Showing posts with label Resources. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Resources. Show all posts

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Latest Products and Courses for Writers

Not getting any writing done?

Want to do more writing?

Want to write a best selling novel?

Want to write a screenplay?

Looking for more markets for your writing?

Then take a look at these products and courses for writers. There's bound to be something that can help get you started on your next big project.

Write A Breakout Novel This Year Kit at Writer's Digest Shop
Do you want to become the next bestselling literary or commercial author? The key to writing a "breakout" novel has nothing to do with million-dollar publicity budgets, huge advances, or name recognition. It comes from writing the kind of novel that gets people talking and creates a growing wave of excitement and support that carries your work along for the ride. This collection is designed to help you succeed with proven tips on strategies, structures, hooks, characters, dialogue, viewpoints, settings, and techniques to get your novel on the road to publication. Cover all the bases and start writing your breakout novel this year!

Writing the Micro-Budget Film at Screenwriters University
This one-week, intensive workshop will help you develop and plan your micro-budget screenplay. At the end of this course, you will submit the first five pages of your script for critique by the expert instructor and screenwriter, Paul Peditto. There has never been a better time to break into the business. Now all you need is a script that can be shot for a micro-budget price and a producer with full knowledge of fund-raising, budgeting, and scheduling. It might seem like it, but this is not Everest you’re scaling. This can be done!

Master the Craft of Storytelling at Writer's Digest Shop
A good story flows from a solid understanding of writing and structure, along with a confident grasp of character, plot, and dialogue. Every writer who dreams of writing a great story must possess impeccable writing skills and know how to execute the fundamentals of storytelling within a story. Whether writing a traditional novel, a children's picture book, or an experimental book, writers across all genres will find a firm foundation in classic storytelling techniques with this ultimate collection. Get everything you need to start, craft, and complete the structure of your story.

8 Things First-Time Novelists Need to Avoid at Writer's Digest Tutorials
You’ve just finished your first novel and can’t wait to submit it for the possibility of publication. In your excitement, however, you make some newbie mistakes and your manuscript is rejected. This tutorial demystifies the mistakes first-time novelists make. This tutorial will help you avoid being perceived as a “beginner” to the industry professionals who’ve seen it all and stand between your book getting rejected and accepted for publication.

This tutorial is presented by Charlotte Robin Cook, an experienced publisher and story editor, and Jon James Miller, an award-winning screenwriter and debut novelist. Both Charlotte and Jon have tremendous writing experience and know the ins-and-outs of how to edit novels into successful reads. They work with both first-time novelists and industry professionals looking for fresh new literary voices.

Chimpanzee Budgeting & Scheduling Software at Writers Store
Designed for student, low budget or beginner filmmakers, Chimpanzee offers traditional film scheduling & budgeting features at an affordable price. Made by the people who brought you Gorilla, Chimpanzee allows you to create breakdown sheets, budgets, manage cast & crew, generate call sheets, prop lists, shot lists, storyboards and more. Easily import a screenplay and immediately get started attaching scenes to shoot days and scheduling cast and crew. Choose from a variety of budget templates or create your own, and easily link your budget to schedule elements such as cast, crew and props. Chimpanzee comes with over a dozen reports, including breakdown summaries, call sheets, and a budget topsheet. Chimpanzee can also be integrated with the Gorilla Ratebook and Koala Call Sheets for even greater functionality and power.

Writer's Market 2017 at Writer's Digest Shop
Want to get published and paid for your writing? Let Writer's Market 2017 guide you through the process with thousands of publishing opportunities for writers, including listings for book publishers, consumer and trade magazines, contests and awards, and literary agents. These listings feature contact and submission information to help writers get their work published.

Beyond the listings, you'll find all-new material devoted to the business and promotion of writing. Discover the secrets to writing better queries and selling more articles, tips for a great conference experience, and insight into developing an effective author brand. Plus, you'll learn how to write and curate content to grow your audience, connect with book clubs, and make promotions and publicity work for you. This edition includes the ever-popular pay-rate chart and book publisher subject index, too!

Become a Successful Freelance Writer at Writer's Digest Shop
Businesses offer some of the most rewarding, creative and lucrative opportunities available to freelancers today-and breaking in can be easier than you think. Freelance writing is a business like any other - to succeed, you need a mix of skill, hard work, perseverance, and perspective. This collection combines the popular tutorials of bestselling author and sought-after freelancer I.J. Schecter that can help push your freelance career forward!

How to Break into the Screenwriting Business
Upon completion of a few screenplays every writer wonders what he or she must do now. Every one they speak with has an opinion about agents and query letters and networking and many other seemingly mysterious moves the new writer must make. This course has the correct, concise and complete answers to these and many more questions. The teacher, Michele Wallerstein, has spent over 20 years as a literary agent and shares her knowledge of how to get you to the best place possible for your writing career.

Writing Essentials for Novelists with Philip Athans
What separates good authors from the rest? Philip Athans covers all the bases in the Writing Essentials for Novelists Collection. Learn the importance of starting your novel strong, controlling your plot's pace, connecting emotionally with your readers, creating a great antagonist, and so much more. From writing sword and sorcery fantasy to fast-paced action thrillers, these resources will help you keep your readers breathlessly turning pages!

Mastering Advanced Dialogue Techniques at Writers Store
Great dialogue is a crucial factor in making your characters leap off the page and attracting A-list talent. How do some writers craft conversation so authentic, it feels like they've been eavesdropping? What's the secret behind getting characters to talk to each other? How can writers make their dialogue sing? This kit has everything you need to create convincing dialogue in today’s screenwriting world. Craft your subtext, develop strong conversations, and learn what makes your dialogue feel like real drama. Grab this kit today and start making your words jump off the page!

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Latest Writing Courses

Today I have a list of the latest writing courses available from The Writers Digest University and also a few courses for screenwriters too.

Take a few minutes to browse the list and choose one that will get you writing today.

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Latest Writing Products

I you're looking for something that can help you write more, take a look at these latest products for writers.

Over the years I have bought many ebooks for writers and writing courses and they have all helped me to create my own successful writing career.

And maybe one of these can be the start of yours.

How To Be a Writer Without Losing Your Mind: Balancing Work, Life, and Craft
Being a writer can make you crazy. The writer's life is at once invigorating and exhausting, it can be isolating and wonderfully social, inspiring as well as demeaning.

With practical tips and tricks, examples from dozens of famous writers, and inspiration culled from years of experience as both an author and agent, instructor John Cusick provides the tools for tackling the writing life with gusto, enthusiasm, and balance.

Learn healthy, productive techniques for combating the inner critic, utilize envy, and summon motivation. With humor and insight, this presentation gives writers the skills to conquer the maddening uncertainties of writing and publishing, and to create a space for one's writer self in the world.

Writing the High Octane Action Script at Writers Store
Every movie-goer and script reader loves action movies that refuse to quit until the very last frame.

In this value pack, you'll learn how to structure a fast-paced, well-plotted script that keeps the action moving. Included are four recorded webinars, two videos, and an OnDemand course presented by insiders and experts in the action script industry.

Only available in June, this is a fast paced value pack you don't want to miss!

Save 50% OFF on All of the Best Sellers! No coupon necessary
Check out the categories from such as Personal Success, Time Management, Love & Family, Business Success, Sales Success and much more. This sale is valid from June 20th to July 2nd.

Write Great Fiction Collection at Writer's Digest Shop
It takes skill to craft a story with believable dialogue, characters, and setting. I

f you're looking to master everything from dialogue to different styles of grammar, you'll get the best tools available for writing fiction in this Write Great Fiction Collection. Best of all, you'll even get the tools you need to diagnose pitfalls of work and how to turn those pitfalls into strengths.

Make sure your writing stands out in the slush pile and get yourself published!

Four Weeks to Your Sitcom Pilot at Screenwriters University
Learn and master the art of high pressure sitcom writing with Four Weeks to Your Sitcom Pilot at Screenwriters University.

Students will be encouraged to post work for group review and feedback, since the ‘room’ or ‘table’ is a highly significant element in the professional world of creating television comedy. Interaction benefits comedic creation and fine tuning in almost every instance. I

n the real world of TV production, creative group sessions can be both daunting and invaluable to the finished product. This class will attempt to replicate that experience. And you will finish the workshop with a complete draft of a 30 minute sitcom script.

Business and Legal Essentials for Screenwriters
Finally, all the legal and business essentials you need to be successful in screenwriting!

Complete with eight proven webinars and the updated Hollywood Screenwriting Directory, this collection offers advice on finding and then choosing the right agent for you.

Learn how to build and maintain healthy partnerships as well as how to pitch and sell your screenplay in an effective manner.

You'll also get advice from top agents and managers currently representing clients.

With these resources you'll get the help you need now and avoid getting taken advantage of by the industry!

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Writing For Children & Young Adults

This is just a quick shout out for an offer you don't want to miss.

It's the Writing For Children & Young Adults Premium Collection

These items usually retail for over $600!

But just for today only, you can get this huge bundle for 83% off!

This huge bundle includes:

2016 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market

Writing Irresistible KidLit

Writing the Breakout Teen Novel OnDemand 

Writing for Kids & YA

Children's Writer's Word Book

Creating Characters That Agents Love and Editors Publish: For Middle Grade and YA Novels

You Have Three Pages to Win Me Over: Essential Advice for Your Opening Pages

How Writing Down to Young Adults Can End Your Career

...And Much More.

You may even qualify for free shipping to anywhere in the US.

This is such a great offer and may never be repeated again.

It includes everything you need to write and get published as a children's and young adult author.

Just click the link below to find out more.

Save 83% on Writing For Children & Young Adults Premium Collection at Writer's Digest Shop

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Focus & Self-Disipline; The Hardest Things About Being A Writer

I've been a writer for many years now.

I began writing part-time and working part-time and gradually transitioned to quitting my part-time job and writing for a living.

One of the things I love about writing is the actual writing.

What I find the most difficult is actually saying no to doing other things so that I can sit down and write.

Working alone every day isn't easy, especially at first.

It's different when you're at work and you have a boss looking over your shoulder making sure you get all your work done.

But when you're at home and it's a nice sunny day, and you live near the beach like I do, it's sometimes hard to sit down and write.

What I found that helped in the beginning was to download writing courses and work my way through them. That kept me on track without my having to think of what to do or what to write.

I began with an easy course called Quick Cash Writing that helped me earn money while also helping me to develop a daily writing habit.

I also studied ebooks, courses and audios about concentration, focus and creativity. These products were invaluable and helped me in more ways than I probably realise.

And right now, if you want to increase your writing output, have more ideas for writing than you ever had before AND improve your concentration, focus and creativity, Writer's Digest have put together a huge writing and creative package of digital and physical products that also comes at a huge discounted price. This package would normally sell for well over $200 but is currently discounted to less than $50.

In this package you'll find the following:

A Writer's Guide to Persistence
Persistence is often the key ingredient - the dividing line - between authors who successfully publish and those who don't. A Writer's Guide to Persistence teaches authors how to overcome writer's block, weather rejection, avoid discouragement and embrace the writing journey. You'll want to turn to this easy-to-read manual for writing tips and encouragement time and time again. With this guide, you'll be able to develop a lifelong, fulfilling writing habit and attain your writing goals, whatever they may be.

A Year of Writing Prompts
With a year's worth of creative writing prompts, you'll have one of the most productive writing years of your life! Overcome writer's block and create and sustain an effective writing practice that endures through all of life's hurdles.

Building Your Writing Life
Let's get practical and figure out how to build the writing life you want. In this tutorial, you'll find instruction on how to make the time to write, how to push through your excuses and build a writing routine, and how to develop a support system to make sure your writing plans succeed.

Mastering the Craft of Writing
Are you ready to write better and finally master the craft of writing? More than a simple primer on writing style, Mastering the Craft of Writing presents over 50 sharply focused strategies to help writers craft stronger, more effective works, no matter what their genre or medium. Stephen Wilbers presents a series of proven methods for writing with greater emphasis, style, and personality.

5 Easy Ways to Avoid Burnout
Revive your love of writing and overcome the sometimes demoralizing life of an aspiring author! In this tutorial, you'll learn the easiest ways to make sure you sustain an effective writing practice and see your dream through to publication.

Writer with a Day Job
You can work full time and have a productive writing life. Many writers waste time waiting for the day they can finally quit their day jobs and live the so-called writing dream. Don't wait. You can do both – and your writing will be the better for it. Learn how to balance your full-time job and the productive writing life you want with exercises, inspiration and techniques.

The Writer's Workout
Get the daily jolt of energy your writing life needs from The Writer's Workout. Inside you'll learn manageable, no-nonsense techniques for every aspect of your writing career from getting organized to connecting with your audience to relationship building.

The Daily Writer eBook
This devotional for all writers emphasizes the importance of deep thinking in the context of writing and cultivating a meaningful writing life. Action-oriented entries prompt you to integrate practice into your daily life and dedicate meaningful thought to your writing pursuits. From getting in a creative frame of mind to maintaining good writing habits to breaking through writer's block, this helpful guide is every writer's key to developing the discipline, focus, and dedication needed to become successful.

10 Practical Tips for More Consistent, Productive Writing
As a writer, you know that nothing is more important (and satisfying) than seeing your writing projects go from start to finish. But that isn't always easy when you're on your own – isolation, resistance, unstructured time, and distractions all get in the way. Learn how to develop a consistent, productive, and professional writing habit to see your writing through to "Done!"

This is a HUGE collection and has everything you need to help you kickstart your writing career.

So if you're serious about wanting to work as a writer and earn your income from your writing, but you struggle with coming up with ideas, knowing what to write or simply find it hard to apply butt to chair, then this package will definitely help you.

And don't forget it comes with a whole year's worth of writing prompts.

Use the link below to see more of what you'll be getting.

Create a Lasting & Productive Writing Practice Bundle Only $49.99 at Writer's Digest Shop

You can download most of the products straight away and start writing today.

This is a discount that won't last long.

Happy writing.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

2 Really Great Offers For Writers - But You Have To Be Quick

This is just a really quick notice that there are currently two really great offers for writers, but the offers only last a short time (a few days)

First is an offer for anyone serious about wanting to be a screenplay writer.

The second offer is for 50% on ebooks for writers, including The 2015 Novel and Short Story Writers' Markets, The Kick-Ass Writer, Writing New Adult Fiction and 2015 Songwriters Markets. Just apply the discount code on checkout to get your 50% discount. There are several pages of ebooks to choose from.

But these offers don't last long. One finishes in 2 days.

So here they are:

Shop the Final Draft Sale at Writers Store
Final Draft 9 retains all of its studio-tested features used by Hollywood giants like Tom Hanks, J.J. Abrams, James Cameron, and Aaron Sorkin, while setting new benchmarks in performance and ease of use. With Final Draft 9, you’ll enjoy over 30 new and improved features, plus a fresh look and feel for both Mac and Windows users. Now, get Final Draft 9 for $69+, Valid 26th May till 5th June 2015.

50% Off eBooks through May 31 with Offer Code TAKE50 at Writer's Digest Shop
Want to improve your writing skills but don't want to wait around to take action? Browse the eBooks and start learning how to write a book, discover the steps to getting published, and learn how to effectively market your book to a wide audience. With downloadable eBooks on fiction writing, character development, screenwriting, story outlines and even how to get started writing, we can help take your idea from page to publisher.

Offer Code TAKE50 Valid 29th May till 31st May 2015.

Monday, 13 April 2015

New Great Offers for Writers to Help You Finally Get Your Projects Started AND Finished

Today I have several new offers for you from Writers' Store and Writers' Digest.

Their products are already helping thousands of writers all over the world and really are great to own and to use.

If you've been promising yourself that there's a novel you're going to write or a screenplay your going to finish or any other writing project that you just can't seem to get around to completing, then download (or buy and have shipped) any of these (or other) writing resources and FINALLY get things started and finished.

Save $20 on Character Writer 3.1 software at the Writers Store
What’s the one element that can make a story a megahit? A complex and compelling character at the center of the action is the thing that can blast a story into the blockbuster stratosphere. You can quickly create characters that connect with Character Writer 3.1, a development program that combines the power of the Enneagram personality-typing system with story-generating tools to help you create fully realized characters and perfectly organized plots, all in one easy-to-use interface.
On sale 5th April to the 20th 2015

Free Shipping on the new book A Writer's Guide to Persistence at Writer's Digest Shop!
Persistence is often the key ingredient between authors who successfully publish and those who don’t. A Writer’s Guide to Persistence teaches authors how to sustain their writing habit, weather rejection, avoid discouragement and embrace the writing journey. The writing and publishing world is rapidly changing, causing many writers to be distracted from their true writing purpose. This book is chocked full of writing resources including advice and experiences from bestselling authors.
Free shipping from 7th to 20th April 2015

Save 84% on Write & Sell Your First Novel Premium Collection at Writer's Digest Shop!
There IS a formula for writing a novel that sells! Learn the insider secrets from agents, editors and authors for writing a novel that hooks readers from the very first sentences. In this value pack, you’ll find 10 resources to help you write a breakout novel and get published. You’ll find out how to skip the slush pile and attract agents and publishers alike by editing your work to fit within today’s publishing landscape.

Shop the new edition of Hollywood Screenwriting Directory at the Writers Store
The product of The Writers Store’s three-plus decades working directly with the people behind the world’s favorite films, The Hollywood Screenwriting Directory is a specialized resource for discovering where and how to sell your screenplay. Always on the pulse of Hollywood, this Spring/Summer edition boasts updates on over 50% of the previous directory listings. Plus, you’ll find all-new points of contact for Execs, including more email addresses and Facebook profiles, and a new sample Submission Release Form.

Writing a Novel for Screenwriters Premium Collection (Windows Version) for Just $99 at Writers Store
Translate your screenwriting skills into a novel that sells! With this specialized bundle designed to help the first-time novel writer, you'll find concrete, proven strategies to take you on a journey from idea to published manuscript. In this value pack, you'll find 11 resources including project management software to help you stay organized and on task. Available in April 2015 Only!
Writing a Novel for Screenwriters Premium Collection (Mac Version) for Just $99 at Writers Store

Friday, 27 March 2015

4 Discounted Resources For Writers

Here is the latest batch of ever-popular, discounted offers from Writers Store and Writers' Digest. These resources are helping hundreds of thousands of writers all over the world and are becoming even more popular because they are so useful.

Take a look at some of them and see for yourself.

Save 75% on Writing and Selling Christian Fiction at Writer's Digest Shop
Writing Christian fiction is equally challenging and rewarding. The Christian fiction genre places great responsibility on its authors while at the same time provides a sense of accomplishment that is arguably unmatched in any other genre. In this specialized value pack, you’ll find three resources chocked full of exercises and instruction on writing Christian fiction.

Get 50% off OnDemand Webinars with coupon code Save 50 at Writer's Digest Shop!
Writers Digest has the best online writing seminars, classes & tutorials online. Whether you're looking for advice from experts on how to write a fiction book, how to write a screenplay, or how to use the best writing software to outline your next novel, our writing webinars can help you improve your writing skills across a multitude of styles & genres. Valid 27th March to 31st March 2015.

Get $20 off Writing Mysteries & Thrillers That Sell with offer code THRILL20 at Writer's Digest Shop
Writing mysteries and thriller novels can be a very lucrative career. Mysteries and thrillers are one of the most exciting forms of fiction being written today, with millions of readers eager for new stories. Your readers seek accuracy, compelling characters, and suspenseful plots. With this collection, you'll learn how to add these elements to your writing and keep your readers turning pages all night long.

On Sale! Write a TV Pilot in 90 Days package at the Writers Store
It’s no secret that some of today’s best storytelling is happening on the small screen. Looking to jump in to this exciting new world of TV, but are uncertain of how to start? Give the Story Specialists 90 days, and they’ll help you complete a polished, viable TV pilot and Show Bible you can use to break into television writing.

Monday, 9 February 2015

Amazon Deals This Week Only - Plus Free Ebooks From Amazon

As you are probably aware, next Saturday is Valentine's Day.

Personally it's not a day I celebrate at all (I love my husband every day and I don't have to give him a gift or card to prove it) but I know most people do.

Amazon also knows that most people celebrate Valentine's Day and they are offering 2 really great special offers for those who are romantically inclined on the 14th February every year.

This year they are offering 50 romance Kindle ebooks for only $2 each. So if you want to snuggle up with a good romantic story, this is a great opportunity.

Also they are offering a discount on their Kindle PaperWhite eReader which makes it a good time to purchase a Kindle Reading device and goes hand in hand with the discounted ebook offer.

And of course, if you don't have a Kindle eReader and you don't want to purchase one, you can still take advantage of the special offer ebooks by downloading the free Kindle reading app so that you can read your Kindle ebooks on your smart phone, iPad and/or computer.

And your ebooks will sync across all your devices so no matter where you're up to in the ebook, you can continue reading on all of your devices. Just make sure you have the free Kindle reading app installed on them all.

Amazon also has many ebooks available for free all the time and others that are on a free special promotion for a short limited time.

So with the free ebooks and the free reading app, you can download as many ebooks as you want and start reading them straight away.

Have a great read.


And don't forget you can also check out the Kindle Daily Deals on Amazon too.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Receive Up to 85% Discount on These Writing Products

Save 78% on Selling Your Screenplay Premium Collection at Writers Store
Learning how to sell a script is one of the most important skillsets a screenwriter can master. Even the most skilled and creative screenwriters will end up with their screenplays gathering dust on a shelf if they don’t build the expertise necessary to sell it.

On the journey to selling your screenplay, the first mile is writing a killer script with the essential elements that will sell in today’s marketplace. The next trek is learning how to write loglines and query letters that grab the reader’s attention from the get-go.

The last leg of your journey is getting your pitch in front of the right people. Put these three crucial steps together and you end up with a screenplay that ends up on the big screen.

This value pack takes you on this screenwriting expedition from beginning to end with tried and true techniques to instruct screenwriters how to sell a script to Hollywood every time.

Save 85% on Earn Money with Your Writing: Freelance and Copywriting at Writer's Digest Shop
Do you dream of being able to write at home and still make a lucrative and steady income? Freelance writing is the key to living out your dream career.

This must-have value pack covers every aspect of freelance writing to help you make money writing on your own time for the publications you love.

From legal considerations to publisher listings to guidelines on structure, grammar, style and more, this kit leaves no stone unturned in the freelance writing realm.

Whether you're just starting out or a seasoned freelancer, you'll find new and updated information in this kit to get you toward your goal of being able to write at home AND make a great living.

Friday, 23 January 2015

How I Work as an Online Writer And How I Get Such Great Ebook Covers

This week I began teaching a class at the local community college. I will also be teaching the class, twice a week for 6 weeks which will be starting soon.

They call the class Laptop Lifestyle.

I thought I wouldn't be any good at speaking in front of a class, but I didn't do so bad.

And I discovered that the old saying is true, that when one teaches, two learn, which means both the teacher and student gain insight.

Which is what happened to me because the question the people in the class kept asking me was how do I actually do these things myself. They wanted to know the exact ins and outs of how I work.

That made me realise that I rarely offer insights into how I work on a day-to-day basis, the software and apps I use, the websites I use, the equipment I use, or the ways I simplify the way I work so that I'm more productive.

I realised that many of the things I know aren't common knowledge, despite the way I always think that if I know something, everyone probably does.

So I've decided to change that and from now on I'll reveal much more than I usually do, to show you how I work and what I use so that, hopefully, it will help you too.

And because there's no time like the present, here is my first insight.

Friday, 16 January 2015

Special Offers This Month From Writers' Store & Writers' Digest

I always like to promote these special offers from Writers' Store and Writers' Digest because they are always popular.

Get Started in Writing with 25% Off at Writer's Digest Shop. Valid with Offer Code START25.
Most novice writers wonder how to start writing a book.

With these general writing books as your guide, and with the help of writing software, exercises, webinars, classes, online tutorials, daily prompts & advice from authors, you'll find the answers to how to get started writing a book or novel.

Write a great story, screenplay or script & begin writing a book by discovering the steps to becoming an author & getting published. Save 25% with Offer Code START25. Valid 14th - 17th January 2015.

Ignite Your Creativity at Writer's Digest Shop
Break free from the painful struggle to find inspiration and make writing fun again!

This collection is packed with thousands of exercises to help you flex your writing muscles, plus tips from industry pros about how to keep ideas flowing.

In this special collection, you'll find the push you need to think of original ideas that will make you fall in love with writing again.

Whether you are a serious novelist or enjoy writing in your diary for fun, this collection will help you keep the words flowing on the page.

Shop the FrameForge Sale at Writers Store

Shop the Write Brothers, Inc. Sale at Writers Store
Software Sales this January at Writers Store! FrameForge Sale- 14th to 28th
Write Brothers, Inc. Software Sale - 21st to 31st.

Free 2-Day Shipping on all orders over $25 at Writers Store with Offer FREESHIP115
Free 2-Day Shipping, Now-End of the Month at Writers Store.
Valid with Offer Code FREESHIP115.

Writing and Selling Middle Grade Fiction
In this live webinar, instructor and literary agent Jennifer Laughran will talk about what's happening in the exciting Middle Grade market, as well as examine some recently published titles to see what they got right.

She'll also talk revision tips and tricks to help you take your work-in-progress to the next level.
Live Webinar Date: Thursday, January 22, 2015/Start Time: 1:00 p.m. EST/Length: 90 minutes.

Shop Critique & Editing Services at Writer's Digest Shop
Send your work to Writer’s Digest 2nd Draft Critique Service!

After an evaluation of your submission, one of the professional 2nd Draft critiquers will provide feedback and advice.

You’ll not only learn what’s working in your writing, but what’s not, and—most important—how to fix it.

2nd Draft provides a high-level review of your writing, pointing out reasons your work may be getting rejected, or may not meet the standards of traditional publication.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

I Won't Pay for Shipping On Books Any More

I read a lot and I buy books all the time.

The problem though, is that, because I live in Australia, book prices are always high.

Not only that, but if I have to buy a book from overseas, the cost of shipping can be more than the cost of the book itself.

Amazon is a great place to buy books, but their shipping costs are high. They've actually opened a store in Australia, but it doesn't have a huge stock of books yet so it's not always a great place for me to buy books. Plus I'd still have to pay for postage.

Thankfully, I found The Book Depository. It's based in the UK, but displays book prices in my own country's currency, all the books are discounted, and, best of all... HAS FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING!

This is great because it means I can save $$$ every year.

And I'm not the only one enjoying this because more and more people are discovering the ease of buying books from The Book Depository.

Clearly, buying books online with free shipping is the way that most people will buy them in the future.

It's so easy to buy online and wait for the books to come to me at no extra cost.

And did I mention the FREE SHIPPING!

I'm writing this blog post to spread the joy about the discounted books with NO SHIPPING COSTS from The Book Depository.

It's also a great place to buy books as gifts too.


Thursday, 8 January 2015

Up to 85% Discount of Writing Resources in January 2015

Today I wanted to give you quick heads-up on 4 new discounted products from Writers Store and Writer's Digest.

The discounts are as huge as 85% but numbers are limited to the last remaining items in stock.

So if you've ever wanted to invest in taking your writing to the next level, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

Just take a quick look at what's on offer.

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Do You Have Great Writing Plans for the New Year?

Today is the 31st of December. New Year's Eve.

It's a time when most of us reflect on what we did throughout the year and make plans for things we'll do better next year.

And this is especially true for writers. If you're anything like me you already have a whole list of writing projects for the coming year.

I've also made a list of things I want to stop doing too. Things that didn't work out quite as well as expected or that I found I didn't enjoy. But nothing was a failure. It was all a learning experience because we need to learn what we don't want to do as well as what we do want to do.

I've spent quite a bit of time over the Xmas break going through my past and ongoing writing projects and also catching up on a bit of reading that I wanted to do but didn't always find the time for.

And it's been a really interesting time reading about new things and having a good look at what I've achieved and how much my writing business is moving on.

And to wrap up this year I've compiled a short reading list of articles that might help you to review  your past 12 months of writing and make new plans for the coming year.

The Best Way to Make a Living as a Writer

The Simple Shift That Lets You Earn More from Your Writing

Why You Should Do a Year-End Review for Your Writing

Here’s How Daniel Pink Writes

Amazon SEO – Understand Amazon Keywords & Categories

50 Articles on Writing to Help You in 2015

Have a great New Year.


Thursday, 11 December 2014

Writers Who Procrastinate Have Skinny Kids

It was the famous author, salesman and motivational speaker, Zig Ziglar, who said "Timid salesmen have skinny kids."

In other words, if you don't make sales, your kids don't eat.

And it's the same if you're a writer.

You need to make sales if you want to feed your kids.

Friday, 28 November 2014

It's the Weekend. Time to Write

This weekend, instead of doing the usual chores, why not get that novel written, write that screenplay, start that blog.

Whatever it is that you've been promising yourself that you'd get done when you get "a round tuit" make this weekend the beginning.

And the reason to start this weekend is because of all the amazing Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for writers.

Below is a list to help get you inspired and get you going.

Final Draft 9 on Sale for $99+ at Writers Store, now-12/31/14
Get your copy of Final Draft from The Writers Store, the Industry’s #1 screenwriting software source for over 30 years, and you'll receive the latest version, an exclusive Screenwriting Starter Package ($100 value), extended access to your download and serial number, free installation support and peace of mind knowing your purchase is backed by our unmatched 30-day money-back guarantee.

Movie Magic Screenwriter 6 on Sale for $59.95+ at Writers Store, now-2nd December 2014
Format your script and outline it, too, with the newly redesigned Movie Magic Screenwriter 6! This award-winning screenwriting software formats movies, television, novels, stage plays and even comic book scripts, making it the only program for all types of creative writing.

Shop Software Starting at $12.99 at Writers Store
Black Friday Savings at Writers Store are here! Valid 28th Nov till-1st December 2014, Shop Software Starting at $12.99 and Up! In Addition, Save 20% Storewide with Offer Code BF2014. Offer excludes items already on sale and kits.

Save 50% Off Plus an Extra 10% at Writer's Digest Shop with CYBERSALE10
Cyber Monday Savings include an Additional 10% Off with Offer Code CYBERSALE10. Offer Valid until 1st December 2014.

And lastly, but by no means least, Hostgator (a company that I use myself) are having massive "Fire Sales" from Black Friday through to Cyber Monday with discounts on hosting from 55% off to 75% off. Keep checking the site all weekend because many of these sales only last for one hour. Click on the banner below. Get your website started this weekend.

Friday, 7 November 2014

2 Special Offers and 2 Free Offers That You Won't Believe

image courtesy of Stuart Mills
Today I have 2 special offers for writers to tell you about plus 2 free offers.

The special offers are really great.

The free offers are fantastic. In fact one is so amazing you won't believe it.

It's a copywriting course by one of the world's best copywriters.

This course usually sells for over $700. But you can download it absolutely free.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Beautiful Books and More

Today I have 3 things I want to tell you about.

These are 3 different offers from 3 different companies.

But one is only available for a short time (24 hours) so you need to be quick to take advantage.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

5 Amazing Resources For Writers

Today I have 5 new amazing writing resources from the Writers Store, that are all designed to get you writing and keep you going.

It doesn't matter if you want to write your next novel or start writing that screen play that you've always dreamt about.

2 of these resources are substantially reduced in price and 3 are on sale, but only for a short time.

Download free trials.