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Put the Cat In the Oven Before You Describe the Kitchen
     

Put the Cat In the Oven Before You Describe the Kitchen

by Jake Vander Ark
 

There are hundreds of fantastic books about writing for hopeful authors to choose from, but most of them are boring, complicated, and bogged down by filler. This little book is brief, straight forward, and easy to understand.

I won’t bore you with mundane grammar rules or the crap you learn in English class, but I will offer concrete suggestions on how

Overview

There are hundreds of fantastic books about writing for hopeful authors to choose from, but most of them are boring, complicated, and bogged down by filler. This little book is brief, straight forward, and easy to understand.

I won’t bore you with mundane grammar rules or the crap you learn in English class, but I will offer concrete suggestions on how to improve your writing. I can’t promise that you’ll be the next Stephen King, but I can guarantee that you’ll be a step above the people who don’t implement these techniques.

This edition has twenty tips, but twenty more are on the way! All new tips will be added to the Smashwords edition free of charge. Future topics are listed below the table of contents.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940044916913
Publisher:
Jake Vander Ark
Publication date:
09/05/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
485,370
File size:
126 KB

Meet the Author

"I want to offend my readers. I want them to fall in love, to lose their minds, to think and feel and dream. If they're not shellshocked and hungry by the final page, I haven't done my job." Whether it's a modern-day fairytale or hardcore science fiction, Jake Vander Ark attacks every story with brutal realism and down-to-earth characters. No subject is taboo. Truth is paramount. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago influenced the experimental quirks of his stories, while his pursuits in Hollywood hammered the importance of traditional storytelling. This unique fusion of structure and innovation gave life to the most beautiful girl in the world in THE ACCIDENTAL SIREN, the gritty morality tale of LIGHTHOUSE NIGHTS, the cryptic prologue of THE BRANDYWINE PROPHET, and the mind-melting climax of THE DAY I WORE PURPLE. When Jake isn't writing, he's building rustic furniture for his small business, engaging with his readers online, and livin' it up with his wife and dogs. For writing tips, politically-incorrect rants, or TV show recommendations, check out his blog at JakeVanderArk.com.

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