Building a Tough Writer's Shell
A Motivational & Inspirational Guide for Writers
There you sit, glaring at the computer screen, struggling to string words together, desiring to move your novel forward. Nothing's coming. Craving perhaps for a few phrases to pen. Maybe a full chapter. You want your words to resonate, infiltrate your reader to leave a long-lasting impression.
But you're still stuck on an empty page.
Well, perfect settings to write are not always there so you need to deal with it. Don't worry. In "I've Searched But I Can't Find Ideas" chapter you'll encounter inspirational help to spark an idea or two.
Characters speak to you internally, wanting their stories penned, but motivation disappears by negative forces outside of your control. Most of the time, those controls exist within yourself, and knowing how to deal with them will help keep the focus on your goal plans.
This book is a motivational push-you-forward adventure where I add humor to realistic situations you, as a writer, may find yourself in. Along the way, you'll learn a thing or two to nudge your writing in the right direction, to prepare your writer's skin and toughen you out.
It will motivate you, help you focus, but most of all, will inspire you not to give up your passion for writing when confronted by negative energy, times when you're not up to creating, pushing your work into a folder and locking it away to collect dust in a drawer.
All that's required is to:
1.remember your passion,
2.push yourself forward every day,
3.never stop dreaming,
5.keep passion, determination, perseverance in the forefront at all times,
6.continue educating and improving your writing,
7.but most of all…commit to do your best.
A brilliant collection of spine-chilling tales by Joan Aiken, author of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase.
From a mysterious traveller who leaves an injured horse with a stranger, to a garden plant that slowly creeps into a house during a thunderstorm and a man who comes across two angry forces in the middle of a forest, this chilling collection of stories will have readers jumping at bumps in the night.
Much-loved author Joan Aiken is best known for The Wolves of Willoughby Chase and the Arabel and Mortimer books. This brilliant collection has spooky black-and-white illustrations by Masha Ukhova and is perfect for children who are developing as readers.
The Bloomsbury Readers series is packed with brilliant books to get children reading independently in Key Stage 2, with book-banded stories by award-winning authors like double Carnegie Medal winner Geraldine McCaughrean and Waterstones Prize winner Patrice Lawrence, covering a wide range of genres and topics. With charming illustrations and online guided reading notes written by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE), this series is ideal for reading both in the classroom and at home. For more information visit www.bloomsburyguidedreading.com.
Book Band: Dark Blue
Ideal for ages 9+
Keep these things in mind when a family member or friend has borderline disorder.
Having talked to and interacted with many people who have borderline personality disorder, I could not leave the knowledge I gained to myself. So I wrote this book to help those who know little about the condition and know even less about how to handle the situation. In this book you'll learn:
What to do when a borderliner lashes out against you.
More about borderline disorder and how to deal with those who have it.
Tips and tricks to keep your emotions under control and stay calm.
Some of the most common pitfalls, based on experience.
So often, when I introduce myself to a new person and they learn that I am an author, they reply back that they plan to write a book one day. I’m always so excited to learn more about their idea and see how I can help. More often than not, they reply that they haven’t written a single word. They ask me, “how do you write a novel? How do you get started?”
Over the years I’ve written multiple novels and I have condensed my best tips and practices into How To Write Your First Novel: A Guide For Aspiring Fiction Authors. No matter your plan for publishing your novel, you first need to write the book! I’ve broken down the critical elements to success in two parts: your writing habits and your writing craft. You’ll be able to come back and reference this advice throughout your drafting process and as you look to write additional books.
Are you ready to go from aspiring author to author? Are you ready to take your idea and turn it into a book? Let’s get started today!
Algernon Blackwood was an English broadcasting narrator, journalist, novelist and short story writer, and among the most prolific ghost story writers in the history of the genre. The literary critic S. T. Joshi stated, "His work is more consistently meritorious than any weird writer's except Dunsany's."
The Algernon Blackwood Collection features:
Jimbo: A Fantasy
The Human Chord
A Prisoner In Fairyland
The Extra Day
Julius Levallon: An Episode
The Bright Messenger
The Wave: An Egyptian Aftermath
The Promise Of Air
The Garden Of Survival
The Man Whom The Trees Loved
The Insanity Of Jones
The Man Who Found Out
The Glamour Of The Snow
Three John Silence Stories
Three More John Silence Stories
The Empty House
A Haunted Island
A Case Of Eavesdropping
Keeping His Promise
With Intent To Steal
The Wood Of The Dead
Smith: An Episode In A Lodging-House
A Suspicious Gift
The Strange Adventures Of A Private Secretary In New York
Skeleton Lake: An Episode In Camp
The Touch Of Pan
The Wings Of Horus
A Desert Episode
The Other Wing
The Occupant Of The Room
An Egyptian Hornet
H. S. H.
A Bit Of Wood
The Wolves Of God
The Tarn Of Sacrifice
The Valley Of The Beasts
The Man Who Found Out
The Empty Sleeve
The Lane That Ran East And West
“Vengeance Is Mine”
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel) by Suzanne Collins: Conversation Starters
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is a spinoff and a prequel to Suzanne Collins' well-known trilogy, The Hunger Games. It talks about Coriolanus Snow, who is known as the president of Panem and the main antagonist in The Hunger Games trilogy. In this book, an eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow has been chosen to be a mentor to the tributes for the upcoming 10th Hunger Games. Mentoring a winning tribute is his goal to secure a scholarship to the University because his family has lost their wealth during the Dark Days. However, it seems that the odds were not in his favor as he was assigned to mentor a female tribute from District 12, which is considered as the lowest of the low.
A Brief Look Inside:
EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER
than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive,
and the characters and its world still live on.
Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to
bring us beneath the surface of the page
and invite us into the world that lives on.
These questions can be used to create hours of conversation:
• Foster a deeper understanding of the book
• Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups
• Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately
• Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before
Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to supplement the original book, enhancing your experience. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.
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