Learn the tools and techniques necessary to write a book including:
How to outline your book…
How to develop your characters…
How to deal with writer's block…
How to pace your story…
How to deal with distractions…
How to decide your point of view…
How to introduce your protagonist...
and much more!
The author also shares what you need to know about foreshadowing, flashbacks, backstory, dialog, Prologue (yes or no?), the three "P's", the middle lull, the three "C's", the “closer,” four questions you must be able to answer about your manuscript, and has included specific resources for all fiction and nonfiction genres and a step-by-step guide to writing your book.
Terrance Zepke is an award-winning and best-selling author of twenty-eight books. She has been featured on most major media including Rick Steves Show, Travel Channel, The Learning Channel, NPR, Associated Press, The Washington Post, and Publishers Weekly. She is the host of TERRANCE TALKS TRAVEL and co-host of A WRITER'S JOURNEY: FROM BLANK PAGE TO PUBLISHED. For more about this author and her titles and her podcasts, visit www.terrancezepke.com and www.terrancetalkstravel.com.
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About the Author
Terrance Zepke has a B.A. in Journalism and a Masters degree in Mass Communications and has studied parapsychology, which is the study of paranormal phenomena, at the renowned Rhine Research Center. She is also a travel agent and adventure travel expert. She is an award-winning and best-selling author of more than thirty books. Terrance has traveled to every continent and enjoyed all kinds of amazing adventures, such as piranha fishing on the Amazon River, an elephant safari in Nepal, and spending the night in the uber creepy Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum during an overnight paranormal investigation. She is in demand as a speaker and has been featured on National Public Radio, The Learning Channel, History Channel, Around the World, CNN, Good Morning Show, and Travel Channel. She is the host of TERRANCE TALKS TRAVEL: UBER ADVENTURES and co-host of A WRITER'S JOURNEY: FROM BLANK PAGE TO PUBLISHED. More about this author, her titles, and her blogs & shows can be found on www.terrancezepke.com and www.terrancetalkstravel.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The book I am reviewing is "Stop Talking Start Writing Your Book" by Terrance Zepke. It is about how to get yourself in gear and actually write a book! It gives you a step by step guide on how to do it. I loved that is was easy to understand and read! I also really liked that it gives you real information about writing and publishing. It doesn't just talk around the information. It gives you REAL links and publishing companies to send your book to. I like that she gives you so many different ways to keep your story organized! I myself like the Index card method. It seems so easy to do, but it will keep your story flowing! I learned quite a bit about editing that I didn't know about. I would tell you about it, but you have to read the book! Since this book is about getting information out there, and not a story about people, it reads like an instruction manual. It got a little monotonous in the middle, but if you keep reading, you learn so much great information! I would definitely recommend this to anyone that is interested in writing. I think my favorite part is the actual step by step at the end of the book. She takes you by the hand and helps you write! This book is worth the read! I would definitely rate this book a 4 and 1/2!
An A to Z guide to book writing The award winning author Terrance Zepke gives out a helping hand to all the writers out there, to write the perfect book. She guides us on how to spill your ideas into a book in a creative manner making the readers’ of your book get glued to the words inside. This is a well written guide to book writing, covering all areas from character building to plotting the story line. The author has made an effort to make sure the reader will understand the variation between genres and the writing style specific to those different stories. This book suits anyone who is interested in writing a book of their own. It may be a novel, a short story or even a series; the book covers every type. There are various ways we can tell a story, but to grab the mind of a reader of different age groups and capture the heart of the readers, require a special skill and ability. This book helps you to learn and study such skills and use them while writing your own book. Book contains a lot of variations of writing that you will keep wondering on what category of back story to use or which characters will best suit your story line. But, the goodness of writing with your own words and ideas is encouraged by the author and on how to select a point of view for the story to be told. All these helpful tips makes it a worthy read which will make you Stop Talking and Start writing your book. I will rate this book 5 out of 5, a must read by new writers out there. Thanks.
This book covers what you need to know to get from a blank page to a finished manuscript. Terrance Zepke has included many helpful tips plus web links for further research. A years worth of monthly goals is there for you to follow and a checklist to make sure you have covered everything in your writing. There is a collection of advice from established authors. This book is informative and encouraging. Terrance passes her enthusiasm onto the reader.