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Eight Steps To The Perfect Elevator Pitch

Eight Steps To The Perfect Elevator Pitch | Bullish Ink: Write Fiction Right | Scoop.it

Today let’s talk about the process of crafting the elevator pitch. I think your best chance for success is to take it seriously as a multi-step process (because I know you have nothing else to do) and put some time into it. The effort will allow you to overcome shyness, discomfort with verbal presentations, and even nervousness around publishing professionals. Preparation always boosts confidence, and if there’s one thing I see writers struggling with, it’s confidence. So how do you prepare?

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Character Development: The Interaction Chart

Character Development: The Interaction Chart | Bullish Ink: Write Fiction Right | Scoop.it
Last week I shared Ten Questions To Ask Your Characters to make sure the supporting cast is as well-rounded as the protagonist. But that’s just step one to developing a novel’s cast. Now that we kn…
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The Controlling Idea – Not Your English Teacher’s Theme

The Controlling Idea – Not Your English Teacher’s Theme | Bullish Ink: Write Fiction Right | Scoop.it
My last post about Theme turned out to be a little contentious. Not everyone agreed with the definition, which isn’t surprising considering we were all taught in English class that theme is a) usua…
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A Former Book Publicist's Advice to Traditionally Published Authors | Jane Friedman

A Former Book Publicist's Advice to Traditionally Published Authors | Jane Friedman | Bullish Ink: Write Fiction Right | Scoop.it
Andrea Dunlop discusses how to approach a book launch from a publicist's point of view.
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The 100 Best Websites for Writers in 2016

The 100 Best Websites for Writers in 2016 | Bullish Ink: Write Fiction Right | Scoop.it
Kick your writing career into high gear with this year’s list of the best writing websites.
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Anything to help get your career rolling in writing. 

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Great resource for writers--beginners and pros alike!

 

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://thewritelife.com/100-best-websites-writers-2016/

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Neil Gaiman Answers The Question 'Where do you get your ideas?'

Neil Gaiman Answers The Question 'Where do you get your ideas?' | Bullish Ink: Write Fiction Right | Scoop.it
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'I make them up,' I tell them. 'Out of my head.'

People don't like this answer. I don't know why not. They look unhappy, as if I'm trying to slip a fast one past them. As if there's a huge secret, and, for reasons of my own, I'm not telling them how it's done.

And of course I'm not. Firstly, I don't know myself where the ideas really come from, what makes them come, or whether one day they'll stop. Secondly, I doubt anyone who asks really wants a three hour lecture on the creative process. And thirdly, the ideas aren't that important. Really they aren't. Everyone's got an idea for a book, a movie, a story, a TV series.

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I am like Neil, the stories keep flowing from my head onto paper. I hope they never stop. A.G. Moye

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How To Write An Incredible Business Plan In One Week

How To Write An Incredible Business Plan In One Week | Bullish Ink: Write Fiction Right | Scoop.it
If you have a business idea but don’t where to start, this article is for you. If you have a startup that’s progressing slowly or maybe needing venture capital, this article is also for you. The business plan is one of the greatest learning experiences an entrepreneur can encounter. Contrary to popular belief, the business… See More
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Free Online Book Cover Maker by Canva

Design your own stunning book cover with Canva's amazingly simple tool - now with hundreds of professional layouts to choose from!
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8 Self-Publishing Secrets For Designing An eBook Cover

8 Self-Publishing Secrets For Designing An eBook Cover | Bullish Ink: Write Fiction Right | Scoop.it
A good ebook cover is a visual and emotional glance into the contents of your writing. But if you design your own ebook cover, there are some important things you need to take into consideration.
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5 Industry Issues for Authors to Watch in 2016 | Jane Friedman #amwriting

5 Industry Issues for Authors to Watch in 2016 | Jane Friedman #amwriting | Bullish Ink: Write Fiction Right | Scoop.it
4. Sorry, but print book sales aren’t surging.

No doubt you’ve already seen the New York Times headline “E-Book Sales Slip, and Print Is Far from Dead” and encountered lots of speculation as to whether that story is accurate.

Not really. Hardcover sales are down more than 10 percent. As Michael Cader pointed out in Publishers Lunch, “Print sales are down more [than ebook sales] in percentage terms, and down more in aggregate dollars.” Across the board, overall sales volume hasn’t changed much: in 2015, print sales are up 2 percent, just as they were in 2014, according to Nielsen Bookscan data.
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How to write a non-fiction book: A step-by-step guide

How to write a non-fiction book: A step-by-step guide | Bullish Ink: Write Fiction Right | Scoop.it
Do you want to write a non-fiction book? Are you struggling with where to start or how to get it done? This article will take you through a step-by-step guide
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How Writers can Create Their Own Galaxies Far Far Away

How Writers can Create Their Own Galaxies Far Far Away | Bullish Ink: Write Fiction Right | Scoop.it
This is one of the many instances where under-explaining benefits the storytelling by leaving room for the audience’s imagination.
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The science of good storytelling

The science of good storytelling | Bullish Ink: Write Fiction Right | Scoop.it
We’re exposed to thousands of marketing messages every day. The best advertising illustrates through stories where the consumer or product is hero.
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Why Should You Try Writing Pulp Fiction? - Icy Sedgwick

Why Should You Try Writing Pulp Fiction? - Icy Sedgwick | Bullish Ink: Write Fiction Right | Scoop.it
Do you want to try writing something that'll be as much fun to create as it will be to read? Try your hand at writing pulp fiction!
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Brief Analysis of Alphahole Trope in Romantic Fiction.

Brief Analysis of Alphahole Trope in Romantic Fiction. | Bullish Ink: Write Fiction Right | Scoop.it

“They were also invincibly arrogant, a characteristic fueled by the fact that they were, by and large, as talented as they thought themselves, a situation which engendered in less-favored mortals a certain [...]...

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"... romance succeeds on the strength of character conflict alone.  No other genre makes such demands on characterization." - Ilona Andrews

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One Weird Trick That Makes a Novel Addictive

One Weird Trick That Makes a Novel Addictive | Bullish Ink: Write Fiction Right | Scoop.it
In January, Adelle Waldman wrote an excellent essay for the New Yorker’s Page Turner blog called “The Ideal Marriage, According to Novels.” In it, she notes that men and women write about marriage differently. Roth and Bellow write about mysterious attractions and breast shape; Ferrante and Austen write about the practical quest to find an intellectual and emotional peer. While reading Waldman’s essay, I remembered a quote from Douglas Adams:
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11 Top Articles on Writing Characters Every Fiction Author Should Read | eBooks India

11 Top Articles on Writing Characters Every Fiction Author Should Read | eBooks India | Bullish Ink: Write Fiction Right | Scoop.it
If you’re looking for help in writing mind-blowing characters for your story, be sure to check out these top 11 articles on this particular topic!
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The Ugly Truth of Publishing & How BEST to Support Writers

The Ugly Truth of Publishing & How BEST to Support Writers | Bullish Ink: Write Fiction Right | Scoop.it
But today, dear newbies. I am going to take you on a tour behind the curtain. Also for those who are NOT newbies, feel free to pass this to family in a "Take Your Clueless Friends Who Think You Will Make a Million Dollars as Soon as You Publish Day."
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Everyone expects to get rich or your friends think you are off publishing but reality is some thing else. 

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Make A Professional Ebook Cover In 5 Minutes Using Free Photoshop Actions — Better Blog Images

Make A Professional Ebook Cover In 5 Minutes Using Free Photoshop Actions — Better Blog Images | Bullish Ink: Write Fiction Right | Scoop.it
What you'll learn in this tutorial

Where to find awesome free cover templates for ebooks & much more
How to download and install photo
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Design Ebook Covers: Tools, Tutorials & Photoshop Actions

Design Ebook Covers: Tools, Tutorials & Photoshop Actions | Bullish Ink: Write Fiction Right | Scoop.it
If you are going to publish your first ebook (or have plans to do so), good for you. Self-publishing ebooks is opening up a lot of doors for many an aspiring
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A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Konrath's New Year's Resolutions for Writers

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Fiction University: 7 Keys to Irresistible Plots

Fiction University: 7 Keys to Irresistible Plots | Bullish Ink: Write Fiction Right | Scoop.it
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Take it away Laurence...

Is there a simple way to make the plot of your story irresistible, so that your readers keep turning pages, desperate to find out what happens next?

Yes. Every irresistible plot contains seven key elements that help catch the reader's attention and hold it to the very last page.

These keys are so universal that you've seen them hundreds of times before, even if you didn't recognize them. In fact, you'll actually find these plot keys hidden in the spelling of the word FICTION.

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8 Tips to Writing Unreliable Narrators

8 Tips to Writing Unreliable Narrators | Bullish Ink: Write Fiction Right | Scoop.it
Unreliable narrators have been admired by readers and writer alike since Holden Caulfield set the gold standard—and they’re more popular than ever in today’s bestsellers. Here are 8 reliable ways to make your characters just unreliable enough to keep readers guessing.
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How to Reroute your Story For A New Twist

How to Reroute your Story For A New Twist | Bullish Ink: Write Fiction Right | Scoop.it
When I started my novel We the Damned my outline was no longer than a paragraph. All I wanted to know was the premise, the players, and the conflict. In the story the demon Court of Skulls puts Eugene Black’s life on trial. They sabotage his defense by assigning him Murphy O’Dell, a day drinking…
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Character Evolution Files | Sara Letourneau's Official Website & Blog

Character Evolution Files | Sara Letourneau's Official Website & Blog | Bullish Ink: Write Fiction Right | Scoop.it
Posts about Character Evolution Files written by saraletourneau
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