"This was a great book to use as a writing guide for aspiring writers. It was an easy read with simple steps to accomplish the major goal of writing a novel. I am a true testament that completing the exercises are helpful. After following the guidelines in the book, I completed my first novel. I'm now a published author, and I credit...
"This was a great book to use as a writing guide for aspiring writers. It was an easy read with simple steps to accomplish the major goal of writing a novel. I am a true testament that completing the exercises are helpful. After following the guidelines in the book, I completed my first novel. I'm now a published author, and I credit my success to this book!" - Latonya from Florida
"I highly recommend this book to anyone that [is] currently writing a book and want to know how to craft your works." -T. Haynes from Ohio
Telling Your Tale: The Beginner's Guide to Writing Fiction for Print and eBook (2nd edition) is a 10-week writing class in ONE eBook!
Telling Your Tale: The Beginner's Guide to Writing Fiction for eBook and Print is for you if -
* You want to write a book, but don't know how to get started. Telling Your Tale can help you learn.
* You've written a book, but you're concerned because somebody told you it wasn't good enough. Remember it's just their opinion. You may never be able to change it, but Telling Your Tale can help you get better at the craft of writing.
* You're writing a book, but you don't think you can finish it. You can. You just need a little push in the right direction. Telling Your Tale gives you that push.
Whether you want to be published by a traditional publisher or intend to go the independent route and publish your own book through eBook and POD (print on demand) mechanisms, Telling Your Tale can help you. Using engaging exercises, illustrative examples and inspiring advice, Telling Your Tale will guide you to find your writing voice and personal style, develop multidimensional characters who reflect today's diverse communities, and weave plots that keep readers turning the pages.
If you're serious about moving forward with your writing, download your copy of Telling Your Tale today and get started!
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Being a Writer Means Writing
Chapter 2: Telling Stories, Writing Books
Chapter 3: The Plot Thickens
Chapter 4: Creating Believable Characters
Chapter 5: Don't Guess, Research!
Chapter 6: Whose Point of View Is it?
Chapter 7: Thinking, Speaking and Doing
Chapter 8: Scenes
Chapter 9: Chapters
Chapter 10: To Write is to Revise
Chapter 11: Final Words
"[Benson's] writing advice is constructive and sincere; writers would be well-advised to follow her advice and practice their craft by completing the exercises in the book. Benson knows her stuff, and her wonderful reference book for African-American fiction writers would be equally useful to writers of any ethnicity." -WritersWrite.com on Telling the Tale: The African-American Fiction Writer's Guide (1st edition)
Telling Your Tale: The Beginner’s Guide to Writing Fiction for Print and eBook was previously published as Telling the Tale: The African-American Fiction Writer's Guide. The new edition has been refreshed to reflect the eBook revolution and lessons learned in the ten years since the first edition was published.
Angela Benson is the bestselling author of twelve novels, two novellas and a non-fiction writing book. Her most recent print works are A Million Blessings (Dafina, 2010) and Sins of the Father (Avon, 2009). Her next print book, Delilah's Daughters, will be released by Avon in 2012. Visit Angela on the web at angelabenson.com and facebook.com/angelabensonbooks and twitter.com/eAngelaBenson.