TAGS: Nanododo, On Writing, Stephen King, Writing Advice

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    NaNoDodo Day 10: Stephen King’s On Writing

    By Anne Perry

    NaNoDodo Day 10: Stephen King’s On Writing

    For NaNoDodo this week we’ll be introducing you to a few books on writing. The best education you can get on writing is, of course, to read. Read everything! But there are a few essential books on the craft of writing, and we’ll share our favourites all week. To kick things off, of course, we begin with the man himself, Stephen King.

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