Jot That Down: Encouraging Essays for New Writers

Jot That Down: Encouraging Essays for New Writers

by A. L. Rogers (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781943548248
Publisher: Caffeinated Press, Inc.
Publication date: 09/15/2017
Pages: 154
Sales rank: 696,275
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.33(d)

Table of Contents

C O N T E N T S

Introduction ..............................................1 A.L. Rogers

PART I: The Writing Life

How to Use Math, Science, and the Power of ...................7 Commitment—and Personal Vendettas—to Move Your Writing Forward Alison Hodgson

Making Time to Write ....................................13 Amelia Rhodes

Blogging Basics: How a Blog Can Further Your Writing Career ...20 Robert G. Evenhouse

PART II: Honing Your Craft

Essays for Everyone: Telling the Stories that Shape Your Life ......28 Tom Springer

Write the Truth: Vulnerability in Nonfiction Writing ...........35 Ellen Stumbo

Visualizing Your Plot: On the Backbone of Fiction ..............41 Jeff Chapman

The Magic of Good Characterization .........................47 Susie Finkbeiner

Injecting Real Life into Fiction— ............................53 Even if Your Life is Decidedly Normal Zachary Bartels

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: .......................59 What Fiction Writers Can Learn from Screenwriters Thomas McClurg

Flash Fiction 101 .........................................65 “Fearfully and Wonderfully”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 S.D. Grimm

Why Poetry? Reading and Writing Poetry in a World of Prose ....72 Matthew Landrum

One in a Thousand, One of a Thousand: ......................79 Finding a Place in Literary Journals John Winkelman

See What Happens: Writing Your First Picture Book ............85 Kenneth Kraegel

Cartooning: A Journey from Dreaming to Doing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Samuel Carbaugh

The Panther-Pawed Need of a Writer to Read .................100 Tracy Groot

PART III: Publishing Your Work

Of Chicken Salad and Book Proposals .......................107 A.L. Rogers

Agenting 101: The What, Why, When and Hows .............114 of Literary Representation Timothy J. Beals

Keep Your Editor(s) on Your Side ...........................122 Paul Kent

Bookstores Are an Author’s Best Friend ......................128 Josh Mosey

About the Contributors .................................136

Acknowledgments ......................................141 A.L. Rogers

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